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Dr. Muhammad Nafees Mumtaz Qadri
Assistant Professor
Aerospace Engineering Department

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
College of Aeronautical Engineering, PAF Academy, Risalpur
Tel : 0305-8222000

Computational & Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI), Bio-inspired Flapping Wings (MAVs & Energy Harvesting Devices)

PhD (Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) Hong Kong, China (2014-2018)

Dr. Muhammad Nafees Mumtaz Qadri is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, College of Aeronautical Engineering (CAE) at National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He completed his undergraduate studies from Air University in Electrical Engineering (Electronics) in 2007 and went to Cranfield University the same year to purse his MS in Aerospace Vehicle Design, where as part of his degree Group Design Project and Individual Research Thesis worked on the Multi-Role Air to Air Refueling Tanker concept in collaboration with Airbus and GE. He focused on the conceptual design of the Formation Flying System and its Algorithm as part of the Avionics Group of above-mentioned project. He returned to Pakistan in 2008 and started teaching in the Department of Mechatronics Engineering at Wah Engineering College, University of Wah in April 2009 as Lecturer and later as Assistant Professor from 2012 to 2014. Simultaneously, he started his second MS degree at RCMS, NUST in 2009 which since then he has been involved in the research of unsteady aerodynamics, bio-inspired aerodynamics and biomimicking flapping wings and flow control. Later he pursued his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyU), Hong Kong, China where his research focused on bio-inspired (flapping wing) energy harvesting and its fluid-solid interaction (FSI) phenomena through experimental investigation in the university’s water tunnel facility. 

Some of his on-going projects include :-

Design and development of a bio-inspired flapping wing MAV 
Computational and Experimental Analysis of Energy Harvesting through Flapping Wings
Effect of flexibility on the Energy Harvesting Performance of a Flapping Wing based Energy Harvester
Parametric Study, including Foil Morphology on the Energy Harvesting Performance of a Flapping Foil Energy Harvester
Study of different insect wings (geometry, kinematics and flexibility) for the design of bio-inspired flapping wing Micro Aerial Vehicles (MAVs). 
Effects of leading-edge tubercles on aerodynamic performance of fixed and flapping wings. 

Computational & Experimental Fluid Dynamics, Unsteady Aerodynamics, Wing in Ground (WIG) Aerodynamics, Biomimetic (including Flapping Wing) Aerodynamics, Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) and Flow Control


International Conferences

1.   F. W. Zhao, M. N. Mumtaz Qadri and H. Tang, “Flexibility Effect of a Passively Flapping Hydrofoil on Flow Energy Extraction”, The 18th International Symposium on Flow Visualization ISFV, ETH Zurich, 26th-29th June, 2018

2.   M. N. Mumtaz Qadri, H. Tang and Y. Liu, “Energy Extraction through a Passively Oscillating Hydrofoil”, The 21st Annual Conference of HKSTAM 2017, The 13th Jiangsu-Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and its Applications, HKPolyU, Hong Kong, April 2017

3.   M. N. Mumtaz Qadri, H. Tang and Y. Liu, “Force and Motion Measurements of a Passively Oscillating Hydrofoil”, 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference (AFMC), Paper No 448, Perth, Dec 2016

4.   M. N. Mumtaz Qadri, H. Tang, "Flow Energy Harvesting Using Passively Oscillating Hydrofoils", 6th Shizuoka University International Symposium, Hamamatsu, Japan, Dec 2016

5.   M. N. Mumtaz, A. Shahzad, H. R. Hamdani and K. Parvez, “Dynamic Stall Control through Passive Devices in Hybrid Configuration”, 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting including the New Horizons Forum and Aerospace Exposition, Aerospace Sciences Meetings, 2013,

6.   M. Aqib Chishty, H.R.  Hamdani, K. Parvez and M. N. Mumtaz, “Study of Flow Controlling on LP Turbine at Different Reynolds Number”, ASME 2012 Fluids Engineering Division Summer Meeting collocated with the ASME 2012 Heat Transfer Summer Conference and the ASME 2012 10th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels Volume 1: Symposia, Parts A and B Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, USA, July 8–12, 2012, Conference Sponsors: Fluids Engineering Division ISBN: 978-0-7918-4475-5, Paper No. FEDSM2012-72094, pp. 113-123; 11 pages, doi:10.1115/FEDSM2012-72094

7.   A. Shahzad, H. R. Hamdani, M. N. Mumtaz, K. Parvez and M. Aqib Chishty, "Effect of Reynolds Number on Leading Edge Vortex for a Wing in Unsteady Motion", 10th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST),  2013, doi: 10.1109/IBCAST.2013.6512152

8.   A. Shahzad, H. R. Hamdani, K. Parvez and M. N. Mumtaz, "Parametric study of sweeping corrugated wing and role of span-wise flow in delayed stall", 9th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST),  2012, doi: 10.1109/IBCAST.2012.6177557

9.   M. N. Mumtaz, H.R. Hamdani, K.Parvez and A. Shahzad, “Effect of Positioning of Leading Edge Vortex Generators on Dynamic Stall Phenomenon”, Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Modelling and Simulation (ICAMS), ICAMS-220, Nov 2011

International Journals

          1.      M. N. Mumtaz Qadri, A. Shahzad, F. Zhao & H. Tang, “An Experimental Investigation of a Passively Flapping Foil in Energy Harvesting Mode”, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics (JAFM), Vol 12 No. 5, pp 1547-1561, Sept 2019 (Paper ID-29648) (I.F: 0.918) doi: 10.29252/jafm.12.05.29648

           2.      A. Shahzad, M. N. Mumtaz Qadri, & S. Ahmad, “Numerical Analysis of High Aspect Ratio Flexible Wings in Flapping Motion”, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics (JAFM), Vol 12 No. 6, pp 1979-1988, Nov 2019 (Paper ID-29792) (I.F: 0.918) doi: 10.29252/jafm.12.06.29792

        ​  3.      M. N. Mumtaz Qadri, F. Zhao & H. Tang, “Fluid-structure interaction of a fully passive flapping foil for flow energy extraction”, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences (IJMS), March 2020, (I.F: 4.13) doi:


1.   [Thesis] M. Nafees Mumtaz, "On Energy Harvesting from Open Channel Water Flows Using Passively Oscillating Hydrofoils”, PhD Thesis, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China (Nov 2017)

2.   [Thesis] M. Nafees Mumtaz, "Control of Dynamic Stall through different Passive Device Configurations", Masters’ Thesis, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad, Pakistan (Oct 2011)

3.   [Thesis] M. Nafees Mumtaz, "Formation Flying System Design for MRT7-T Harbinger”, Masters’ Thesis I, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, MK43 OAL (March 2008)

4.   [Thesis] M. Nafees Mumtaz, "Geometric Analysis of Conflict Detection and Resolution Methods”, Masters’ Thesis II, Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, MK43 OAL (Sept 2008)


Wah Engineering College, University of Wah, Wah Cantt, Pakistan

           -          Lecturer, Department of Mechatronics                                         (Apr 2009 to Jan 2012)

           -          Assistant Professor, Department of Mechatronics                     (Feb 2012 to Jun 2014)

           -          Courses: BE (Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering)

Electrical Technology, Control Engineering, Sensors Actuators and Signal Processing, Introduction to Mechatronics, Instrumentation and Industrial Control, Electromechanical Systems, Instrumentation & Control Theory and Industrial Automation & Control

 Dept of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

(Sept 2014-May 2017)

          -          Teaching Assistant under the Teaching Postgraduate Scheme (TPS) Award

          -          Courses: BE (Mechanical Engineering)

Fundamentals of Aerodynamics, Linear Systems and Control, Industrial & Environmental Measurement Technology, Flight Mechanics & Aircraft Performance and Heat & Mass Transfer

  College of Aeronautical Engineering, National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST), Pakistan

           -          Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering                   (Oct 2018-Present)

          -          Courses: BE (Aerospace Engineering)

       -          Engineering Mechanics: Dynamics (MECH-202), Computer Aided Drafting & Engineering Drawing and CAD (DWG-202, DWG-102 respectively), Introduction to Aerospace Engineering (AE-101), Structural Vibration & Aeroelasticity (STRUC-303)

        ​  -          Courses: MS (Aerospace Engineering)

Advanced Theory of Vibrations (ME-817)