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National Visits
  • Visit of IRCBM and Meeting with Dr Aqif Chaudhary. Following activities were primarily decided to start joint working; 
    • Microwave Reactor: Needs of IRCBM: IRCBM uses a modified domestic microwave oven for microwave irradiation of reactions in order to achieve specific benefits in relation the reaction kinetics. Currently, there is no temperature read out or temperature based heating. It would be useful to have a simple system wherein if a temperature of 100 degrees Celsius is set for 15 minutes the microwave generator switches on and off automatically to maintain that temperature. 
    • 3-D Printing: Needs of IRCBM: IRCBM needs a 3-D printer and to accurate dispense (extrusion based) its binder containing powders along with a liquid feed. Dr. Abid to figure out how this need can feature in his linkages with China (perhaps a PhD in a 3-d printing project)
    • Electro spinning: IRCBM to look into its needs (if any) of moving the needle in x, y and z direction in the electrospinning setup and get back to Dr. Abid.
    • Contacts Sharing: Dr. Abid advised IRCBM to link up with Vacuum Society of Pakistan and University of Gujrat (Mr. Mazhar) in relation to freeze drying and 3-d printing respectively. 
  • Visit of Energy Research Center and meeting with Dr. Aqeel Bazmi and Dr Fahad Rehman
    • Projects on Vertical Axis Wind Turbine.
    • Waste water treatment (advanced aeration process)
    • Water purification/sterilization (development of a device for in situ generation and dosing of ozone)
    • Biomass conversion (Biomass conversion research group (BCRC) already exist in out department originally started by Dr. Bazmi)
    • Micro bubble mediated novel method for the production of Biofuel 
    • Involvement of Electronics/electrical Department for developing power supply for  the generation of plasma will in particular be very helpful so as the developing the experimental rig for the aeration process.
  • Introduction of IRC its activities for possible joint research collaborations
  • Visit to ERC for meetings regarding joint projects on Renewable Energy systems
  • Meeting with Chemical Engineering department for the involvement of Chemical Faculty group in Diesel Engine project.
International Visits
  • Visit of Prof. Muhammad Abid to Saudi Universities Prof M Abid was invited by three universities King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), King Abdul Aziz University (KAU) and Islamic University Medina (IU) Saudi Arabia to deliver lectures under seminar series for faculty and graduate students on specialized topics; have meetings for possible joint research collaborations and others. His trip was funded by KAUST, KAU and IU.
    He delivered lectures on the following topics;
    • Applications of Computational Mechanics for Real World Problems Solving
    • Experimental, Numerical and Analytical Studies of Bolted Flanged Pipe Joints (An overview of the progress)
    • Mission Oriented Interdisciplinary Research
Keynotes, Organization, Session Chair and Invited Lectures
  • Since August 2014 to Dec 2014 (Pakistan)
    • Invited lectures in CIIT Sahiwal, Attock, Lahore, Wah and Islamabad Campuses on the importance of Interdisciplinary Research 
    • Session Chair and Keynote lecture. Structural dynamics behavior of overhead cranes. 1st Intl Conf on System Dynamics and Vibrations (ICSDV2014). 18-19 November 2014. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    • Organizer, Session Chair, Keynote lecture. Applications of Non Gasketed Flanged Pipe Joints in Aerospace Applications. 3rd Intl. Conf. on Aerospace Science and Engineering (ICASE2014). 3-5 September 2014. Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan.
    • Organizer and Keynote lecture. Digital Innovation, Conf and Exhibition. (DICE2014). 16th December. NUST Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Since January 2015 (Pakistan)
    • Keynote lectures. Applications of Computational Mechanics for Real World Problem Solving. International Conference on Advanced in Mathematics (ICAMS2015) 11-13 Feb, 2015 at CIIT Attock, Pakistan.
    • Keynote Lecture. Applications of Mathematics in Industrial Problem solving. 6th Intl Conference on Recent Developments in Fluid Mechanics. (RDFM2015). 17-19 March 2015. NUST Islamabad, Pakistan.
    • Organizer, Session Chair and Keynote lecture. International Symposium on National Security. (ISNS2015). 24th April 2015, Islamabad Pakistan.
    • Keynote Lecture. Applications of Applied Mathematics in Real world problem solving. Intl Conference on Computational Complexities, Innovation and Solutions (CCIS2015). 11-12 May 2015. Abbottabad, Pakistan.
    • Keynote Lecture. Life Predictions of Mega Energy Systems for sustainable energy production. 1st Intl Conference on Energy Systems for Sustainable Development (ESSD2015). 20-22 May 2015. CIIT Lahore, Pakistan.
    • Keynote lecture. Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques for Differential Equations. CASM - LUMS Lahore, Pakistan. 4-6th June 2015.
    • Organizer, Advisory Committee Member, Keynote Lecture. Progress on Renewable Energy Systems Implementations in Pakistan. Intl conf. on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies. (PGSRET2015). IIU, Islamabad, Pakistan: 10-11th June 2015.
  • International Visit - Since January 2015
    • Invited Lecture. Experimental and Numerical Studies of Bolted Flanged Pipe Joints - An overview of the progress. 20th April 2015. King Abdullah University of Sciences and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia.
    • Invited Lecture: Mission Oriented Research for Real world problem solving. 16th April 2015. Islamic University Medina. Saudi Arabia.
    • Invited Lecture. Applications of Computational Mechanics for Real World Problem Solving. 23rd April 2015. King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
  • Conferences planned in 2015
    • Organizer, Session Chair and Keynote lecture. International Symposium on Water and National Security. (ISWANS2015). 28-29th July 2015.
    • Organizer, Session Chair and Keynote Lecture. International Symposium on Feasibility of Wind Turbine Applications and Implementation in Pakistan. Nov-Dec 2015. In collaboration with Energy Research Center CIIT Lahore.
    • Organizer, Session Chair and Keynote Lecture. International Symposium on Frontiers of Computational Sciences 2015 (ISFCS2015). Dec 2015.
    • Keynote Speaker. ISAM2015 in Islamabad. To be held in October 2015
    • Keynote speaker. ICPVT2014 in China: To be held in September 2015
Director IRC attends National and International meetings
  • Meetings with faculty of CIIT Sahiwal, Attock, Lahore, Wah and Islamabad Campuses on the importance of Interdisciplinary Research
  • February 2015:
    Meeting with delegate from Petronas Malaysia for Interdisciplinary Research. Faculty for Wah campus is linked from mathematics and EE departments.
  • March 2015:
    Organized and participated first ever meeting of IMechE members of South Asian Region (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri lanka)  in Lahore as Executive Committee Member of Pakistan Chapter and participated for future plans
  • April 2015:
    Joint meetings held with faculty at KAUST, KAU and Islamic Univ KSA for possible joint collaborations.
  • May 2015:
    Meeting with Director of Energy Research Center CIIT Lahore to identify projects related to Renewable Energy Systems; their feasibility, proposal developments for funding and implementations.
  • June 2015:
    Meeting with Chemical Engineering department for the involvement of Chemical Faculty group in Diesel Engine project.
  • June 2015:
    Recent meeting of Pakistan Chapter of IMechE and following have been finalized;
    • I have been nominated by Asia Pacific Region Coordinator for Design Competition for Hearing Disorders to organize local competition in CIIT Wah in November 2015.
    • Select a final team and send to Spain for final competition in April 2016
    • I have been nominated as Vice Chair for IMechE Pakistan Chapter
  • June 2015: Meeting with CEO of Millat Tractors Mr. Sikandar for the following;
    • To discuss regarding possibilities of internships of CIIT students in Millat group (students of Mechanical and Electrical faculties). Agreed and need to identify good students by respective departments and send list to IRC to allocate.
    • Final Year projects allocations for potential students – agreed<
    • To jointly work with HIT on Diesel Engine project as they also manufacture low speed high torque engines. They are also interested to manufacture engines for generators and other applications.
  • Against Erasmus Funding calls, a joint proposal is submitted with University of Genoa Italy for students exchange program from Mechanical Engineering Sahiwal (10 UG, 4 graduate students and 2 faculty members) and 3~4 research students from UoG to Pakistan. Waiting for its decision.
  • A joint proposal is under discussion with Architect department CIIT Islamabad in collaboration with University of Gujrat (UoG) for the following under Erasmus Funding by EU;
    • to start joint Product design Engineering program at UG level as such no program exists in Pakistan in collaboration with EU partners
    • to strengthen existing Design programs in collaboration with EU partners
    • to start joint graduate program in Design / Product Design in collaboration with EU partners
    These programs are realized to be the need in the country based on the potential of products developed in cottage and other industries like sports, cutlery, furniture, fans and many others.
    Preliminary discussion and concept notes are already shared with Prof Zain ul Abedin and Dr Tariq ur Rehman and Mr Mazhar Abbas of UoG.
  • Discussion for a joint MS program in collaboration with University of Genova Italy is under discussion in the area of Mechatronics and Robotics with state of the art PMRA Lab of Univ. of Genova Italy. MoU is in progress and as soon as it is signed and 2 more partners are identified the proposal will be submitted which is in progress.