Shafiul Monir

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Engineering


In 2008 Shafiul gained his BEng (Hons), in Aeronautical Mechanical Engineering at Wrexham Glyndŵr University, Wrexham, North Wales. Following graduation, he wished to further his academic research in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and enrolled into an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering with emphasis on CFD modelling. 

During his masters studies, Shafiul was approached the Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER) team, they required his CFD assistance on studying ways to achieve uniform deposition of thin films in an inline metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) process, located at OpTIC Glyndŵr. Facing a new challenge, Shafiul took the opportunity to apply his knowledge of CFD, learning and adapting very quickly to the new environment of Chemical CFD.

Shafiul joined the CSER team in April 2011 to do his PhD under the supervision of Dr Vincent Barrioz, Prof. Stuart Irvine and Dr Xiaogang Yang, on a KESS (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships) funded project from European Social Fund (ESF) and sponsored by Scanwel Ltd.

The research focuses on deposition of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) structures for thin film photovoltaic (PV) on a heated moving substrate using atmospheric pressure metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (AP-MOCVD), as part of the Solar Photovoltaic Academic Research Consortium (SPARC) Cymru project, funded by the Lower Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) through the European Convergence Region Programme.

Shafiul Graduated with a PhD in 2018 (Low Carbon Research) from University of Wales under the auspices of Wrexham Glyndŵr University, and is now currently the Programme Leader for the MSc in Engineering. Outside of work, Shafiul enjoys mountaineering, slacklining, and videography.


FdEng Aeronautical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Aeronautical-Mechanical Engineering

MSc Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering

PhD Low Carbon Research


Shafiul’s primary area of expertise is with computational fluid dynamics software ANSYS in the fields of Aerodynamics, Heat Transfer, Large Eddie Simulation, Two Phase Bubbly Flow, Volume of Fluid, Fluid Structural Interaction, Composite Materials, and Explicit Dynamics.

Currently Shafiul is exploring the heat transfer and thermal distribution on heat sinks for high power electronic modules using ANSYS FLUNET 

In addition, Shafiul also coordinates and supervises national/interannual collaborative industrial postgraduate research projects.  

He is also a key member of the “CoMManDO” (Computational Mechanics, Manufacturing simulation, Design and Optimisation) research group.


BEng (Hons) Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering

BEng (Hons) Automotive Engineering

BEng (Hons) Renewable and Sustainable Engineering

BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering

BEng (Hons) Industrial Engineering Design (Mechanical)

MSc Engineering (Mechanical Manufacturing)

MSc Engineering (Electrical & Electronic)

MSc Engineering (Renewable & Sustainable Energy)

MSc Engineering (Aeronautical)

MSc Engineering (Automotive)

MSc Engineering (Composite Materials)

MSc Engineering (Mechatronics)

MSc Unmanned Aircraft System Technology


C. Bünnagel, S. Monir, A. Sharp, A. Anuchin, O. Durieux, I. Uria, Y. Vagapov. Forced Air Cooled Heat Sink with Uniformly Distributed Temperature of Power Electronic Modules. Applied Thermal Engineering, 199. (2021)

J.P.C. Roque, R.C. Bolam, Y. Vagapov, S. Monir, A. Anuchin. Review of Low Aspect Ratio Blade Dynamics for Electrical Axial Fans and Compressors. In: Proc. 56th IEEE Int. Universities Power Engineering Conference UPEC-2021, Middlesbrough, UK, 31 Aug. - 3 Sept, pp. 1-6. (2021)

S. Monir, G. Kartopu, V. Barrioz, D. Lamb, S.J.C. Irvine, X. Yang, Y. Vagapov. Thin CdTe Layers Deposited by a Chamberless Inline Process using MOCVD, Simulation and Experiment. Applied Sciences (Switzerland) 10(5). (2020)

D. Bedacht, C. Buennagel, S. Monir, I. Uria, Y. Vagapov, A. Anuchin. Numerical Investigation and Static Structural Analysis of Deep Groove Ball Bearings using ANSYS FEA. In: Proc. 27th International Workshop on Electric Drives: MPEI Department of Electric Drives 90th Anniversary (IWED), Moscow, Russia. Jan 27 – 30. (2020)

A. Mueller, C. Buennagel, S. Monir, A. Sharp, Y. Vagapov, A. Anuchin. Numerical Design and Optimisation of a Novel Heatsink using ANSYS Steady-State Thermal Analysis. In: Proc. 27th International Workshop on Electric Drives: MPEI Department of Electric Drives 90th Anniversary (IWED), Moscow, Russia. Jan 27 – 30. (2020)

Q. Sanchez, M. Jones, S. Monir, Y. Vagapov, S.L. Junior. Evaluation of Methodology for the Carbon Fibre Recycling. In: Proc. IEEE Conference of Russian Young Researchers in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EIConRus). 27-30 Jan. (2020)

V. Barrioz, D.A. Lamb, S. Monir, S. Trueman, G. Kartopu, I.W. Owen, S.J.C. Irvine, X. Yang, UK Patent Application (GB1302306.4).

V. Barrioz, D.A. Lamb, S. Monir, S. Trueman, G. Kartopu, I.W. Owen, S.J.C. Irvine, X. Yang, PCT Patent Application (PCT/GB2014/050386).

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