Tariq Muneer

Professor of Energy Engineering

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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 (see list below).


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’.

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    PhD Project Involvement

    Aisling Doyle (PhD 2014-)
    Thermal modelling of the electric vehicle.
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    Recent Publications

    Knez, M., Celik, A., Muneer, T. (2014). A sustainable transport solution for a Slovenian town. The International Journal of Low Carbon Technologies, ISSN 1748-1317, , (), .

    Knez, M., Muneer, T., Jereb, B., Cullinane, K.P.B. (2014). The estimation of a driving cycle for Celje and a comparison to other European cities. , , (), .

    Aldali, Y., Davison, B., Muneer, T., Henderson, D. (2012). Modeling the behavior of a 50MW DSG plant for southern Libya based on the thermodynamic and thermophysical properties of water substance. Journal of Solar Energy Engineering , 134, (4 ), .

    Tham, Y., Muneer, T. (2012). Energy co-operatives in the UK: Current and future prospects. International Journal of Low-Carbon Technologies, First published online February 29, 2012, (), .

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