Dr Jahir Rizvi
Lecturer in Mechanical & Marine Engineering
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)
- Marine vessels
- Computational modelling of marine vessels and electronics
- Reliability and failure analysis of micro-joints
- Thermal management for marine electronics
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I am responsible for teaching a number of subjects such as Ship Stability, Hull Resistance, Propulsion and Ship Structure. Along with theory and practice, I also teach a number of software packages; for example: "Maxsurf Stability" for calculating stability of marine crafts, "Maxsurf Resistance" for predicting resistances and power requirements for displacement and planing hulls, "Maxsurf VPP" for estimating sail performance, "Maxsurf Motions" for predicting motion sickness in various sea states, "Maxsurf Modeler" for ship drawing, etc.
I am actively engaged with research projects. I supervise and co-supervise PhD students.
Apart from teaching and research, I am also responsible for Personal Tutoring, Stage-1 Tutoring and Placement Tutoring.
Additional Roles held at present institution:
November 2015–October 2018: Admissions Tutor for Mechanical, Marine & Composites Programmes.
March 2015–October 2018: Member of the Engineering Recruitment Committee.
October 2014–October 2015: Shadow Admissions Tutor for Mechanical, Marine & Composites Programmes.
November 2014–December 2016: Member of the School of Marine Science & Engineering Research Committee.
Previous Roles held elsewhere:
Research Fellow (Feb 2011–Dec 2012), Department of Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering, the University of Nottingham, UK.
Research Fellow (July 2008–Jan 2011), School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK.
PhD Research Student (Feb 2006–June 2008), School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK.
Researcher (June 2005–Feb 2006), ASM Assembly Automation Ltd, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong (Consultancy services have been provided on behalf of City University of Hong Kong to the above industry).
Research Assistant (Feb 2003–Feb 2006), Electronic Engineering Department, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Teaching Assistant (Jan 2002–Dec 2002), Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Department, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
PGCAP Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice obtained in 2014 from the University of Plymouth.
PhD Degree obtained in November 2007 from the School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences at the University of Greenwich, London, UK for experimental and computational analysis of interconnecting materials.
B.Sc. Engineering Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (4 years) degree obtained in August 2001 from the Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Bangladesh.
Fellow, The Higher Education Academy, UK.
Roles on external bodies
- Guest Editor of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering's Special Issue on “Big Data Analytics for Marine Shipping and Ship building Industries”.
Member of the Editorial Board of Ships and Offshore Structures Journal.
- Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (for Ocean Engineering section).
- Reviewer for research articles submitted for publications in the Journals: RINA Transactions: IJME; Journal of Marine Science and Engineering; Energies; Microelectronics Reliability; Journal of Materials Research; Ships and Offshore Structures; Composites part B; Composite Structures.
My teaching interests include a wide variety of subjects, for example, Naval Architecture, Ship Stability, Resistance and Propulsion, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Advanced Materials, Failure Mechanism & Fracture Mechanics, Heat Transfer, etc.
Currently, I am teaching the following subjects:
As Module Leader & Lecturer:
- Naval Architecture 1 (MARN 219)
- Stability and Hydrodynamics (MARN 203)
- Naval Architecture 2 and CFD (MARN 337)
- Naval Architecture (MARN 338)
- Computer Aided Engineering (FEA, MECH 310)
- Advanced Naval Architecture (MARN 501)
I have an extensive and broad research background. Prior to joining the University of Plymouth, I worked for 2 years as a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham (UK). I received my PhD from the University of Greenwich where I also worked as a post-doctoral Research Fellow for around 3 years. I began building my research career in 2003 through working as a Research Assistant at the City University of Hong Kong (China). In the past, I have worked in the areas of reliability and failure analysis of micro-joints under thermo-mechanical loading, numerical modelling of diffusion induced failures, thermal management solutions of power converters, dynamic behavioural analysis of compressed-air and thermal energy storage, conversion and restoration process of offshore wind and wave energies, etc. I have published over 25 peer reviewed journal and conference articles.
Currently, I am involved in investigating ship design, ship recycling, ship and propeller hydrodynamics, failure mechanisms of marine composite structures.
Research collaborations and PhD research proposals are always welcome for the following topics that I am currently working on:
- Fatigue, Failure, Integrity and Degradation analysis of metal and composite based Ship Hull and Marine Structures.
Development of a suitable prediction methodology for non-linear wave impact loads on a hull.
Development of sustainable shipbreaking/ship recycling process.
Performance analysis of 3D printed propellers.
Optimisation of cost-effective and low maintenance GFRP flanges for offshore applications.
- Hydrodynamic performances of Hull and Propellers.
Computational modelling, reliability and failure analysis of welded joints in marine applications.
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
- Muhsin Aljuboury, PhD (completed in 2019, Director of Studies): The Design and Manufacture of a Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) Bolted Flange Joint for Oil and Gas Applications.
- Maozhou Meng, PhD (completed in 2016, Director of Studies): Effects of marine environment exposure on the static and fatigue mechanical properties of carbon fibre-epoxy composite.
- Rzgar Md Abdalrahman, PhD (completed in 2015, Co-supervisor): Design and analysis of integrally-heated tooling for polymer composites.
Grants & contracts
Recent Articles on Marine Theme:
- “A sustainable shipbreaking approach for cleaner environment and better wellbeing”, Md Jahir Rizvi, Mohammad Rafiqul Islam, Olalekan Adekola & Oguguah Ngozi Margaret, Journal of Cleaner Production, vol. 270, 10 October 2020, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122522
- “How to recycle a huge ship – safely and sustainably”, Olalekan Adekola & Md Jahir Rizvi, The Conversation, published online on 24/08/2020, https://theconversation.com/how-to-recycle-a-huge-ship-safely-and-sustainably-143519
- “Investigation of the influence of tank geometry on a vessel’s stability under free surface effect when in coastal waters”, Ross Fuge and Jahir Rizvi, 4th International Conference on Naval Architecture and Ocean & Marine Engineering (NAOME2020), Christchurch, New Zealand, November 23-25, 2020. http://www.icnaome.org/ Journal of Physics: Conference Series, IOP Publishing, 1834 (2021) 012010, doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1834/1/012010.
- “Manufacturing and development of a bolted GFRP flange joint for oil and gas applications”, Muhsin Aljuboury, Md Jahir Rizvi, Stephen Grove & Richard Cullen, IMechE Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, First Published online on January 27, 2021, https://doi.org/10.1177/0954405421989517
- “Effects of nearshore wave reflections on the behaviour of an axe bow trimaran hull”, Christopher Lewis McGibbon and Md Jahir Rizvi, Journal of Ship Technology Research – Schiffstechnik, Published online: 25 Feb 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/09377255.2021.1892906 .
“3D FEA modelling of laminated composites in bending and their failure mechanisms” M. Meng; H.R. Le, M. J. Rizvi, S. M. Grove, Composite Structures, vol. 119, January 2015, pp. 693-708. (DOI: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2014.09.048)
“Numerical simulation and design optimization of an integrally-heated tool for composite manufacturing”, Rzgar Abdalrahman, Stephen Grove, Adam Kyte & Md Jahir Rizvi, Materials and Design, vol. 64, December 2014, pp. 477-489.
"Damage predictions in a chip resistor solder joint on flexible circuit board" M. J. Rizvi, C. Bailey & H. Lu, Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 87, no. 10, 2010, pp.. (ISSN: 0167-9317, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2009.11.023).
“Modelling the diffusion of solid copper into liquid solder alloys”, M. J. Rizvi, H. Lu & C. Bailey, Thin Solid Films, vol. 517, no. 5, 2009, pp. 1686-1689, (ISSN 0040-6090, doi: 10.1016/j.tsf.2008.09.105).
“Failure mechanisms of ACF joints under isothermal ageing”, M. J. Rizvi, C. Bailey & H. Lu, Microelectronics Journal, vol. 39, no. 9, 2008, pp. 1101-1107. (ISSN 0026-2692, doi: 10.1016/j.mejo.2008.01.045)
“Role of bonding time and temperature on the physical properties of coupled anisotropic conductive-nonconductive adhesive film for flip chip on glass technology”, M. J. Rizvi, H. Lu, C. Bailey, Y. C. Chan, M. Y. Lee & C. H. Pang, Microelectronic Engineering, vol. 85, no. 1, 2008, pp. 238-244. (ISSN 0167-9317, doi: 10.1016/j.mee.2007.05.045)
“Effect of adding 0.3 wt% Ni into the Sn-0.7wt%Cu solder-Part II: Growth of intermetallic layer with Cu during wetting and aging”, M. J. Rizvi, C. Bailey, Y. C. Chan, M. N. Islam & H. Lu, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 438, no. 1-2, 2007, pp. 122-128.
“Effect of adding 0.3wt% Ni into the Sn-0.7wt%Cu solder-Part I: Wetting Behavior on Cu and Ni substrates”, M. J. Rizvi, C. Bailey, Y. C. Chan & H. Lu, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 438, no. 1-2, 2007, pp. 116-121.
“Effect of adding 1wt% Bi into the Sn-2.8Ag-0.5Cu solder alloy on the intermetallic formations with Cu-substrate during soldering and isothermal aging”, M. J. Rizvi, Y. C. Chan, C. Bailey, H. Lu and M. N. Islam, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, vol. 407, no. 1-2, 2006, pp. 208-214.
"Wetting and reaction of Sn-2.8Ag-0.5Cu-1.0Bi solder with Cu and Ni substrates", M. J. Rizvi, Y. C. Chan, C. Bailey, H. Lu, M. N. Islam & B.Y.Wu, Journal of Electronic Materials, vol. 34, no. 8, 2005, pp. 1115-1122.
"The effect of curing on the performance of ACF bonded chip-on-flex assemblies after thermal ageing", M. J. Rizvi, Y. C. Chan, C. Bailey, H. Lu & A. Sharif, Soldering & Surface Mount Technology Journal, vol. 17, no.2, 2005, pp. 40-48.
"Study of anisotropic conductive adhesive joint behavior under 3-point bending", M. J. Rizvi, Y. C. Chan, C. Bailey & H. Lu, Microelectronics Reliability, vol. 45, no. 3-4, 2005, pp 589-596.
“Dissolution of electroless Ni metallization by lead-free solder alloys”, A. Sharif, Y. C. Chan, M. N. Islam & M. J. Rizvi, Journal of Alloys and compounds, vol. 388, no. 1, 2005, pp 75-82.
“Effect of 9 wt% In addition to Sn3.5Ag0.5Cu solder on the interfacial reaction with the Au/NiP metallization on Cu pads", M. N. Islam, Y. C. Chan, A. Sharif & M. J. Rizvi, Journal of Alloys and compounds, vol. 396, no. 1-2, 2005, pp. 217-223.“Investigations of interfacial reactions of Sn-Zn based and Sn-Ag-Cu lead-free solder alloys as replacement for Sn-Pb solder”, M. N. Islam, Y.C. Chan, M. J. Rizvi & W. Jillek, Journal of Alloys and compounds, vol. 400, no. 1-2, 2005, pp. 136-144.
"Stress analysis of bolted FRP flange connections under internal pressure’’, Aljuboury, M., Rizvi. Md, Grove S., Cullen, R., 5th PRIMaRE Conference, Bristol university 5-6 July 2018, UK. (Poster)
“Bolted flange joint made of glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) for pipelines” Muhsin Aljuboury, Md Jahir Rizvi, Stephen Grove, Richard Cullen, ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, July 15-20, 2018.
“Manufacturing glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) bolted flange connections using a vacuum infusion process”, Muhsin Aljuboury, Md Jahir Rizvi, Stephen Grove, Richard Cullen, Eleventh International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, ICCST/11, April 4-6, 2017, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
“A numerical investigation of the sealing performance of a bolted GFRP flange joint with rubber gasket”, Muhsin Aljuboury, Md Jahir Rizvi, Stephen Grove, Richard Cullen, Eleventh International Conference on Composite Science and Technology, ICCST/11, April 4-6, 2017, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.
“Environmental effects on the bending fatigue of laminated composites: experimental and modelling approaches”, Maozhou Meng*, Huirong Le, Stephen Grove, Md Jahir Rizvi, 17th European Conference on Composite Materials, Munich, Germany, 26th - 30th June 2016.
“Multi-scale analysis of moisture diffusion coupled with stress distribution in CFRP composites”, Maozhou Meng; Huirong Le, M. Jahir Rizvi, Stephen M Grove, Proceedings of 18th International Conference on Composite Structures, Lisbon, Portugal, 15-18 June 2015.
“Numerical Studies of Integrally-Heated Composite Tooling”, Rzgar Abdalrahman, Stephen Grove, Adam Kyte, Md Jahir Rizvi, Proceedings of 16th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECMC16), Seville, Spain, June 22nd – 26th, 2014, pp.
"Finite Element Modelling of Failures in Thick Film Chip Resistor Solder Joints", M. J. Rizvi, H. Lu, C. Bailey, E. Bevan, N. Pountney & J. Coates, Proceedings of International Microsystems, Packaging, Assembly and Circuits Technology (IMPACT) Conference, Taipei Nangang Exhibition Hall, Taiwan, October 20-22, 2010, pp 1-4.
"Co-design and Multi-physics analysis for power electronic modules", C. Bailey, H. Lu, T. Tilford, J. Rizvi & C. Yin, Keynote Presentation, Proceedings of Int. Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-electronics and Micro-Systems (EuroSime 2009), Delft, The Netherlands, April 27-29, 2009, pp. 750-753.
"Modelling of jet impingement cooling for power electronics", M. J. Rizvi, R. Skuriat, T. Tilford, C. Bailey, C. M. Johnson & H. Lu, Proceedings of Int. Conference on Thermal, Mechanical and Multi-Physics Simulation and Experiments in Micro-electronics and Micro-Systems (EuroSime 2009), Delft, The Netherlands, April 27-29, 2009, pp 107-111,(ISBN: 978-1-4244-4161-7).
“Design for Reliability for Wafer Level System in Package”, S. Stoyanov, N. Strusevich, J. Rizvi, V. George, J. M. Yannou & C. Bailey, Proceedings of the 2nd Electronics System-Integration Technology Conference (ESTC), Greenwich, London, UK, 1st-4th September 2008, pp. 293-298.
“Impact of Assembly Process Technologies on Electronic Packaging Materials”, T. Tilford, C. Bailey, A.K. Parrott, J. Rizvi, C. Yin, K.I. Sinclair & M.P.Y. Desmulliez, Proceedings of the International Conference on Electronic Packaging Technology & High Density Packaging (ICEPT-HDP), Riverfront Business Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai, China, July 28th-31st, 2008, pp. Received Best Paper Award.
“Modelling the reliability of components on flexible substrates”, J. Rizvi, C. Yin, C. Bailey & H. Lu, Proceedings of ASME/Pacific Rim Technical Conference and Exhibition on Packaging and Integration of Electronic and Photonic Systems, MEMS, and NEMS (InterPACK’07), Westin Bayshore Resort and Marina, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 8-12, 2007, pp. 1-6.
“Performance and reliability of flexible substrates when subjected to lead-free processing”, M. J. Rizvi, C. Y. Yin, C. Bailey and H. Lu, Proceedings of 16th European Microelectronics and Packaging Conference (EMPC-2007), Oulu, Finland, 17-20 June, 2007, pp. 594-599.
“Application of modelling for predicting the behavior of polymers and adhesives in microelectronic and photonic devices”, C. Bailey, M. J. Rizvi, C. Yin, H. Lu and S. Stoyanov, Proceedings of 6th International IEEE Conference on Polymers and Adhesives in Microelectronics and Photonics, Miraikan, Odaiba-Tokyo, Japan, January 15-18, 2007, pp. 240-244.
“Modeling the effect of lead-free soldering on flexible substrate”, M. J. Rizvi, C. Y. Yin and C. Bailey, Proceedings of 8th International Conference on Electronic Materials and Packaging, Hong Kong, China, 11-14 December, 2006, pp. 653-657.
“Thermal-mechanical analysis of flexible substrates during lead-free solder reflow”, C.Y. Yin, M. J. Rizvi, H. Lu & C. Bailey, Proceedings of 1st Electronics System Integration Technology Conference (ESTC), Dresden, Germany, September 5th -7th , 2006, pp. 1007-1011.
“Comparative wetting behavior of Sn-0.7Cu and Sn-0.7Cu-0.3Ni solders on Cu and Ni substrates”, M. J. Rizvi, C. Bailey, Y. C. Chan & H. Lu, Proceedings of 1st Electronics System Integration Technology Conference (ESTC), Dresden, Germany, September 5th -7th , 2006, pp. 145-151.
“Effects of thermal cycling profiles on the performance of Chip-on-Flex assembly using anisotropic conductive films”, M. J. Rizvi, C. Bailey, Y. C. Chan & H. Lu, Proceedings of the tenth Intersociety Conference on Thermal and Thermomechanical Phenomena in Electronic Systems, (ITherm 2006), Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, San Diego, CA, USA, May30-June 2, 2006, pp. 855-860.
- Ships and Offshore Structures Journal.
- Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (for Ocean Engineering section).