Reaz Hasan’s expertise is primarily in the area of Energy Studies. He has extensive research experience in using CFD for fluid flow and heat transfer in Built Environment and various industrial systems including applications of nano-fluids. He is also involved in LCA studies and keen on pedagogical research. He teaches subjects related to construction management and Architectural Technology as well as thermal and fluid sciences within various engineering programmes.
Before coming to Birmingham City University, he worked as a Senior Lecturer in the department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University. Prior to that, he was a Scientist in the Computational Modelling Section of the Health and Safety Laboratory, a researcher in the Aeronautical Engineering department of Loughborough University and an academic at Bangladesh University of Technology. He has a BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Imperial College, London. He has published over seventy refereed papers, supervised five PhD’s and more than 30 MSc dissertations.
He has also done extensive research in high-speed aerodynamics and worked in collaboration with Rolls-Royce, ARA and BAe Systems. In the past 10 years, the focus of his research has largely been in heat transfer and fluid flow for various applications including nano-fluids as well as LCA study of energy systems. He has been involved in several consultancy and research projects on heat and fluid flow such as simulation of heat transfer and fluid flow in Spent Nuclear Fuels Cooling Ponds for Sellafield Ltd., heat transfer in an annealing rig and investigation of flow in pumps for zero-emission vehicles.
At Birmingham City University, what he enjoys most is the industry-sensitive culture of learning, teaching and research in a truly diverse group of students and colleagues. He maintains close contact with industries and keeps himself up to date about what goes on in the practical world.