Dr Manosh Paul
- Senior Lecturer (Systems Power and Energy)
Dr Manosh Paul (CEng MIMechE FHEA) is a Senior Lecturer in Thermofluids at Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Systems, Power & Energy Research Division within the School of Engineering. He joined the University of Glasgow in August 2003 as a Lecturer after working at the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Imperial College London as a Post-doctoral Research Associate. He gained his PhD in Fluid Mechanics in 2002 from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath. He has first class degrees, with distinctions and gold medals, in both MSc (Applied Mathematics) and BSc honours (Mathematics) obtained from the University of Dhaka in 1999 and 1997 respectively. His research has been recognised internationally with a number of invited talks, committee member and session chair in international conferences. Currently, he serves as a member of the Editorial Board of several international Journals. Moreover, he has been a consultant for several UK industries and external examiner for PhD in other Universities.
He is currently the Convenor of School of Engineering Computing Committee, and School Leader of College theme on Simulation & Modelling and of Thermodynamics 1 Course.
My current research is mainly focused in the field of energy with a particular interest in the development of advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) methods for optimising the processes of combustion, pyrolysis and gasification of various sources of fuel energy e. g. coal (pulverised and in situ), syngas, oil, natural gas, biomass, algae and waste.
Currently, I lead the CombGEN (Combustion & Gasification Engineering) research networking project, the first of its kind in Scotland, funded by Carnegie & EPSRC with key industrial stakeholders and Scottish Universities. Further details could be obtained from http://www.combgen.gla.ac.uk/.
In addition, I have extensive experience in the numerical simulations of turbulent flow, heat transfer and natural convection with particular interest in solar energy, thermal storage, renewable heat and augmentation of heat transfer by utilising nanofluids. Currently, I am leading the Modelling & Simulation WP of the EPSRC SUPERGEN project on Solar Photovoltaic and Thermoelectric systems http://gow.epsrc.ac.uk/NGBOViewGrant.aspx?GrantRef=EP/K022156/1.
Besides, I have broad experience in biomedical engineering with particular focus on the development of robust CFD based in-vitro methods and software for assisting patient treatments carried out by medical collaborators. Current areas of interest include spiral physiological blood flow, cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerotic arteries, cancer chemotherapy (http://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_232465_en.html) and vein extravasations during contrast injection.
I have strong research collaborations with colleagues across the University, other academic institutions, industries and NHS.
My expertise in CFD particularly includes Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS), Large Eddy Simulation (LES) and Reynolds-averaged Navier–Stokes (RANS) based numerical modelling.
I have led a number of research projects funded by research councils, charities and industries. My expertise broadly covers the area of energy engineering as well as biomedical engineering. Details of the specific application areas have been highlighted in the Section above.
I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Other professional memberships: Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Scottish Institute for Solar Energy Research (SISER), European Mechanics Society (EROMECH), Combustion Institute UK, International Association of Engineers (IAENG), and Institute of Nanotechnology UK.
Wilson, M.J., and Paul, M.C. (2011) Effect of mounting geometry on convection occurring under a photovoltaic panel and the corresponding efficiency using CFD. Solar Energy, 85(10), pp. 2540-2550. (doi:10.1016/j.solener.2011.07.013)
Paul, S.C., Paul, M.C., and Jones, W.P. (2010) Large eddy simulation of a turbulent non-premixed propane-air reacting flame in a cylindrical combustor. Computers & Fluids, 39(10), pp. 1832-1847. (doi:10.1016/j.compfluid.2010.06.013)
Paul, M.C., and Larman, A. (2009) Investigation of spiral blood flow in a model of arterial stenosis. Medical Engineering and Physics, 31(9), pp. 1195-1203. (doi:10.1016/j.medengphy.2009.07.008)
- 2014 – 2018: Biomass Co-gasification with Carbon Capture and Storage. Co-I of Grant: £73,000. Funding bodies: Energy Technology Partnership (ETP) studentship & Linkschina Investment. Investigators: Jia Li (PI, Edinburgh) and M. C. Paul
- 2013 – 2014: CFD Models and Optimisation of Low NOx Burner. PI of Grant: £50,000. Funding body: Scottish Power Ltd at Longannet.
- 2013 – 2014: Combustion & Gasification Engineering (CombGEN): development of robust computational resources for optimising the processes of combustion and gasification of various sources of fuel energy. PI of Grant: £60,000. Funding bodies: Carnegie Trust & EPSRC Impact Acceleration. Investigators: M. C. Paul (PI), Paul Younger, Ian Watson, Mamdud Hossain (Robert Gordon), Stephen Welch (Edinburgh).
- 2013 – 2017: Scalable Solar Thermoelectrics and Photovoltaics (SUNTRAP). Co-I of Grant: £2,455,231. Funding body: EPSRC SUPERGEN Solar Challenge: EP/K022156/1. Investigators: A.Knox1 (PI), D.Gregory1, D.Paul1, M. Paul1, A.Subramanian1, T.Mallick2, B.Richards3, G.Min4 and R.Freer5. Universities of 1Glasgow, 2Exeter, 3Heriot-Watt, 4Cardiff and 5Manchester. M. Paul leads WP: Simulation & Modelling of System and Individual Components.
- 2012 – 2016: Subsurface Engineering for Underground Coal Gasification and Subsequent Carbon Capture & Storage. Co-I of Grant: £100,000. Funding bodies: Five-Quarter Energy Ltd & School DTG. Investigators: Paul L Younger (PI) and M. C. Paul.
- 2012 – 2016: Renewable heat networks: modelling for robust design. Co-I of Grant: £75,000. Funding bodies: Scottish Funding Council (ETP) & Cluff Geothermal Ltd. Investigators: Paul L Younger (PI), M. C. Paul andDr Stephens (St Andrews).
- 2012: Viscous effects of MRI/CT contrasts on vein extravasation. PI of Grant: £5,000. Funding body: Bayer Public Limited. Investigators: M. C. Paul (PI), S. Sakellariou and G. Roditi (Glasgow Royal Infirmary).
- 2010-2011: Several FSA/Scottish Enterprise/Industry Funded Projects. PI of Grant: £20,000. Funding bodies: Centeo Biosciences Ltd*, Partrac Ltd, Sciencesoft Ltd & SMDH Ltd. Investigators: M. C. Paul (PI), Sergio Campobasso and Phillip Dobson (PI*).
- 2010: Pump Cavitation Modelling* & Hydraulic Hammer. PI of Grant: £20,000. Funding body: Weir Oil and Gas Ltd* & Clansman Dynamics Ltd.
- 2007 – 2013: Several Funding for Conference Participations. PI of Grant: £5,000. Funding bodies: IMechE, Combustion Inst., EUROMECH, EPSRC, Royal Society.
- 2005 – 2009: Two-stage Fan Aerodynamic Efficiency. PI of Grant: £75,000. Funding bodies: EPSRC-CASE & Howden Group Technology. Investigators: M. C. Paul (PI), Dr Ron Mulholland (Howden).
- 2011 – 2015: Performance Investigation of Nanofluids. PI of SORSAS & College Studentship (£90,000), Student: Goutam Saha.
- 2008 – 2012: Spiral Blood Flow Simulation. PI of ORS & Faculty Studentship (£75,000), Student: Md Abdul Hye.
- 2005 – 2008: Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Bio-fluid Flows. PI of ORS & Faculty Studentship (£75,000), Student: Md Mamun Molla.
- 2004 – 2007: LES for predicting soot and radiation in a fuel rich turbulent combustion. PI of Faculty of Engineering Studentship (£60,000), Student: Sreebash Paul.
I am always keen to supervise students wishing to undertake high quality PhD research in my specialised areas and have given below a list of potential PhD area/topics. If you want to discuss about any of these or have your own project thought, please contact me via my email address (Manosh.Paul@glasgow.ac.uk).
- Combustion, pyrolysis and gasification: thermochemical process control and optimisation.
- Gasification of biomass, coal, underground coal and waste.
- Turbulent combustion modelling of other forms of fuel e.g. natural gas, H2, syngas, coal.
- Emission (NOx, CO, soots) reduction from fossil fuel combustion.
- Natural Convection and Flow Transition: LES/DNS application.
- Thermal Storage and heat transfer augmentation.
- Solar Energy: Photovoltaic (PV)/Thermoelectric (TE) and other novel hybrid energy systems.
- Physiological Blood Flow: LES/DNS modelling of spiral stenotic flows (cardiovascular diseases e.g. atherosclerotic arteries).
- Patient specific opensource code development.
- Drug distribution and optimisation of patient treatment (cancer chemotherapy, vein extravasations etc).
PhD Student: Current
- 2013 : Mr Ali Abbas Hameed Al-kayiem (Iraqi Government). Title: Thermoacoustic Systems, PI: Dr Zhibin Yu
- 2012 : Mr Sotirios Kyriakis (ETP & Cluff Geothermal Ltd). Title: Renewable heat networks: modelling for robust design, PI: Prof. Paul L. Younger.
- 2012 : Mr Juan Vazquez (Five-Quarter Energy Ltd & DTG). Title: UG Coal Gasification and Subsequent CCS, PI: Prof. Paul L. Younger.
- 2012 : Mr Fernando Martinez (Mexican Government). Title: Multi-physics Simulation for Geothermal Model, PI: Prof. Paul L Younger.
- 2011 : Mr Goutam Saha (SORSAS & Studentship). Title: Performance Investigation of Turbulent Nanofluids using LES/DNS.
- 2011 : Mr Taiwo Oni (Nigerian Government). Title: Heat Transfer Augmentation.
- 2010 : Mr Ahmed Yaseen (Iraqi Government). Title: Micro Heat Exchanger, Co-supervisor: Dr Phil Dobson.
- 2009 : Mr Blaid Alganash (Libyan Government). Title: Multi-phase Modelling of Biomass Combustion, Co-supervisor: Dr Ian Watson
PhD Student: Completed
- 2013: Dr Ali Saad Alzwayi (Libyan Government). Title: Transition of Free Convection Boundary Layer Flow.
- 2012: Dr Md Abdul Hye (ORS & Studentship). Thesis: Simulation of Transient Blood Flow in Models of Arterial Stenosis and Aneurysm.
- 2011: Dr Murray Whyte (DTA-EPSRC). Thesis: Micro-thermal Arrays, PI: Dr Phil Dobson
- 2009: Dr Md Mamun Molla (ORS & Studentship). Thesis: LES of Physiological flow in the Model Arterial Stenosis and Aneurysm
- 2008: Dr Richard Lennox (EPSRC-CASE & Howden). Thesis: Two-stage Fan Aerodynamic Efficiency
- 2008: Dr Sreebash Paul (Studentship). Thesis: LES of Fuel Rich Turbulent Non-premixed Combustion with Radiative Heat Transfer.
Research Assistant: Current
- 2014 – 2018: Dr Wenguang Li (EPSRC SUPERGEN). Title: Scalable Solar Thermoelectrics and Photovoltaics (SUNTRAP)
- 2014 – 2015: Dr Jun Li (Carnegie & EPSRC IAA). Title: Combustion & Gasification Engineering (CombGEN)
- 2014: Dr Norbert Modlinski (Scottish Power Ltd). Title: CFD Models and Optimisation of Low NOx Burner
Research Assistant: Completed
- 2012: Dr Wenguang Li (Bayer Public Limited). Title: Viscous effects of MRI/CT contrasts on patient veins.
- 2011: Dr Edmondo Minisci (Partrac Ltd). Title: CFD modelling of interior flow dynamics in a sediment trap, Co-I: Dr S. Campobasso.
- 2009 – 2010: Mr Olumide Awolaran (Weir Oil and Gas & Clansman Dynamics Ltd). Title: Pump Cavitations, CFD Investigation of Clansman Hydraulic Hammer.
I am currently leading the teaching of Thermodynamics 1 within the School of Engineering under the new common structure. I also lead the planning of Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Teaching in the Mechanical Engineering Division. Below is a list of courses I am teaching now:
- Thermodynamics 1: http://www.gla.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/course/?code=ENG1066
- Fluid Mechanics M3: http://www.gla.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/course/?code=ENG3030
- Thermodynamics of Engines 3: http://www.gla.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/course/?code=ENG3053
- Advanced Thermal Engineering 4: http://www.gla.ac.uk/coursecatalogue/course/?code=ENG4179
- Herald: “Great potential to tap into source of renewable energy off our shores” http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/columnists/agenda-great-potential-to-tap-into-source-of-renewable-energy-off-our-shores.24172540
- Scotsman: “Cancer cure hope as new injection method targets tumours at source” http://www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/health/cancer-cure-hope-as-new-injection-method-targets-tumours-at-source-1-2279134
Editorial Board Member:
- Journal of Electronics Cooling and Thermal Control (JECTC), Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (Part C of IMechE), Open Journal of Physical Chemistry (OJPC), Journal of Fluids and Thermal Sciences, and Journal of Applied Mechanical Engineering.
- Invited Editor of Book entitled “Soot: Sources, Formation and Health Effects”, Nova Science Publishers, USA. ISBN: 978-1-61942-941-3.
- 16th Mathematics Conference in Dhaka, 17-19 December 2009.
- CeeD on Energy Research, December 2011.
- CeeD on Cutting Edge Research, November 2010.
- International Conference and Exhibition on Solar Systems and Power Generation Technologies, Hyderabad, India, to be held in 2014.
- An Ambassador and helped Glasgow Convention Bureau to bring ASME Gas Turbo Expo 2010 to Glasgow.
Member of International Scientific Advisory Committee:
- International Conference of Mechanical Engineering (ICME), World Congress on Engineering, 1-3 July 2015, London.
- International Conference on Energy Resources & Technologies for Sustainable Development (ICERTSD), 9-11 February 2013, Shibpur, India.
- 10th International Conference on Heat Transfer 2008 in Maribor, Slovenia, 9-11 July 2008.
Conference Session Chair:
- Chair of a Mini-symposium on Low Carbon Energy Technology in the 6th BSME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Dhaka, 19-21 December 2014.
- 4th BSME-ASME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 27-29 December 2008.
- RCUK grant proposals.
- Reviewer of a significant number of top International Journals and book publishers.