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Engr. Taimur Ali Shams
Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering Department

CAE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
College of Aeronautical Engineering, PAF Academy, Risalpur
Tel : 0324-4097152

Specialization
Aerodynamics, Low Reynolds Number, Flow Airfoil Design, Wind Tunnel Testing

Education
BE(Aerospace), NUST, Islamabad, MS (Aerospace), Air University, Islamabad,PhD(in progress from CAE, NUST)

Mr. Taimur Ali Shams is an assistant professor of Aerodynamics at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE), National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) Pakistan. He completed his undergraduate studies from NUST in 2000 with distinction and received best project award. He holds a Masters degree in Aerospace Engineering from Air University, Islamabad. His industrial experience includes eight years of managing O-level and I-level maintenance of French origin combat aircraft. Since 2007 he has been involved with R&D and academic activities. His research interests include CFD (using commercially available software), wind tunnel testing and low Reynolds number flows. He also participated in a collaborative project between PAF and QinetiQ, UK regarding estimation of stall and spin recovery of fighter aircraft. The project utilized state of the art facilities of computation of UK and vertical wind tunnel facility of Onera, France. Currently he is working at CAE as faculty and in parallel started PhD studies. His focus of research is design and development of Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs) for surveillance purposes. 

Industry-Academia Research Projects

  •  Implementation of Automated Logistics Management System for fighter aircraft.
  • CFD analysis of fighter aircraft for its stall and spin characteristics at QinetiQ, UK.
  • Wind tunnel testing of fighter aircraft using vertical wind tunnel facility.
  • Wind Tunnel testing of high speed projectile using DESTO supersonic wind tunnel facility.
  •  Rectification of Fuel injection system of propeller driven aircraft at AMF, PAC Kamra.​

 
​​1) Abid A Khan, Kashif Mehmood, Taimur Ali Shams, Sumaira Khan, M.A.Ashraf,” Correlation between Teaching Evaluation and Learning”, International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, January, 2018

2) Taimur Ali Shams, Masud J, “Steady analysis of NACA flush inlet at high subsonic and supersonic speeds” World Congress on Engineering, London, UK, 1-3 July 2015, ISBN:978-988-14047-0-1

3) Hamid M Khan, Taimur Ali Shams, E. Chadwick,”Evaluation of side force in Oseen flow slender body theory and comparison with CFD simulation results” World Congress on Engineering, London, UK, 3-5 July 2013, ISBN:978-988-19252-9-9

4) Taimur Ali Shams, Hamid M Khan,” Computational Analysis of Slender Body with Tri-Axial frontal shape”, Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Sciences (AMMCS) 2013, Waterloo, Canada

5) Nabeel Khan, Taimur Ali Shams, Muhammad Ayaz,” Enhancement of Smoke Generation System Endurance using CFD” International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ICOMS), 2013,Air University, Islamabad

6) Anum Irfan, Taimur Ali shams, Farooq Akram,” Analysis of Cantilevered Wing of an RC Platform in Different Configurations”, International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), January, 2013

7) Ahmed Bilal, Taimur Ali Shams,Farooq, Rizwan Riaz” CAD Modeling and Aerodynamic Analysis of Store Carrying Racks of Fighter Aircraft”, International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), January, 2013

8) Rizwan Riaz, Sagar Riaz, Adnan Maqsood, Farooq Akram,Taimur Ali Shams, Abid A Khan,” Design & Development of Surveillance RC Platform”, International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ICOMS), Januray,2013,Air University, Islamabad

9) Ahmed Bilal, Taimur Ali Shams,” Wind Tunnel Testing of a Scaled Down Model of Store Carrying Rack in Low Subsonic Wind Tunnel”, International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), January, 2013

10) Taimur Ali Shams,” Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) Analysis of Cantilevered Aircraft’s Wing Along With Wingtip Missile” International Conference on Modeling and Simulation (ICOMS), January 2013,Air University, Islamabad

Fall/2009 till spring/2010 and Spring/2012 till Spring/2015
High Speed Aerodynamics -  Aero-312
Basic and Applied Aerodynamics – Aero-311
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics – Aero-211
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering – Aero-201
Wind Tunnel Testing – Aero-332
Fall/2017
Aircraft Performance-Aero-321
Spring/2018
Aircraft Performance-Aero-321

Aircraft Maintenance Management: Nov 2000 – July 2004
Deployed as Engineering Officer in second line maintenance facility of Mirage aircraft. Job description included: planning, scheduling and documentation of aircraft production during periodic inspection. Job included 
Servicing, Pre-Flight, Post-Flight, Through-Flight and Weekly inspections of all aircraft
Maintenance & Rectification of all airframe systems i.e. Landing Gears, Flight Controls, Hydraulics, Air Conditioning, Fuel System and other auxiliary systems.
Operation, Maintenance & Rectification of on wing engine.
Maintenance & Rectification of Instrumentation and Electrical Systems.
Supervision of SHM of aircraft wing using non destructive inspections for Rib1 and Rib 4 cracks detection.
Replacement of aircraft wing

Aircraft Maintenance Management: July 2004 – July 2005
Deployed as Engineering Officer in first line maintenance facility of Mirage aircraft. Job description included: planning and scheduling of aircraft launch and recovery. Job included 
Servicing, Pre-Flight, Post-Flight, Through-Flight and Weekly inspections of all aircraft.
Maintenance & Rectification of all airframe systems i.e. Landing Gears, Flight Controls, Hydraulics, Air Conditioning, Airplane General, Fuel Systems and other auxiliary systems.
Operation, Maintenance & Rectification of on wing  engine.
Maintenance & Rectification of Instrumentation and Electrical Systems.

Ground Engineering Squadron Maintenance Management: July 2005-Sep 2006
Deployed as Engineering Officer of Ground Engineering Squadron. Job description included
Maintenance and replacement of aircraft arresting barriers.
Maintenance of aircraft ground support and handling equipment.
Maintenance of aircraft powered ground equipment.

Aircraft Maintenance Management: Sep 2006 – Sep 2007
Deployed as Engineering Officer in second line maintenance facility of Mirage aircraft. Job description included: planning, scheduling and documentation of aircraft production during periodic inspection. Job included 
Servicing, Pre-Flight, Post-Flight, Through-Flight and Weekly inspections of all aircraft
Maintenance & Rectification of all airframe systems i.e. Landing Gears, Flight Controls, Hydraulics, Air Conditioning, Airplane General, Fuel Systems and other auxiliary systems.
Operation, Maintenance & Rectification of on wing engine.
Replacement of aircraft wing

MS Student at Air University, Islamabad: Sep 2007 – Sep 2008
CFD analysis of NACA flush inlets at high subsonic and supersonic speeds

SO (Coordination) of Assistance Chief of the Air Staff (Aircraft): Sep 2008 – Nov 2009
Coordination of five directorates for ACAS(aircraft) at AHQ, Islamabad

Assistant Professor: Nov-2009 – Feb 2011
Deployed as Assistant Professor at College of Aeronautical Engineering, NUST
Taught compressible aerodynamics (Aero-312) 
Supervision of UG research projects
Officer in charge of Aerodynamics Lab (Wind Tunnels)

Research Engineer at Farnborough, UK: Feb 2011-Feb 2012
CFD analysis of fighter aircraft for stall and spin predictions at QinetiQ, Farnborough, UK computational facility
Wind Tunnel testing at Onera, France

Assistant Professor: Feb-2012 – June 2015
Deployed as Assistant Professor at College of Aeronautical Engineering, NUST
Taught following subjects
High Speed Aerodynamics-Aero-312
Basic and Applied Aerodynamics – Aero-311
Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics – Aero-211
Introduction to Aerospace Engineering – Aero-201
Wind Tunnel Testing – Aero-332
Supervision of UG research projects
Officer in charge of Aerodynamics Lab (Wind Tunnels)

Assistant Director (Research): June-2015-June2016
CFD analysis of high speed projectile.
Wind tunnel testing of high speed projectile at DESTO supersonic wind tunnel facility.

 Aircraft Maintenance Management: June 2016 – Oct 2017
Deployed as Engineering Officer in second line maintenance facility of Mirage aircraft. Job description included: planning, scheduling and documentation of aircraft production during periodic inspection. Job included 
Servicing, Pre-Flight, Post-Flight, Through-Flight and Weekly inspections of all aircraft
Maintenance & Rectification of all airframe systems i.e. Landing Gears, Flight Controls, Hydraulics, Air Conditioning, Airplane General, Fuel Systems and other auxiliary systems.
Operation, Maintenance & Rectification of on wing  engine.
Maintenance & Rectification of Instrumentation and Electrical Systems.
Supervision of SHM of aircraft wing using non destructive inspections for Rib1 and Rib 4 cracks detection.
Replacement of aircraft wing

Assistant Professor: Sep 2017 –till date
Deployed as Assistant Professor at College of Aeronautical Engineering, NUST
Supervision of UG research projects
Working on design and development of micro aerial vehicles for surveillance purposes
Working on parameterization techniques to be used to model airfoil and wing mathematically
Working on wind tunnel experimentation of MAV with MEMS
Working on strategies of New Product Development