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Dr.Abrar Inayat Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • PhD Chemical Engineering (Renewable Energy/Biomass Energy Systems), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh, Malaysia

Research Interests:

  • • Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems • Biomass and Bioenergy • Waste to Energy • Process System Engineering • Heat Integration • Modelling, Simulation and Optimization • Biofuels and Hydrogen Production • Environmental Science & Engineering • Solar Thermal Energy • Energy Management • Hybrid Energy Systems • CO2 Capture and Utilization

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• PhD in Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh, Malaysia (2012) • Master in Energy Engineering, Mälardalens University, Västerås, Sweden (2006) • BSc in Chemical Engineering, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan (2002)
• 2015 to date: As Assistant Professor in Department of Sustainable & Renewable Energy Engineering, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • 2014 to 2015: As Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh, Malaysia • 2013 to 2014: As Lecturer in Chemical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Tronoh, Malaysia • 2008 to 2012 (2009-2012 on Study Leave): As Assistant Professor in Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, Pakistan • 2009 to 2012: As Research Officer in Biohydrogen Research Cluster (Green Technology Mission Oriented Research), Department of Chemical Engineering, University Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), Malaysia • 2007 to 2008: As Lecturer in Department of Chemical Engineering, COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Lahore Campus, Pakistan • 2007: As Assistant Manager in Utility Process Department, Dewan Salman Fibre Ltd. (DSF), Hattar Industrial Estate, Harripur-Pakistan • 2002 to 2004: As Assistant Engineer in Utility Process Department, Dewan Salman Fibre Ltd. (DSF), Hattar Industrial Estate, Harripur-Pakistan
• Guest Editor for Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery Journal • Coordinator for 12th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection (SEEP 2019) • Associate Editorial Board Member of Energy Conversion and Storage • Editorial board member of Renewable Energy Research Journal • Associate Member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) • Registered Engineer of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) • Member of organizing committee for 17th International Conference of Nanostructured Materials – NANO 2024 conference in the United Arab Emirates • Member of technical committee for Graduate Student Research Conference, UAE • Member of organizing committee for The 13th International Conference on Development in eSystens Engineering (DeSE2021)
• Abrar Inayat (PI), Chaouki Ghenai, Abdullah Shanableh. “Development and Simulation of Integrated System for the Hydrogen Production from Wsate via Anaerobic Digestion, Dry Reforming and Steam Gasification”. [Amount Secured: 48,000 AED] Competitive Project, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • Abrar Inayat (PI), Chaouki Ghenai, Mohammad Ali Abdelkareem, Tareq S Z Salameh, Muhammad Zubair. “Development of Systematic Algorithm for the Production of Synthetic Natural Gas for Vehicles (SNGV) from Biomass”. [Amount Secured: 64,000 AED] Competitive Project, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • Abrar Inayat (PI), Chaouki Ghenai, Tareq S Z Salameh. “Energy efficient and cost effective hydrogen production process development form date pits via steam gasification”. [Amount Secured: 40,000 AED] SEED Project, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • Abrar Inayat (PI), Suzana Yusup, M I Abdul Mutalib. “Heat Integration and Optimization for the Development of Energy Efficient Bio-Hydrogen Production Process from Palm Waste”. [Amount Secured: 22,700 RM] Short Term Internal Research Fund (STIRF), Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
• S Y A Siddiki, M Mofijur, S F Ahmed, Abrar Inayat, F Kusumo, P S Kumar, I A Badruddin, T M Yunus Khan, L D Nghiem, T M I Mahlia. (2022), “Microalgae biomass as a sustainable source for biofuel, chemical and biobased products: An integrated biorefinery concept”. Fuel, Vol. 307, pp 121782 • Shams F Ahmed, Nazifa Rafa, Md Mofijur, Irfan A Badruddin, Abrar Inayat, Md S Ali, Omar Farrok, T M Yunus Khan. (2021), “Biohydrogen production from biomass sources: Metabolic pathways and economic analysis”. Frontiers in Energy Research, Vol. 9, pp. 753878 • Abrar Inayat, Farrukh Jamil, Chaouki Ghenai, Mohammed Kamil, Awais Bokhari, Ammara Waris, Sikander Rafiq, Shahzad Khurram. (2021), “Biodiesel Synthesis from Neem Oil using Neem Seeds Residue as Sustainable Catalyst Support”. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-021-01807-0 • Muddasser Inayat, Shaharin A Sulaiman, Abrar Inayat, Shaik N Basha, Abdul R Gilal, Shahbaz Muhammad. (2021), “Modeling and parametric optimization of air catalytic cogasification of wood-oil palm fronds blend for clean syngas (H2+CO) production”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 46, pp. 30559-30580 • Abrar Inayat, Muhammad Shahbaz, Zakir Khan, Muddasser Inayat, Md Mofijur, Shams F. Ahmed, Chaouki Ghenai, Anis A. Ahmad. (2021), “Heat Integration Modeling of Hydrogen Production from Date Seeds via Steam Gasification”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 46, pp. 30592-30605 • Ahmad Mukhtar, Sidra Saqib, Muhammad Mubashir, Sami Ullah, Abrar Inayat, Abid Mahmood, Muhammad Ibrahim, Pau L Show. Mitigation of CO2 Emissions by Transforming to Biofuels: Optimization of Biofuels Production Processes. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 150, pp. 111487 • Chaouki Ghenai, Amira Nemmour, Abrar Inayat. (2021), “Parametric Study and Optimization of Bio-Hydrogen Production using Steam Reforming of Glycerol and Biodiesel Fuel Mixtures”. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-020-01230-x • Abdallah Shanableh, Mohamed Abdallah, Adel Tayara, Chaouki Ghenai, Mohammed Kamil, Abrar Inayat, Ahmad Shabib. (2021), “Experimental Characterization and Assessment of Bio- and Thermo-Chemical Energy Potential of Dromedary Manure”. Biomass and Bioenergy. Vol. 148, pp. 106058 • Haswin K G Singh, Suzana Yusup, Armando T Quitain, Bawadi Abdullah, Abrar Inayat, Mariam Ameen, Cheah K Wai, Mitsuru Sasaki, Tetsuya Kida, Yee H Chai. (2021), “Five-Lump Kinetic Approach on Biofuel Production from Refined Rubber Seed Oil over Cu/ZSM-5 Catalyst via Catalytic Cracking Reaction”. Renewable Energy, Vol. 171, pp. 1445-1453 • Abrar Inayat, Zakir Khan, Muhammad Shahbaz, Muhammad Aslam, Murni M Ahmad, Muhammad I A Mutalib, Suzana Yusup. (2021), “Integrated Adsorption Steam Gasification for Enhanced Hydrogen Production from Palm Waste at Bench Scale Plant”. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, Vol. 46, pp. 30581-30591 • Salman R Naqvi, Muhammad Naqvi, Abrar Inayat, Paula Blanco-Sanchez. (2021), “Impact of Layered and Delaminated Zeolites on Catalytic Fast Pyrolysis of Microalgae using Fixed Bed Reactor and GC/MS”. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis. Vol. 155, pp. 105025 • Abrar Inayat, Rumaisa Tariq, Zakir Khan, Chaouki Ghenai, Mohammed Kamil, Farrukh Jamil, Abdallah Shanableh. (2021), “A Comprehensive Review on Advanced Thermochemical Processes for Bio-hydrogen Production via Microwave and Plasma Technologies”. Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s13399-020-01175-1 • Ahmad Mukhtar, Sami Ullah, Abrar Inayat, Sidra Saqib, Nurhayati B Mellon, Mohammed A Assiri, Abdullah G. Al-Sehemi, Muhammad B K Niazi, Zaib Jahan, Mohamad A Bustam, Muhammad Ibrahim. (2021), “Synthesis-Structure-Property Relationship of Nitrogen-Doped Porous Covalent Triazine Frameworks for Pre-Combustion CO2 Capture”. Energy, Vol. 216, pp. 119230 • Salman Raza Naqvi, Muhammad Naqvi, Syed A A Taqvi, Farukh Iqbal, Abrar Inayat, Asif H Khoja, M. T Mehran, Muhammad Ayoub, Muhammad Shahbaz, Nor A S Amin. (2021), “Agro-industrial residue gasification feasibility in captive power plants: A South-Asian case study”. Energy, Vol. 214, pp. 118952 • Ahmed M Nassef, Enas T Sayed, Hegazy Rezk, Abrar Inayat, Bashria A A Yousef, Mohammad A Abdelkareem, Abdul G Olabi. (2020) .“Developing a Fuzzy-Model with Particle Swarm Optimization-Based for Improving the Conversion and Gasification Rate of Palm Kernel Shell”. Renewable Energy, Vol. 166, pp. 125-135 • Abrar Inayat, Hu H Ang, Mohsin Raza, Bashria AA Yousef, Chaouki Ghenai, Muhammad Ayoub, Syed IUH Gilani. (2020), “Integration and simulation of solar energy with hot flue gas system for the district cooling application” Case Studies of Thermal Engineering, Vol. 19, pp. 100620 • Muhammad Shahbaz, Syed A A Taqvi, Muddasser Inayat, Abrar Inayat, Shaharin A. Sulaiman, Gordon Mckay, Tareq Al-Ansari. (2020), “Air catalytic biomass (PKS) gasification in a fixed-bed downdraft gasifier using waste bottom ash as catalyst with NARX Neural Network modelling”. Computers & Chemical Engineering, Vol. 142, pp. 107048 • Abrar Inayat, Mohsin Raza, Zakir Khan, Chaouki Ghenai, Muhammad Aslam, Muhammad Shahbaz, Muhammad Ayoub. (2020), “Flowsheet Modelling and Simulation of Biomass Steam Gasification for Hydrogen Production: A Review”. Chemical Engineering & Technology. Vol. 43, pp. 649-660 • Abrar Inayat, Muddasser Inayat, Muhammad Shahbaz, Shaharin A. Sulaiman, Mohsin Raza, Suzana Yusup. (2020). “Parametric Analysis and Optimization for the Catalytic Air Gasification of Palm Kernel Shell using Coal Bottom Ash as Catalyst”. Renewable Energy, Vol. 145, pp. 671-681 • Abrar Inayat, Farrukh Jamil, Mohsin Raza, Shahzad Khurram, Chaouki Ghenai1, Ala’a H. Al-Muhatseb. (2019), “Upgradation of Waste Cooking Oil to Biodiesel in Presence of Green Catalyst Derived from Date Seeds”, Biofuels, DOI: 10.1080/17597269.2019.1608036 • Zakir Khan, Suzana Yusup, Muhammad Aslam, Abrar Inayat, Muhammad Shahbaz, Salman Raza, Robina Farooq, Ian Watson. (2019). “NO and SO2 emissions in palm kernel shell catalytic steam gasification with in-situ CO2 adsorption for hydrogen production in a pilot-scale fluidized bed gasification system”. Journal of Cleaner Production. Vol 236, pp. 117636 • Chaouki Ghenai, Abrar Inayat, Abdallah Shanableh, Eman A Sarairah, Isam Janajreh. (2019), “Combustion and Emissions Analysis of Spent Pot Lining (SPL) as Alternative Fuel in Cement Industry” Science of the Total Environment, Vol 84, pp. 519-526 • Arar Inayat, Mohsin Raza. (2019), “District Cooling System via Renewable Energy Sources: A Review”, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol 107, pp. 360-373 • Abrar Inayat, Ahmed M. Nassef, Hegazy Rezk, Enas T Sayed, Mohammad A Abdelkareem, Abdul G Olabi. (2019). “Fuzzy modeling and parameters optimization for the enhancement of biodiesel production from waste frying oil over montmorillonite clay K-30”. Science of the Total Environment, Vol 666, pp. 821-827 • Muhammad Shahbaz, Syed A Taqvi, Adrian C M Loy, Abrar Inayat, Fahim Uddin, Awais Bokhari, Salman R Naqvi. (2019). “Artificial neural network approach for the steam gasification of palm oil waste using bottom ash and CaO”. Renewable Energy, Vol 132, pp. 243-254 • Hegazy Rezk, Ahmed M. Nassef, Abrar Inayat, Enas T Sayed, Muhammad Shahbaz, Abdul G Olabi. (2019). “Improving the Environmental Impact of Palm Kernel Shell Through Maximizing its Production of Hydrogen and Syngas using Advanced Artificial Intelligence”. Science of the Total Environment, Vol 658, pp. 1150-1160
• Heat Energy Recovery via Heat Integration in Cost Iron Industry • Biomass Pyrolysis using Hybrid Energy systems • Preparation of Silica Aerogel for application in solar cells and fuel cells. • Biodiesel Production from Waste Vegetable Oil via Capillary Micro -reactors Technique using Nanomaterials as Catalyst • Converting Waste to Hydrogen using Microwave Plasma Technology • Sustainable Irrigation System Via Biomass Anaerobic Digestion Process • Slow Pyrolysis system to produce Activated Carbon from Coffee waste used for Medical Application • Design of Integrated CRS for HP Steam Production Using Solar and Biomass • Energy Efficient Biomass Combustion System using Municipal Solid Waste as feedstock • Design of Pyrolysis Process for Bio-Oil Production from Coffee Waste • Biodiesel Production from Neem Oil using KOH with Activated Carbon as Catalyst • Biomass Gasification Technology for Irrigation Pumping • Design of Hybrid Central Receiver Systems (CRS) for Electricity Generation using Solar and Biomass • Biodiesel Production from Waste Cooking Oil via Micro reactors • Hydrogen Production From Waste Via Integration Of Anaerobic Digestion And Catalytic Dry Reforming • Syngas Production from Municipal Solid Waste via Plasma Gasification • Biodiesel Production from Date Seeds via Microwave Assisted Technique Farm house • Design of Self-Sustained Vegetable farm house using integrated power production and water cooling system via Solar and Wind Energy • Generation of Electricity using speed breakers • Design of a Solar Assisted Reactor for the Pyrolysis of HDPE to Fuel and Petrochemicals • Design of Direct Methanol Fuel Cell • Plant Design Project for the Production of Ethylene • Simulation for Hydrogen Production from Palm Waste via Supercritical Gasification using Concentrated Solar Energy • Simulation and Parametric Study for the Hydrothermal Gasification of Palm Waste • (MSc)-“Assessment of Regulatory Reforms to Enhance the Viability of Waste to Energy Systems” • (MSc) – “Development of Systematic Algorithm for the Production of Synthetic Natural Gas for Vehicles (SNGV)” • (PhD) – “Modelling and Experimental Study for In-Situ Catalytic Biomass Gasification for Syngas Production by Utilization of Coal Bottom Ash”
• Distinguished Faculty Award - Scientific Research (2019-2020) University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • 2nd Award in Youth Sustainability Competition at 1st International Forum on Sustainable Development and Sustainable Innovations, as supervisor of senior design project, 10 Feb 2021. University of Sharjah and Bee’ah, United Arab Emirates • Appreciation Certificate as outstanding faculty member in the department from SREE Club for the online teaching during the Covid-19 pandemic period. • 2nd Position in 2nd Engineering Undergraduate Design Projects Exhibition 2019 (EUDPE 2019) as Supervisor of senior design project, 09 May 2019, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • 2nd Position in 1st Engineering Undergraduate Design Projects Exhibition 2018 (EUDPE 2018) as Supervisor of senior design project, 09 May 2018, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • Appreciation Certificate for serving as Judge. SREE Renewable Energy Challenge, 08 May 2018, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates • Appreciation Certificate for serving as Judge. UAE Undergraduate Research Competition, 08 May 2017, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • Best Researcher of the University Award. 12th Convocation Ceremony, 21 October 2012, University Teknologi PETRONAS, Perak, Malaysia. • Gold Medal. 23rd International Invention, Innovation and Technology Exhibition (23rd ITEX 2012), 17-19 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Integrated Catalytic Adsorption (ICA) Steam Gasification for Biohydrogen Production from Biomass” • Silver Medal. 12th Invention & Innovation Awards 2012, Malaysian Technology Expo (MTE), 16-18 February 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Integrated Catalytic Adsorption (ICA) Steam Gasification for Biohydrogen Production from Biomass” • Gold Medal. The Belgian and International Trade Fair for Technological Innovation (60th INNOVA 2011), 19 November 2011, Brussels, Belgium. “Integrated Catalytic Adsorption (ICA) Steam Gasification for Biohydrogen Production from Biomass”
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