Dr Amir Keshmiri is currently a Lecturer in Computational Fluid Dynamics and the Director of Business Engagement in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering (MACE).
Amir received his BEng (2005), MSc (2006) and PhD (2010) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manchester. Following the completion of his PhD, Amir received the EPSRC Fellowship which provided funding for a year to extend his collaboration with the British Energy and Électricité de France (EdF) R&D in Paris.
Following his achievements during his fellowship, Amir was invited to lead a CFD team at AECOM, one of the largest engineering consultancy companies in the world. At AECOM, he led a number of large engineering projects including the wind microclimate simulation of London 2012 Olympic Legacy Masterplan and the innovative internal ventilation design for MMU’s flagship BirleyField campus.
Amir returned to academia as a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and subsequently was appointed as the Deputy Director of ‘Engineering and Materials Research Centre’, one of the largest research centres across the university with over 70 researchers. In 2016, he returned to MACE at the University of Manchester.
Since 2010 Amir has secured and managed over £600k of funding (over 85% as Principal Investigator) to support his research which included grants from the EPSRC, Technology Strategy Board, IMechE, British Council and several industries. His research in turbulence modelling has had a significant impact on the energy sector and his latest research in biomedical engineering has been considered as a breakthrough in the field of vascular prostheses.
To date, Amir has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, some of the recent examples include the ‘UK Research Council’s (EPSRC) Doctoral Prize’ in 2010, ‘Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) Thomas Common Award’ in 2013, MMU’s ‘Rising Star’ award in 2014 and ‘Best Supervisor of the Year’, IMechE’s ‘Young Mechanical Engineer of the Year’ award in 2015 and The Engineer/EPSRC's 'Collaborate to Innovate' award in 2017. More recently in 2016, he was elected as one of the youngest ‘Fellows’ of IMechE, the highest level of membership awarded to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to and innovation in mechanical engineering. More recently he was elected as a 'Council Member' of the IMechE for 3 years.
In addition, he is currently the Review Panel Member for British Council/Newton Funding, an Associate College Member of the EPSRC and a reviewer for several journals.
Elected Member of Council - Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE)2017
Associate College Member, Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)
Fellow, Higher Education Academy (Formerly Known As Learning & Teaching Support Network)
Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE)
Chartered Engineer, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMECHE)
Review Panel Member, The British Council