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Dr.Zafar Said Academic RankAssistant Professor

Specialization:

  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University Malaya, Malaysia

Research Interests:

  • - Nanofluids
    - Stability of suspensions
    -Thermophysical Properties
    -Heating/cooling applications
    -Energy and Exergy efficiencies of solar collectors
    -Renewable Energy
    -Infrared Thermography for NDT
    -Vehicle Thermal Management

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Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, University Malaya, Malaysia, Oct. 2014 (Fast Track Masters leading to Ph.D.) Worked on the thesis titled “Effect of thermo physical properties on the energy & exergy efficiencies of flat plate solar collector using metal oxides and SWCNTs based nanofluids “, Master of Engineering (Mechanical), University Malaya, Malaysia, Feb. 2011. Thesis titled “Investigation on fundamental optical properties of nanofluids” B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Hons.), University Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia, Sept. 2008 Worked on the thesis titled “(SPT), Parametric Study of mixed convection heat transfer in a lid driven square cavity filled with nanofluids. “ American Degree Transfer Program (Liberal Arts) 2006-2007 Help University College, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering (SREE), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE September, 2016 - Present Project Lead, Line Scan Thermography, September. 2015 - Present. Strata, UAE. Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Masdar Institute, U.A.E., April. 2014 - Present. Masdar Institute. Ph.D. Research Fellow, University Malaya, Malaysia, Feb, 2012- April, 2014. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Research Engineer, University Malaya, Malaysia, Nov. 2011 – Feb, 2012. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
M.Sc. Level training: 1. HyperWorks (simulation software) 2. RadTherm (simulation software) 3. Thermal Camera handling (MWIR & LWIR), IRControl & FLIR Software. 4. Demonstration and training for carrying experimental work of vehicles for both industry and students. Kumon, Malaysia: Instructor for math advance levels: calculus, trigonometry, differential equations, advanced differentiation and integration etc. Assistantship: Teaching Assistant, University Malaya, Malaysia, 2012 - 2013. Supervision Research Engineer: Mr. Alain Kaddoum Ph.D. Students: Mr. Aliaa M. Abou Ali Ms. M. A. Shabiha (University Malaya)
1. Thermography Inspection for Composite Parts. Collaborative research between Masdar Institute, Mubadala and Strata Manufacturing, U.A.E. On going 2014 – 2015 2. “Optimizing the thermal heat signature of vehicles operating in the UAE”, Collaborative research between Masdar Institute, Tawazun and Nimr, U.A.E. Leader for project under supervision of Prof. Mohammad A. Omar. Complete. 3. “NDT&E of Composites C/GFRP, Manufacturing and Usage related defects”, Collaborative research between Masdar Institute, Mubadala and Strata Manufacturing, U.A.E. Complete. 2012 - 2015 Solar Energy Group Lead 4. “Nano-fluids in Enhancing the performances of Heat Exchangers”, University Malaya, Fund (HIR), Solar group Leader under supervision of Prof. Dr. Saidur Rahman. Complete. 2011 - 2012 4. “Investigation on fundamental optical properties of nanofluids”, University Malaya funded by Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. Complete.
1. Z. Said, A. M. Sabiha, R. Saidur, N.A. Performance enhancement of a Flat Plate Solar collector using TiO2 nanofluid and Polyethylene Glycol dispersant. Journal of cleaner production 92 (2015): 343-353. (IF: 4.959) 2. Z. Said, R. Saidur, N.A. Rahim. Thermophysical properties of single wall carbon nanotube and its effect on thermal efficiency of a flat plate solar collector. Solar Energy, 115 (2015): 757-769. (IF: 3.469) 3. Said, Z., Sajid, M. H., Saidur, R., Mahdiraji, G. A., & Rahim, N. A. (2015). Evaluating the Optical Properties of TiO2 Nanofluid for a Direct Absorption Solar Collector. Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, 67(9), 1010-1027. (IF: 1.975) 4. Sajid M, Said Z, Saidur R. Spotlight on available optical properties and models of nanofluids: A review. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews, 43 (2015): 750-762. (IF: 5.901) 5. Z. Said, R. Saidur, M. A. Sabiha, A. Hepbasli, N.A. Rahim. Energy and exergy efficiency of a flat plate solar collector using pH treated Al2O3 nanofluid. Journal of Cleaner Production (2015). DOI:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.07.115. (IF: 3.844) 6. M. A. Sabiha, R. Saidur, Z. Said, Saad Mekhilef. "Energy performance of an evacuated tube solar collector using single walled carbon nanotubes nanofluids." Energy Conversion and Management 105 (2015): 1377-1388. (IF: 4.380) 7. Said, Z., M. A. Alim, and Isam Janajreh. "Exergy efficiency analysis of a flat plate solar collector using graphene based nanofluid." IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering. Vol. 92. No. 1. IOP Publishing, 2015.
1. Thermography Inspection for Composite Parts. Collaborative research between Masdar Institute, Mubadala and Strata Manufacturing, U.A.E. On going 2014 – 2015 2. “Optimizing the thermal heat signature of vehicles operating in the UAE”, Collaborative research between Masdar Institute, Tawazun and Nimr, U.A.E. Leader for project under supervision of Prof. Mohammad A. Omar. Complete. 3. “NDT&E of Composites C/GFRP, Manufacturing and Usage related defects”, Collaborative research between Masdar Institute, Mubadala and Strata Manufacturing, U.A.E. Complete.
2011: Best Final Year Project, University Tenaga Nasional 2012: Fast-Track to Ph.D. *Included in Who’s Who in the World 2016-33rd Edition Dean List 5 times: University IPRS Feb. 2012- March 2014. (Ph.D.)
1. 2015: “Nanoparticles: Stability, Density and Viscosity of various metal oxide nanofluids” Invited Speaker, International Conference on Small Science, November 4-7, 2015 Phuket, Thailand. http://www.icssci.org/2015/nanoparticles 2. International Conference on Materials Science & Technology (ICMTech), 01 - 04 March, 2016 at the Conference Centre, University of Delhi, India www.vbripress.com/icmtech
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