Tariq Muneer

Tariq Muneer

Prof Tariq Muneer

Professor

Biography

Professor Tariq Muneer BEng (Hons) MSc, PhD, CEng, FCIBSE, Millennium Fellow Professor Tariq Muneer, Professor of Energy Engineering at Napier University, Edinburgh currently chairs an active group engaged in research on ‘Sustainable Energy’ that includes ‘Sustainable Transport’.  Professor Muneer is an international authority on the subject of solar energy and its use in buildings with over 35 years experience.  He is the author of over 215 technical articles, most of which have been distilled in his research monographs.

Professor Muneer is also a visiting professor for the period of 2013-2020 for the following two universities: University of Granada, Granada, Spain University of Maribor, Celje campus, Slovenia

Professor Muneer is the co-ordinator of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ Solar Data Task Group and in this capacity he has been involved in the production of the CIBSE Guides A& J for Weather and Solar Data.  Professor Muneer has also been employed both by the government and industry as a consultant on a large number of engineering projects. Professor Muneer has been awarded several prestigious awards including the Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship (2000-02), the Royal Academy of Engineering Engineers Secondment Overseas (1995), the Leverhulme Trust (1989) and the University College, Oxford/General Electric Company (1989) Research Fellowships.  He is also the recipient of the Osmania University’s Karamat Jung Gold Medal (1974), CIBSE Carter Bronze Medal (1990), CIBSE Napier Shaw Bronze Medal (1999), Millennium Commission’s Fellowship Award (1999), Walsh-Weston (Society of Light & Lighting, London) Award (2002), Services to Industry Group’s Proof of Concept award (2003) and the Scottish Green Energy, Highly Recommended Best Renewable Award (2006).

Under Professor Muneer’s supervision 3 MPhil and 28 PhD candidates have successfully gained their awards.  A further five doctoral programmes are currently underway.

Professor Muneer has been a PI for one EPSRC grant that dealt with solar radiation and daylight modelling and a co-investigator for two further EPSRC grants that dealt with the subject areas of ‘climate change’ and ‘decentralised grids’.

Research Areas

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Chair of CIBSE solar data task group. In the latter capacity I have contributed significantly towards the development of design guides for professional engineers.

 

Conference Activity

  • ‘Solar thermal energy collection and storage’ – keynote presentation at the SET international conference, Beijing, China (2009)
  • ‘Solar-charged electric vehicles’ – invited lecture delivered in Lerwick, organised by National Museum of Scotland (2013)
  • ‘Solar radiation network’ - keynote address to International Conference on Solar Radiation and Daylight, Hong Kong (2008)
  • ‘Solar energy for sustainability I’ – keynote address to International Conference on Solar Radiation and Daylight, Brno, Czech (2011)
  • ‘Solar energy for sustainability III’ – keynote address to International Conference on Solar Radiation and Daylight, Celje, Slovenia (2015)
  • ‘Solar energy for sustainability II’ – keynote address to International Conference on Solar Radiation and Daylight, Granada, Spain (2013)
  • ‘Prospects for solar water heating – keynote presentation at the joint Royal Society, London and the Chinese Academy of Science experts’ meeting, Beijing, China (2007)
  • ‘Energy Engineering at Edinburgh Napier University’ – presentations made over four days at the University Aix Marseilles (2015)
  • ‘Operating experience of an electric car fleet’ – technical presentation at ECOSSE event held at Scottish Government, Edinburgh (2015)
  • Chair of international conferences. In 2003 at Napier I started the Solaris network that brings together solar radiation researchers under one organisation. To date seven international meetings have been organised, respectively held at (i) Edinburgh, 2003

 

Editorial Activity

  • Regional Editor, Indoor and Built Environment journal, SAGE publications (2010-14)
  • Editorial Board Member, Future cities and environment, Springer (2015-present)
  • Editorial Board Member, Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier (2011-13)
  • Guest Editor: Energy (Elsevier journal), Volume 30, Number 9, July 2005. Special issue on ‘Measurement and modelling of solar radiation and daylight: Challenges for the 21st century’.

 

External Examining/Validations

  • I have been an external examiner for 43 PhD and 2 MPhil candidates.
  • External Examiner for MSc in Renewable Energy & Architecture, Nottingham University, England (Term of appointment: 2003-07)
  • External Examiner for BSc (Hons) in Renewable Energy, Dundee University, Scotland (Term of appointment: 2008-12)
  • External Examiner for MSc Renewable Energy, University of Agder, Norway (2013-present)
  • External Examiner for BA in Sustainable Built Environment, Nottingham University, England (Term of appointment: 2011-14)
  • External Examiner for BEng in Architectural Engineering, Nottingham University, England (Term of appointment: 2011-14)
  • External Examiner for MSc in Renewable Energy, Dundee University, Scotland (Term of appointment: 2011-14)
  • External Examiner for MEng in Architecture & Environmental Design, Nottingham University, England (Term of appointment: 2011-14)

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Research Excellence Award
  • I was awarded the title of ‘Millennium Fellow’ by Duke of Dalkeith, Chair of Millennium Commission (2000).
  • Napier Shaw Bronze Medal (1998) for “Solar diffuse irradiance: Estimation using air mass and precipitable water data”. Building Services Engineering Research & Technology 19, 2, 79-85
  • Walsh-Weston Award (2000) for “All-sky zenith luminance models for the UK". LR&T 31, 2, 49-56
  • Carter Bronze Medal (1990) for "Solar heated and daylit office buildings - a design study" BSER&T 11, 4, 141-151

 

Grant Reviewer

  • Member of EPSRC College (2004-2009)

 

Invited Speaker

  • Experts Group Workshop, India
  • Keynote speaker at a large number of events held across the globe and organised under the aegis of institutions such as The Royal Society, London.

 

Media Activity

  • Electric vehicles: article in Scotland on Sunday
  • Conference Video for CIC Start Online

 

Public Engagement Activity

  • ‘Piping daylight’ – invited talk given at International Year of Light event in Edinburgh organised by BELTANE (2014)

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External examiner for MPhil
  • PhD external examiner, Strathclyde University

 

Reviewing

  • Reviewer for a number of Elsevier and Sage journals including Energy, Solar Energy, Renewable Energy, Building Services Engineering Research & Technology, and Light Research & Technology journals.

 

Date


104 results

Efficient Routines for Obtaining Radiation View-Factor for Non-Uniform Horizons

Journal Article
Muneer, T., & Ivanova, S. (2020)
Efficient Routines for Obtaining Radiation View-Factor for Non-Uniform Horizons. Energies, 13(10), https://doi.org/10.3390/en13102551
There are a large number of engineering applications wherein estimation of radiation exchange between surfaces is required. One important part of the latter procedure is to ob...

Empirical Models for the Estimation of Solar Sky-Diffuse Radiation. A Review and Experimental Analysis

Journal Article
Berrizbeitia, S. E., Jadraque Gago, E., & Muneer, T. (2020)
Empirical Models for the Estimation of Solar Sky-Diffuse Radiation. A Review and Experimental Analysis. Energies, 13(3), https://doi.org/10.3390/en13030701
Accurate solar radiation data are essential for the development of solar energy application systems. The limited availability of solar radiation data, and especially diffuse i...

Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions

Journal Article
Robinson, S., Papadopoulos, S., Jadraque Gago, E., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Feasibility Study of Integrating Renewable Energy Generation System in Sark Island to Reduce Energy Generation Cost and CO2 Emissions. Energies, 12(24), 4722. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12244722
The island of Sark, located in the English Channel, has endured an electricity distribution crisis for the past few years, resulting in high electricity costs almost six times...

Radiation View Factor for Building Applications: Comparison of Computation Environments

Journal Article
Alam, M., Gul, M. S., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Radiation View Factor for Building Applications: Comparison of Computation Environments. Energies, 12(20), https://doi.org/10.3390/en12203826
Computation of view factors is required in several building engineering applications where radiative exchange takes place between surfaces such as ground and vertical walls or...

Design of an Electrically Powered Rickshaw, for Use in India

Journal Article
Cochrane, C., Muneer, T., & Fraser, B. (2019)
Design of an Electrically Powered Rickshaw, for Use in India. Energies, 12(17), 3346. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12173346
The main aim of this article is to present research findings related to the design of an electric rickshaw for use in Kolkata, India, identifying weaknesses in the current cyc...

Driven Performance of Electric Vehicles in Edinburgh and Its Environs

Journal Article
Milligan, R., Etxebarria, S., Muneer, T., & Jadraque Gago, E. (2019)
Driven Performance of Electric Vehicles in Edinburgh and Its Environs. Energies, 12(16), 3074. https://doi.org/10.3390/en12163074
Fuelled by energy security problems and urban air pollution challenges, several countries worldwide have set the objective to gradually eliminate petrol and diesel cars. The i...

Review of Policies for Promotion of Electric Vehicles.

Journal Article
Obrecht, M., Fale, M., Muneer, T., & Knez, M. (2019)
Review of Policies for Promotion of Electric Vehicles. Production Engineering Archives, 21, 28-31. https://doi.org/10.30657/pea.2018.21.06
This paper presents the review of policies and their possible effects for promoting the use of electric vehicles. Suggestions on faster implementation of electric vehicles can...

Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle

Journal Article
Doyle, A., & Muneer, T. (2018)
Energy consumption and modelling of the climate control system in the electric vehicle. Energy Exploration and Exploitation, https://doi.org/10.1177/0144598718806458
With the introduction of electric vehicles in the automobile market, limited information is available on how the battery’s energy consumption is distributed. This paper focuse...

Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies

Journal Article
Gul, M., Kotak, Y., Muneer, T., & Ivanova, S. (2018)
Enhancement of Albedo for Solar Energy Gain with Particular Emphasis on Overcast Skies. Energies, 11(11), 2881. https://doi.org/10.3390/en11112881
In the absence of ground reflected radiation measured data, an average albedo value of 0.2, which describes the reflective properties of the bare ground is generally used. The...

Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system

Journal Article
Kolhe, M., Adhikari, S., & Muneer, T. (2019)
Parked electric car's cabin heat management using photovoltaic powered ventilation system. Applied Energy, 233-234, 403-411. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2018.10.012
This paper explores the use of electric car roof mounted photovoltaic (PV) powered ventilation for cabin heat management/ventilation. A fully-functional Renault Zoe electric c...

Current Post Grad projects

Previous Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • PhD supervision. S Etxebarria, PhD 2017, Granada University, Spain on “Diffuse-sky solar radiation models”.
  • PhD supervision. A Khalid, PhD 2007, NED University, Karachi, Pakistan on "Gas-fired desiccant cooling systems”.
  • PhD supervision M Margo, PhD 2006. University of Ioannina, Greece on "Analysis of daylight resource for the European and Japanese climates".
  • PhD supervision A Adamopoulos, PhD 2001. University of Patras, Greece on "Solar radiation spectral models based on meteorological data".
  • PhD supervision. E Smith, 2001. Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen on "Modifying coastal residential climate in Northeast Scotland".