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Dr. Muhammad Bilal Sajid
Assistant Professor
U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E)

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
USPCAS-E Building, NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad
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Thermal Energy Engineering

PhD Mechanical Engineering (KAUST KSA) 2015 MSc Mechanical Engineering (UET Taxila) 2006 BSc Hons. Mechanical Engineering (UET Lahore) 2004

Dr. Sajid has joined USPCASE, NUST in September 2016. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at GIK Institute, Topi.  He has more than five years of industrial and academic experience. 

He has completed his PhD from Clean Combustion Research Center (CCRC) at King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) KSA. During his PhD, he worked on several industrial research projects and contributed in establishing Chemical Kinetics and Laser Sensors Lab at KAUST.  He was first PhD graduate of this lab and second PhD graduate from CCRC. Prior to his doctoral studies, he worked as Manager (Tech)/ Assistant Manager (Tech) in MTC (NESCOM), Islamabad where he was involved in various R & D projects of national importance. Moreover, after completing his BSc (Hons) degree, he worked as Lab Engineer in GIK Institute for nearly one year. 

Presently, he is involved in teaching of graduate courses of Thermal Energy Engineering and is supervising MS thesis students.

Solar Thermal Systems
Heat Transfer in Micro-channels
Green Buildings Design
IR Spectroscopy
Laser Sensors
Chemical Kinetics
Fuel Formulation for Advanced Engines
1. M.B. Sajid, Et. Es-sebbar, T. Javed, C. Fittschen, A. Farooq “Measurement of the Rate of Hydrogen Peroxide Thermal Decomposition in a Shock Tube using Quantum Cascade Laser Absorption near 7.7 um”. International Journal of Chemical Kinetics 2014 (Volume 46, Issue 5, Pages 275-284) (IF 1.32)
2. M.B. Sajid, Et. Es-sebbar, A. Farooq “Measurements of linestrengths, N2–, Ar–, He– and self– broadening coefficients of acetylene in v4+v5 combination band using cw quantum cascade laser”. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 2014. (IF 2.768)
3. M.B. Sajid, T. Javed, A. Farooq “High-temperature Measurements of Methane and Acetylene Using Cascade Laser Absorption near 8 um”. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 2015 (IF 2.768)
4. M.B. Sajid, T. Javed, A. Farooq. "Shock tube/laser absorption measurements of methane, acetylene and ethylene during the pyrolysis of n-pentane and iso-pentane." Combustion and Flame (2015). (IF 3.557)
5. Bhavani Shankar, V., Sajid, M., Al-Qurashi, K., Atef, N. et al.. Primary Reference Fuels (PRFs) as Surrogates for Low Sensitivity Gasoline Fuels. No. 2016-01-0748. SAE Technical Paper, 2016.
6. M A Rashidi,  J C Mármol; M B Sajid; C Banyon; M Mehl; W J Pitz; J Zádor; A Alfazazi; H J Curran; A Farooq; S M Sarathy. Cyclopentane combustion. Part II. Ignition delay measurements and mechanism validation. Submitted in Combustion & Flame (June 2016) (IF 3.557)
7. M.B. Sajid T. Javed, A.Farooq. “Shock tube / laser absorption measurements of the time-histories of methane, acetylene and ethylene during the pyrolysis of pentane isomers”. 9th Mediterranean Combustion Symposium, Rhodes, Greece 2015.
8. M.B. Sajid T. Javed, A.Farooq. “In-Situ Combustion Sensor for Methane and Acetylene Using Mid-Infrared Absorption of a Quantum Cascade Laser”. 7th European Combustion Meeting, Budapest, Hungary 2015.
9. M. B. Sajid, M. Al Rashidi, S.M. Sarathy, A. Farooq. “Shock Tube Ignition Measurements of Cyclopentane” 9th US National Meeting, Cincinnati, USA 2015.
10. M.B. Sajid, E. Essebbar, T. Javed, A. Farooq, C. Fittschen “Shock tube study of thermal decomposition of hydrogen peroxide”. 8th International Conference on Chemical Kinetics in Seville, Spain, 2013 
11. M.B. Sajid, A.Farooq. "Applications of cw Quantum Cascade Laser near 8 μm in Gas Sensing Research." Laser Applications to Chemical, Security and Environmental Analysis. Optical Society of America. Seattle, 2014.
12. M.B. Sajid, E. Essebbar, T. Javed, A. Farooq, C. Fittschen “Measurement of Hydrogen Peroxide Thermal Decomposition Rate’’ 3rd Annual Meeting of Saudi Arabian Section of Combustion Institute, Dharan, Saudi Aramco 2013. 
13. M. B. Sajid, Et. Es-sebbar and A. Farooq “Development of a new in-situ diagnostic for acetylene measurements in combustion applications’’ 34th International Symposium  on Combustion in Warsaw, Poland, 2012 (Poster Presentation)
14. M M I Hammouda, M.B Sajid, R.A Pasha. “Numerical Approach to the Mechanics of Disc-Blade Dovetail Joint in Aeroengine Compressors.” 14th International Conference on the Strength of Materials Xian, China 2006.

Undergraduate Courses (FME, GIKI) 

Thermodynamics-II                           (Fall-2015)
Mechanical Vibration                       (Spring-2016)
Fluid Mechanics-II                             (Summer-2016)

Graduate Courses (USPCASE,NUST) 

Advanced Heat & Mass Transfer    (Fall-2016)
Maritime Technologies Complex (MTC) 
National Engineering & Scientific Commission (NESCOM), Islamabad, Pakistan

Manager (Technical)           Dec 2008-Sept 2010
Assistant Manager (Technical)           Sept 2006-Dec 2008