Dr. Sireetorn Kuharat
School of Science, Engineering and Environment
Engineering Teaching Fellow
I recently jointed Salford as a teaching fellow in November 2021 after graduating with a PhD in numerical modelling of nanofluid-based direct absorber solar collector systems, also from Salford University. My PhD research has made significant advancements in the simulation of new geometries and new metallic nanoparticles for hybrid solar collectors. I have developed new approaches in ANSYS FLUENT in direct absorber solar collector systems and have been awarded a prestigious Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship (2019/2020), a world-renowned international distinction. I have successfully published 15 papers in journals and conferences in computational thermo-sciences, nanofluids, advanced materials, functional materials, stress analysis and composite materials. I also published several book chapters with my PhD supervisor (Prof. O. Anwar Bég), co-supervisor Dr. Ali Kadir and also with Dr. W. S. Jouri. All my publications have been deposited on the USIR database. I am affiliated with Research Gate, the premier link for international researchers. My google scholar page has been active for several years (SEE- Sireetorn Kuharat - Google Scholar). My Work has received 100+ citations and my h-index is 8.
I have three years’ experience in teaching as an assistant lecturer since 2018 January contributing to the MSc and BEng Mechanical/Aeronautical programs in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation module, FEA and SOLIDWORK design module, undergraduate (materials, fluids, structures) laboratories and final year project supervision at the University of Salford.
As a woman in engineering and as an Amelia Earhart Fellow, I am greatly honoured to support women in engineering.
Areas of research
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) conduction/convection/radiation heat transfer, nanofluids, fluid mechanics, enclosures, metallic nanoparticles, coatings, direct absorber collectors, multiple geometries., Finite Element Analysis (FEA)structures and advanced materials, functional materials, stress analysis, composites materials, bio-inspired energy systems, electromagnetic fuel cells.
Areas of supervision
Fluid dynamics and heat transfer with use of Computation Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software i.e. ANSYS and SOLIDWORKS. Mechanical and aircraft structure with use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software i.e. ANSYS and SOLIDWORKS.
Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Simulation module for undergraduate and post-graduate degree students.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Simulation module for undergraduate and post-graduate degree students.
Laboratory Experiments for undergraduate and post-graduate degree students.
Final year project supervision for Mechanical and Aerospace undergraduate and postgraduate degree students
Solar Energy, Nano fluids, Structures, Advanced Materials, Bio-inspired systems.
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD 2018 - 2021
PHD Aerospace Engineering
Research Topic: Advanced CFD Simulation of nanofluids in spacecraft solar collectors. 2D/3D Simulation of multi-mode heat transfer in nano-fluids (multiphase fluids) in solar collectors and other applications.
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD 2016 - 2017
MSC Aerospace Engineering-Distinction
*Awarded with the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Scholarship.
Dissertation title- Spacecraft solar collector CFD simulation–Supervisor Prof. Anwar Bég (Multi-Physical Engineering Sciences Group, Mechanical Engineering)
UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD 2012 - 2016
BENG Aeronautical Engineering* 1st Class hons
*Awarded with the highest program merits in Aeronautical & Mechanical Engineering at the University of
Salford in Level 0 in 2012/13.
Awarded a Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowship (2019-2020).