In 2008 Shafiul gained his BEng (Hons), in Aeronautical Mechanical Engineering at Wrexham University, Wrexham, North Wales. Following graduation, he wished to further his academic research in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and enrolled into an MSc in Aeronautical Engineering with emphasis on CFD modelling.
During his masters studies, Shafiul was approached the Centre for Solar Energy Research (CSER) team, they required his CFD assistance on studying ways to achieve uniform deposition of thin films in an inline metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) process, located at OpTIC. Facing a new challenge, Shafiul took the opportunity to apply his knowledge of CFD, learning and adapting very quickly to the new environment of Chemical CFD.
Shafiul joined the CSER team in April 2011 to do his PhD under the supervision of Dr Vincent Barrioz, Prof. Stuart Irvine and Dr Xiaogang Yang, on a KESS (Knowledge Economy Skills Scholarships) funded project from European Social Fund (ESF) and sponsored by Scanwel Ltd.
The research focuses on deposition of Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) structures for thin film photovoltaic (PV) on a heated moving substrate using atmospheric pressure metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (AP-MOCVD), as part of the Solar Photovoltaic Academic Research Consortium (SPARC) Cymru project, funded by the Lower Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) through the European Convergence Region Programme.
Shafiul Graduated with a PhD in 2018 (Low Carbon Research) from University of Wales under the auspices of Wrexham University, and is now currently the Programme Leader for the MSc in Engineering.Outside of work, Shafiul enjoys mountaineering, slacklining, and videography.