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Dr Farooq Sher is a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering at Coventry University. He is having more than ten years of teaching and research experience in higher education. His undergraduate degree was in Chemical Engineering, followed by MSc Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds UK. He was awarded PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham UK in 2017. His PhD research was on the development of oxy-fuel combustion technology for carbon capture and storage (CCS). After that, he worked as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. Dr F. Sher has been involved in commissioning and operation of a fluidised bed combustor, a UK Engineering and Physical Research Council funded project (EPSRC, grant no. EP/ EP/M01536X/1), the overall budget of the project was £1 million. The project explored the utilisation of various fuels as a source of renewable energy in addition with particular emphasis on CO2, NOx, and SOx emission control in partnership with major UK power generation companies.

Dr Farooq Sher has published several research papers, book chapters and editorials apart from this he is the editor of different international scientific journals. He has reviewed hundreds of research papers for several high impact journals. Dr F. Sher has been awarded a top reviewer for Engineering in September 2018 from Publons Academy.

Dr Farooq Sher is a member of departmental and faculty committees. Externally, he is an associate member of Institute of Chemical Engineers (IChemE), senior member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) and professional engineer member of Engineers Australia (IEAust). Dr F. Sher is also interested in various forms of community work both within the University and outside such as British Red Cross, where he is a refugee support worker, a school governor and as a STEM Ambassador for youngsters to value them in their lives and careers.

Research Interests

Dr Farooq Sher current research overviews the diverse range of approaches and technologies to minimise emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) a greenhouse gas from the use of fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas). It also includes developing technologies to remove carbon dioxide from the flue gases of power plants and chimneys, as well as burn the fuels in pure oxygen (Oxy-fuel), which results in a flue gas that consists entirely of carbon dioxide and water vapours that can be captured relatively easily and can be stored safely in repositories deep underground. Moreover, Dr F. Sher is working towards sustainable energy, environment, climate change and low carbon technologies. His main interests are in the conversion of renewable sources such as biomass, solar, wind and hydro into heat and power including their impact on the environment and climate change. Dr F. Sher is also studying the combustion behaviour of different fossil fuels to get a better understanding of their environmental impacts. His expertises are in energy, heat and mass transfer operations, fluid mixing, distillation, energy optimisation, wastewater treatment, hydrogen production, fluidised bed combustion (FBC), life cycle assessment (LCA), oxy-fuel combustion, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling.

Area of Expertise

  • Clean energy from fossil fuels; coal, oil and gas
  • Renewable energy generation from biomass, solar and hydro
  • Waste to energy conversion
  • Coal and biomass combustion/ gasification
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Carbon capture and storage
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Synthesis of nanomaterials
  • CFD modelling

Research Projects

  • Integrated electrochemical process for CO2 capture and utilisation in oil and gas sector
  • Solid-liquid waste management during oil and gas decommissioning process
  • Numerical simulation study of carbon dioxide injection to enhance the oil recovery from undersea deep reservoirs
  • Optimisation study of microbial enhanced oil recovery processes
  • Modelling and optimisation of biomass oxy-fuel combustion in a fluidised beds
  • Sustainable biomaterials for CO2 capture, conversion and utilisation applications
  • Life cycle assessment of pulverised coal-fired power plant with CCS technology in the UK
  • The potential environmental impacts from the shale oil and gas development 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD Chemical Engineering , University of Nottingham

MSc Chemical Engineering, University of Leeds

External positions

Associate Editor, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research

Editor, Journal of Experimental Results, Cambridge University Press

Editor, Environmental Management and Sustainable Development

Editor, Insight Engineering and Technology Journal

Editor, International Journal of Global Sustainability

Associate Editor, International Journal of Petrochemical Science and Engineering

President, International Society of Engineering Science and Technology

Editor, Journal of Safety Studies

Associate Editor, Scientific Journal of Research and Reviews


  • TP Chemical technology
  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
  • QD Chemistry
  • TC Hydraulic engineering. Ocean engineering
  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery

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Biomass Engineering & Materials Science
combustion Earth & Environmental Sciences
Fossil fuels Engineering & Materials Science
Polymers Chemical Compounds
Air Engineering & Materials Science
Power plants Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon dioxide Engineering & Materials Science
Gas emissions Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2019

6 Citations (Scopus)
4 Downloads (Pure)

Catalytic performance of Cu- and Zr-modified beta zeolite catalysts in the methylation of 2-methylnaphthalene

Güleç, F., Sher, F. & Karaduman, A., 1 Feb 2019, In : Petroleum Science. 16, 1, p. 161-172 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of Slot Wall Jet on Combustion Process in a 660 MW Opposed Wall Fired Pulverized Coal Boiler

Zhang, Y., Fang, Y., Jin, B., Zhang, Y., Zhou, C. & Sher, F., Apr 2019, In : International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering. 17, 4, 20180110.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Strategies for ideal indoor environments towards low/zero carbon buildings through a biomimetic approach

Cuce, E., Nachan, Z., Cuce, P. M., Sher, F. & Neighbour, G. B., 2 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Ambient Energy. 40, 1, p. 86-95 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sustainable development
1 Citation (Scopus)

Sustainable energy saving alternatives in small buildings

Sher, F., Kawai, A., Güleç, F. & Sadiq, H., 1 Apr 2019, In : Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments. 32, p. 92-99 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy conservation
Architectural design
Chemical elements
Energy efficiency
Energy utilization

Synthesis of anthraquinone based electroactive polymers: A critical review

Zarren, G., Nisar, B. & Sher, F., 21 May 2019, In : Materials Today Sustainability. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 100019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Molecular weight
Conducting polymers

Activities 2004 2015

  • 14 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 7 Membership of council

Engineers without Borders (EWB) (External organisation)

Farooq Sher (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of council

National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) (External organisation)

Farooq Sher (Member)

Activity: MembershipMembership of council

Energy challenges

Farooq Sher (Speaker)
28 Mar 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

A supply chain approach to global gas security: the case of the UK

Farooq Sher (Speaker)
8 Jan 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Everything you ever wanted to know about biomass

Farooq Sher (Speaker)
14 May 2014

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Outstanding Reviewer for Biomass and Bioenergy Journal

Farooq Sher (Recipient), Jul 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Outstanding Reviewer for Chemical Engineering Journal

Farooq Sher (Recipient), Feb 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Outstanding Reviewer for Fuel Journal

Farooq Sher (Recipient), Apr 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Outstanding Reviewer for Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering

Farooq Sher (Recipient), Nov 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Environmental engineering
Chemical engineering
chemical engineering