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Dr Farid Arya

Biography

Before joining Buckinghamshire New University in 2019, I was working as a lecturer in Engineering at Ulster University. Before that, I used to work as a researcher on Advanced Vacuum Glazing and Solar Energy systems at the Centre for Sustainable Technologies at Ulster University for 6 years. Since 2013, I have been involved in several National and International projects including development of a highly efficient solar collector and practical development and evaluation of advanced low heat loss glazing systems.

I studied for my PhD at Ulster University and I am a member of Higher Education Academy and Institute of Physics.

My research focuses on Renewable Energy and Energy Saving systems. I have written a number of peer reviewed publications and articles on my work and have attended a number of international conferences for dissemination of my research findings. I have been actively participating in writing research proposals for research funding from National and International funding bodies and have made significant contributions to the development of a three-year EPSRC funded research project for the development of an evacuated flat plate solar collector. In addition, I was involved in developing an EU research proposal under the Horizon2020 funding scheme; since 2016 I have been involved in this project collaborating with a group of 14 universities and industry-based research groups from across the EU.

My specialist knowledge has led me to work with different universities such as the University of Warwick, Ulster University, Loughborough University as well as national and international industries such as Guardian Industries, Surefill Insulation, Corning Incorporated and Energystore on different projects related to Solar Energy and Vacuum Technologies.

My career highlight to date is my ongoing research on the development and commercialising a highly efficient glazing system in collaboration with an Italian company “Rina”.