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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr Imran Akhtar
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

CE&ME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Peshawar road Rawalpindi
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Specialization
Non Linear Dynamics and Computational Fluid Dynamics.

Education
Ph.D (Engineering Mechanics) Virginia Tech USA

Journal Articles (published/accepted)

1. H. Imtiaz and I. Akhtar, 2017, “On Lift and Drag Decomposition Coefficients in a Model Reduction Framework using Pressure-Mode Decomposition (PMD) Analysis”, accepted in Journal of Fluids and Structures.

2. I. Akhtar and M. Elyyan, “Higher-Order Spectral Analysis to Identify Quadratic Nonlinearities in Fluid-Structure Interaction”, accepted in Mathematical Problems in Engineering.

3. M. S. Khalid, and I. Akhtar, 2017, “Nonlinear Reduced-Order Models for Aerodynamic Lift of Oscillating Airfoils”, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 12(5), 051019.

4. M. S. Khalid, I. Akhtar, and H. Dong, 2016, “Hydrodynamics of a Tandem Fish School with Asynchronous Undulation of Individuals”, Journal of Fluids and Structures, vol. 66, pp 19-35 (Impact Factor: 1.7 in 2016).

5. H. Imtiaz and I. Akhtar, 2016, “Closure modeling in reduced-order model of Burgers’ equation for control applications”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, DOI: 10.1177/0954410016641443. (Impact Factor: 0.678 in 2016).

6. U. Javed, A. Abdelkefi and I. Akhtar, 2016, “An Improved Stability Characterization for Aeroelastic Energy Harvesting Applications”, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, vol. 36, pp. 252-265 (Impact Factor: 2.866 in 2014).

7. I. Akhtar, J.T. Borggaard, J.A. Burns, H. Imtiaz and L. Zietsman, 2015, “Using Functional Gains for Effective Sensor Location in Flow Control: A Reduced-Order Modeling Approach”, Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 781, pp. 622-656. doi:10.1017/jfm.2015.509 (Impact Factor: 2.383 in 2014).

8. M. S. Siddiqui, N. Durrani, and I. Akhtar, 2015, “Quantification of the Effects of Geometric Approximations on the Performance of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine”, Renewable Energy, 74, 661-670 (Impact Factor: 3.361 in 2010).

9. M. S. Khalid, I. Akhtar, and N. Durrani, 2014, “Strouhal Number based Equivalence of Pitching and Plunging Airfoils at Low Reynolds Number”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 229(8), 1423-1434. (Impact Factor: 0.488 in 2011).

10. M. S. Khalid, T. Rabbani, I. Akhtar, N. Durrani, and M. S. Siddiqui, 2014, “Reduced-Order Modeling of Torque on a Vertical-Axis Wind Turbine at Varying Tip-Speed Ratios”, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 2015;10(4):041012-041012-9, doi: 10.1115/1.4028064. (Impact Factor: 1.14 in 2010)

11. A. Mehmood, A. Abdelkefi, I. Akhtar, M.R. Hajj, A.H. Nayfeh, and A. Nuhait, 2014, “Linear and Nonlinear Active Feedback Controls for Vortex Induced Vibrations of Circular Cylinders”, Journal of Vibration & Control, 20(8), 1137-1147 (Impact Factor: 1.966 in 2013).

12. M. Ghomem, I. Akhtar, and M. R. Hajj, 2013, “Low-dimensional Tool for Predicting Force Coefficients under Varying Inflow Conditions”, Progress in Computational Fluid Dynamics,  13(6), pp. 368 – 381. (Impact Factor: 0.447 in 2011)

13. A. Mehmood, A. Abdelkefi, M.R. Hajj, A.H. Nayfeh, I. Akhtar, and A. Nuhait, 2013, “Piezoelectric Energy Harvesting from Vortex-Induced Vibrations of Circular Cylinder”, Journal of Sound & Vibration, 332(19), 4656–4667  (Impact Factor: 1.613 in 2012).

14. I. Akhtar, M. Naqvi, J. Borggaard, and J. A. Burns, 2013, “Using Dominant Modes for Optimal Feedback Control of Aerodynamic Forces”, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 227(12), 1859-1869. (Impact Factor: 0.488 in 2011)

15. I. Akhtar, Z. Wang, J. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2012, “A New Closure Strategy for Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Reduced-Order Models”, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics, 7(3), 034503. (Impact Factor: 1.14 in 2010)

16. Z. Wang, I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2012, “Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Closure Models for Turbulent Flows: A Numerical Comparison”, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, Vol 237: 10-26 (Impact Factor: 2.651 in 2012).

17. A. Hay, I. Akhtar, and J. Borggaard, 2012, “On the Use of Sensitivity Analysis in Model reduction to Predict Flows for Varying Inflow Conditions”, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, 68(1):122-134, DOI: 10.1002/fld.2512. (Impact Factor: 1.961 in 2012)

18. Z. Wang, I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2011, “Two-Level Discretizations of Nonlinear Closure Models for Proper Orthogonal Decomposition”, Journal of Computational Physics, 230(1), 126-146. (Impact Factor: 2.485 in 2013)

19. I. Akhtar and A. H. Nayfeh, 2010, “Model Based Control of Laminar Wake Using Fluidic Actuation”, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 5(4), 041015. (Impact Factor: 1.14 in 2010)

20. I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, and A. Hay, 2010, “Shape Sensitivity Analysis in Flow Models using a Finite-Difference Approach”, Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Volume 2010, Article ID 209780, 1-22, DOI: 10.1155/2010/209780. (Impact Factor: 0.777 in 2011)

21. A. Hay, J. Borggaard, I. Akhtar, and D. Pelletier, 2010, “Reduced-order Models for Parameter Dependent Geometries based on Shape Sensitivity Analysis”, Journal of Computational Physics, 229(4) 1327-1352. (Impact Factor: 2.72 in 2010)

22. I. Akhtar, Z. Wang, J. T. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2010, “A Novel Strategy for Nonlinear Closure in Proposer Orthogonal Decomposition Reduced-Order Models”, ASME Early Career Technical Journal, Vol 9, 189-197, ISBN 978-1-4507-9222-6 (also presented at ASME Early Career Technical Conference 2010, Atlanta, GA, Oct 1-2).

23. I. Akhtar, A. H. Nayfeh, and C. J. Ribbens, 2009, “On the Stability and Extension of Reduced-Order Galerkin Models in Incompressible Flows: A Numerical Study of Vortex Shedding”, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 23(3), 213-237. (Impact Factor: 1.37 in 2010)

24. I. Akhtar, O. A. Marzouk, and A. H. Nayfeh, 2009, “A van der Pol-Duffing Oscillator Model of Hydrodynamic Forces on Canonical Structures”, Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics 4(4), 041006. (Impact Factor: 1.14 in 2010)

25. O. A. Marzouk, A. H. Nayfeh, I. Akhtar, and H. N. Arafat, 2007, “Modeling Steady-State and Transient Forces on a Cylinder”, Journal of Vibration and Control, 13(7), 1065-1091. (Impact Factor: 1.966 in 2012)

26. I. Akhtar, R. Mittal, G. V. Lauder, and E. G. Drucker, 2007, “Hydrodynamics of a Biologically Inspired Tandem Flapping Foil Configuration”, Theoretical and Computational Fluid Dynamics, 21(3), 155-170. (Impact Factor: 1.37 in 2010).

Conference Proceedings (Peer-Reviewed)

27. S. H. Zaidi, I. Akhtar, S. I. Majeed, T. Zaidi, and M. S. U. Khalid, 2016, “Nonlinear characterization of heart rate variability in normal sinus rhythm, atrial fibrillation, and congestive heart failure”, accepted in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2016-66836, Phoenix, Arizona, Nov 11-19. 

28. M.S.U. Khalid, and I. Akhtar, 2016, “Nonlinear reduced-order models for aerodynamic lift of oscillating airfoils”, accepted in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2016-66859, Phoenix, Arizona, Nov 11-19.

29. U. Pervez, I. Aziz, I. Akhtar, and T. Zaidi, 2016, “Thermal modeling and design analysis of a hybrid micro-device for continuous-flow PCR using one heater ”, accepted in ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2016-65594, Phoenix, Arizona, Nov 11-19.

30. S.H. Zaidi, S.A. Sheikh, I. Akhtar and T. Zaidi, 2016, “Differentiation between atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter using 1d Poincare maps based on endocardial bipolar intracardiac electrograms extracted from the right atria” In 13th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 456-462) IEEE, Islamabad, Jan 12-16.

31. I. Aziz, R. Jamshed, T. Zaidi and I. Akhtar, 2016, “Numerical simulation of heat transfer to optimize DNA amplification in Polymerase Chain Reaction”, In 13th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 456-462) IEEE, Islamabad, Jan 12-16.

32. R. Jamshed, I. Aziz, I. Akhtar, T. Zaidi and H.U. Rehman, 2015, “Glass based polymerase chain reaction device for DNA amplification”, 12th International Conference on High-capacity Optical Networks and Enabling/Emerging Technologies (HONET), (pp. 1-5) IEEE, Islamabad, Dec 21 – 23.

33. M. S. Khalid, I. Akhtar, H, Dong and N. Ahsan, 2015, “Nonlinear characterization of flow over oscillating elliptic airfoils”, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Dallas, TX, Jun 22 – 26.

34. H. Imtiaz, I. Akhtar, and M. S. Khalid, 2015, “Proper-orthogonal decomposition closure models for Burgers and Navier-Stokes equations”, 45th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference, Dallas, TX, Jun 22 – 26.

35. N. Ahsan and I. Akhtar, 2015, “Computational analysis of vortex-induced vibration and its potential in energy harvesting”, In 12th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 437-443) IEEE.

36. H. Imtiaz and I. Akhtar, 2015, “Closure in reduced-order model of Burgers equation”, In 12th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 407-414) IEEE.

37. A. Ahmed, I. Akhtar, and I. Aziz, 2015, “Analysis of stable and unstable manifolds in fluid flows using Lagrangian coherent strutrues”, In 12th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 375-384) IEEE.

38. I. Aziz, W. A. Khan, F. Moeen, I. Akhtar, W. Tarar, 2014, “Effect of varying diameter of dental implants during placements in compromised bony ridges at different insertion torques: A finite element study”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2014-38388, Montreal, Canada, Nov 14-20.

39. M. N. Azam, M. Umar, M. Maqsood, I. Akhtar, and I. Aziz, 2014, “Pumping Speed Measurement of the Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump by using Numerical and Experimental Approaches”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2014-38412, Montreal, Canada, Nov 14-20.

40. H. Imtiaz and I. Akhtar, 2014, “Closure Modeling of Low-dimensional models using LES Analogy”, In 11th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 243-250). IEEE 

41. T. Rabbani, M. S. Khalid, M. S. Siddiqui, and I. Akhtar, 2014, “Reduced-Order Modeling of Loads on a Vertical-axis Wind Turbine”, In 11th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 298-303). IEEE.

42. I. Aziz, W. A. Tarar, I. Akhtar, and N. Azam, 2013, “Vibratory Stresses Suppression in Turbine Blades Subjected to Aerodynamic Loading”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2013-64457, San Diego, CA, Nov 15-21.

43. K. Nazir, N. Durrani, I. Akhtar, and M. S. Khalid, 2013, “Numerical Study to Analyze the Effects of Hot/Cold Aisle Configurations on Heat Transfer Phenomenon in a Data Center”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2013-64457, San Diego, CA, Nov 15-21.

44. M.S. Siddiqui, N. Durrani, and I. Akhtar, 2013, “Numerical Study to Quantify the Effects of Struts & Central Hub on the Performance of A Three Dimensional Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Using Sliding Mesh”, ASME 2013 Power Conference, Paper No. POWER2013-98300; 11 pages, doi:10.1115/POWER2013-98300.

45. D. Rehman, I. Akhtar, and M. Naqvi, 2014, “Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of the Pressure field in Bluff Bodies”, In 10th International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), (pp. 196-202). IEEE.

46. N. A. Qazi, I. Akhtar and M.S. Khalid, 2012, “GPU-Based Simulations to Analyze the Effect of Heat Source In Mixed Convection”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2012-85850, Houston, Texas, Nov 9 – 15.

47. M. N. Azam, M. Maqsood, I. Akhtar, N. Rasul, and M. Umar “Measurement of Pumping Speed for the Rotary Vane Vacuum Pump”, 6th Vacuum and Surface Sciences Conference Of Asia And Australia, 9-13 Oct, 2012

48. M.S. Siddiqui, N. Durrani, and I. Akhtar, 2012, “Three-Dimensionality on Vertical Axis Wind Turbine Blades: A Numerical Study”, 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers of Computational Sciences, Islamabad, Jun 28-29.

49. N.A. Qazi, S.S. Abbas, and I. Akhtar, 2012, “High Performance & High Productive Computing of Inside Fenestration Products for Energy Efficient Buildings”, 2nd International Symposium on Frontiers of Computational Sciences, Islamabad, Jun 28-29.

50. I. Akhtar, M. Ghommem, A. Mehmood, M. R. Hajj, and L. T. Watson, 2011, “Global Optimization for Reducing Aerodynamics Loads on an Inline Vibrating Cylinder”, 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, Apr 4-7.

51. A. Mehmood, I. Akhtar, M. Ghommem, M. R. Hajj, and L. T. Watson 2011, “Optimal Configuration for Reducing Drag Force on a Rotating Cylinder”, 52nd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference, Denver, CO, Apr 4-7.

52. I Akhtar, Jeff Borggaard, and John A. Burns, 2011, “On Control Strategies for Fluid Flows using Model Reduction”, International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST), Islamabad, Pakistan, Jan 10-13 (pp 1-10).

53. M. Ghommem, I. Akhtar, A. Mehmood, and M. R. Hajj, 2011, “A Reduced-Order Model for Unsteady Flow over a Circular Cylinder”, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 4-7.

54. A. Mehmood, I. Akhtar, M. Ghommem, M. R. Hajj, and A. H. Nayfeh, 2011, “Three-dimensional Effects on the Frequency Response Curve for the In-Line Vibrating Cylinder”, 49th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 4-7.

55. I. Akhtar, Jeff Borggaard, and John A. Burns, 2010, “High Performance Computing for Energy Efficient Buildings”, International Conference on Frontiers of Information Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan, Dec 21-23 (pp 1-6)

56. I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, and J. A. Burns, 2010, “Reduced-Order Modeling in Control and Optimization of High Performance and energy Efficient Buildings”, International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies, Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 29-Dec 2, (pp 1-5) 

57. I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, M. Stoyanov, and L. Zietsman, 2010, “Linear Feedback Control of a von Karman Vortex Street by Cylinder Rotation”, AIAA 5th Flow Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Jun 28-Jul 1, AIAA-2010-4832.

58. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, T. Iliescu, and Zhu Wang, 2010, “Large Eddy Simulation Ideas for Nonlinear Closure in Model Reduction of Fluid Flows”, AIAA 5th Flow Control Conference, Chicago, IL, Jun 28-Jul 1, AIAA-2010-5089.

59. A. Hay, I. Akhtar and J. T. Borggaard, 2010, “On the Sensitivity Analysis of Angle-of-Attack in a Model Reduction Setting”, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 4-7, AIAA-2010-1473.

60. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, T. Iliescu, and Zhu Wang, 2010, “Closure for Improved Reduced-Order Models using High Performance Computing”, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 4-7, AIAA-2010-1276.

61. M. Ghommem, I. Akhtar, M. R. Hajj, and I. K. Puri, 2010, “A Reduced-Order Model for Unsteady Flow over a Circular Cylinder”, 48th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 4-7, AIAA-2010-1275.

62. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, J. A. Burns, and L. Zietsman, 2009, “Using Functional Gains for Optimal Sensor Placement in Fluid-Structure Interaction”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, vol. 12, pp. 495-501, IMECE2009-13090, Lake Buena Vista, FL, Nov 13 – 19.

63. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, T. Iliescu, and Calvin J. Ribbens, 2009, “Modeling High Frequency Modes for Accurate Low-Dimensional Galerkin Models”, AIAA 39th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, San Antonio, TX, Jun 22-25, AIAA 2009-4202.

64. I. Akhtar, M. A. Elyyan, and Giancarlo G. Bordonaro, 2009, “Effect of Aspect Ratio on Nonlinear Interaction between Vortex Shedding and Excitation Frequency on Canonical Flows”, AIAA 19th Computational Fluid Dynamics Conference, San Antonio, TX, Jun 22-25, AIAA 2009-3677.

65. I. Akhtar, 2009, “A Parametric Study of Active Control of Vortex Shedding using Fluidic Actuators”, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 5-8, AIAA-2009-0575.

66. I. Akhtar, A. Hay, J. T. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2009, “Sensitivity Analysis-Based Reduced-Order Models for Flow Past an Elliptic Cylinder”, 47th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Orlando, FL, Jan 5-8, AIAA-2009-0583.

67. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, J. A. Burns, and L. Zietsman, 2008, “Model-Based Computation of Functional Gains for Feedback Control of Vortex Shedding”, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2008-68950, Boston, MA, Oct 31- Nov 6.

68. M. A. Elyyan and I. Akhtar, 2008, “On Quadratic Coupling in the Flow past an Externally Excited Cylinder”, AIAA 38th Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Seattle, WA, Jun 26-28, AIAA-2008-4061.

69. I. Akhtar and A. H. Nayfeh, 2008, “On Controlling the Bluff Body Wake using a Reduced-Order Model”, AIAA 4th Flow Control Conference, Seattle, WA, Jun 26-28, AIAA-2008-4189.

70. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, and J. A. Burns, 2008, “Reduced-Order Model for Optimal Control of Vortex-Shedding”, AIAA 4th Flow Control Conference, Seattle, WA, Jun 26-28, AIAA-2008-4083.

71. I. Akhtar, O. A. Marzouk, and A. H. Nayfeh, 2008, “Higher-Order Wake-Oscillator Model of Hydrodynamic Forces on Canonical Structures”, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan 7-10, AIAA2008-679.

72. I. Akhtar, A. H. Nayfeh, and C. J. Ribbens, 2008, “A Reduced-Order Galerkin Model of the Pressure Field  in Incompressible Flows”, 46th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, Reno, NV, Jan 7-10, AIAA2008-611.

73. L.G. Kraige, I. Akhtar, and S. S. Bisht, 2007, “Animation Software for Upper-Level Dynamics and Vibrations Courses”, 114th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, AC2007-975, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jun 24-27 [Best Paper Presentation Award in the Session: “What’s New in Dynamics?”].

74. I. Akhtar, A. H. Nayfeh, and C. J. Ribbens, 2007, “Proper Orthogonal Decomposition (POD) Based Model of the Flow Past a Circular Cylinder”, The Third International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of the ASCE, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 3-6.

75. I. Akhtar, O. A. Marzouk, and A. H. Nayfeh, 2007, “Reduced-Order Model for Hydrodynamic Forces on the Elliptic Cylinders”, The Third International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of the ASCE, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 3-6.

76. I. Akhtar, 2007, “Performance Analysis of Flapping Foils and their Potential Application in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs)”, The Third International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, 18th  Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of the ASCE, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 3-6.

77. I. Akhtar and M. A. Elyyan, 2007,  “Identification of Quadratic Nonlinearities in a Forced Oscillating Cylinder”, The Third International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, 18th Engineering Mechanics Division Conference of the ASCE, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 3-6.

78. O. A. Marzouk, A. H. Nayfeh, H. Arafat, and I. Akhtar, 2006, “Modeling Vortex Shedding over a Stationary Circular Cylinder,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, IMECE2006-14952, Chicago, IL, Nov 5-10.

79. A. H. Nayfeh, O. A. Marzouk, I. Akhtar, and H. N. Arafat, 2005, “Modeling the Transient and Steady-State Flow over a Stationary Cylinder,” ASME 20th Biennial Conference on Mechanical Vibration and Noise, 5th International Conference on Multibody Systems, Nonlinear Dynamics and Control, DETC2005-85376, vol. 1 B, pp. 1513-1523, Long Beach, CA, Sep 24-28.

80. I. Akhtar and R. Mittal, 2005, “A Biologically Inspired Computational Study of Flow past Tandem Flapping Foils”, 35th AIAA Fluid Dynamics Conference and Exhibit, Jun 6-9, Toronto, Canada, AIAA2005-4760.

81. R. Mittal, I. Akhtar, M. Bozkurttas, and F. M. Najjar, 2003, “Towards a Conceptual Model of a Bio-robotic AUV: Pectoral Fin Hydrodynamics”, 13th International Symposium on Unmanned Untethered Submersible Technology (UUST), New England Center, Durham, NH, Aug 24-27.

Conference/Symposium Presentations/Posters (Abstract-Based)

82. N. Ahsan and I. Akhtar, 2014, “Energy Harvesting Potential from Vortex-Induced Vibrations: A Numerical Approach”, 1st International Conference on Structural Dynamics and Vibrations, Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 18-19, 2014.

83. S. Kausar and I. Akhtar, 2014, “Numerical Analysis of a Forced-Vibrating Cylinder on the Hydrodynamic Forces”, 1st International Conference on Structural Dynamics and Vibrations, Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 18-19, 2014.

84. N. Rehman, W. Tarar, and I. Akhtar, 2014, “Application of Energy Based Multiaxial Fatigue Life Prediction Method for Optimization of a Wing Structure”, 1st International Conference on Structural Dynamics and Vibrations, Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 18-19, 2014.

85. S. S. Abbas and I. Akhtar, 2012, “Convective Heat Transfer & Fluid Flow Analysis inside Fenestration Products for Energy Efficient Buildings”, Conference on Pakistan’s Energy Options: Technology, Availability and Affordability, and the Role of Regional Grids, Islamabad, Pakistan, Mar 29-30.

86. I. Akhtar and J. A. Burns, 2012, “High Performance & High Productivity Computing for Energy Efficient Buildings”, Conference on Pakistan’s Energy Options: Technology, Availability and Affordability, and the Role of Regional Grids, Islamabad, Pakistan, Mar 29-30.

87. I. Akhtar, 2011, “Reduced-Order Modeling in Fluid-Structure Interaction: A Perspective of Applied Mathematics”, International Workshop in Mathematical Sciences and their Applications, May, 23-25. 

88. Akhtar, Z. Wang, J. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2010, “Improving the Spectrum of Reduced-Order Models in Complex Flows”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 11.

89. M. Ghommem, I. Akhtar, and M. R. Hajj, 2010, “A Low-Dimensional Model tool for Prediction of Aerodynamic Loads on a Circular Cylinder”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 11.

90. A. Mehmood, I. Akhtar, M. Ghommem, and M. R. Hajj, 2010, “Modeling of Vortex-Induced Vibrations of a Circular Cylinder using a Strongly Coupled Fluid-Structure Interaction Method”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 11.

91. Z. Wang, T. Iliescu, I. Akhtar, and J. T. Borggaard, 2010, “Two-Level Strategies for Large Eddy Simulations Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Models”, Southeastern Atlantic Regional Conference on Differential Equations, Blacksburg, VA, Oct 1-2.

92. I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, T. Iliescu, and Z. Wang, 2010, “On Accurate Reduced-Order Modeling using Proper Orthogonal Decomposition”, 2010 Annual SIAM Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Jul 12-16.

93. Z. Wang, I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2010, “Two-Level Strategies for Large Eddy Simulations Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Models”, Annual SIAM Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Jul 12-16.

94. I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, and M. Stoyanov, 2010, “Linear Feedback Control Strategies for the Navier-Stokes Equations”, Annual SIAM Meeting, Pittsburg, PA, Jul 12-16.

95. I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, and M. Stoyanov, 2010, “Optimal Linear Feedback Control of Vortex-Shedding”, Joint SIAM/RSME-SCM-SEMA Meeting Emerging Topics in Dynamical Systems and Partial Differential Equations DSPDEs’10, Barcelona, Spain, May 31-Jun 4, 2010 (Poster).

96. I. Akhtar, Andrew J. Whelton, Daniela Cimini, Meredith Katz, and Shereef Sadek, 2010, “Building a Postdoctoral Association from the Ground-Up: Commitment, Challenges, and Resolution”, the 8th Annual Meeting of the National Postdoctoral Association, Philadelphia, PA, Mar 12-14.

97. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, T. Iliescu, and Z. Wang, 2010, “High Performance Computing to Model High Frequency Modes in POD-Galerkin Model Reduction”, SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing and Scientific Computing, Seattle, WA, Feb 24-26.

98. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, T. Iliescu, and Z. Wang, 2009, “On Closure Model for Accurate Reduced-order Modeling in 3-D Flows”, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 62nd Annual Meeting (DFD), Minneapolis, MN, Nov 22-24.

99. M. Ghommem, I. Akhtar, M. R. Hajj, and I. K. Puri, 2009, “Modeling Gust in Model Reduction Framework”, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 62nd Annual Meeting (DFD), Minneapolis, MN, Nov 22-24.

100. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, T. Iliescu, and Z. Wang, 2009, “Towards Accurate Model Reduction through Closure Approach”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 10.

101. J. T. Borggaard, I. Akhtar, Alexander Hay, T. Iliescu, and Z. Wang, 2009, “Reduced-Order Models for Fluids with Parameter Dependent Domains”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 10.

102. T.Iliescu, Z. Wang, I. Akhtar, and J. T. Borggaard, 2009, “Modeling in Large Eddy Simulation and Proper Orthogonal Decomposition”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 10.

103. Z. Wang, I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, and T. Iliescu, 2009, “Two-Level Strategies for Large Eddy Simulation Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Models”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 10.

104. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, and Miroslav Stoyanov, 2009, “On Commutation of Reduction and Control”, ASCE-SIAM on Control and its Applications, Denver, CO, Jul 6-8.

105. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, and Miroslav Stoyanov, 2009, “On Commutation of Model Reduction and LQR Control Design”, ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 24-27.

106. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, J. A. Burns, and L. Zietsman, 2009, “Application of Proper Orthogonal Decomposition in Computing Functional Gains”, ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 24-27.

107. M. Ghommem, I. Akhtar, M. R. Hajj, and I. K. Puri, 2009, “Modeling Gust in Proper Orthogonal Decomposition Framework”, ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 24-27.

108. T. Iliescu, J. T. Borggaard, I. Akhtar, and Zhu Wang, 2009, “Reduced-Order Modeling of Turbulent Flows”, ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Blacksburg, VA, Jun 24-27.

109. I. Akhtar and J. T. Borggaard, 2008, “Geometric Sensitivity Analysis of Low-Dimensional Galerkin Models”, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 61st Annual Meeting (DFD), San Antonio, TX, Nov 23-25.

110. I. Akhtar, J. T. Borggaard, J. A. Burns, and L. Zietsman, 2008, “Full-State Feedback Control and their Functional Gains: Application in a Bluff Body Wake”, Fall Fluid Symposium at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Nov 13.

111. I. Akhtar and A. H. Nayfeh, 2008, “Full-State Feedback Control of Vortex Shedding over a Circular Cylinder”, The Mechanics Conference (100th Anniversary of ESM), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, May 29-30.

112. I. Akhtar and A. H. Nayfeh, 2008, “Pressure-Poisson-Equation Based Low-Dimensional Model of Hydrodynamic Forces on a Cylinder”, The Mechanics Conference (100th Anniversary of ESM), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, May 29-30.

113. I. Akhtar and A. H. Nayfeh, 2007, “A Low-Dimensional Galerkin Model of the Flow over a Cylinder using Optimum Basis Functions”, Fourth MIT Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics, Cambridge, MA, Jun 13-15.

114. I. Akhtar, R. Mittal, and G. V. Lauder, 2002, “Thrust Augmentation through Active Flow Control: Lesson from a bluegill sunfish”, APS Division of Fluid Dynamics 55th Annual Meeting (DFD), Dallas, TX, Nov 18-20.

Technical Presentations/Seminars/Posters

115. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, and M. Stoyanov, 2010, “Feedback Control of a von Karman Street by Cylinder Rotation”, 2010 American Control Conference, Baltimore, MD, Jun 29-Jul 2.

116. I. Akhtar, J. Borggaard, and Miroslav Stoyanov, 2009, “Feedback Flow Control to Suppress Vortex Shedding Past Bluff-bodies”, SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Miami, FL, Mar 2-6.

117. I. Akhtar, 2008, “A Computational Study of Vortex Shedding: From Parallel Simulations to Reduced-Order Modeling to Feedback Control”, Paul E. Torgerson Graduate Student Research Excellence Award, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Apr 9. [Awarded 2nd place in Ph.D. poster competition].

118. I. Akhtar, 2008, “A Computational Study of Vortex Shedding: From Parallel Simulations to Reduced-Order Modeling to Feedback Control”, 24th GSA Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Mar 26.

119. L. G. Kraige, S. S. Bisht, and I. Akhtar, 2007, “Animation Software for Vibrations Courses”, ASEE SE Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky, Apr 1-3.

120. I. Akhtar and A. H. Nayfeh, 2007, “Development and Simulation of a Parallel CFD Algorithm to Model Incompressible Canonical Flows”, 23rd GSA Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Mar 28.

121. I. Akhtar, 2004, “Thrust Augmentation through Active Flow Control”, 20th GSA Research Symposium, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, Mar 23.

 

​​Designation ​From ​To ​University / Institute
​Associate Professor ​2015  Present​ D​epartment of Mechanical Engineering, NUST College of EME, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
​Assistant Professor 2010 ​ ​2015 ​Department of Mechanical Engineering, NUST College of EME, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
​Postdoctoral Research Associate ​2008 ​2010 ​Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Mathematics (ICAM), Virginia Tech, USA
​Research Assistant ​2003 ​2008 ​Nonlinear Dynamics Research Lab, Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech
 
​​Designation ​From To

​University / Institute
Engineering Education Software Developer​ ​2005  2006​ ​Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Tech, USA
​Research Assistant ​2001 ​2003 ​The George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
​Miscellaneous Projects ​1996 ​2001 ​Miscellaneous Projects,  Design and Technology Engineer​