Dr Ahad Ramezanpour

Course Leader, BEng Mechanical Engineering

Faculty:Faculty of Science & Technology

Department:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Ahad has experience of working in industry as well as academic teaching and research. Ahad is founder of Essex Engineering and Innovation Community promoting engineering in region.

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Ahad has a PhD from Anglia Ruskin University acquired in 2007 on optimising a novel compact heat exchanger. Ahad’s first degree is in Aerospace engineering while his Master’s degree project was computational fluid dynamics programming to solve and capture shockwave on compressible flow and analyse smoothing mesh adaption technique. After PhD, Ahad was lead investigator in several industrial collaborations working with and at companies such as APPS Technologies and Propelair limited. He was also lead researcher for EU funded FP7 project REVIVAL contributing CFD method to optimise design of inflow control valve aiming to increase oil production by 25%. Ahad’s main research interests is design optimisation using computational fluid dynamics applied in various fluid flow and thermal related applications.

Research interests

  • Applied fluid mechanics and thermal engineering
  • Applied computational fluid dynamics
  • Analytical thermodynamics
  • Heat exchangers and heat recovery systems
  • Energy efficiency and performance of buildings
  • Water saving products
  • Design Optimisation


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  • PhD, Optimisation of Compact Heat Exchanger, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PG Cert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc, Energy Conversion (Fluid Mechanics), Urmia University
  • BSc, Aerospace Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member, The Institute of Engineering & Technology (MIET)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • Research Lead, FP7 EU funded project Revival worth 390K Euro for Anglia Ruskin University
  • Researcher, Consultancy on innovative concept to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines (Clean Burn Ltd)
  • Research Lead, knowledge exchange project on water saving, air assisted lavatory flushing system (Propelair Ltd)
  • Research Lead, knowledge exchange project on low energy effective air pollution control (APPS Technologies)
  • Review papers for International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow

Selected recent publications

Book Publications

Ramezanpour A., “Authentic Optimisation Study Of The Novel Compact Heat Exchanger”, VDM Verlag Dr. Müller e.K., ISBN 978-3-639-20961-717, Jan. 2010.

Book Chapters

Ramezanpour A., Mirzaee I., Rahmin R., Shirvani H., 2006, “Numerical heat transfer modelling of staggered array impinging jets”, Advanced Computational Methods in Heat Transfer, WIT press, pp. 361-370.

Journal Publications

Ehsan E., Ramezanpour A., Shirvani H., “Numerical investigation of multiphase supersonic swirl flow inside the converging-diverging nozzle”, Submitted to Journal of Computational Multiphase Flow.

Hossein M., Ramezanpour A., Shirvani H. “Computational modelling of moving boundary compressible flow in an air bearing system”, Under Preparation

Rahmani R., Mirzaee I., Ramezanpour A., Shirvani H., 2007, “Different Aspects of Geometrical Optimisation for Compact Heat Exchangers”, WSEAS Transactions on Applied and Theoretical Mechanics, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 7-15.

Ramezanpour A., Firth D., Shirvani H., 2006, “A Numerical Heat Transfer Study of Slot Jet Impinging on an Inclined Plate”, Int. J. Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow, Vol. 17, No. 7, pp. 661-676.

Ramezanpour A., Mirzaee I., Shirvani H., 2006, “Numerical Study of Staggered Tube Bundle in Cross Flow for an Optimum Arrangement”, International Journal of Heat Exchangers, Vol. VII, No. 1, pp. 37-60.

Ramezanpour A., Lotfi S., Motaghian R., 2002, “Enhancement of Gas Turbine Output by Inlet Air Cooling”, Journal of Iran Power Research Institute, Summer Edition.

Recent presentations and conferences

Ramezanpour A., Mirzaee I., Shirvani H., 2006, “Numerical heat transfer modelling of staggered array impinging jets”, Proceedings of Ninth International Conference on Advanced Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements in Heat and Mass Transfer, WIT press, New Forest, UK, July 5-7.

Ramezanpour A., Rahmni R., Shirvani H., 2005, “Three-dimensional numerical modelling of staggered tube bundle turbulent cross flow in duct”, Proceedings of ASME Summer Heat Transfer Conference, San Francisco, USA, July 17-22.

Ramezanpour A., Mirzaee I., Shirvani H., 2003, “A numerical study on heat transfer characteristics of two-dimensional inclined impinging jet”, Fifth IEEE Electronic Packaging Conference, Singapore, December 9-11.

Ramezanpour A., Razavi E., Mirzaee I., 2003, “Triangular grid generation, smoothing grid, and moving grid adaption, and numerical simulation of 2D compressible flow”, Proceedings of International ISME Conference, Mashhad, Iran, May 10-12.