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Dr Murtaza Najabat Ali (CEng MIMechE P.E.)
Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, NUST HQ, Islamabad.
Tel : +92 51 9085 6053

Specialization
Biomaterials and Bioprosthesis

Education
PhD (Biomedical Engineering),University of Sheffield, UK

(CEng MIMechE P.E.)

  • Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMeche).

  • Chartered Engineer (CEng) from UK Engineering Council

  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) from Pakistan Engineering Council

  • Higher Education Commission (HEC) Approved Supervisor

  • A Reviewer of two scientific journals: Journal of Materials Research (JMR) and Journal of Materials Science (JMS).

Grants/Projects

  • 1st Best Business Plan Prize won at USAID Science and Technology Workshop
  • Rs. 33 Million Awarded from Ministry of Science and Technology for the Industrial setup of Angioplasty Balloon Catheters
  • Rs. 1.0 Million awarded from HEC for the research project entitled “ Smart Oesophageal Stent for the treatment of Oesophageal Cancer”  
  • USD 10,000 Seed Grant is awarded by US Department of State and National Academy of Sciences
  • Rs. 2.0 Million awarded from HEC for the research project entitled “Cost-effective and novel Coronary Stent device for the treatment of coronary heart diseases in Pakistan ”  
  • Tier-1 Funding of worth $10,000 awarded from National Academy of Sciences, USAID and Us Department of State
  • Tier-2 Funding of worth $50,000 awarded from National Academy of Sciences, USAID and Us Department of State
  • Complete Coronary Stent manufacturing setup of worth Rs. 75 Million is awarded and handed over to me at SMME NUST and I have been designed as Project Director.​

  • Murtaza Najabat Ali, Ihtesham U Rehman, (2011), “An Auxetic structure configured as oesophageal stent with potential to be used for palliative treatment of oesophageal cancer; development and in vitro mechanical analysis”, Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Medicine; Vol. 22 Issue 11, p2573
  • Faisal Amin, Murtaza Najabat Ali, Muhammad AsimMinhas (2013), "An Evolutionary Appraisal of the Efficacy of Coronary Artery Stents relevant to the Treatment of Coronary Heart Diseases", International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research, Vol.4 Issue 11
  • M.N.Ali, James J.C. Busfield, Ihtesham U. Rehman (2013), “Auxetic oesophageal stents: structure and mechanical properties, Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 527-553.
  • M.N.Ali, Faisal Amin (2014), “Smart stent: A new concept for the treatment of central airway obstructions", NUST Journal of Engineering Sciences, Vol. 5 No.1, pp. 27-34
  • SeemabMehmood, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali (2014), “Internal fixation: An evolutionary appraisal of methods used for long bone fractures”, International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research, Vol. 5 issue 3.
  • Zainab Munib, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali, (2014),"A paradigm shift of the conventional intramedullary devices to new biological osteosynthetic devices: Bone stents ", International Journal of Biomedical and Advance Research, Vol.5 Issue 3.
  • RabeilSakina, Murtaza Najabat Ali (2014), "An appraisal of the efficacy and effectiveness of nanoscaffolds developed by different techniques for tissue engineering and orthopedic applications: Electrospinning A Paradigm shift", Advances in Polymer Technology.
  • Murtaza Najabat Ali, Faisal Amin, Umar Ansari, Mariam Mir, Muhammad Asim Minhas (2014), “Anisotropic Coronary Stent Device: Fabrication and Structural Analysis”,WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences, Vol.99.
  • Tehreem Jamil, Mariam Mir, Faisal Amin, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali, NaumanulHaq (2014), “Fabrication and mechanical testing of synthetic cervical anterior longitudinal ligament“ 2014 Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials (PCM2014)
  • Murtaza Najabat Ali, Faisal Amin, Umar Ansari, Muhammad AsimMinhas (2014), “Anisotropic Coronary Stent Device: Fabrication and Structural Analysis”, International Conference on Future Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering (MEME 2014)
  • M.N.Ali (2013), “ An Auxetic stent relevant for the treatment of oesophageal cancer,” International Science and Technology Conference (ISTEC).
  • Murtaza Najabat Ali (2008), “An Overview of Auxetic Materials and their Clinical Relevance” One day symposium on Biomedical Materials at CIIT (IRCBM).
  • Murtaza Najabat Ali (2009) “Smart Auxetic Material self-expanding Esophageal Stent-graft, relevant to the palliation of Oesophageal Cancer”, 6th  International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technology (IBCAST) 
  • Faisal Amin, Murtaza Najabat Ali, Umar Ansari, Mariam Mir, Muhammad Asim Minhas and WakeelShahid, (2014),“Auxetic Coronary Stent Endoprosthesis: Fabrication and Structural Analysis”, Journal of Applied Biomaterials & Functional Materials
  • Tehreem Jamil, Mariam Mir, Faisal Amin, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali, Nauman ul Haq (2014), “Fabrication and mechanical testing of synthetic cervical anterior longitudinal ligament”, POLIMERY Journal.
  • Murtaza Najabat Ali, Ihtesham U. Rehman (2014),"Auxetic polyurethane stents and stent-grafts for the palliative treatment of squamous cell carcinomas of the proximal and mid oesophagus: A NOVEL FABRICATION ROUTE", Journal of Manufacturing Systems
  • Murtaza Najabat Ali ,Faisal Amin,  Mariam Mir, Umar Ansari (2014), “Emerging Approach for Treating Complications Associated with Pertrochanteric Fractures: A Review”,  Minerva Ortopedica E Traumatologica 
  • Mariam Mir, Murtaza Najabat Ali, Umar Ansari, Javaria Sami, , (2014), “Review of Mechanics and Applications of Auxetic Structures” Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
  • Munneza Ata Khan, Umar Ansari, Murtaza Najabat Ali, (2014), “Real-time wound management through integrated pH sensors: A Review", Sensor Review.
  • Zainab Munib, Murtaza Najabat Ali, Umar Ansari, Mariam Mir (2015), “Auxetic Polymeric Bone Stent for Tubular Fractures: DESIGN, FABRICATION AND STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS”, Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering.
  • Seemab Mehmood, Murtaza Najabat Ali, Umar Ansari, Mariam Mir, Munezza Ata Khan (2015), "Auxetic Polymeric Bone Plate As Internal Fixator For Long Bone Fractures: Design, Fabrication And Structural Analysis", TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH CARE.
  • Mariam Mir, Murtaza Najabat Ali, Umar Ansari, Javaria Sami, (2015), “Structure and Motility of the Esophagus from a Mechanical Perspective” ESOPHAGUS-TOKYO.

  • Advanced Biomaterials
  • Biomechanics
  • Artificial Organs and Implants
  • Biofluid Mechanics 

Worked as Post-doctorate Research Assistant (PDRA) at kroto Research Institute (KRI) University of Sheffield UK in collaboration with Smith & Nephew Inc., for the design and development of vascular and non-vascular implants or devices.  I was involved in the Manufacturing of  medical devices by using both conventional subtractive and new generative (rapid prototyping) techniques, Mechanical Testing of medical devices, which involved tensile testing and accelerated pulsatile fatigue testing, Finite Element modelling and Demonstration of the medical device in a physiologically simulated model

  • Dr. Murtaza Najabat Ali has recently joined SMME NUST as a faculty for its Biomedical Engineering and Sciences program. He worked as Project Director at NESCOM’s Cardiac Stent Manufacturing site few years ago, and initiated Stent project with Dr. Samar Mubarakmand (former chairman NESCOM).

Some Milestones Achieved at NESCOM’s Indigenous Cardiac Stent Project

  • Design and Development of Coronary Stents (SAVIOR) for the treatment of coronary heart disease.

  • Worked primarily on the research and development of coronary stent, their validation, and training of the technical staff (engineers, technicians) and formulation of the production cycle.

  • The Serial production of the indigenous coronary stents was optimized and completed for subsequent test and trial.

  • The stents were subsequently subjected to in-house non-clinical tests and  clinical tests (Animal trials) at Erasmus Medical Centre Rotterdam the Netherlands, and the results were successful.

  • We managed to register NESCOM’s Cardiac Stent manufacturing facility with MHRA (a competent authority in United Kingdom) for IS0 13485 certification and CE Marking of the Stents.

  • The Cardiac Stent Manufacturing site was managed to get ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certification from UK