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Pakistan Navy Engineering College (PNEC)
Dr Syed Asad Ali Zaidi (HoUGP)
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Sciences

PNEC
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
PNS Jauhar, Habib Ibrahim Rehmatullah Road, Karachi – 75350, Pakistan
Tel : +92-21-48503023

Specialization
Power and Energy Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Education
PhD Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Harbin Engineering University, China

Teaching was something that naturally came to him even as a student and Dr. Asad Ali Zaidi is forever grateful that this got to be his profession as well. Asad Ali Zaidi graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree from NUST in 2008 and secured 1st position during his Masters. He started his professional career from a National Corporation, Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd as a Design Engineer and quickly stepped up to the position of Assistant Manager Projects. He then joined a leading national conglomerate Candyland Pakistan which is the largest confectionery company in Pakistan as Assistant Manager Utilities & Maintenance.

He joined NUST in 2014 and formally stepped into teaching profession. By virtue of his practical experience, he is able to correlate theory contents with practical applications. He is an active member of College Advisory Council for the implementation of Outcome Based Education (OBE) as desired by Pakistan Engineering Council. Asad Ali Zaidi received Chinese Scholarship Council (CSC) scholarship completed his PhD within 3 years in Power Engineering and Engineering Thermo physics at Harbin Engineering University, Harbin, China. He is working as Head of Undergraduate Mechanical Engineering Program at PNEC-NUST from January 2020 to date.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics: College of Power and Energy Engineering, Harbin Engineering University, China (2019).
  • MBA. Management and Administrative Science, Karachi University Business School, University of Karachi, Pakistan (2015)
  • M.E. Materials Engineering: Department of Materials Engineering, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan (2013).
  • B.E. Mechanical Engineering: Department of Engineering Sciences, PNEC- National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan (2009).

Honour and Awards:​

  • Certificate of Reviewing Original Articles in recognition to the review made for InternationalConference on Engineering Technologies and Social Sciences (ICETSS 2017) held at AsianInstitute of Technology (AIT) Conference Center Bangkok Thailand from 7-8 August, 2017.
  • Certificate of Reviewing Original Articles in recognition of the review made for 4th IEEEInternational Conference on Engineering Technologies and Applied Sciences (ICETAS 2017) heldat AMA International University, Bahrain from 29 Nov-1 Dec, 2017.
  • Gained PhD full scholarship from China Scholarship Council (including tuition fee, lodging, livingallowance and medical insurance)
  • Certificate for Presenting the Paper on 6th International Mechanical Engineering Congress onGreen Systems and Innovation (2016).The certificate was awarded for presenting a paper on"Design and Thermal Analysis of Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal Power Plant", at IEP ConventionCentre, Karachi. The event was jointly organized by IEP Karachi center and NED University incollaboration with HEC Pakistan.
  • Certificate of Participation for workshop on Nuclear Power and Policy. This certificate was awardedfor attending a two-day workshop on Nuclear Power and Policy at Safety Analysis Centre (SAC)Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA) , Karachi held at 25-25 Nov 2015.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for working at F22P Ship No. 4 (PNS Aslat). This certificate ofrecognition and appreciation was awarded for performing duty on F22P ship No.4 (PNS Aslat) asAssistant Manager (Outfit Design) with Chinese TA Team from China Shipbuilding and OffshoreCompany.
  • Certificate of Appreciation for participating in the 4th International Mechanical Engineering Congress, Jan 2009 issuer: The Institution of Engineers Pakistan, Karachi Center.

Membership:

  • Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
  • Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP)
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)
  • World Bio-energy Association (WBA)
  • World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies (WSSET)
  • International Water Association (IWA)

Certifications:

  • Awareness of ISO 9001:2008 QMS, Ace Management System Consultants, January 2014. No: AMSC/NHU-15/30.
  • Event Management, Brentwood Open Learning College UK, May 2018, No: LC23222
  • Human Resource Management, Brentwood Open Learning College UK, April 2018, No: CR51657
  • Management, Brentwood Open Learning College UK, August 2018, No: LC23221
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Research Interest

Ÿ  Modern Composite Materials

Ÿ  Bioenergy and Biofuels

Ÿ  Renewable Energy

Ÿ  Energy Policy & Management

Ÿ  Energy Audit

 

UG Final Year Projects Supervised

 

Ÿ  Designing and fabrication of a portable water purification system for remote regions and disaster affected areas.

Ÿ  Development of natural fiber reinforced polymer composite as construction material for thermal insulation application.

Ÿ  Compounding of EPDM Rubber with aramid fibers.

Ÿ  Design and performance analysis of floating dome type portable biogas plant for domestic use in Pakistan.

Ÿ  Design of a cryogenic pressure vessel

Ÿ  Design of a sustainable energy system for a cattle farm using manure as source of energy.

Ÿ  Design and fabrication of 5kW turbine that works on a river flow by using whirlpool effect.

Ÿ  Design and fabrication of a pyrolysis unit to extract fuel Oil from plastic.

Ÿ  Design and fabrication of an Esterification unit for biofuel production.

 

MS Thesis Supervision under Progress

 

S.No

Student Name

Thesis Title

1

Muhammad Wajahat Rasool Arain

Analyse the Behaviors of Non-Premixed Turbulent Combustion by Using ANSYS

2

Muhammad Bilal Ahmed Usmani

Coupled electric and chemical energy based propulsive module for use in planetary exploration.

3

Muhammad Saqib

Design and Optimization of Water Cooled Chiller

4

Moiz Uddin

FEM/CFD Analysis of VAWT with different profile blades

5

Syed Sajjad Raza

Development of performance evaluation model for reversible degradation prediction of Land Marine Gas Turbine Compressor.

 

Reviewer for International peer reviewed journals

 

Ÿ  International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Elsevier Science Ltd., UK;

Ÿ  Energy-The International Journal, Elsevier Science Ltd., UK;

Ÿ  Bioresource Technology, Elsevier Science Ltd., UK;

Ÿ  Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, Budapest University of Technology and Economics., HUNGARY

Ÿ  International Journal of Renewable Energy Research, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

Ÿ  African Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria

Ÿ  Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology, Academic Journals, Lagos, Nigeria​

Journal Publications

S.No

Title

Year

IF

1

Yue Shi, Kaiguo Huang, Ruizhe Feng, Renjie Wang, Guobing Liu, Asad A Zaidi, Kun Zhang: Combined MgO nanoparticle and microwave pre-treatment on biogas increase from Enteromorpha during anaerobic digestion. IOP Conference Series Earth and Environmental Science 03/2020; 450:012025., DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/450/1/012025

2020

NA

2

Adil Malik, Qun Zheng, Shafiq R Qureshi, Asad A Zaidi: Effect of helium xenon as working fluid on the compressor of power conversion unit of closed Brayton cycle HTGR power plant. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 02/2020; 45(16): 10119-10129., DOI: 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2020.01.220

2020

4.084

3

Adil Malik, Shafiq R Qureshi, Nasir Abbas, Asad A Zaidi: Energy and exergy analyses of a solar desalination plant for Karachi Pakistan. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 01/2020; 37: 100596., DOI: 10.1016/j.seta.2019.100596

2020

3.456

4

Yuhang Cai, Asad A Zaidi, Peiqi Sun, Yue Shi, Kun Zhang, Aqiang Lin: Effect of volume loading rate and C/N on ship domestic sewage treatment by two membrane bioreactors. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering 12/2019., DOI: 10.3311/PPch.14672

2019

1.382

5

Yuhang Cai, Asad A Zaidi, Yue Shi, Kun Zhang, Xin Li, Shihao Xiao, Aqiang Lin: Influence of salinity on the biological treatment of domestic ship sewage using an air-lift multilevel circulation membrane reactor. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 11/2019; 26: 37026–37036., DOI: 10.1007/s11356-019-06813-4

2019

2.914

6

Asghar Khan, Wang Liquan, Wang Gang, Muhammad Imran, Hafiz Muhammad Waqas, Syed Asad Ali Zaidi: Concept Design of the Underwater Manned Seabed Walking Robot. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 10/2019; 7(10):366., DOI:10.3390/jmse7100366

2019

1.732

7

Diaa Eldin Fouad, Chunhong Zhang, Tadele Daniel Mekuria, Changlong Bi, Syed Asad Ali Zaidi, Ahmer Hussain Shah: Effects of Sono-assisted modified precipitation on the crystallinity, size, morphology, and catalytic applications of hematite (α-Fe2O3) nanoparticles: A comparative study. Ultrasonics Sonochemistry 08/2019; 59:104713., DOI:10.1016/j.ultsonch.2019.104713

2019

7.279

8

Yuhang Cai, Xin Li, Asad A. Zaidi, Yue Shi, Kun Zhang, Ruizhe Feng, Aqiang Lin, Chen Liu: Effect of hydraulic retention time on pollutants removal from real ship sewage treatment via a pilot-scale air-lift multilevel circulation membrane bioreactor. Chemosphere 07/2019;, DOI:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2019.07.069

2019

5.108

9

Yuhang Cai, Teng Ben, Asad A. Zaidi, Yue Shi, Kun Zhang, Aqiang Lin, Chen Liu: Effect of pH on Pollutants Removal of Ship Sewage Treatment in an Innovative Aerobic-Anaerobic Micro-Sludge MBR System. Water Air and Soil Pollution 07/2019; 230(7)., DOI:10.1007/s11270-019-4211-0

2019

1.774

10

Sajid H. Siyal, Asad A. Zaidi, Muhammad Samiuddin, Subhan A Jogi, Imran Ahmed Samo, Asif Shah: Effect of vacuum heat treatment process on toughness and wear of H13 tool steel material. European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology 06/2019; 6(5):42-49.

2019

NA

11

Hafiz Muhammad Waqas, Dongyan Shi, Muhammad Imran, Sohaib Z. Khan, Lili Tong, Fazal E Ahad, Asad A. Zaidi, Javid Iqbal, Waqas Ahmed: Conceptual Design of Composite Sandwich Structure Submarine Radome. Materials 06/2019; 12(12):1-18., DOI:10.3390/ma12121966

2019

2.972

12

Yuhang Cai, Teng Ben, Asad A. Zaidi, Yue Shi, Kun Zhang: Nitrogen removal augmentation of ship sewage by an innovative aerobic-anaerobic micro-sludge MBR technology. Process Biochemistry 05/2019; 82:123-134., DOI:10.1016/j.procbio.2019.04.020

2019

2.883

13

Yuhang Cai, Xin Li, Asad A. Zaidi, Yue Shi, Kun Zhang, Peiqi Sun, Zheng Lu: Processing Efficiency, Simulation and Enzyme Activities Analysis of an Air-Lift Multilevel Circulation Membrane Bioreactor (AMCMBR) on Marine Domestic Sewage Treatment. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering, 03/2019; 63(3):448-458., DOI:10.3311/PPch.13389

2019

1.382

14

Asad A. Zaidi, Feng RuiZhe, Adil Malik, Sohaib Z Khan, Asad Javed Bhutta, Yue Shi, Kashif Mushtaq: Conjoint effect of microwave irradiation and metal nanoparticles on biogas augmentation from anaerobic digestion of green algae. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 05/2019; 44(29):14661-14670., DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2019.02.245

2019

4.084

15

Asad A. Zaidi, Feng RuiZhe, Adil Malik, Sohaib Z Khan, Yue Shi, Asad Javed Bhutta, Ahmer Hussain Shah: Combining Microwave Pretreatment with Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Enhanced Biogas and Hydrogen Yield from Green Algae. Processes 01/2019; 7(1):1-12., DOI:10.3390/pr7010024

2019

1.963

16

Danial Thebo, Abdul Aleem, Asad A. Zaidi: Design study of community-scale reverse osmosis (RO) based solar-powered desalination system for remote locations in Pakistan. European Journal of Advances in Engineering and Technology 10/2018; 5(9):730-739.

2018

NA

17

Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi: Current Density Improvement for Vanadium Redox Flow Cell Having Interdigitated Flow-Field. Electrochemical Society Meeting Abstracts 07/2018; MA2018 02(1):28.

2018

NA

18

A. Malik, Q. Zheng, Asad A. Zaidi, H. Fawzy: Performance Enhancement of Centrifugal Compressor with Addition of Splitter Blade Close to Pressure Surface. Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics 07/2018; 11(4):919-928., DOI:10.29252/jafm.11.04.28658.

2018

0.918

19

Asad A. Zaidi, Feng RuiZhe, Yue Shi, Sohaib Z Khan, Kashif Mushtaq: Nanoparticles augmentation on biogas yield from microalgal biomass anaerobic digestion. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 06/2018; 43(31):14202-14213., DOI:10.1016/j.ijhydene.2018.05.132

2018

4.084

20

Feng RuiZhe, Asad A. Zaidi, Zhang Kun, Yue Shi: Optimisation of Microwave Pretreatment for Biogas Enhancement through Anaerobic Digestion of Microalgal Biomass. Periodica Polytechnica Chemical Engineering 06/2018; 63(1):65-72., DOI:10.3311/PPch.12334

2018

1.382

21

Ghazanfar Mehdi, Asad A.Zaidi, M. Mustafa Azeem, Salman Abdu: An Experimental and Comparative study about the engine Emissions of conventional Diesel Engine and Dual Fuel engine. Sukkur IBA Journal of Emerging Technologies (SJET) 06/2018; 1(1): 81-87.

2018

NA

22

Asad A. Zaidi, Adil Malik, Kashif Mushtaq, Feng RuiZhe, Yue Shi: Progress of Microalgal Biodiesel Research in Pakistan. Journal of Plant Science: Current Research 01/2017; 2(1): 1-6., DOI: 10.24966/PSCR-3743/100004

2017

NA

23

N. Saleh, Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A Zaidi, Serkan Abbasoglu, S. Faiz Ahmed: Design and Performance Analysis of a Solar Powered Hybrid Rickshaw for Commercial Use in Pakistan. Journal of Environmental Science and Technology 10/2016; 9(6):472-480., DOI: 10.3923/jest.2016.472.480

2016

NA

24

S. Faiz Ahmed, K. Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi: Design and Performance Analysis of Floating Dome Type Portable Biogas Plant for Domestic Use in Pakistan-manufacturing Cost Optimization. Biotechnology 08/2016; 15(5):112-118., DOI:10.3923/biotech.2016.112-118

2016

NA

25

Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi, Syed Jawid Askari: Design and performance analysis of floating dome type portable biogas plant for domestic use in Pakistan. Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments 01/2016; 14(April 2016):21-25., DOI:10.1016/j.seta.2016.01.001

2016

3.456

26

Muhammad Faizan, S M Mohsin Jafri, Asad A. Zaidi, Azhar Mahmood: In-situ Electrochemical Investigations for Monitoring Pitting Corrosion Potential of Passivated Steel under Diverse Cl-Anion Stress and its Micro Structural Evaluation. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering 01/2016; 19.

2016

NA

27

Asad A. Zaidi, A. Mahmood, A. Ali: Appraisal of sacrificial anode malperformance due to polarity reversal of galvanic coupling between mild steel and zinc in hot sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3) solution. Journal of Corrosion Science and Engineering 01/2015; 18(2015).

2015

NA



Conferences

S.No

Title

Year

Country

1

Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi: Impact of flow-fields on the performance of vanadium redox flow battery. Symposium on Sustainable Energy Systems, 3rd Doctoral Congress in Engineering, FEUP, Porto, Portugal; 06/2019

2019

Portugal

2

Nabeel Ahsan, Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi: Numerically simulated performance assessment for integration of PEM fuel cell stack into an automobile. Symposium on Sustainable Energy Systems, 3rd Doctoral Congress in Engineering, FEUP, Porto, Portugal; 06/2019

2019

Portugal

3

Ghazanfar Mehdi, Naveed Ali, Shafquat Hussain, Asad A. Zaidi, Ahmer Hussain Shah, M Mustafa Azeem: Design and Fabrication of Automatic Single Axis Solar Tracker for Solar Panel. 2019 2nd International Conference on Computing, Mathematics and Engineering Technologies (iCoMET), Sukkur, Pakistan; 03/2019, DOI:10.1109/ICOMET.2019.8673496.

2019

Pakistan

4

Asad A. Zaidi, Salman Abdu Ahmed, Song Zhou, Yongming Feng, Yuanqing Zhu, Adil Malik: Comparative and numerical evaluation of methanol blends in CI diesel engine. 2018 IEEE 5th International Conference on Engineering Technologies and Applied Sciences, (ICETAS); 11/2018, Bangkok, Thailand, DOI:10.1109/ICETAS.2018.8629171

2018

Thailand

5

Adil Malik, Qun Zheng, Shafiq R. Qureshi, Asad A. Zaidi, Salman Abdu Ahmad: Design and aerodynamic analysis of 50 kw combine cooling, heating and power (CCHP) micro-gas turbine plant and its vaneless centrifugal compressor. 11/2018 IEEE 5th International Conference on Engineering Technologies and Applied Sciences (ICETAS); 11/2018, Bangkok, Thailand, DOI:10.1109/ICETAS.2018.8629106

2018

Thailand

6

Asad A. Zaidi, Yue Shi, Sohaib Z Khan, Adil Malik, Kashif Mushtaq: Biogas production via microalgal biomass anaerobic fermentation-Experimental and modelling approach (Effect of Metal Nanoparticles). 08/2018 The 17th International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies, Wuhan, China

2018

China

7

Adil Malik, Qun Zheng, Shafiq R Qureshi, Asad A. Zaidi: Performance optimization of centrifugal compressor through double splitter impeller (Paper No. CITC 201801316). 04/2018 Third Chinese International Turbomachinery Conference (CITC) 2018, Chongqing, China.

2018

China

8

Asad A. Zaidi, Feng RuiZhe, Yue Shi: Combined effect of pre-treatment and nanoparticles on biogas augmentation from algal biomass anaerobic digestion. 02/2018 The 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts: at Seattle, USA.

2018

USA

9

Asad A. Zaidi, Feng RuiZhe, Yue Shi, Zhang Kun: Optimization of various anaerobic fermentation methods for green algae to produce hydrogen. 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion, Beijing, China; 10/2017

2017

China

10

Asad A. Zaidi, Kashif Mushtaq, Feng RuiZhe, Yue Shi: Anaerobic digestion of fruit and vegetable waste (FVW) via floating dome portable biogas plant. 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion, Beijing, China; 10/2017

2017

China

11

Asad A. Zaidi, Yue Shi, Feng RuiZhe, Kashif Mushtaq: Designing of fixed dome type portable biogas plant for domestic use in Pakistan.. 15th IWA World Conference on Anaerobic Digestion, Beijing, China; 10/2017

2017

China

12

Asad A. Zaidi, Kashif Mushtaq, Muhammad Asif: Design and Fabrication of supersonic shock tube capable of producing shock waves. Doctoral Congress in Engineering, FEUP, Porto, Portugal; 06/2017

2017

Portugal

13

Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi, Muhammad Asif: Development of natural fiber reinforced polymer composite as construction material for thermal insulation application. Doctoral Congress in Engineering, FEUP, Porto, Portugal; 06/2017

2017

Portugal

14

Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi, Muhammad Asif: Designing and fabrication of a portable water purification system for remote regions and disaster affected areas. Doctoral Congress in Engineering, FEUP, Porto, Portugal; 06/2017

2017

Portugal

15

Kashif Mushtaq, Asad A. Zaidi, Syed Jawid Askari: Financial aspect for commercial production of portable biogas plant in Pakistan. Doctoral Congress in Engineering, FEUP, Porto, Portugal; 06/2017

2017

Portugal

16

Asad A. Zaidi, Rashid Ans-Al, Kashif Mushtaq: Design and Thermal Analysis of Parabolic Trough Solar Thermal Power Plant. 6th International Mechanical Engineering Congress on Green Systems and Innovation, IEP Convention Center Karachi; 07/2016

2016

Pakistan


Courses taught:
- Engineering Drawing & Graphics (UG)
- Computer Aided Design(UG)
- Engineering Statics(UG)
- Materials Engineering(UG)
- Thermodynamics(UG)
- Renewable Energy(UG)
- Convection Heat Transfer (PG)
Over 4 years of industry work experience in Design & Construction, Operation & Maintenance in the following organizations:

Organization: Astro Plastics (Pvt) Ltd.
Position:Assistant Manager (Utilities and Maintenance)
Key Responsibilities:
- Managing of the mechanical manpower for plant area & assigning specific responsibilities according to their experiences and skills.
- Maintain & Repair Mechanical equipment (Rotary equipment such as Pumps, Gearboxes and Valves). (Maintenance)
- Develop Oiling and Lubrication Plan for complete Plant machinery.

Organization: Karachi Shipyard & Engineering Works Ltd. (KSEW)
Position: Mechanical Design Engineer
Key Responsibilities:
- Technically assisting Ship Building, Ship Repair and Quality Control departments for Installation, Fabrication, Commissioning, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, Modification, Overhaul and Trails of HVACR, Sea-water & Fire-fighting system, Hydraulics, Safety & Deck-machinery (crane, winch, towing hook etc)   
- Surface preparation and paint calculation of STUS (SB-256/257), Stan Tug 1605 (SB-258/259) and MultiCat 1908 (SB-260) and supervision during paint work.
- Preparation of BOQs of various drawings for the Procurement of ship outfit items
- Preparation of enquiry specification for procurement of material followed by technical evaluation of received Quotations. Also inspection of the material to be received by Store to ensure the supplied material is as per required specification
- Necessary alteration & amendments in system drawings as per Site fittings & adjustment.
- Responsible to maintain production activities as per contractual requirement onboard.
- Amend dimensions and measurements in prevailing conditions of the ship whenever found obstacles in installation of machineries and other items.
- Worked on Safety & Fire Fighting Plan on STUS (SB-256/257)& Stan Tug (SB-258/259) that helped in gaining  sound knowledge of Life Saving and fire fighting Appliances ( Life jackets, Life buoys, Life Rafts, Fire Extinguishers &fire fighting piping system )
- Supervised Installation and trouble shooting team for 22 ton HVACR  (M/s. Bitzer Semi Hermetic Reciprocation Compressor  6G-30.2Y-40P 28bar & 53cmh @ 1750 rpm, 100 KW Condenser type K1353TB and M/s. FlaktWoods 5.5cms 4000Pa 4000rpm  axial flow fan)  system of Small Tanker cum Utility Ship (STUS) SB-256/257