Dr Abul Hossain

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and Design

Dr Abul Hossain

Phone number: 44(0)1212043041
Email: a.k.hossain@aston.ac.uk 
Room: MB 158C


 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, previously I worked in a process industry as a Mechanical Engineer for 4 years before starting my postgraduate study. I worked on design and modification of the components, process design and optimisation of flow parameters, and new installation and commissioning of machineries. Prior to that, I worked as a Mechanical Engineer in a dual-fueled and pure gas engine power generation plant. 

In 2014, I was appointed as a Lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering and Design Group. 

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Practice in Higher Education - Aston University , UK
  • PhD - Cranfield University, UK
  • MSc - Cranfield University, UK
  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering with 1st Class - BUET, Bangladesh
  • 2014 – present: Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering and Design Group, Aston University, UK 
  • 2013 – 2014: Research Fellow, European Bioenergy Research Institute, Aston University, UK
  • 2007 – 2013: Research and Teaching Associate, Mechanical Engineering and Design Group, Aston University, UK

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
  • 2nd generation biofuels production, characterisation and upgradation
  • 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
  • Biomass-solar hybrid system
  • Carbon capture and storage, energy storage techniques 
  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Energy Institute (MEI).

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
  • Member of the Renewable Energy Association (REA).
  • UKIERI project - Desalination powered by sustainable energy fro water and food (with Anna University, Chennai, India).
  • Support for Bioenergy Research and Industrial Development in the West Midlands, European Regional Developemnt Fund (ERDF).
  • Bio-energy: technology and business solutions for the UK and India (Science Bridges), funded by Research Councils, UK (EP/G039992/1) and DST, Government of India.
  • Enhanced biomass production and energy conversion for use in water-scarce areas of India, funded by EPSRC (EP/E044360/1).  
  • Thermodynamics and Fluidmechanics, Engineering Science, CDIO Module, Renewable Energy.
  • MSc research projects and BSc final year projects.  

Kemal Masera - Low emission biofuels

Abdelnasir Omran (MRes) - Sustainable biofuels in Sudan

Zaraan Engineer: Steam-based solar power for use in India (Associate Supervisor)

Yohan Engineer: Energy recovery from low-grade heat (Associate Supervisor)                               

Please contact me for PhD/KTP project
Review articles for international journals.