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Dr. Babak Kamkari, a distinguished Mechanical Engineer, currently holds the position of Lecturer at the School of Engineering at Ulster University. With an extensive background in Thermal Energy Storage, Thermal Systems, Energy Efficiency, Heat Transfer Enhancement, Heat Pumps, and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Dr. Kamkari is dedicated to advancing scientific knowledge and fostering academic excellence.

Previously, as a Research Associate at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Ulster University, Dr. Kamkari played a crucial role in the development of compact thermal storage heat exchangers for integration with heat pumps.

His journey in academia has been marked by significant achievements. From 2010 to 2015, Dr. Kamkari conducted pioneering research on latent heat storage using phase change materials in finned heat exchangers, culminating in an outstanding doctoral thesis in mechanical engineering. Following this, he worked as an Assistant Professor in mechanical engineering at Azad University for six years, demonstrating excellence in teaching and guiding graduate students. Dr. Kamkari has published over 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals and conferences and authored a book chapter in the "Solid-Liquid Thermal Energy Storage" book, published by Taylor and Francis.

Recognized as an exceptional reviewer for esteemed journals by Elsevier, including 'Applied Thermal Engineering,' 'International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer,' and 'Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science,' Dr. Kamkari's expertise extends beyond academia. He has made significant contributions to various companies, focusing on Building Energy Efficiency, HVAC design, and Thermal Management of thermal systems.

In 2021, he played a pivotal role in the Climate Competence Project at the IKKE Training Centre in Germany, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). During this period, Dr. Kamkari conducted training seminars, promoted Heat Pump knowledge, and developed energy-efficient technologies.

Driven by a profound passion for innovation and research, Dr. Kamkari aspires to push the boundaries of knowledge and make substantive contributions to the academic and scientific community. Through interdisciplinary collaborations and mentorship of emerging researchers, he aims to lead positive change and develop sustainable solutions in the energy sector.

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 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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