Rakesh Mishra

Prof, Head of Research for the Department of Engineering and Technology and UoA12 Co-ordinator

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  • Multiscale Chemo-Mechanics Models for Materials Interfaces for Functional Surface Design
  • Development of a 3 dimensional numerical model for the inverse design of an additive manufacturing process
  • Inverse design of functional surfaces for improved heat transfer
  • Use of Ultrasound based Clamp-on Measurement System for the Inter-Electrode Gap Monitoring in Electrochemical Machining of turbochargers.

  • Multi-objective Optimisation of the Mechanical Polishing Processes based on Developing Hybrid Model through Computational Fluid Dynamics and Molecular Dynamics

  • Investigation of Droplet Deposition and Evaporation Dynamics on Pre-processed Surfaces
  • Inverse Design of Surfaces for Printable Electronic Devices
  • Numerical Investigation of Droplet Evaporation and Particle Deposition on Pre-processed Surfaces


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Last updated 17th April 2024


Professor Rakesh Mishra joined the School of Computing and Engineering of the University of Huddersfield in the year 2000 as a Research Fellow. Professor Mishra was later appointed as a Lecturer in Sept. 2003, a Senior Lecturer in 2004 and a Reader in 2009. Professor Mishra was conferred the prestigious title of Professor of fluid dynamics in summer 2011. From 1988 to 2000 Professor Mishra worked as a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader at MNNIT, Allahabad, India. During this time Professor Mishra was seconded to renowned Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India for PhD work (1993-1996) which he finished in 1996. His teaching career started in July 1987 when he joined the College of Engineering Pusad, India as a lecturer. 

 Professor Mishra’s main teaching area is Thermo-fluids and various modules developed and taught by him include Aerodynamics, Thermodynamics, Automotive Power Units, Advance Energy Systems and Computational Fluid Dynamics. Professor Mishra leads the ‘Energy Emission and the Environmental research group’ within the Centre of Thermofluids, Energy Systems and High Performance Computing of the University. Professor Mishra also contributes to highly successful IMechE accredited Mechanical, Automotive and Energy Engineering courses at different levels. These courses recruit students from all over the world. Professor Mishra is a chartered Engineer and a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers as well as a Fellow of Higher Education Academy.

Prof. Mishra is an active consultant to many Thermo-fluid industries and has run a number of knowledge transfer partnerships successfully. Prof. Mishra is very active in renewable energy, asset management, smart house and digital twin  research and is involved with many industrial organisations including a number of renewable energy organizations. Prof. Mishra is also a member the Fluid Mechanics & Fluid Power Society of India which promotes effective use of fluid power in developing economies. Prof. Mishra has published more than 200 papers in various journals and conference proceedings of repute and has been invited to give key note lectures in various conferences. Prof. Mishra has also organised and chaired a number of conference sessions dealing with green issues.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Fluid dynamic modelling of additive manufacturing
  • Sslurry based polishing process
  • Fluid and thermal systems
  • Radiators
  • Heat exchangers
  • Piping systems
  • Thermo-syphons
  • Inverse design of flow handling energy systems
  • Flow diagnostics
  • Flow measurement and instrumentation
  • Multiphase and multi components flow systems
  • Design and analysis of oil and gas systems
  • Digital twins of oil and gas systems
  • Reduced order models for oil and gas systems
  • IC Engines
  • fuel development
  • Toxicity evaluation of fuels
  • Aerodynamics: vehicle aero dynamics
  • Boundary layer flow
  • Turbulence
  • Aerodynamic interventions for vehicle systems
  • Modeling of vehicle stability and systems development for improving vehicle stability
  • Energy saving devices
  • Energy generating devices
  • Energy storage devices
  • Emissions
  • Wind turbines
  • Net zero technologies
  • Fuel cells
  • Bio-fluid system modeling
  • Digital twins and machine learning
  • Design and development of flow solutions for built environment
  • Wind loads on complex high rise buildings
  • Flow through porous media


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