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Dr. Muhammad Irfan

Associate Professor
PROFILE SUMMARY

Dr. Muhammad Irfan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, in 2017. He worked on the development of Front-tracking method based solver to simulate the phase change and combustion of evaporating droplets. Since 2017, he has been full time faculty member at the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Islamabad, teaching at both the undergraduate and post graduate levels. His research interests focus on the prime issues of public importance, i.e., the provision of clean and affordable energy through the utilization of renewable energy sources, eventually mitigating the adverse effects of the climate change. He is actively engaged in the research activities to enhance the performance of thermal energy storage devices to efficiently store renewable energy and waste heat. Furthermore, he is carrying out research in the field of ejector refrigeration system using steam as an environmentally friendly refrigerant and waste heat as an energy source. He has published 20 research articles in well-reputed ISI-indexed international journals with an impact factor of ~85. He is a member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the CUST that is working to continuously improve the quality of education at the institution.

QUALIFICATION
PhD Mechanical Engineering (Thermofluids, CFD) Koc University Istanbul Turkey 2017
MS Mechanical Engineering Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences Islamabad Pakistan 2009
BSc Mechanical Engineering University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan 2007
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor Capital University of Science and Technology Since – 2023
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science and Technology 2015 – 2022
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
ASME MemberAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
APS Member American Physical Society
PEC Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
HVCAR Member Pakistan HVACR Society
RESEARCH AREAS / INTERESTS
1. Fluid Mechanics
2. Multiphase Flows
3. Phase Change
4. Evaporation
SR.JOURNAL PUBLICATIONSYEAR
1B. Hussain, H. W. Malik, F. Hasnain and M. Irfan, “Phase Change Material for the Cooling of Solar Panels—An Experimental Study,” Eng. Proc., vol. 45, p. 432023
2S. Rasheed, M. Haroon, M. Irfan, Z. Ibrar, U. B. Ramzan and D. Hanif, “A First Step towards the Performance Enhancement of IC Engines Using a Desmodromic Valve System,” Eng. Proc., vol. 45, p. 462023
3S. Ullah, M. Irfan and M. M. Khan, “Enhancing Energy Efficiency: Geothermal Heat Pumps Utilizing Existing Water Boreholes in Pakistan,” Eng. Proc., vol. 45, p. 62023
4M. Masud, M. D. Ali, M. Irfan, S. Rasheed and M. Haroon, “Numerical Investigation of Impact and Compression After Impact Performance of 45° Biaxial Composite Laminates”, Eng. Proc., vol. 23, p. 182022
5M. Haroon, S. Rasheed, M. Irfan, M. Masud and M. A. Munawar, “Computational Investigation of the Flow Structure Through the Over Expanded Nozzle”, Eng. Proc., vol. 23, p. 72022
6R. Sabir, M. M. Khan, N. A. Sheikh, M. Imran and M. Irfan, “Role of transverse dimples in thermal-hydraulic performance of dimpled enhanced tubes”, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 139, 1064352022
7F. ul Hasnain, M. Irfan and M. M. Khan, “Branching of fins and addition of Al2O3 nanoparticles for rapid charging and discharging of latent heat storage unit”, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 46(15): 22625- 226402022
8M. Khan, M. M. Khan, M. Irfan, N. Ahmad, M. A. Haq, I. Khan and M. Mousa, “Energy Performance Enhancement of Residential Buildings in Pakistan by integrating Phase Change Materials in Building Envelopes”, Energy Reports, Vol. 8C, pp. 9290-93072022
9F. K. Malik, M. M. Khan, H. F. Ahmed, M. Irfan and I. U. Ahad, “Performance characteristics of PCM based thermal energy storage system for fluctuating waste heat sources”, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, Vol. 34, 1020122022
10R. Qaiser, M. M. Khan, H. F. Ahmed, F. K. Malik, M. Irfan and I. U. Ahad, “Performance enhancement of latent energy storage system using effective designs of tubes and shell”, Energy Reports, Vol. 8, pp. 3856-38722022
11L. A. Khan, M. M. Khan, H. F. Ahmed, M. Irfan, D. Brabazon and I. U. Ahad, “Dominant roles of eccentricity, fin design and nanoparticles in performance enhancement of latent thermal energy storage unit”, Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 43, 1031812021
12M. S. Shafiq, M. M. Khan and M. Irfan, “Performance enhancement of double-wall-heated rectangular latent thermal energy storage unit through effective design of fins”, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, Vol. 27, 1013392021
13F. ul Hasnain, M. Irfan, M. M. Khan, L. A. Khan and H. F. Ahmed, “Melting performance enhancement of a phase change material using branched fins and nanoparticles for energy storage applications”, Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 38, 1025132021
14R. Qaiser, M. M. Khan, L. A. Khan and M. Irfan, “Melting performance enhancement of PCM based thermal energy storage system using multiple tubes and modified shell designs”, Journal of Energy Storage, Vol. 33(1), 1021612021
15M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A front-tracking method for particle-resolved simulation of evaporation and combustion of a fuel droplet”, Computers & Fluids, Vol. 174, pp. 283-2992018
16M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A front-tracking method for direct numerical simulation of evaporation process in a multiphase system”, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 337, pp. 132-1532017
17A. Mustafa, A. Erten, R.M.A. Ayaz, O. Kayillioglu, A. Eser, M. Eryurek, M. Irfan, M. Muradoglu, M. Tanyeri and A. Kiraz, “Enhanced dissolution of liquid microdroplets in the extensional creeping flow of a hydrodynamic trap”, Langmuir, Vol. 32(37), pp. 9460-94672016
18M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A front-tracking method for direct numerical simulation of evaporation process in a multiphase system”, Journal of Computational Physics, Pages: 132-1532017
19A. Mustafa, A. Erten, R.M.A. Ayaz, O. Kayillioglu, A. Eser, M. Eryurek, M. Irfan, M. Muradoglu, M. Tanyeri, A. Kiraz, “Enhanced dissolution of liquid microdroplets in the extensional creeping flow of a hydrodynamic trap”, Langmuir, No: 37, Pages: 9460-94672016
20M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A Front Tracking Method for Particle-Resolved Simulation of Evaporation and Combustion of a Fuel Droplet”, Computers and Fluids, doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compfluid.2018.08.0072018
CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS
M. Ahmed and M. Irfan, “Evaporation dynamics of two differently sized interacting droplets”, 1st International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME-21), August 25, 2021, CUST, Islamabad.
A. Mustafa, A. Erten, O. Kayillioglu, A. Eser, M. Eryurek, M. Irfan, M. Muradoglu, M. Tanyeri and A. Kiraz, “Enhanced dissolution of liquid microdroplets under planar extensional flow”, 2018 AIChE Annual Meeting, October 28 – November 2, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (2018).
M. Muradoglu and M. Irfan, “Evaporation and combustion of a n-heptane fuel droplet”, 12th European Fluid Mechanics Conference, Vienna, Austria, September 09-13, (2018).
M. Muradoglu and M. Irfan, “Droplet evaporation and combustion in a liquid-gas multiphase system”, 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Colorado, USA, November 19-21, (2017).
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A front-tracking method for computational modeling of temperature and species gradient based phase change”, 9th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Istanbul, Turkey, July 11-15 (2016).
A. Mustafa, A. Eser, O. Kayillioglu, A. Erten, M. Irfan, M. Muradoglu, M. Tanyeri, A. Kiraz, “Laminar flow-induced dissolution in hydrodynamically trapped oil microdroplets”, COST MP1205 General Meeting and Conference, Koc University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 11-13 (2016).
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “Temperature and species concentration gradient-based modeling of droplet evaporation”, Droplets 2015, The University of Twente, The Netherlands, October 6-8 (2015).
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “Computational modeling of droplet evaporation in multiphase flows using a front-tracking method”, 8th Ankara International Aerospace Conference (AIAC), Ankara, Turkey, September 10-12, (2015).
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A front-tracking method for computational modeling of evaporation process in two-phase flows”, 8th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer (ICCHMT 2015), Istanbul, Turkey, May 25-28 (2015).
M. Muradoglu and M. Irfan, “Droplet evaporation and combustion in a liquid-gas multiphase system”, 70th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Fluid Dynamics, Colorado, USA, November 19-21, 2017
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A front-tracking method for computational modeling of temperature and species gradient based phase change”, 9th International Conference on Computational Fluid Dynamics, Istanbul, Turkey, July 11-15, 2016
A. Mustafa, A. Eser, O. Kayillioglu, A. Erten, M. Irfan, M. Muradoglu, M. Tanyeri, A. Kiraz, “Laminar flow-induced dissolution in hydrodynamically trapped oil microdroplets”, COST MP1205 General Meeting and Conference, Ko¸c University, Istanbul, Turkey, April 11-13, 2016
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “Temperature and species concentration gradient based modeling of droplet evaporation”, Droplets, 2015
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “Computational modeling of droplet evaporation in multiphase flows using a front-tracking method”, 8th Ankara International Aerospace Conference (AIAC), Ankara, Turkey, September 10-12, 2015
M. Irfan and M. Muradoglu, “A front-tracking method for computational modeling of evaporation process in two-phase flows”, 8th International Conference on Computational Heat and Mass Transfer (ICCHMT 2015), Istanbul, Turkey, May 25-28, 2015

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