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Background

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.


Current activities

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.  

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