Dr. MD Didarul Islam
Dr. MD Didarul Islam Associate Professor
Teaching Areas
Research Interests

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. MD. Islam is currently an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology. Before his current appointment, he worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor at the Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi. He also worked as a Lecturer and Assistant Professor at the Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology, a premier national engineering university in Bangladesh.

His main research interest is in the area of energy and heat transfer enhancement, extended surfaces, vortex generators, flow measurements and visualization, fouling of heat exchangers in the oil and gas industry, CSP technologies, Solar Desalination Technologies etc. Dr. Islam received ADNOC 2012 R&D Wisdom Book Award, Japan Govt. scholarship (Monbukagakusho) Award and Heiwa Nakajima Foundation (HNF), Tokyo, Japan Scholarship Award. He was the organizing committee member of the Second International ENERGY 2030 Conference, Abu Dhabi, and chaired sessions of GT India ASME 2019 Gas Turbine India Conference, ICOPE-2013, China, ADRAC R&D 2013 Conference, Abu Dhabi, HEFAT 2016, Spain. He is the current member of ASME, IEB and the past member of ASHRAE & JSME. 

  • Ph.D., Material, Structural, and Energy Engineering, University of the Ryukyus (Japan), 2007
  • M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, University of the Ryukyus (Japan), 2004
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Rajshahi University of Engineering & Technology (Bangladesh), 1997
Teaching Areas
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Applied Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Heat Transfer
  • Advanced Convection Heat Transfer
Research Interests
  • Heat transfer enhancement with vortex generators
  • Nano fluids for high heat transfer
  • Thermal energy storage
  • Foulings on heat exchangers
  • Cross-flow induced vibrations of heat exchanger tubes
  • Solar desalination technologies
  • Biofuel from waste products