Contact Dr Jahedul Chowdhury
- Tel: +44 (0) 1234 754443
- Email: J.Chowdhury@cranfield.ac.uk
Areas of expertise
- Biomass and Waste
- Computing, Simulation & Modelling
- Energy and the Environment
- Process Systems Engineering
- Renewable Energy
- Systems Engineering
Dr Jahedul Islam Chowdhury is currently a Research fellow at the Cranfield Institute for Resilient Futures, School of Water, Energy and Environment, Cranfield University. After completing a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from DUET, Bangladesh in December 2010 and an MSc in Thermal Power and Fluid Engineering from the University of Manchester in September 2013, he completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Queen's University Belfast in July 2017. His PhD focused on the modelling and control of waste heat recovery systems for internal combustion engines to help mitigating environmental pollution and reducing energy consumption in industry and automotive sectors. His research interests focus on waste heat recovery and conversion technologies, energy efficiency, conventional and intelligent controls, energy management, energy efficiency drivers and barriers, energy integration and optimization, energy storage and environmental impacts.
OPTEMIN (Optimising energy management in industry)- EPSRC Project
OPTEMIN is a collaborative research project funded by the EPSRC to help reduce carbon emissions from UK industry. The project is led by Brunel University London in collaboration with Cranfield University and Queen’s University Belfast. By working closely with the collaborators and industrial partners, OPTEMIN will develop methods to demonstrate the potential offered by energy efficiency, heat recovery and conversion to electrical or thermal energy, waste to energy conversion and energy integration. The overall project aim is to demonstrate, through research and case studies, the potential to reduce in excess of 15% carbon emission and energy demand in UK industry.
The research programme at Cranfield University includes identification of energy efficiency potential in UK industry sectors and evaluation of emerging technologies for improving energy efficiency, develop understanding of complex energy networks at three key levels: process or plant, overall site and national grid level and analyse their interactions based on data obtained from different industrial processes and sites; identification of technical, economic, organisational, and policy regulations that influence the adoption of energy efficiency in industry. Based on the research, the project will develop an innovative business model for waste heat recovery and energy efficient technologies to facilitate their full development and to boost stakeholders’ confidence in adoption of energy efficiency in industry.
Articles In Journals
- Chowdhury JI, Hu Y, Haltas I, Balta-Ozkan N, Matthew G & Varga L (2018) Reducing industrial energy demand in the UK: A review of energy efficiency technologies and energy saving potential in selected sectors, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 94 (October) 1153-1178.
- Chowdhury JI, Nguyen BK, Thornhill D, Hu Y, Soulatiantork P, Balta-Ozkan N & Varga L (2018) Fuzzy nonlinear dynamic evaporator model in supercritical organic Rankine cycle waste heat recovery systems, Energies, 11 (4) Article No. 901.
- Chowdhury JI, Nguyen BK & Thornhill D (2017) Investigation of waste heat recovery system at supercritical conditions with vehicle drive cycles, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 31 (2) 923-936.
- Chowdhury JI, Nguyen BK & Thornhill D (2017) Dynamic model of supercritical Organic Rankine Cycle waste heat recovery system for internal combustion engine, International Journal of Automotive Technology, 18 (4) 589-601.
- Chowdhury JI, Nguyen BK & Thornhill D (2015) Modelling of Evaporator in Waste Heat Recovery System using Finite Volume Method and Fuzzy Technique, Energies, 8 (12) 14078-14097.
- Hu Y, Balta-ozkan N, Varga L & Chowdhury JI (2018) Contemporary enlightenment on energy efficiency in industry. In: Energy Systems Conference 2018, London, 19-20 June 2018.
- Chowdhury JI, Balta-Ozkan N, Goglio P, Hu Y, Varga L & McCabe L (2018) Potentials of load-shifting with renewable energy storage: An environmental and economic assessment for the UK. In: 36th USAEE/IAEE North America Conference, "Evolving Energy Realities: Adapting to What's Next", Washington, DC, 23-26 September 2018.
- Chowdhury JI, Balta-Ozkan N, Hu Y & Varga L (2018) Factors affecting the adoption of energy efficiency in heat intensive industries: a case study of UK commercial bakeries. In: Energy Systems Conference 2018, London, 19-20 June 2018.
- Chowdhury JI, Soulatiantork P & Nguyen BK (2018) Simulation of waste heat recovery system with fuzzy based evaporator model. In: 2017 11th Asian Control Conference (ASCC), Gold Coast, 17-20 December 2017.
- Chowdhury JI, Nguyen BK & Thornhill D (2016) Fuzzy based evaporator model in waste heat recovery system. In: the 3rd International Conference on Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer (FFHMT’16), Ottawa, 2-3 May 2016.
- Chowdhury JI, Nguyen BK & Thornhill D (2016) Transient model of dual loop waste heat recovery system. In: 3rd Engine Organic Rankine Cycle Consortium Workshop, Belfast, 14 September 2016.
- Chowdhury JI, Nguyen BK, Thornhill D, Douglas R, Glover & S (2015) Modelling of organic rankine cycle for waste heat recovery process in supercritical condition. In: The 17th International Conference on Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronics Engineering, Madrid, 26 March 2015.