Dr Ahad Ramezanpour

Course Leader for MEng/BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Mechanical Engineering

Research Supervision:Yes

Ahad has over ten years of postdoctoral industry and academic teaching and research experience. He's a Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy and a member of regional IMechE Committee.

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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 is in Energy Conversion including advanced thermal engineering and computational fluid dynamics.

After his 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 fluid dynamics simulation expertise to optimise design of an inflow control valve to boost oil production by 25%.

Ahad has recently been successful in a 1.3 Million Euro EU SME Instrument bid initiated by him to commercialise ultra-low water toilet flushing system at Propelair limited and he has submitted a bid for 1 Million pounds to Innovate UK for a Smart Bathroom project, a fully holistic approach for adaptive and smart water and energy saving in the bathroom for domestic applications.

As the course leader for both the MEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering and the BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering course, Ahad has played a major role in transforming the course to be the only Mechanical Engineering course to have two 100% student satisfaction ratings in the past three years and rank among the top 10 universities in the subject area across the UK in the Guardian league table.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Azeri Turkish

Research interests

  • Energy and water saving products and processes
  • Heat exchangers and heat recovery systems
  • Energy efficiency and performance of buildings
  • Turbocharger efficiency and performance
  • Product development, innovation management, and design optimisation

Ahad’s main research interests are sustainability and future cities through smart product development, water and energy saving, and thermal and fluid dynamics analysis and simulation. He has excellent experience of innovation management and development working with many innovators though years and has two patents to his name. Ahad’s multi-disciplinary experience in industry, academia, and business development and management gives him a unique ability to communicate with industrial collaborators.

Areas of research supervision

  • Turbocharge optimisation using computational fluid dynamics in collaboration to Imperial Collage and Mitsubishi Turbocharge and Engine Europe (MTEE)
  • Innovative car screen wiper system for high performance and efficiency
  • Thermal and flow optimisation of swirl flow in various applications



  • PhD, Heat exchanger optimisation, Anglia Ruskin University
  • PG Cert in Higher Education, Learning and Teaching, Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc Energy Conversion, Urmia University
  • Aerospace Engineering, Tehran Polytechnic

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Senior Fellow of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
  • Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE)
  • Member of Heat Exchange Action Group (HEXAG)
  • Member of regional IMechE committee

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • 1.3 Million SME Instrument Horizon 2020 for commercialisation of ultra-low flush Propelair toilet, (200K for ARU)
  • Co-funder and Lead Investigator FP7 Revival EU project to develop and autonomous and reversible Inflow Vale Control system for oil extraction for preventing water and gas break through at source (290 K for ARU)

Selected recent publications


Ramezanpour, A., 2010. 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, pp361-370.


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, 2(1), pp7-15.

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, 17(7), pp661-676.

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, 7(1), pp37-60.

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.