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Dr. Imran Afgan completed his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from GIKI Pakistan in 1999. After working a few years in R&D he secured the Higher Education Commission fellowship for doctoral studies at UMIST. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering (LES and Turbulence Modelling) in 2007 and returned to Pakistan to teach at the postgraduate institute of IAA at Air University Islamabad. Later he worked for 2 years as a researcher at Electricite de France R&D and Universite Pierre et Marie CURIE on uncertainty quantification in CFD. He joined back The University of Manchester in May 2011 and is now a senior lecturer in the School of MACE and the director of Thermal Power and Fluids Engineering. His active research areas are thermal hydraulics, turbulence modelling and renewables.

Research interests

  • High Performance Computing
  • Large Eddy Simulation
  • Direct Numerical Simulation
  • Marine hydro- kinematics energy extraction devices
  • Aeroacoustics
  • Fluid Structure Interaction

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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15 Aug 2019 → …

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Energy
  • Dalton Nuclear Institute


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