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College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering  (CEME)
Dr Mubashir Gulzar
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Peshawar Road, Rawalpindi
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PhD (University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur)





ISI Indexed Journal Publications (Cumulative I.F: 57)

1.    M. Gulzar, Masjuki, H. H., Kalam, M. A., Varman, M., Zulkifli, N. W. M., Mufti, R. A., & Zahid, R. (2016). Tribological performance of nanoparticles as lubricating oil additives. Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 18(8), 1-25. (I.F 2.101)

2.    M. Gulzar, Masjuki, H., Kalam, M., Varman, M., Zulkifli, N., Mufti, R., Zahid, R., Yunus, R. (2016). Dispersion stability and tribological characteristics of TiO2/SiO2 nanocomposites enriched bio-based lubricant. Tribology Transactions. (I.F 1.418)

3.    M. Gulzar, Masjuki, H. H., Varman, M., Kalam, M. A., Mufti, R. A., Zulkifli,, Zahid, R. (2015). Improving the AW/EP ability of chemically modified palm oil by adding CuO and MoS2 nanoparticles. Tribology International, 88(0), 271-279. (I.F 2.259)

4.    M. Gulzar, Masjuki, H. H., Varman, M., Kalam, M. A., Zulkifli, N. W. M., Mufti, R. A., Arslan, A. (2016). Effects of biodiesel blends on lubricating oil degradation and piston assembly energy losses. Energy, 111, 713-721. (I.F 4.292)

5.    M. Gulzar, Masjuki, H. H., Kalam, M. A., Varman, M., & Rizwanul Fattah, I. M. (2015). Oil filter modification for biodiesel–fueled engine: A pathway to lubricant sustainability and exhaust emissions reduction. Energy Conversion and Management, 91(0), 168-175. (I.F 4.801)

6.    M. Gulzar, H.H Masjuki, Abdullah Alabdulkarem, M.A Kalam, M. Varman, NWM Zulkifli (2017) Chemically Active Oil Filter to Develop Detergent Free Bio-based Lubrication for Diesel Engine, Energy, 124, 413–422. (I.F 4.292)

7.    M.Habibullah, H. H. M., M.A. Kalam, N.W.M. Zulkifli, B.M. Masum, A. Arslan, M. Gulzar. (2015). Friction and wear characteristics of Calophyllum inophyllum biodiesel. Industrial Crops and Products, 76, 188–197(I.F 3.449)

8.    Arslan, A., Masjuki, H., Varman, M., Kalam, M., Quazi, M., Al Mahmud, K., M. Gulzar, Habibullah, M. (2015). Effects of texture diameter and depth on the tribological performance of DLC coating under lubricated sliding condition. Applied Surface Science, 356, 1135-1149. (I.F 3.15)

9.    Habibullah, M., Masjuki, H., Kalam, M., Gulzar, M., Arslan, A., & Zahid, R. (2015). Tribological characteristics of Calophyllum inophyllum–based TMP (trimethylolpropane) ester as energy-saving and biodegradable lubricant. Tribology Transactions, 58(6), 1002-1011. (I.F 1.418)

10.    Rehan Zahid, H. H. M., Mahendra Varman, Riaz Ahmad Mufti, Md. Abul Kalam,

M. Gulzar. (2015). Effect of Lubricant Formulations on the Tribological Performance of Self-Mated Doped DLC Contacts: a review. Tribology Letters, 58(32), 1-28 (I.F 1.758)

11.    Zahid, R., Hassan, M. B. H., Varman, M., Mufti, R. A., Kalam, M. A., Zulkifli, N. W. B. M., & Gulzar, M. (2016). A Review on Effects of Lubricant Formulations on Tribological Performance and Boundary Lubrication Mechanisms of Non-Doped DLC/DLC Contacts. Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences, 1-28. (I.F 5.556)

12.    Zahid, R., Masjuki, H. H., Varman, M., Kalam, M. A., Mufti, R. A., Zulkifli, N. W. B. Gulzar M., Azman, S. S. B. N. (2016). Influence of intrinsic and extrinsic conditions on the tribological characteristics of diamond-like carbon coatings: A review. Journal of Materials Research, 31(13), 1814-1836 (I.F 1.579)

13.    Zulkifli, N., Azman, S., Kalam, M., Masjuki, H., Yunus, R., & Gulzar, M. (2016). Lubricity of bio-based lubricant derived from different chemically modified fatty acid methyl ester. Tribology International, 93, 555-562.

(I.F 2.259)

14.    Azman, S. S. N., Zulkifli, N. W. M., Masjuki, H., Gulzar, M., & Zahid, R. (2016). Study of tribological properties of lubricating oil blend added with graphene nanoplatelets. Journal of Materials Research, 31(13), 1932-1938 (I.F 1.579)

15.     Ahmad, P., Khandaker, M. U., Muhammad, N., Rehman, F., Khan, G., Rehman, M. A., Gulzar, M. Khan, A. S. (2017). Synthesis of multilayered hexagonal boron nitride microcrystals as a potential hydrogen storage element. Ceramics International, 43(9), 7358-7361. (I.F 2.758)

16.    Ahmad, P., Khandaker, M. U., Shah, S. T., Rehman, F., Khan, G., Muhammad, N., Gulzar, M. (2017). Controlled synthesis of anisotropic hexagonal boron nitride nano-web. Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 66, 44-49. (I.F 2.264)

17.    Zahid R, Masjuki. H. H., Abdullah A, Varman M, Kalam, M. A, Mufti, R. A., Zulkifli N. W. B., Gulzar M. (2017). Investigation on tribochemical interactions of tungsten-doped diamond-like carbon coating (W-DLC) with formulated palm trimethylolpropane ester (TMP) and polyalphaolefin (PAO). RSC Advances.(I.F 3.289)

18. Zahid R, Masjuki. H. H., Abdullah A, Varman M, Kalam, M. A, Mufti, R. A., Zulkifli N. W. B., Gulzar M. (2017). Tribological characteristics comparison of formulated palm trimethylolpropane ester and polyalphaolefin for cam/tappet interface of direct acting valve train system, Industrial Lubrication and Tribology (I.F 0.605)

19. Nurul Adzlin Zainal, NWM Zulkifli, M. Gulzar, H.H Masjuki, A review on the chemistry, production, and technological potential of bio-based lubricants (2017) Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews (I.F 8.050)

Scopus Indexed and Non-ISI Journal Publications

1.    Mubashir Gulzar, M Talal Jameel, Sufyan Tariq, Umair Khalid: Geometric Modeling of the Frequency of an Acoustic Detonation Pressure Wave in a Standard Spark Ignition Engine. Applied Mechanics and Materials 09/2013; 392:146-150.

2.    Mubashir Gulzar, Muhammad Saqib Anwar, Mudassir Hussain, Muhammad Sajjad Sabir Malik: Anatomization of Stresses on a V-12 Engine Crankshaft Vulnerable to Varying Imposed Forces. Applied Mechanics and Materials 09/2013; 392:141-145.

3.    M Gulzar, SA Qasim, RA Mufti: Modelling the rough piston skirts EHL at a small and a large radial clearance in the initial engine start up. Tribology in Industry 01/2013; 35(4-4):351-357.

4.    Mubashir Gulzar, SA Qasim, RA Mufti: Analyzing the surface roughness effects on Piston Skirt EHL in initial engine start-up using different viscosity grade oils. Tribology in Industry 01/2013; 35(2-2):141-147.

5.    Mubashir Gulzar, Linear Analysis of Crack Propagation in a Solid Rocket Propellant. Applied Mechanics and Materials 11/2012; 229-231:742-746.

6.    MA Kalam, M. Gulzar, H.H Masjuki, M. Varman, NWM Zulkifli. (2017). Wear Behavior of Carbon Coated Copper Nanoparticles as an Additive to Bio-based Lubricant. Int'l Journal of Advances in Mechanical & Automobile Engg. (IJAMAE), 4(1(2017)), 7-9. 

International Conferences Proceedings

1.    M. Gulzar, H. H. M., MA Kalam, M. Varman, NWM Zulkifli. (2017). Antiwear Behavior of CuO Nanoparticles as Additive in Bio-Based Lubricant. Paper presented at the 2017 International Conference on Advanced Materials and Building Materials (ICAMBM2017), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Best Paper Award).

2.    M. Gulzar, Zulkifli, N. W. M., Masjuki, H. H., Yunus, R. (2016). Tribological characteristics of a surface-modified MoS2 nanoparticles as an additive in bio-based lubricant. Proceedings of Fifth International Conference Lubrication, Maintenance and Tribotechnology (lubmat), 7-8 June 2016, Spain.

3.    M. Gulzar, HH Masjuki, MA Kalam, M Varman, R.A. Mufti , Rehan Zahid, R. Yunus: AW/EP behavior of WS2 nanoparticles added to vegetable oil-based lubricant. Proceedings of Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015, pp. 194-195, 11/2015.

4.    Rehan Zahid, H. H. M., Mahendra Varman, M.A Kalam, M. Gulzar. (2016). Tribological Performance Evaluation Of Palm Trimethylolpropane (TMP) Ester as a Substitute for Conventional Lubricant Base Oil. Proceedings of 4th Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium 2016 (MJTS 2016).

5.    A. Arslan, H.H. Masjuki, M. Varman, M.A. Kalam, M. Gulzar, M.M. Quaz,: Effect of surface texture on the tribological performance of DLC coating. Proceedings of Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015, pp. 246-247, 11/2015

6.    Rehan Zahid, H.H. Masjuki, Mahendra Varman, Riaz Ahmad Mufti, Md.Abul Kalam, Mubashir Gulzar, R. Yunus : Comparison of tribological performance of zinc dialkyldithiophosphate (ZDDP) in poly-alpha-olefin (PAO) and palm oil-based trimethylopropane (TMP) ester. Proceedings of Malaysian International Tribology Conference 2015, pp. 201-202, 11/2015

7.    M Gulzar, HH Masjuki, Kalam MA, M Varman, S A Qasim: Effect Of Piston Material On Piston Skirt Lubrication At Initial Engine Start-Up Speed. 3rd Malaysia-Japan Tribology Symposium 2014 (MJTS2014), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; 11/2014

8.    Mubashir Gulzar, S Adnan Qasim, Riaz A Mufti: Modeling Surface Roughness Effects on Piston Skirt Ehl In Initial Engine Start Up Using High And Low Viscosity Grade Oils. 13th International Conference on Tribology (SERBIATRIB 13), Kragujevac, Serbia; 05/2013

9.    Mubashir Gulzar, Adnan Syed, Qasim, Riaz A Mufti, M Afzaal Malik: Shear Flow Factor in Modeling Piston Skirts EHL at a Low Initial Engine Start-up Speed. 18th International Colloquium Tribology, Germany; 01/2013

10.    Mubashir Gulzar, Linear and Non Linear Analysis of Central Crack Propagation in Polyurethane Material. The World Congress on Engineering 2012, London, UK; 07/2012

11.    Syed Adnan Qasim, Mubashir Gulzar, Riaz A Mufti, M Afzaal Malik: Modeling EHL of Rough Piston Skirts Using Different Viscosity-Grade Lubricants in Initial Engine Startup. 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; 07/2012

12.    S Adnan Qasim, Mubashir Gulzar, M Afzaal Malik: Influence of Surface Roughness Factor in Modeling Isothermal Piston Skirts Lubrication in Initial Engine Start Up. Proceedings of the World Congress on Engineering; 01/2012

13.    M. Gulzar, Modelling of Hydrodynamic Lubrication of Journal Bearing at Particular Operating Conditions. Proceedings of 2012 ICEAS, July 2012 China

14.    S. Adnan Qasim, M. Gulzar, R. A. Mufti, M. A. Malik: Modeling Rough Piston Skirts EHL at Very Low Initial Engine Start Up Speeds - Pressure Flow Factors Effects. IASTED MSI 2011 755-065; 11/2011

​Designation ​From ​To University / Institute​
​Assistant Professor May 2017 Present ​NUST College of E&ME, Rawalpindi
​Lecturer ​Jan 2012 ​Apr 2017 ​NUST College of E&ME, Rawalpindi
​Lab Engineer ​July 2010 Dec 2011​ ​NUST College of E&ME, Rawalpindi