Dr Abul Hossain

Postal address:
United Kingdom

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General

I joined Aston University in September 2007 as a Research Associate in the Sustainable Environment Research Group. Although this is my first appointment in academia, I previously worked in industry as a Mechanical Engineer for 6 years before starting my postgraduate study – where I worked on boiler, dual-fuelled engine generator, gas engine generator, cooling tower and mechanical maintenance of heavy machineries. In industry, I was actively engaged in design and modification of components, process design and optimisation, and new installation and commissioning of machineries. Currently I am working on the development of biofuels-based co-generation/tri-generation systems, biofuels development and CI engine parameters modifications to adapt these biofuels; and solar PV-based brackish water desalination techniques combined with green house cooling system. I am working closely with the researchers of the newly established European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston on the development and use of second generation biofuels. 

 

Membership of Professional Bodies

Graduate Member of the Energy Institute

Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Qualifications

  • Aston University Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education - Aston University, UK.
  • PhD - Cranfield University, UK.
  • MSc - Cranfield University, UK.
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering with 1st Class - BUET, Bangladesh.

Research interests

My main research interests are in developing small-to-medium scale renewable energy systems for multi/poly generation application. Specific areas of interest include but not limited to:                                                                                 

  • Renewable biofuels for CHP (or tri-generation) application, engine waste energy recovery
  • Performance, emissions and combustion of alternative fuels in IC engines; engine modification/parameter optimisation
  • Desalination of brackish (and sea) water using solar energy 
  • Biomass energy: resource assessment, conversion, techno-economic modelling, lifecycle energy and emission analysis
  • Carbon capture and storage, energy storage techniques 

Teaching Activity

Thermodynamics and Fluidmechanics, Engineering Principles, Transfer Processes.

MSc research projects (60 credits) and BSc final year projects (40 credits).

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