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Dr Waqas Hassan Tanveer( On Study Leave )
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, Islamabad
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Hybrid Renewable Energy Systems

PhD (Mechanical & Aerospace Engg.), Seoul National University, Korea

Dr. Waqas Hassan Tanveer earned his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University (SNU) in 2017. Prior to joining NUST as an Assistant Professor, Dr. Waqas worked as a Post Doctoral Research Assistant in world renowned lab "Renewable Energy Conversion Lab" at SNU. His research is mainly related to industrial waste carbon operated SOFCs and their performance enhancement through Nano-Structural control and Artificial Intelligence.  He has also worked Control Strategies of Hybrid Electric/Fuel Cell Vehicles.

During Ph.D. and Post-Poctoral research, Dr. Waqas published in more than 15 SCI journal papers (Impact factor >50), 20 international conferences, and 1 patent. He is the recipient of "Graduate Scholarship for Excellent Foreign Student (GSFS)" and "Brain Korea (BK) 21 Plus scholarship" for his PhD and research work accomplishments at SNU. He has also  received numerous "Best Research Poster, Best Presenter, Best Essay Awards at various National and International forums.

Additionally, Dr. Waqas has considerable Industrial Experience in a) Aeronautical Design/FEA Analysis, b) Production/Maintenance of Sapphire Startup plants.

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Main Research Areas

  • Multifueled Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Systems

  • Nanofluid Simulations in Renewable Energy Systems

  • Hybrid Electrical Vehicles

Research Grants:

  • JSPS (Kyoto University)-NRF(SNU), Investigation of Active and Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cells by Micro/Nano/Atomic scale structure control – 04/2017 ~ 03/2019 (Grant: 40,000USD$/year), Lead Researcher  Global Frontier R&D program on Centre for Multiscale Energy Systems, Funded by National Research Foundation, under the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning, Korea -03/2015 ~ 08/2017 (Grant 80,000USD$/year), Lead Researcher 

  • KIER - SNU, Optimization of Anode process for Direct Carbon Fuel Cell - 01/2015 ~ 09/2016 (Grant: 80,000USD$/year), Lead Researcher 

  • IVI-SNU, Wind-Powered Vaccine Carrier Battery Charger for poverty stricken children in NEPAL (Patent Under Review) - 03/2015 ~ 09/2015 (Volunteer), Participant 

  • KOCETI-SNU, Experimentation and Simulation of conversion of Diesel fuel to produce Hydrogen through partial oxidation and reforming, for power PEMFCs and SOFCs for movable power packs at construction sites - 01/2015 ~ 09/2017 (Grant: 50,000USD$/year), Lead Researcher 

  • New & Renewable Energy Development Program of the Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning (KETEP) grant funded by the Korea government Ministry of Knowledge Economy – 03/2014 ~ 02/2015 (Grant: 50,000USD$/year), Lead Researcher   

 Peer-Reviewed Scientific Journal Publications 

  1. Front Cover Article: Journal of Material Chemistry-A (I.F.: 9.9) Vol.6 No.24, 28 June 2018 W. H. Tanveer, I. Hiroshi, W. Yu, Y.H. Lee, Y. Lee, G.Y. Cho and S. W. Cha, “Experimentation and Modelling of nanostructured nickel cermet anodes for sub-micron solid oxide fuel cells operating on indirect industry waste carbon fuel” DOI 10.1039/C7TA10273A 

  2. P. Arunkumar, S. Babu, W.H. Tanveer, W. Yu, S.W. Cha “Scalable lattice-strain in preferentially oriented acceptor-doped Cerium Oxide film and its impact on oxygen ion transport kinetics” Electrochimica Acta (I.F.: 5.1) 

  3. W. Yu, Y. Lee, A. Pandiyan, S. Ji, W. H. Tanveer and S. W. Cha, "Enhanced Thermal Stability of Ultrathin Nanostructured Pt cathode by PdO-In-situ Nano decoration for Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell" ACS Applied Energy Materials, 2018, DOI: 10.1021/acsaem.8b01450

  4. Y. H. Lee, I. Chang, G. Y. Cho, J. Park, W. Yu, W. H. Tanveer and S. W. Cha, 'Thin Film Solid Oxide Fuel Cells Operating Below 600°C: A Review” International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology (I.F.: 3.7) DOI: 10.1007/s40684-018-0047-0 

  5. Y. Lee, J. Park, W. Yu, W. H. Tanveer, Y.H. Lee, G.Y. Cho, T. Park, W. Lee, C. Zheng, and S.W. Cha “Nickel- based bilayer thin-film anodes for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells” Energy (I.F.: 4.9) 

  6. Y. Zhang, J. Zheng, S. Lin, F. Bai, W.H. Tanveer, S.W. Cha, X. Wu, W. Feng “Nonuniform current distribution within parallel‐connected batteries” International Journal of Energy Research (I.F.: 3.0) 

  7. P.Arunkumar, U.Aarthi, M.Sribalaji, B.Mukherjee, A.K.Keshri, W.H.Tanveer, S.W. Cha. S. Babu “Deposition rate dependent phase/mechanical property evolution in zirconia and ceria-zirconia thin film by EB-PVD technique” Journal of Alloys and Compounds (I.F. 3.7)

  8. W. H. Tanveer, S. Ji, W. Yu, G. Y. Cho, Y. H. Lee, T. Park, Y. Lee, Y. Kim, and S. W. Cha, “Effect of 20%O2 reactive gas on RF sputtered NiSDC cermet anodes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells,” Current Applied Physics (I.F.: 2.1), DOI 10.1016/j.cap.2017.07.009 

  9. Y Kim, S Noh, GY Cho, T Park, YH Lee, W Yu, Y Lee, WH Tanveer "Characterization of thin film solid oxide fuel cells with variations in the thickness of nickel oxide-gadolinia doped ceria anode" International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (I.F.:1.6), DOI: 10.1007/s12541-016-0131-8 

  10. S. Ji, H. G. Seo, S. Lee, J. Seo, Y. Lee, W. H. Tanveer, S. W. Cha, and W. Jung, “Integrated design of a Ni thin-film electrode on a porous alumina template for affordable and high-performance lowtemperature solid oxide fuel cells,” RSC Advances (I.F.: 3.1)., DOI 10.1039/c7ra02719b 

  11. T. Park, G. Y. Cho, Y. H. Lee, W. H. Tanveer, W. Yu, Y. Lee, Y. Kim, J. An, and S. W. Cha, “Effect of anode morphology on the performance of thin film solid oxide fuel cell with PEALD YSZ RDO International Collaboration Grant Application 17 electrolyte,” International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (I.F.: 3.6), DOI 10.1016/j.ijhydene.2016.04.092 

  12. W. H. Tanveer, S. Ji, W. Yu, G. Y. Cho, Y. H. Lee, and S. W. Cha, “Intermediate-Temperature SolidOxide Fuel Cells with a Gadolinium-Doped Ceria Anodic Functional Layer Deposited via RadioFrequency Sputtering,” Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology(I.F.: 1.6) , DOI 10.1166/jnn.2015.11529 

  13. H. Lee, W. Lim, S.W. Cha, W.H. Tanveer, C. Zheng, G. Xu " Studies on the Auto-Tuning Variables in Auto-Cruise Vehicle" Journal of Communication and Computer, DOI:10.17265/1548- 7709/2016.02.001 

  14. W. H. Tanveer, S. Ji, W. Yu, and S. W. Cha, “Characterization of atomic layer deposited and sputtered yttria-stabilized-zirconia thin films for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells,” International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (I.F.: 1.5), DOI 10.1007/s12541-015-0287-7

  15. W. Yu, S. Ji, G. Y. Cho, S. Noh, W. H. Tanveer, J. An, and S. W. Cha, “Atomic layer deposition of ultrathin blocking layer for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cell on nanoporous substrate,” Journal of VacuumScience & Technology A: Vacuum, Surfaces, and Films (I.F.: 1.7), DOI 10.1116/1.4904206

  16. S. Ji, W. H. Tanveer, W. Yu, S. Kang, G. Y. Cho, S. H. Kim, J. An, and S. W. Cha, “Surface engineering of nanoporous substrate for solid oxide fuel cells with atomic layer-deposited electrolyte,” Beilstein J Nanotechnology (I.F.: 2.8), DOI 10.3762/bjnano.6.184.


Conference Proceedings (Invited)

  1. Investigation of Active and Durable Solid Oxide Fuel Cells through Combination of Micro/Nano/Atomic Scale Structure Control, JSPS-NRF - Kyoto University-2017 RDO International Collaboration Grant Application 16 

  2. Intermediate temperature SOFCs working on captured CO2 and industry waste carbon- a thermodynamic point of view, Renewable Energy International Forum - Buan - 2016 

  3. Characterization of atomic layer deposited and sputtered yttria-stabilized-zirconia thin films for lowtemperature solid oxide fuel cells, Thin Films Society - Chongqing-2014. 

Conference Proceedings (Selected)

  1. J.H. Lee, S. Park, W. Kim, W. H. Tanveer, M. Kim and M. Hwan, “The Investigation of study trends for heads-up displays (HUD) in visualized network form under the perspectives of human factors” HCI Korea 2016, vol. 1, pp.373-80. 

  2. W. H. Tanveer, Y.H. Lee, T. Park, W. Yu, Y. Lee, Y. Kim, and S.W. Cha, “Nanostructured fuel cells for Submicron SOFCs operating on industry waste carbon” ICEET- Rio 2017. 

  3. W. H. Tanveer, Y.J. Kang, G.Y. Cho, Y.H. Lee, S. Lee, and S.W. Cha, “Optimal sputtering conditions for nickel cermet anodes in intermediate solid oxide fuel cells” ISGMA- Bali 2016. 

  4. W. H. Tanveer, S. Ji, W. Yu, and S.W. Cha, “Characterization of atomic layer deposited and sputtered yttriastabilized zirconia thin films for low temperature SOFCs” MRS- San Francisco 2015. 

  5. I. Chang, S. Ji, J. Park, W. H. Tanveer, and S.W. Cha, “Parametric study of y-doped BaZrO3(BZY) thin film deposited via pulsed laser deposition” Thin Films Society – Chongqing 2014.   


  • ME-464- Renewable Energy Technology

  • ME-462 - Power Plant Engineering


  • ME-886 - Power Plant Engineering​

2017-2018: Post Doc. Researcher at SNU (RECL: Renewable Energy Conversion Laboratory). Tasks: Green Energy Efficiency Integrated Systems from solid wastes and SOFCs for (KOECTI, KIER industries of Korea). Development & electrochemical kinetic modelling of nano-structured SOFC electrodes. ​

2011-2013: Senior Associate Engineer at OCI (Oriental Chemicals Industries)- South Korea. Tasks: Successful Installation and Production of New Sapphire Ingot Plant within 8 months. Facility Maintenance, Process Optimization and Yield Improvement, PLC Maintenance.

2008-2010: Assistant Manager at AERO (Aeronautical Engineering Research Organization). Tasks: Lead Member in the Design of Landing Gears of the Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). Updated design according to the fatigue life prediction of the material of the UAV.   

2005: Intern at Schlumberger Islamabad for 3 months in 2005.