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Qualifications

PhD Materials and Manufacturing Engineering (Jan 2013 – Jan 2016, Bournemouth University UK)
MSc Mechatronics Engineering (Aug 2009 – June 2011, Jonkoping University Sweden)
BSc Mechatronics Engineering (Aug 2004 – Aug 2008, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila Pakistan)

About

Dr Hammad is currently working on EU-backed low-carbon energy storage initiative (ERDF) funded project (Smart Energy Storage Solutions, SESS). The project is a part of Centre for Automotive and Power Systems Engineering (CAPSE) in Faculty of Engineering and Computing in University of South Wales.

Previously Dr Hammad worked as Post Doc in Bournemouth University UK for 3 years in the area of Tribology and Fatigue after his finishing PhD entitled “in-situ corrosion health monitoring and prediction in military vehicles” from Bournemouth in Jan 2016. He has got 10 years of extensive experience in both R&D Industry and Higher Education.

Experience

Research Fellow, University of South Wales UK
09/2018 – Present

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Research Fellow, Bournemouth University, UK
01/2016 – 08/2018

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Research Assistant, Bournemouth University UK
12/2012- 01/2016

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Lecturer, Faculty of Design & Engineering, COMSATS University (CU), Pakistan
06/2011-12/2012

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Design and Development Engineer, ABB Group – Automation and Power, Technologies, Sweden
10/2009 – 06/2011

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Government Research Laboratory Pakistan (Strategic), Pakistan
09/2007 – 06/2009

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Trainee Engineer (UG Placement), KSOFT Pakistan
02/2007 – 03/2008

Responsibilities

PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE:

Experience of REF 2021 Impact Champion for UoA 12 case studies: I started working as the new Impact Champion for the UoA 12 since April 2017. When I began my research journey several years ago I knew I wanted my research to make a difference. It is this on-going desire to make a difference which led me to pursue this role of Impact Champion. Part of my role is to take the lead in supporting academics to develop, maintain and ensure that research impact aligns with our core principle of ‘helping to make people’s lives better’. I am also be involved in developing impact case studies, and proactively accelerating impact in relation to REF.

Experience as Faculty Research Staff Representative for Faculty of Science and Technology – BU Research Staff Association: I was appointed as Faculty Research Staff Representative for Faculty of Science and Technology in September 2017. My role is to facilitate the BU RSA (Research Staff Association) coffee mornings and attend the BU Research Concordat Steering Group and the University Research and Knowledge Exchange Committee to provide an update on the BU RSA and raise any feedback or concerns. This ensures that feedback and concerns raised by research staff are fed into the BU Research Concordat Action Plan, so that they are addressed going forwards.

Experience in Developing Learning Techniques for Students Engaged in Cross Disciplinary Education Environment (The Tank Museum project): During my PhD and now Post Doc, I assisted to facilitate enhanced learning experience while working within a cross disciplinary area. Design Engineering BU students are able to work on projects at the Tank Museum to understand corrosion problems in large vehicles which have significant historic value and cultural biography. Design Engineering undergraduate students have published journal and reputable conference papers as co-creation co-production activity. Design methods and projects, design engineering level 4 unit (40 credits) includes relevant theory and a final live project (50 % of the course work) with the Tank Museum.

Experience in Engagement with industry at Bournemouth University: As a Post doc, I have participated with Prof Zulfiqar Khan (BU) in developing strong international collaborations that have led to joint journal & conference publications, joint proposals and bidding. I participated in the development of two invited proposals. I have worked in strengthening BU and stakeholders partnerships. During my PhD and the current post Doc I had the opportunity to work in close collaboration with our external stakeholders that include important industries and community groups. I have also learnt the mechanisms both BU and external for bidding process, I have worked closely with Prof Zulfiqar Khan to understand the significance of applied research, within the context of BU and REF. I have also reasonable experience of working on impact case studies and fully understand the importance of evidence based impact tracking.

Experience in Innovative Teaching: I became a part of BU academic circle in Jan 2013 where apart from my PhD and Post-Doc research, I was able to assist in teaching and sometimes did full time teaching. Teaching at BU gave me the experience of conducting research informed teaching. This involved conducting field trips to study various design elements or developing laboratory skills in measuring levels of structural strength, for example. I also worked with the undergraduate students in writing research papers, some of which also got published in reputable journals.

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Course leader of Design & Engineering, Comsats University, Sept. 2011- Aug. 2012. Primary responsibilities were: providing visionary leadership; advancing professional development of faculty, staff and students; encouraging excellence and innovation in research, teaching, and service; chairing the curriculum development committee, participating in various planning and social committees, and fostering productive interdisciplinary relationships with a variety of entities across the university community.

Laboratory administrator of Energy Research and Development Center, Comsats University, Oct. 2011 – Dec. 2012. Duties included: managing the daily activities of the Lab, developing the strategic plan and budget, fostering the development of research initiatives and projects.

Experience in Fusion and Values: During my stay in Comsats, I made key contributions towards Vision 2020 of Comsats university. I contributed in developing specific goals and objectives outlined for the next 15 years, including major areas of academic growth, expansion and specialization, faculty/staff development and industrial & international linkages. Therefore I believe that the combination had put me in the right position to make significant, tangible, novel and impact bearing contributions to FUSION (education + research + professional practice)

Experience in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP): I organised external lectures for designl engineering students for Annual Year 2011-2012 and in the past, these were free of cost delivered by IBM Pakistan. The integration of commercialization issues are an important aspect, therefore, I organised an external lecture in commercialization within the context of embedded design engineering. There is also growing need for the understanding of the importance of enterprise activity and various modes through which students could be engaged. Therefore, I also organised a lecture based on the topic “Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and it mechanisms”. Students had very positive feedback about external lectures and wished that these should continue.

Publications

PATENT

MH Nazir, Khan, Z.. Telescopic Electrochemical Cell (TEC) for Non-Destructive Corrosion Testing of Coated Substrate. Patent number GB2018/053368.
Link: https://www.ipo.gov.uk/p-ipsum/Case/ApplicationNumber/GB1719481.2

JOURNAL ARTICLES:

1. Experimental analysis and modelling for reciprocating wear behaviour of nanocomposite coatings
MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed, V Bakolas, W Braun, R Bajwa Wear 416, 89-102 2018

2. Electrochemical corrosion failure analysis of large complex engineering structures by using micro-LPR sensors
MH Nazir, A Saeed, ZA Khan. Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical 268, 232-244 2018

3. Condition monitoring and predictive modelling of coating delamination applied to remote stationary and mobile assets J Latif, ZA Khan, MH Nazir, K Stokes, J Plummer. Structural Health Monitoring, 1475921718773524 2018

4. Synergistic wear-corrosion analysis and modelling of nanocomposite coatings
MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed, A Siddaiah, PL Menezes. Tribology International 121, 30-44 3 2018

5. Experimental analysis and modelling of c-crack propagation in silicon nitride ball bearing element under rolling contact fatigue. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed. Tribology International. Volume 126, October 2018, Pages 386-401
2018

6. Life assessment prognostic modelling for multi-layered coating systems using a multidisciplinary approach
J Latif, ZA Khan, MH Nazir, K Stokes, J Plummer. Materials Science and Technology 34 (6), 664-678 4 2018

7. Predictive and prognostic modelling and simulation of coatings subject to corrosion and mechanical failures
Z KHAN, J LATIF, AS HAMMAD NAZIR, K STOKES. Materials Characterisation, 35 3 2018

8. A Novel Non-Destructive Sensing Technology for On-Site Corrosion Failure Evaluation of Coatings
MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed. IEEE Access 6, 1042-1054 1 2018

9. Analyzing and modelling the corrosion behavior of Ni/Al2O3, Ni/SiC, Ni/ZrO2 and Ni/Graphene nanocomposite coatings. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed, V Bakolas, W Braun, R Bajwa, S Rafique. Materials 10 (11), 1225 3 2017

10. Sensor based corrosion condition monitoring of coating substrate system informed by fracture mechanics, electrochemistry and heat transfer concepts. ZA Khan, J Latif, MH Nazir, K Stokes, J Plummer
Bournemouth University, Fern Barrow, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB, UK 1 2017

11. A comprehensive predictive corrosion model incorporating varying environmental gas pollutants applied to wider steel applications. MH Nazir, A Saeed, Z Khan. Materials Chemistry and Physics 193, 19-34 11 2017
A review of friction models in interacting joints for durability design
ZA Khan, V Chacko, H Nazir. Friction 5 (1), 1-22 9 2017

12. A review of theoretical analysis techniques for cracking and corrosive degradation of film-substrate systems
MH Nazir, ZA Khan. Engineering Failure Analysis 72, 80-113 12 2017

13. Research impact of conserving large military vehicles through a sustainable methodology
A Saeed, ZA Khan, H Nazir, M Hadfield, R Smith. International Journal of Heritage Architecture 1 (2), 267-274 7 2017

14. Analysing the coupled effects of compressive and diffusion induced stresses on the nucleation and propagation of circular coating blisters in the presence of micro-cracks. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, K Stokes
Engineering Failure Analysis 70, 1-15 14 2016

15. Wear and friction properties of electrodeposited Ni-based coatings subject to nano-enhanced lubricant and composite coating. R Bajwa, Z Khan, H Nazir, V Chacko, A Saeed. Acta Metallurgica Sinica (English Letters) 29 (10), 902-910 16 2016

16. Optimal enhanced dynamic framed slotted Aloha OEDFSA. S Arshad, MH Nazir, SM Anwar, A Shahzadi, Z Anwar Innovative Computing Technology (INTECH), 2016 Sixth International … 2016

17. Time dependent surface corrosion analysis and modelling of automotive steel under a simplistic model of variations in environmental parameters. A Saeed, ZA Khan, MH Nazir. Materials Chemistry and Physics 178, 65-73 17 2016

18. In-situ corrosion health monitoring and prediction in miltary vehicles. M.H Nazir. Bournemouth University 2016

19. A model for cathodic blister growth in coating degradation using mesomechanics approach. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed, K Stokes. Materials and Corrosion 67 (5), 495-503 20 2016

20. A predictive model for life assessment of automotive exhaust mufflers subject to internal corrosion failure due to exhaust gas condensation. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed, K Stokes. Engineering Failure Analysis 63, 43-60 23 2016

21. Maximising the interfacial toughness of thin coatings and substrate through optimisation of defined parameters
MH Nazir, Z Khan. International Journal of Computational Methods and Experimental Measurements … 18 2015

22. An optimised approach of protecting and sustaining large vehicle system. A Saeed, ZA Khan, MH Nazir
Sustainability 7 (12), 16451-16464 10 2015

23. Modeling the effect of residual and diffusion-induced stresses on corrosion at the interface of coating and substrate. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed, K Stokes .Corrosion 72 (4), 500-517 22 2015

24. A holistic mathematical modelling and simulation for cathodic delamination mechanism–a novel and an efficient approach. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, K Stokes. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 29 (22), 2475-2513 27 2015

25. Optimisation of interface roughness and coating thickness to maximise coating–substrate adhesion–a failure prediction and reliability assessment modelling. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, K Stokes
Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 29 (14), 1415-1445 39 2015

26. Fabrication and characterisation of electrodeposited and magnertron-sputtered thin films
ZA Khan, P Pashaei, R Bajwa, H Nazir, M Cakmak. International Journal of Computational Methods & Experimental Measurements 3 … 19 2015

27. A unified mathematical modelling and simulation for cathodic blistering mechanism incorporating diffusion and fracture mechanics concepts. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, K Stokes. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 29 (12), 1200-1228 27 2015

28. Maximising the Interfacial Fracture Toughness of Thin Coatings and Substrate through Optimisation of Defined Parameters. ZA Khan, MH Nazir. WIT Press 2015

29. Modelling of metal-coating delamination incorporating variable environmental parameters. MH Nazir, Z Khan, K Stokes. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 29 (5), 392-423 30 2015

30. The implications of wet and dry turning on the surface quality of EN8 steel. ZA Khan, M Grover, MH Nazir
Transactions on Engineering Technologies, 413-423 15 2015

30. Dynamic frame sizing with grouping slotted aloha for UHF RFID networks. S Arshad, SM Anwar, MH Nazir, S Khan. International Journal of Computer Applications 62 (18), 28-33 2 2013

31. Dynamic Grouping Frame-Slotted Aloha. MH Nazir, N Shariff. International Journal of Computer Applications 37 (4), 1-5 2012

32. Improved efficient RFID tag estimation scheme. MH Nazir, S Mehmood, N Sheriff, A Adeel. International Journal of Computer Applications 47 (17), 16-19 4 2012

33. Optimal dynamic frame-slotted Aloha. MH Nazir, Y Xu, A Johansson. Wireless Communications, Networking and Mobile Computing (WiCOM), 2011 7th … 5 2011

34. Anti-collision algorithms and performance analysis for UHF passive RFID networks: IEEE Publication Titile (Optimal Dynamic Frame-Slotted Aloha). MH Nazir. 2011

35. Condition Monitoring and Predictive Modelling of Coating Delamination within Remote and Stationary Assets. J Latif, ZA Khan, MH Nazir, K Stokes, J Plummer

36. A Novel Non-Destructive Sensing Technology for On-Site Field Electrochemical Impedance Testing of Coatings. MH Nazir, ZA Khan, A Saeed

37 Latif, J., Khan, Z., Nazir, M H., Stokes, K. and Smith, R., 2019. An optimal condition based maintenance scheduling for metal structures based on a multidisciplinary research approach. Structure and Infrastructure Engineering.

CONFERENCE PAPERS and PRESENTATIONS

1) Nazir, M.H. and Khan, Z., 2018. Development of a Mechano-Electrochemical Model for Prognostics of Nano-Composite Coatings Subject to Corrosion Failures. In: 73rd STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-24 May 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). USA: ScholarOne.

2) Nazir, M.H. and Khan, Z., 2018. Development of a Synergetic Wear-Corrosion Model for Prognostics of Nano-Composite Coatings Subject to Tribo-Corrosion Failures. In: 73rd STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-24 May 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). USA: ScholarOne.

3) Khan, Z. and Nazir, M.H., 2018. Development of a Mechano-Wear Model for Prognostics of Nano-Composite Coatings Subject to the Reciprocating Wear Failures. In: 73rd STLE Annual Meeting & Exhibition 20-24 May 2018 Minneapolis, Minnesota (USA). USA: ScholarOne.

4) Khan, Z., Nazir, M.H., Saeed, A., Stokes, K., Bajwa, R., Bakolas, V., Braun, W. and Pashaei, P., 2017. Development of novel nano-coatings through experimental techniques, mathematical modelling and simulation. In: International Symposium on Advanced Materials 16-20 October 2017 Islamabad, Pakistan. Islamabad: ISAM.

5) Khan, Z., Latif, J., Nazir, H., Stokes, K. and Plummer, J., 2017. Sensor based corrosion condition monitoring of coating substrate system informed by fracture mechanics, electrochemistry and heat transfer concepts. In: Department of Defense – Allied Nations Technical Corrosion Conference. 7-10 August 2017 Birmingham, AL, USA.

6) Khan, Z., Latif, J., Nazir, H., Saeed, A. and Stokes, K., 2017. Predictive and prognostic modelling and simulation of coating failures due to corrosion and mechanical failures. In: Materials Characterisation 2017 8th International Conference on Computational Methods and Experiments in Material and Contact Characterisation 21-23 June 2017 Tallinn, Estonia.

7) Nazir, M.H. and Khan, Z., 2017. An experimental study and modelling of tribo-corrosion behaviour of Ni-Graphene nano composite coatings for industrial applications. In: Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers International Conference 21-25 May 2017 Atlanta, Georgia USA. USA: Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers.

8) Nazir, H. and Khan, Z., 2016. The development of a sensors based technology for remote monitoring, prediction and optimisation of structural failure parameters. In: EUROCORR 2016 11-15 September 2016 Montpellier, France.

9) Khan, Z. and Nazir, H., 2016. Computational Wear and Corrosion Evaluation of Novel Coatings for Automotive and Aerospace Applications. In: Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers STLE 71st Annual Meeting and Exhibition 15-19 May 2016 Las Vegas, USA. STLE.

10) Saeed, A., Nazir, H. and Khan, Z., 2016. A Study of the Surface Durability of Waste-gated Turbocharger End Links. In: Society of Tribologists & Lubrication Engineers STLE 71st Annual Meeting and Exhibition 15 September-19 May 2016 Las Vegas, USA. STLE.

11) Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Nazir, H., Hadfield, M. and Smith, R., 2016. An impact study of the research conducted to conserve large military vehicles within the context of sustainability. In: Defence Heritage 2016 4-6 May 2016 Alicante, Spain. WIT Presss.

12) Saeed, A., Khan, Z., Nazir, H., Hadfield, M. and Smith, R., 2016. Research Impact of Conserving Large Military Vehicles through a Sustainable Methodology. In: Defence Heritage 2016 4-6 May 2016 Alicante, Spain

13) Nazir, H. and Khan, Z., 2015. Structural health monitoring with failure prediction, optimisation and prognostic applications. In: Top of the line corrosion conference 2015 27-29 July 2015 Jakarta, Indonesia. NACE.

14) Khan, Z., Nazir, M. and Stokes, K., 2015. Optimisation of Interface Roughness and Coating Thickness to Maximise Coating-Substrate Adhesion. In: 6th International Conference on MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN DESIGN 26-30 July 2015 Ponta Delgada/Azores Portugal. Portugal: MECHANICS AND MATERIALS IN DESIGN.

15) Khan, Z. and Nazir, M.H., 2015. Maximising the Interfacial Fracture Toughness of Thin Coatings and Substrate through Optimisation of Defined Parameters. In: Contact and Surface 2015 20-24 April 2015 València, Spain. WIT.

16) Khan, Z., Nazir, M.H. and Stokes, K., 2015. Maximising the Interfacial Fracture Toughness of Thin Coatings and Substrate through Optimisation of Defined Parameters. In: Contact and Surface 2015 17 May-23 April 2015 València, Spain.

17) Khan, Z., Pashaei, P., Bajwa, R., Nazir, M.H. and Cakmak, M., 2015. Fabrication and characterisation of electrodeposited and magnetron sputtered thin films. In: Contact and Surface 2015 21-23 April 2015 València, Spain.

18) Nazir, H. and Khan, Z., 2014. Adhesive Threshold Predictive Modelling for Coatings in the Presence of Interfacial Impurity. In: ngineering Mechanics Institute Conference 16-19 June 2015 Stanford University, USA.

19) Grover, M. and Khan, Z.A., 2014. The comparison on tool wear, surface finish and geometric accuracy when turning EN8 steel in wet and dry conditions. 1093-1097.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

1) M. H. Nazir, Z. A. Khan, 2016. How Corrosion and wear can impact the remaining useful life of structures? SET for Britain Exhibition of Posters by early-career research scientists, engineers and mathematicians.9th March 2015, the House of Commons, London, UK

2) M. H. Nazir, Z. A. Khan, K. Stokes, 2016. Corrosion Evaluation of Novel Coatings for Automotive Applications, 9th Annual PGR Poster Conference January 2016, Bournemouth University

3) M. H. Nazir, Z. A. Khan, K. Stokes, 2015. Structural health monitoring with failure prediction, optimisation and prognostic applications, 8th Annual PGR Poster Conference January 2015, Bournemouth University.

4) M. H. Nazir, Z. A. Khan, K. Stokes, 2014. The development of a sensors based technology for remote monitoring, prediction and optimisation of structural failure parameters, 7th Annual PGR Poster Conference 12th May 2014, School of Design Engineering and Computing Bournemouth University.

5) M. H. Nazir, Z. A. Khan, K. Stokes, 2013. Modelling of Metal-Coating Delamination Incorporating Variable Environmental Parameters. 6th Annual PGR Poster Conference 23rd May 2013, School of Design Engineering and Computing Bournemouth University.

Memberships

1. Associate Fellow HEA – Registered number: PR141041
2. Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), Associate Member – Registered number AMIMechE 62893
3. Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), Associate Member – Registered number IET/215AM
4. Institute of Corrosion (iCorr) (2014) – Registered number- iCorr/PGS – 2895
5. Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), Member (2013) – Registered number SR -45983
o Secretary, Surface Engineering (2016-till)
o Paper Solicitation chair-PSC, Surface Engineering (2015)
o Vice paper solicitation chair-VPSC, Surface Engineering (2014)

Research

Grants/ bids Experience:

During my Post-Doc, I assisted in developing some of the research proposals. The experience helped me understanding the ways of writing successful grant applications. After writing few research proposals, I find myself confident at writing quality research proposals. Some proposals which I co-worked with Prof Zulfiqar are:

Proposals Helped Developed:
1. “Data Driven and Goal Driven Condition Based Predictive Maintenance” and “Develop condition monitoring techniques and mathematical modelling for inhibitor loss in coating-substrate system for aerospace applications” The proposal was submitted on April 2016.
2. “Experimental investigations and mathematical modelling of remaining life assessment”. The proposal was submitted on July 2016.
3. “Experimental investigations and numerical modelling of remaining life assessment techniques applied to polymer accelerated ageing“. The proposal was submitted to DSTL UK-France joint research bid on July 2017.
4. BU-Fusion HEIF funding for project “Creating a Knowledge Exchange Platform with Multi-national Industrial Partners” applied on June 2017
5. BU-Fusion HEIF funding project “Combatting & Controlling Corrosion (3C) to Aid Advanced Manufacturing for Enhanced Reliability“ applied on May 2018

Areas of Expertise

He has expertise in:
1. Research and Knowledge Exchange, REF 2021, Impact case studies
2. Nanomaterials, Fatigue, Fracture, Corrosion, Coatings, Tribology
3. Reliability, Performance Modelling & Simulation
4. Chemical and Mechanical Online micro-Sensors development – Structural Health Monitoring
5. Battery systems.

His skills include:
Modelling; ABAQUS; ANSYS; COMSOL; C++; Solid works; SEM, XRD; XRF; EDS; TEM; AFM; Rheometry; 3D interferometry; nano indentation; Lubrication; Friction; Wear; Graphene; Nano-Additives; Nano-Particles; Corrosion & Wear Monitoring μ-Sensors; Batteries.

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