Dr O. Anwar Bég

Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics

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I joined Salford University as Lecturer in Fluid Mechanics in March 2016. I developed and delivered the MEng (Hons) Aerospace Engineering degree at Sheffield Hallam University (2007-2012) working closely with Dr. Nazrul Islam and Dr. Robin Acheson. I also led research in theoretical biofluid mechanics and computational rocket heat transfer. I taught aerodynamics, thermofluids, energy systems, railway fluid mechanics, propulsion, heat transfer, aero-structures and solid mechanics. Thereafter I spent another period in industry and simultaneously collaborated on mathematical flow modelling with universities in the USA, Malaysia, Holland, France, Canada, Iran, Pakistan, India and Algeria. My research focus has diversified in recent years into five major areas- nanofluid dynamics (for enhanced heat transfer and petroleum applications), hypersonic/supersonic boundary layers (self-similar flows), physiological fluid dynamics and heat and mass transfer (peristalsis, tissue thermal conduction, bio-tribological squeeze films, bacterial propulsion and bioconvection), non-Newtonian transport phenomena (bubbly flows, coating, atomization, swirling, enrobing and porous media, often utilizing viscoelastic and Eringen micro-continuum models) and also electromagnetic flows (ion drag pumps, magnetic induction, Hall generators, Marangoni magnetic flows). I have supervised a number of PhD and MSc dissertations in gas turbine film cooling and swirling nanofluid mechanics and nonlinear bioconvection. I have also supervised numerous MEng (Hons) projects in mathematical modelling of rocket chamber and radiative heat transfer.


My teaching focus is in the delivery of fluid mechanics modules to undergraduate mechanical and petroleum engineers (level 4, 5,6), CFD to MSc (level 7) students. In 2007 I was runner up for the Lloyds TSB Jewels teaching Awards for my work in fire dynamics lecturing. In 2012 I won the SHU Inspirational Teaching Award at Sheffield Hallam University for excellence in rocket propulsion and aerodynamics lectures and also gave many master lectures on biomimetic aerodynamics and nano-robotic propulsion. 

Research Interests

I am on the editorial board of the Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology and have in the past edited special volumes on medical and nanoscale fluid dynamics including the IMECHE Journal of Nanoengineering and Nanosystems special volume on “Mathematical and Numerical Modelling in Nanofluid Dynamics (2012)”. I also regularly review for some leading journals in the areas in which I am engaged including Int. J. Thermal Sciences, IMECHE J Aerospace Engineering, IMECHE J. Engineering in Medicine, J. Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Aerospace Science and Technology and J. Hydrodynamics B. I would welcome supervising either MSc or PhD students in mathematical modelling of petroleum  fluid dynamics, biomedical flows, heat and/or mass transfer. Examples of areas of interest can be obtained from the articles listed below.

Qualifications and Memberships

BEng (Hons), PhD (Manchester) SMAIAA, MSES, MIAHR, MIAFireSS


I have authored about 350 archived journal papers (in many leading high impact factor international journals). My current h-index is 36 and citations are nearly 5000.

Book Chapters

O. Anwar Bég, Numerical methods for multi-physical magnetohydrodynamics, Chapter 1, pp. 1-112, New Developments in Hydrodynamics  Research, M. J. Ibragimov and M. A. Anisimov, Eds., Nova Science, New York, September (2012).

O. Anwar Bég and D. Tripathi, Peristaltic pumping of nanofluids, Chapter 3, pages 69-96, Modeling and Simulation Methods and Applications, Eds (S. K. Basu, N. Kumar), Springer, Berlin, Aug. (2014).


O. Anwar Bég, Giants of Engineering Science, Matador, Leicester, UK (2003), [Translated into Chinese, 2008, Spanish 2010, Arabic 2012, Urdu 2014). [Involved extensive collaboration with MIT, Stanford, Caltech, UC Berkeley, Harvard, Princeton, Cornell, UC San Diego, Hawaii University and Columbia University, USA]

O. Anwar Bég, R. Bhargava and M.M. Rashidi, Numerical Simulation in Micropolar Fluid Dynamics: Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 288 pages, ISBN: 978-3-8454-0916-0,  June (2011).

O. Anwar Bég, S.K. Ghosh and T. A. Bég, Applied Magneto-Fluid Dynamics: Modelling and Computation, 463 pages, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN 978-3-8465-0865-7 August (2013).

1] N. S. Akbar and O. Anwar Bég (Editors), Modeling and Simulation in Engineering Sciences, ISBN 978-953-51-2609-6, Print ISBN 978-953-51-2608-9, 300 pages, Publisher: InTech, includes 12 Chapters, August 31 (2016).

Journal Articles

M.S. A. Hourai, A. Tounsi and O. Anwar Bég, Thermoelastic bending analysis of functionally graded material sandwich plates using a new higher order shear and normal deformation theory, Int. J. Mechanical Sciences, 76, 102-111 (2013).

J.L. Curiel Sosa, O. Anwar Bég and J.M. Liebana Murillo, Finite element analysis of structural instability using a switching implicit–explicit technique, Int. J. Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 14, 452-464 (2013).

P. Rana, R. Bhargava and O. Anwar Beg, Finite element simulation of unsteady MHD transport phenomena on a stretching sheet in a rotating nanofluid, Proc. IMECHE- Part N; J. Nanoengineering and Nanosystems, 227, 77-99  (2013).

O. Anwar Bég, M. Hameed and  T.A. Bég, Chebyschev spectral collocation simulation of nonlinear boundary value problems in electrohydrodynamics, Int. J. Computational Methods in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 14,  104-115 (2013).

O. Anwar Bég, M.M. Rashidi, and N. Freidooni Mehr, Second law analysis of hydromagnetic flow from a stretching rotating disk: DTM-Padé simulation of novel nuclear MHD propulsion systems, Frontiers of Aerospace Engineering, 2, 1, 29-38 (2013).

M.M. Rashidi, N. Kavyani, O. Anwar Bég and R.S.R. Gorla, Transient magnetohydrodynamic film flow, heat transfer and entropy generation from a spinning disk system: DTM-Padé semi-numerical simulation, Int. J. Energy & Technology 5 (18), 1–14 (2013).

Alireza Heidari, O. Anwar Bég, M. Ghorbani, Study of the vibrational characteristics of the homonuclear diatomic nuclear Schrödinger equation with a Numerov method using a number of empirical potential functions, Russian Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 87, 2, 216-224 (2013).

O. Anwar Bég, M. Ferdows, Shamima Islam and M. Nazrul Islam, Numerical simulation of Marangoni magnetohydrodynamic bio-nanofluid convection from a non-isothermal surface with  magnetic induction effects: a bio-nanomaterial manufacturing transport model, J. Mechanics Medicine Biology14, 3, 1450039.1-1450039.32 (32 pages) (2014).

O. Anwar Bég, S.S. Motsa, M.N. Islam and M. Lockwood, Pseudo-spectral and variational iteration simulation of exothermically-reacting Rivlin-Ericksen viscoelastic flow and heat transfer in a rocket propulsion duct, Computational Thermal Sciences, 6, 1, 1-12 (12 pages)  (2014).

M.J. Uddin, O. Anwar Bég and N.S. Amin, Hydromagnetic transport phenomena from a stretching or shrinking nonlinear nanomaterial sheet with Navier slip and convective heating: a model for bio-nano-materials processing, J. Magnetism Magnetic Materials, 368, 252-261(2014).

D. Tripathi and O.Anwar Bég, Mathematical modeling of peristaltic propulsion of viscoplastic fluids, Proc. IMECHE- Part H; J. Engineering in Medicine, 228 (1): 67-88 (2014).

O. Anwar Bég, J. Zueco, M. Norouzi, M. Davoodi, A. A. Joneidi, Assma F. Elsayed, Network and Nakamura tridiagonal computational simulation of electrically-conducting biopolymer micro-morphic transport phenomena, Computers in Biology and Medicine, 44, 44–56 (2014).

D. Gupta­, Lokendra Kumar, O. Anwar Bég and Bani Singh, Finite element simulation of mixed convection flow of micropolar fluid over a shrinking sheet with thermal radiation, Proc IMechE- Part E: J. Process Mechanical Engineering,  228 (1) 61-72 (2014).

D. Tripathi and O. Anwar Bég, Peristaltic propulsion of generalized Burgers’ fluids through a non-uniform porous medium: A study of chyme dynamics through the intestine, Mathematical Biosciences 248:67-77 (2014).

Assma F. Elsayed and O. Anwar Bég, New computational approaches for biophysical heat transfer in tissue under ultrasonic waves: Variational iteration and Chebyschev spectral simulations, J. Mechanics Medicine Biology, 14, 3, 1450043.1-1450043.17 (17 pages) (2014).

Mohamed Zidi, Mohammed Sid Ahmed Houari, Abdelouahed Tounsi, Abbas Adda Bedia  and O. Anwar Bég, Bending analysis of FGM plates under hygro-thermo-mechanical loading using a four variable refined plate theory, Aerospace Science and Technology, 34, 24-34 (2014).

M. Norouzi, M. Davoodi and O. Anwar Bég, An analytical solution for convective heat transfer of viscoelastic flows in rotating curved pipes, Int. J. Thermal Sciences, 90, 90-111 (2015).

F. L. Chaht, A. Kaci, M. S. A. Houari, A. Tounsi, O. Anwar Bég and S.R. Mahmoud, Bending and buckling analyses of functionally graded material (FGM) size-dependent nanoscale beams including the thickness stretching effect, Steel and Composite Structures, 18 (2)  425-442 (2015).

V. R.  Prasad, S. A. Gaffar and O. Anwar Bég, Heat and mass transfer of a nanofluid from a horizontal cylinder to a micropolar fluid, AIAA J. Thermophysics Heat Transfer, 29, 1, 127-139 (2015).

N. Ali, K. Javid, M. Sajid and O. Anwar Bég, Numerical simulation of peristaltic flow of a biorheological fluid with shear-dependent viscosity in a curved channel, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (2015). 14 PAGES, doi.org/ 10.1080/10255842.2015.1055257   

O. Anwar Bég, F. Mabood and M. Nazrul Islam, Homotopy simulation of nonlinear unsteady rotating nanofluid flow from a spinning body, International Journal of Engineering Mathematics, Volume 2015, Article ID 272079, 15 pages (2015).

D. Tripathi, O. Anwar Bég, P.K. Gupta, G. Radhakrishnamacharya and J. Mazumdar, DTM simulation of peristaltic viscoelastic biofluid flow in asymmetric porous media: a digestive transport model, Journal of Bionic Engineering 12 (4) 1-13 (2015).

Nasir Ali, Akbar Zaman and O. Anwar Bég, Numerical simulation of unsteady micropolar hemodynamics in a tapered catheterized artery with a combination of stenosis and aneurysm, Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing (13 pages). DOI 10.1007/s11517-015-1415-3

M. J. Uddin, O. Anwar Bég and M.N. Kabir, Computational investigation of Stefan blowing and multiple slip effects on buoyancy-driven bioconvection nanofluid flow with micro-organisms, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 95, 116-130 (2016).

N. Ali, Z. Asghar, O. Anwar Bég and M. Sajid, Bacterial gliding fluid dynamics on a layer of non-Newtonian slime: perturbation & numerical study, J. Theoretical Biology (2015). DOI:10.1016/J.JTBI. 2016.02.011 (IN PRESS).

A. Subba Rao, V. Ramachandra Prasad, N. Nagendra, N. Bhaskar Reddy and O. Anwar Bég, Non-similar computational solution for boundary layer flows of non-Newtonian fluid from an inclined plate with thermal slip J. Applied Fluid Mechanics, 9 (2) 795-807 (2016).

A. Hajipour, M. M. Rashidi, M. Ali, Z. Yang and  O. Anwar Bég, Thermodynamic analysis and comparison of the air-standard atkinson and dual-atkinson cycles with heat loss, friction and variable speci¿c heats of working fluid, Arab J. Sci Eng DOI 10.1007/s13369-015-1903-7 (11 pages) (2016).

Akbar Zaman, Nasir Ali and O. Anwar Bég, Numerical study of unsteady blood ¿ow through a vessel using Sisko model, Engineering Science and Technology-An International Journal, 10 pages (2016). DOI: 10.1016/J.JESTCH.2015.09.013

Nur Amalina Latiff, Md. Jashim Uddin, O. Anwar Bég and Ahmad Izani Md. Ismail, Unsteady forced bioconvection slip flow of a micropolar nanofluid from a stretching/ shrinking sheet, Proc. IMECHE- Part N: J. Nanoengineering and Nanosystems (2016) 11 pages. DOI: 10.1177/1740349915613817

O. Anwar Bég, W.A. Khan and M.J. Uddin, Multiple slip effects on unsteady magnetohydrodynamic nanofluid transport with heat generation/absorption effects in temperature dependent porous media, J. Porous Media, 18, 907-922 (2015).

A. Zaman, N. Ali, O. Anwar Bég and M. Sajid, Heat and mass transfer to blood flowing through a tapered overlapping stenosed artery, Int. J. Heat Mass Transfer, 95, 1084-1095 (2016).

G. Ravi Kiran, G. Radhakrishnamacharya and O. Anwar Bég, Peristaltic flow and hydrodynamic dispersion of a reactive micropolar fluid: simulation of chemical effects in the digestive process, J. Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (2016). DOI: 10.1142/S0219519417500130 (17 Pages)

M. Sajid, N. Ali, T. Javed and O. Anwar Bég, Swimming of a singly flagellated micro-organism in a magnetohydrodynamic second order fluid, J. Mech. Med. Biol. (2015). DOI: 10.1142/S0219519417500099

O. Anwar Bég, W.A. Khan and M.J. Uddin, Multiple slip and variable transport property effects on magneto-hydrodynamic dissipative thermo-solutal convection in porous media, ASCE J. Aerospace Engineering (2016). DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)AS.1943-5525.0000614. (10 pages)

K. Maqbool, Ayesha Sohail, Shafaq Idreesa and O. Anwar Bég, Analytical solutions for magnetohydrodynamic oscillatory rotating plate and channel flows in porous media using a fractional Burgers viscoelastic model, European Physical Journal Plus, 131: 140-157 (2016). DOI 10.1140/epjp/i2016-16140-5

O. Anwar Bég, M.J. Uddin, T. Bég, R. Reddy Gorla, Numerical simulation of self-similar thermal convection from a spinning cone in anisotropic porous medium, J. Hydrodynamics Series B, 28 (2):184-194 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/S1001-6058(16)60620-0

V. Srivastava, D. Tripathi and O. Anwar Bég, Numerical study of oxygen diffusion from capillaries to tissues with external force effects, J. Mechanics in Medicine and Biology Vol. 17, No. 2 (2016) 1750027 (20 pages). DOI: 10.1142/S0219519417500270

M.J. Uddin, O. Anwar Bég, P.K. Ghose and A.I.M. Ismael, Numerical study of non-Newtonian nanofluid transport in a porous medium with multiple convective boundary conditions and nonlinear thermal radiation effects, Int. J. Num. Meth. Heat Fluid Flow 26 (5) 1526-1547 (2016). DOI 10.1108/ HFF-03-2015-0123

R. Bhargava, S. Sharma, P. Bhargava, O. Anwar Bég and A. Kadir, Finite element simulation of nonlinear convective heat and mass transfer in a micropolar fluid-filled enclosure with Rayleigh number effects, Int. J. Applied Computational Mathematics (USA) (2016).  DOI: 10.1007/s40819-016-0180-9 (33pages)

M.J. Uddin, P. Rana, O. Anwar Bég and A. I. Md. Ismail, Finite element simulation of magnetohydrodynamic convective nanofluid slip flow in porous media with nonlinear radiation, Alex. Eng. J (2016). (15 pages).  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aej.2016.04.021

Md. Jashim Uddin, W.A. Khan, A.I.Md. Ismail, O. Anwar Bég, Computational study of three-dimensional stagnation point nanofluid bio-convection flow on a moving surface with anisotropic slip and thermal jump effects, ASME J. Heat Transfer (USA) (2016). DOI: 10.1115/1.4033581 (8 pages).

Md Faisal Md Basir, M.J. Uddin, A. I. Md. Ismail and O. Anwar Bég, Unsteady bio-nanofluid slip flow over a stretching cylinder with bioconvection Schmidt and Péclet number effects, AIP Advances, 6, 055316-1 - 055316-15  (2016).

V. Ramachandra Prasad, S. Abdul Gaffar and O. Anwar Bég, Mathematical study of laminar boundary layer flow and heat transfer of tangent hyperbolic fluid past a vertical porous plate with Biot number effects, J. Applied Fluid Mechanics, 9 (3) 1297-1307 (2016).

D. Tripathi, S. Bhushan and O. Anwar Bég, Transverse magnetic field driven modification in unsteady peristaltic transport with electrical double layer effects, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 506, 32–39 (2016).

M.J. Uddin, O. Anwar Bég, M.N. Uddin, A.I.Md. Ismail, Numerical solution of thermo-solutal mixed convective slip flow from a radiative plate with convective boundary condition, J. Hydrodynamics B, 28(3):451-461 (2016). DOI: 10.1016/S1001-6058(16)60649-2

A. Subba Rao, V.R.Prasad, K. Harshavalli and O. Anwar Bég, Thermal radiation effects on non-Newtonian fluid in a variable porosity regime with partial slip, J. Porous Media, 19 (4): 1–17 (2016).

D. Tripathi, N. S. Akbar, Z. H. Khan and O. Anwar Bég, Peristaltic transport of bi-viscosity fluids through a curved tube: a mathematical model for intestinal flow, Proc. IMechE-Part H: J Engineering in Medicine (2016).  DOI. 10.1177/095441 1916658318 (12 pages)

P. Rana, R. Bhargava, O. Anwar Bég and A. Kadir, Finite element analysis of  viscoelastic nanofluid flow with energy dissipation and internal heat source/sink effects, Int. J. Applied Computational Mathematics (USA) (2016).  DOI 10.1007/s40819-016-0184-5 (27 pages)

O. Anwar Bég, M. Ferdows, Tasveer A. Bég, T. Ahmed, M. Wahiduzzaman, Md. M. Alam, Radiative optically-dense magnetized transient reactive transport phenomena with cross diffusion and dissipation effects: numerical simulations, J. Taiwan Inst. Chemical Engineers (2016). DOI.ORG/10.1016/J.JTICE.2016.06.003 (15 pages)

O. Anwar Bég, J. Zueco, Tasveer A. Bég, A. Kadir and U.F. Khan, Network electro-thermal simulation of non-isothermal magnetohydrodynamic heat transfer from a transpiring cone with pressure work effects, Int. J. Applied Computational Mathematics (USA) (2016).  DOI 10.1007/s40819-016-0192-5 (24 pages)

O. Anwar Bég, N. Ali, A. Zaman, Eemaan T. A. Bég and Ayesha Sohail, Computational modelling of heat transfer in annular porous medium solar energy absorber with a P1-radiative differential approximation, J. Taiwan Inst. Chemical Eng. (2016). doi.org/10.1016/j.jtice.2016.06.034 (11 pages)

N. Ali, A. Zaman, O. Anwar Bég, T. Hayat, Mathematical model for isothermal wire-coating from a bath of Giesekus viscoelastic fluid, Chem. Eng. Comm. 203, 1336-1248 (2016).

S. Abdul Gaffar,· V. Ramachandra Prasad, S. Keshava Reddy, O. Anwar Bég, Magnetohydrodynamic free convection boundary layer flow of non-Newtonian tangent hyperbolic fluid from a vertical permeable cone with variable surface temperature, J. Braz. Society Mech Sci Eng (2016) DOI 10.1007/s40430-016-0611-x (16 pages)

N. Gajjela, S. Jangili, J.R.V. Murthy and O. Anwar Bég, Mathematical modelling of entropy generation in magnetized micropolar flow between co-rotating cylinders with internal heat generation, Alexandria Engineering J. (2016). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/ j.aej.2016.07.020  (14 pages)

N. S. Akbar, D. Tripathi, O. Anwar Bég, Z. H. Khan, MHD dissipative flow and heat transfer of Casson fluids due to metachronal wave propulsion of beating cilia with thermal and velocity slip effects under an oblique magnetic field, Acta Astronautica, 128, 1-12 (2016).

Nasir Ali, Akbar Zaman, O. Anwar Bég, M.Sajid, Unsteady two-layer blood flow through a w-shape stenosed artery using the generalized Oldroyd-B fluid model, ANZIAM Journal (2016). doi:10.1017/S1446181116000134 (23 pages)

N. S. Akbar, D. Tripathi, Z.Khan and O. Anwar Bég, A numerical study of magnetohydrodynamic transport of nanofluids from a vertical stretching sheet with exponential temperature-dependent viscosity and buoyancy effects, Chemical Physics Letters, 661, 20-30 (2016).

S. Ahmed and O. Anwar Bég, Steady-state transport phenomena on induced magnetic field modeling for convective chemically reacting fluid with viscous dissipative heat, Heat Transfer Research (2016). DOI: 10.1615/HeatTransRes.2016008487

O. A. Beg, S. S.Motsa, A. Kadir, T. A. Beg and M. N. Islam, Spectral Quasilinear Numerical Simulation of Micropolar ConvectiveWall Plumes in High Permeability Porous Media, Journal of Engineering Thermophysics, 2016, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 1–24. 

Conference Papers

C. N. P. Sze, B. R. Hughes and O. Anwar Bég, Computational study of improving the efficiency of photovoltaic panels in the UAE, ICFDT 2011-International Conference on Fluid Dynamics and Thermodynamics", Dubai, United Arab Emirates,  January 25-27, (2011).

H. A. Daud, Q. Li, O. Anwar Bég and S.A. Ghani, Numerical study of flat plate film cooling effectiveness with different material properties and hole arrangements,12th UK National Heat Transfer Conference 30th August - 1st  September, Process Engineering,  University of Leeds, UK  (2011).

D. Tripathi and O. Anwar Bég, Simulation of peristaltic transport of multi-layered viscoelastic fluids through a porous medium channel, Mathematical Modelling,  National Conference on Advances in Mathematical Sciences (AMS-2012), MNIT, Allahabad, India, October 5-7 (2012).

A. Subba Rao, V. R. Prasad, N. Bhaskar Reddy and O. Anwar Bég, On MHD flow and heat transfer of Casson rheological fluid from a horizontal circular cylinder with partial slip, National Conf. Innovations in Mechanical Engineering, MITS, Madanapelle, India, June (2013).

Nisha Shukla, Puneet Rana, O. Anwar Bég  and Bani Singh, Effect of chemical reaction and viscous dissipation on magnetohydrodynamic  nanofluid flow over a horizontal cylinder: analytical solution, International Conference on Recent Advances in Mathematical Sciences and its Applications, RAMSA, Noida, India (08-10 DEC 2016).