Aliyu Aliyu

Dr

  • University of Huddersfield Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    United Kingdom

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Biography

I joined the University of Huddersfield in December 2019 as a Research Fellow in Flow Diagnostics where I am involved in experimental and numerical (CFD) aspects of single-phase and multiphase flows in pipes, valves, open channels, and other complex geometry with wide applications in the chemical, process, renewable energy and aero industries. I was previously a Research Fellow (Apr 2018 - Nov 2019) at the University of Nottingham where I worked on Rolls-Royce experimental projects involving gas-oil flows in aero-engine bearing chambers. Prior to that (Mar 2016 - Feb 2018), I was a Postdoctoral Researcher in fluid mechanics at Pusan National University in South Korea where I worked on projects and with students on a wide range of experimental and numerical two-phase flows. I have also worked as an assistant lecturer in chemical engineering at the Federal University of Technology Minna, Nigeria where I taught thermodynamics, numerical methods, and engineering mathematics.

I obtained my PhD from Cranfield Unversity in the area of two-phase annular flow in large pipes on scholarship from Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Nigeria. During my PhD studies, a paper I presented at the Asia Pacific Conference in Chemical Engineering in Melbourne won the IChemE/Engineers Australia best student paper of 2015. I previously attended the University of Manchester graduating in 2009 with an MSc in Refinery Design and Operations at the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science.

I have published many research articles in leading international journals involving fluid flow, heat and mass transfer. I am also a reviewer for journals such as Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, Energy, and Applied Thermal Engineering. Call or drop me an email if you would like to discuss possibilities of research collaboration, PhD supervision or solutions for your company.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Flow diagnostics for single-phase e.g. in aerodynamics, mixers and multiphase such as in heat exchangers, industrial mixers, turbomachinery, oil & gas and process pipelines.
  • Instrumentation: conductance, capacitance, optical fibre sensors; imaging with high-speed cameras, laser diagnostics (especially particle image velocimetry PIV) and image processing with phase separation. 
  • CFD flow modelling 

Research Degree Supervision

PhD and MSc topics are available in the general areas of:

  • Experimental investigations involving simultaneous PIV/temperature and/or pressure measurement in single- and two-phase fluids
  • Experimental investigations of flow across control valves
  • CFD simulation of gas/liquid 2-phase flow in pipes of various inclinations using fluent or openFOAM
  • CFD simulation of gas/heavy oil transport in pipes of various inclination

Contact me and we can discuss specifics involving these topics and your interests.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Two-phase flow
  • Renewable Energy Technologies
  • Particle image velocimetry
  • Valve design
  • CFD

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