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Dr Rehan Zahid
Lecturer
Department of Mechanical Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, NUST HQ, Islamabad.
Tel : +925190856084

Specialization
Engine Tribology

Education
PhD (Mechanical), University of Malaya, Malaysia

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

PEC Registered Engineer (R.E.)

Certifications

Pro/Engineer Wildfire 5.0 Instructor 

Hydraulic and Pneumatics Systems Instructor

CNC Programming Instructor 

Administrative Duties

Worked as Faculty Sponsor of NUST Media Club

Worked as Coordinator for Undergradaute Students

Wored as Sports Coordinator

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PhD Thesis

Tribological analysis of Diamond-like Carbon coatings in combination with bio-lubricants for engine cam-tappet interaction

Master Thesis

Developed a novel technique for tappet rotation measurement​ 

  1. Mufti, R. A., Zahid, R., Qureshi, F., & Aslam, J. (2015). Innovative technique of measuring follower rotation in real production engine using Gradiometer sensor and the effect of friction modifier. Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, 67(4), 285-291.
  2. Mufti, R. A., Zahid, R., Qureshi, F., Aslam, J., Afzal, N., & Bhutta, M. U. (2015). Measuring the tribological performance of all the tappets in a production engine using magnetometer sensors and the effect of lubricant rheology. Lubrication Science, 27(4), 251-263.
  3. Zahid, R., Masjuki, H. H., Varman, M., Mufti, R. A., Kalam, M. A., & Gulzar, M. (2015). Effect of lubricant formulations on the tribological performance of self-mated doped DLC contacts: A review. Tribology Letters, 58(2), 32.
  4. Habibullah, M., Masjuki, H. H., Kalam, M. A., 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.
  5. Khurram, M., Mufti, R. A., Zahid, R., Afzal, N., & Bhutta, U. (2015). Experimental measurement of roller slip in end-pivoted roller follower valve train. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J: Journal of Engineering Tribology, 229(9), 1047-1055.
  6. Gulzar, M., Masjuki, H. H., Varman, M., Kalam, M. A., Mufti, R. A., Zulkifli, N. W. M., ... & Zahid, R. (2015). Improving the AW/EP ability of chemically modified palm oil by adding CuO and MoS 2 nanoparticles. Tribology International, 88, 271-279.
  7. Khurram, M., Mufti, R. A., Zahid, R., Afzal, N., Bhutta, M. U., & Khan, M. (2016). Effect of lubricant chemistry on the performance of end pivoted roller follower valve train. Tribology International, 93, 717-722.
  8. Zahid, R., Masjuki, H. H., Varman, M., Kalam, M. A., Mufti, R. A., Zulkifli, N. W. B. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Zahid, R., Hassan, M. B. H., Alabdulkarem, A., Varman, M., Mufti, R. A., Kalam, M. A., ... & Lee, T. (2017). Investigation of the tribochemical interactions of a tungsten-doped diamond-like carbon coating (W-DLC) with formulated palm trimethylolpropane ester (TMP) and polyalphaolefin (PAO). RSC Advances, 7(43), 26513-26531.
  12. Gulzar, M., Masjuki, H. H., Kalam, M. A., Varman, M., Zulkifli, N. W. M., Mufti, R. A., ... & Yunus, R. (2017). Dispersion Stability and Tribological Characteristics of TiO2/SiO2 Nanocomposite-Enriched Biobased Lubricant. Tribology Transactions, 60(4), 670-680.
  13. Gulzar, M., 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), 223.
  14. Gulzar, M., 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.
  15. Gulzar, M., Masjuki, H. H., Alabdulkarem, A., Kalam, M. A., Varman, M., Zulkifli, N. W. M., ... & Yunus, R. (2017). Chemically active oil filter to develop detergent free bio-based lubrication for diesel engine. Energy, 124, 413-422.
  16. Zahid, R., Hassan, M. B. H., Alabdulkarem, A., Varman, Kalam, M. A., M., Mufti, R. A., Zulkifli, N. W. B. M., & Gulzar, M., Bhutta M. U., Ali M. A., Abdullah U., Yunus, R. (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, In Press.

Undergradaute Subjects:

  • Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Engineering Drawing and Graphics
  • AutoCAD

Undergradaute Labs:

  • Thermodynamics Lab
  • Fluid Mechanics Lab
  • Mechanics Lab
  • Mechanics of Materials Lab
  • CAD/CAM

Postgradaute Labs:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Processes 
  • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)

Short Courses

  • Basic and Advanced Pro/engineer Wildfire 5.0
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatic Systems
  • CNC Programming
  • LabVIEW