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Yasser is a Senior Lecturer in Low Carbon Energy Systems in the Department of Fluids and Environment. He received his BSc (2003) from Shiraz University, MSc (2006) and PhD (2012) in Mechanical Engineering from Tarbiat Modares University. Upon graduation until January 2013, he worked as a research engineer in an oil/gas industry. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Delft University of Technology (Jan 2013-Sep 2013) working on turbulent reacting flows. In between Sep 2013-Sep 2016, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate at Cambridge University on aeroacoustics of gas turbines. Before joining the University of Manchester in January 2021, he was a Lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast.

Yasser has research interest in turbulent flow and heat transfer, energy storage, compressors for hydrogen/air storage, aeroacoustics and hydrogen combustion. He has been a principal investigator or co-investigator for a number of research projects, funded by EPSRC, Royal Society, Invest Northern Ireland and industry. Yasser is the Leader of the “Turbulent Heat Transfer’’ Special Interest Group in the UK Fluid Network, and an Associate Editor for International Journal of Thermal Sciences, and  Special Topics & Reviews in Porous Media: An International Journal. He is author on 50+ high quality journal publications, 1 book, 4 book chapters and 40+ conference papers. He was ranked among the world's top 2% scientists in Energy subfield as compiled by Stanford University (2021 and 2022).

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

Education/Academic qualification

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA), The Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 9 Oct 2018


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