• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    Accepting PhD Students

    20132020

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    Personal profile

    General

    Dr Imran is established researcher in the area of thermal energy systems. His research activities aimed at developing innovative thermal energy systems and improving the energy performance of existing energy systems. He is working in the area of waste heat to power conversion technologies (organic Rankine cycle) since 2012. His work in the organic Rankine cycle technology can be categorized into design & optimization, working fluid selection, flow boiling and condensation of refrigerants, binary mixtures, volumetric expanders, system integration, and dynamic modelling and control. His research involve both the numerical modelling and experimental approach. He has the opportunity to conduct research in the above-mentioned research areas in the Asia and the Europe. He was part of the team at Korea Institute of Energy Research that successfully developed and commercialized 5kW, 30kW, and 100kW ORC system. He is particularly interested in the waste and low temperature heat to power conversion technologies (ORC, sCO2), hybrid energy systems (geothermal, solar, wind, biomass), combined heat and power system, thermal energy management, district heating and cooling, heat pump, and thermal energy storage. He has successfully completed number of research projects in above mentioned research areas. His research work has been published in various internationally recognized ISI indexed journals and international peer reviewed conference proceedings. He is also serving as a reviewer for number of international journals in the field of thermal energy.

    Research Interests

    • Organic Rankine Cycle 
    • Heat Transfer
    • Supercritical CO2 cycle
    • District heating and cooling 
    • Combined heat and Power
    • Renewable Energy
    • Hybrid Renewable System

    Qualifications

    • PhD in Energy System Engineering, University of Science & Technology, South Korea
    • MSc Thermal Power Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan

    • BSc Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan

    Employment

    • 06/2019 - Present: Lecturer in Mechanical & Design Engineering, Aston University, UK
    • 05/2017 - 05/2019: Marie Curie Individual Fellowship, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
    • 03/2016 – 04/2017: Assistant Professor, University of Management & Technology Lahore, Pakistan
    • 09/2012 – 02/2016: Research Assistant, Korea Institute of Energy Research, South Korea
    • 07/2010 – 08/2012: Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Punjab, Pakistan
    • 10/2009 – 07/2010: Lab Engineer in Mechanical Engineering, University of Lahore, Pakistan

    Teaching Activity

    • Energy Efficiency (ME3023)

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    Research Output

    A Critical Review of Sustainable Energy Policies for the Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources

    Lu, Y., Khan, Z. A., Alvarez-Alvarado, M. S., Zhang, Y., Huang, Z. & Imran, M., 22 Jun 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 12, 5078.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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  • Advance thermodynamic analysis of a CO2 compression system using heat-pump for CCS

    Muhammad, H. A., Lee, B., Sultan, H., Imran, M. & Baik, Y. J., 3 Jul 2020, PROCEEDINGS OF ECOS 2020 - THE 33RD INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EFFICIENCY, COST, OPTIMIZATION, SIMULATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF ENERGY SYSTEMS.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

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  • A Review of Electricity Demand Forecasting in Low and Middle Income Countries: The Demand Determinants and Horizons

    Mir, A. A., Alghassab, M., Ullah, K., Khan, Z. A., Lu, Y. & Imran, M., 23 Jul 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 15, 5931.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Composite Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis for Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems for Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria

    Ukoba, M. O., Diemuodeke, O. E., Alghassab, M., Njoku, H. I., Imran, M. & Khan, Z. A., 16 Jul 2020, In : Sustainability. 12, 14, p. 1-27 27 p., 5732.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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  • Dynamic modeling and control strategies of organic Rankine cycle systems: Methods and challenges

    Imran, M., Pili, R., Usman, M. & Haglind, F., 22 Jul 2020, In : Applied Energy. 276, 115537.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle