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Expert in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Expert ID: 737477 Pakistan

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Expert is an Aerospace Engineer, with extensive experience in the Aerospace industry, having specializations in Spacecraft Design and Satellite Propulsion. He is currently working as Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the higher education sector. Expert has been the Head of Industrial Engineering and Space Research Labs (SSRL) designing space systems, space missions and space policy. Moreover he has also been part of UNOOSA in Austria for space operations regulations.

Expert has two design patents one each for space transportation and space propulsion. As a professor, Expert has been teaching courses on Aircraft Design, Spacecraft Design, Space Mission Design, Gas Turbines, Space Propulsion, Powerplant Engineering, etc. Additionally, he has also worked as Senior Research Scholar at Spacecraft and Missile Dynamics Lab of Beihang University (BUAA) during his Ph.D. program and on Hypersonic Airbreathing Propulsion during MS program. Expert is a prolific author in Space Systems and has more than 45 international peer-reviewed research publications on Space Missions, Space Constellations, Satellite and Space Launch System Designs. In Aeronautics, he has been leader of Aerospace industry projects at Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra as Deputy Chief of Manufacturing Technology and as Senior Aircraft Design Engineer. With several years experience of manufacturing Light Utility Aircraft and of working in China, Saudi Arabia (Middle East) and Sweden (European Union) on Aircraft Design projects. Additionally, he has eight years of Aircraft and Gas Turbine Maintenance experience.

Expert's core research areas are space launch vehicles, missile design, small satellite design, satellite constellation, space propulsion, gas turbine engines, aerospace propulsion, powerplant design and aerothermal simulations. In teaching assignments, expert has taught courses on astrodynamics, advance orbital mechanics, launch vehicle and ballistic missile design, satellite design, gas turbine engines, turbomachinery design, computational fluid dynamics (CFD), aerodynamics, thermodynamics, heat transfer etc. Expert is a higher education commission's approved PhD supervisor. Expert is the recipient of industrial research grants for several industry-academia collaborative projects on students' micro satellite design, rocket-ramjet integrated engine design, rocket-based combined cycle engines, space situational awareness, satellite tracking, space research lab, aerothermal design of electronics, reentry vehicle for nanosatellites, stage separation mechanism design.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2013 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Flight Vehicle (Spacecraft) Design Institution: Beihang University (BUAA)
Year: 2009 Degree: MS Subject: Aerospace Propulsion Institution: Beihang University (BUAA)
Year: 1993 Degree: BE Subject: Aerospace Engineering Institution: College of Aeronautical Engineering of NED University of Engineering and Technology

Work History

Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2019 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Associate Professor Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Institute of Avionics & Aeronautics
Responsibilities:
Research Leader Aertothermal Designs
Research Lead Space Technology and Propulsion Systems
Academic Group Head of Thermo-Fluids
Teaching of gas turbine turbomachinery, powerplant engineering, engineering dynamics, advance astrodynamics and heat transfer courses
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: College of Aeronautical Engineering of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Title: Professor & Head of Department Department: Industrial Engineering
Responsibilities:
Academic head of industrial engineering
Research lead and principal investigator for manufacturing processes and industrial designs
Head of curriculum design for industrial engineering program
Leader for industry collaboration in aerospace and mechanical manufacturing
Teaching of Astrodynamics, Satellite design, aerospace propulsion, rocket propulsion, heat transfer courses
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2016 to 2019 Employer: College of Aeronautical Engineering of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Title: Director and Head of SERP Department: Space Education and Research Program (SERP) Labs
Responsibilities:
Development of SERP Labs at CAE (NUST)
Design of courses and curriculum for space education
Research leader for space mission design and space operations research
Research lead for micro and nanosatellite systems
Teaching of Astrodynamics, Satellite design, space mission analysis and design, rocket propulsion, space situational awareness (SSA) courses
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2013 to 2016 Employer: College of Aeronautical Engineering of the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Title: Associate Professor & Group Head (Astronautics & Propulsion) Department: Aerospace Engineering Department
Responsibilities:
Academic group head of astronautics and propulsion education
Research leader for small satellite design and development program
Research lead for computational intelligence applications to aerospace vehicle design
Teaching of Astrodynamics, Satellite design, aerospace propulsion, rocket propulsion, heat transfer courses
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2008 to 2013 Employer: Beihang University (BUAA) Title: Senior Research Scholar and Graduate Research Assistant Department: School of Astronautics
Responsibilities:
Student team lead for fully reusable spaceplane design
Student team lead for hypersonic airbreathing engines (scramjet) research
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 2001 to 2005 Employer: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra Title: Deputy Chief Engineer (Technology) Department: Technology Department of Aircraft Manufacturing Factory
Responsibilities:
Headed the following teams:-
Light utility aircraft design and development
Aircraft parts and assemblies design and development
Manufacturing process development i.e. technology preparation team
Design and development of aerospace ground handling and ground support equipment (GHE/GSE)
Years Employer Title Department
Years: 1994 to 2001 Employer: Govt of Pakistan (Air Force) Title: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Department: Engineering
Responsibilities:
Flight line maintenance of aircraft
Intermediate level maintenance of aircraft
Shop level maintenance of aircraft engines

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 2017 to 2019 Agency: Ministry of Science and Technology (Govt. of Pakistan) Role: Technical Advisor for Pakistan Space Centre Description: 1. Evaluating the technical proposals submitted to Govt. of Pakistan for development of Pakistan Space Centre
2. Conducting interactive sessions with stakeholders for and on behalf of ministry of science and technology
3. Advising the ministry on the correctness and viability of the proposal
4. Advising for changes necessary to make PSC proposal viable and sustainable
Years: 2001 to 2005 Agency: Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra Role: Deputy Chief Engineer (Technology) Description: Headed the following teams:-
Light utility aircraft design and development
Aircraft parts and assemblies design and development
manufacturing process development i.e. technology preparation team
design and development of aerospace ground handling and ground support equipment (GHE/GSE)
Years: 1994 to 2001 Agency: Military (Air Force) Role: Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Description: Flight line maintenance of aircraft
Intermediate level maintenance of aircraft
Shop level maintenance of aircraft engines

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2017 to 2017 Country / Region: China (Mainland) Summary: Survey of research work being conducted by Expert's own students under split higher education program at the School of Astronautics of Beihang University (BUAA)
Years: 2017 to 2017 Country / Region: Austria Summary: UN's UNOOSA convention on regulation of space traffic management
Years: 2007 to 2013 Country / Region: China (Mainland) Summary: Higher education program for PhD and MS degrees in Astronautics at BUAA.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: China (Mainland) Summary: Team lead for Aerospace Joint Research project at Chengdu Aircraft Corporation (CAC)
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Sweden Summary: Temporary placement with SAAB Aero AB industries for design verification of Super Mushshak-III Light Utility Aircraft
Years: 2005 to 2005 Country / Region: Saudi Arabia Summary: Handing over of light utility Super Mushshak aircraft and customer outreach program.
Years: 2004 to 2004 Country / Region: China (Mainland) Summary: Technology development plan for light multi-role aircraft

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Senior Member AIAA (member since 2010)
Registered Engineer Pakistan Engineering Council
Licenses / Certifications
1. Certified Program Evaluator (CPEV) for Higher Education Program (March 2019)
2. Certified Production Management Professional (CPMP) in October 2003
Professional Appointments
• Senior technical reviewer to National Centre for GIS and Space Applications (NCGSA)
• Lead technical advisor/reviewer to Ministry of Science and Technology (Govt. of Pakistan) for development of Pakistan Space Centre (PSC)
• Member Board of Editors of Journal of Space Technology, Institute of Space Technology (IST), Pakistan
• Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronic Systems (ITAES), impact factor 3.672
• Reviewer for Scientific Research and Essays (SRE)
• Reviewer for World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology (WASET)
Awards / Recognition
• Awarded the Imtiazi Sanad by the Government of Pakistan for promoting the cause of space education and research in the country
• Best Faculty Member Award (Aerospace Engineering) for the session: at College of Aeronautical Engineering, NUST
• Beihang University (BUAA) Distinguished Students Award : First Prize
• Selected as first Post-Graduate Student Coordinator for School of Astronautics
• BUAA Students Scholarship (NFSS) Award for PhD, multiple years
• Chief of Air Staff Commendation for development of innovative aeronautical maintenance scheme for recovery of vintage combat aircraft
• Best Project BE Aerospace Engineering Program
Publications and Patents Summary
Patents Filled/Awarded = 04 / 02
Total Publications Accepted on HEC Portal = 43
Books/ Book Chapters = 03
Total Peer Reviewed Journal Papers = 19
Impact Factor Journals Papers = 09
Total International/National Conference Papers = 21

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
2019: Fundamentals of Weapons Engineering (1 week at NUST)
2019: Space Situational Awareness (SSA) Training Workshop (1 week at Space Lab, College of Aeronautical Engineering)
2018: Fundamentals of Space Technology (FST) Training (1 week at Space Lab, College of Aeronautical Engineering)
2018: Space Mission Analysis & Design (SMAD) Training (1 week at Space Lab, College of Aeronautical Engineering)
2017: Rocket Propulsion for Launch Vehicles & Ballistic Systems
2016: Jet Engine Performance

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
Urdu Native
Chinese (Mandarin) Beginner (Pinyin only)

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