Jahir Rizvi

Academic profile

Dr Jahir Rizvi

Lecturer in Mechanical & Marine Engineering
School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Jahir's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 07: SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean EnergyGoal 09: SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and InfrastructureGoal 12: SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and ProductionGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below WaterGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Jahir

Dr Rizvi is a Lecturer in Marine Technology at University of Plymouth. He is a Naval Architect with expertise on ship design, ship structure, ship decommissioning, ship recycling, ship stability and ship hydrodynamics. He has extensive research experiences on marine vessels and marine structures covering wide range of topics including fatigue, failure and integrity. Dr Rizvi has experiences working in various industry-academia collaborative research projects. He has authored and co-authored more than fifty (50) peer-reviewed international journal and conference articles. He is an editorial board member of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering and an Associate Editor of Ships and Offshore Structures Journal. Dr Rizvi also serves as a reviewer for several journals, UG and PG programme reviewer, PhD thesis examiner, technical committee member of international conferences and grant application assessor. He is currently serving as a Guest Editor for a Special Issue in MDPI Journal on the theme "Analysis of Designs for Ship and Offshore Structures". Dr Rizvi is actively engaged with various research projects and supervises PhD students. His current research focuses on ship structural behaviour under static and dynamic loads, ship recycling, maritime transportation green energy and storage systems. 聽
In his current role, he is responsible for teaching Ship Stability, Hull Resistance, Ship Propulsion, Ship Design and Ship Structure along with Maxsurf Software Packages. Apart from teaching and research, he is also responsible for a number of admin roles.

Additional Roles within the Current Institution:

March 2023 - present: BEng/MEng(Mechanical/Marine) Programme Manager October 2021- present:聽 Member of the SECaM Teaching, Learning and Quality Committee (TLQC). November 2021- present: Member of the FoSE Faculty Strategy Group. October 2021- February 2024: Apprenticeship Lead in School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.
October 2021- February 2024: Member of the Apprenticeship Strategic Board.
November 2015鈥揙ctober 2018: Admissions Tutor for Mechanical, Marine & Composites Programmes.
March 2015鈥揙ctober 2018: Member of the Engineering Recruitment Committee.
October 2014鈥揙ctober 2015: ShadowAdmissions Tutorfor Mechanical, Marine & Composites Programmes.
November 2014鈥揇ecember 2016: Memberof the School of Marine Science & Engineering Research Committee.

Previous Roles held elsewhere:

Feb 2011鈥揇ec 2012: Research Fellow, Department of Mechanical, Materials & Manufacturing Engineering, the University of Nottingham, UK.
July 2008鈥揓an 2011: Research Fellow, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK.
Feb 2006鈥揓une 2008: PhD Research Student, School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences, University of Greenwich, London, UK.
Feb 2003鈥揊eb 2006: Research Assistant, Electronic Engineering Department, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Jan 2002鈥揇ec 2002: Teaching Assistant, Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Department, Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Supervised Research Degrees

  • 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.聽
  • 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.聽


Dr Rizvi's 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.聽
Currently, Dr Rizvi is teaching the following subjects:聽 As Module Lead & Lecturer:
  • Naval Architecture 1 (UG, Level-5)聽
  • Naval Architecture 2 (UG, Level-6)
  • Advanced Naval Architecture (PG, Level-7)聽

Contact Jahir

Room 014, Reynolds, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA
+44 1752 586195