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Mr Hafiz Malik Naqash Afzal
Lecturer
Department of Mechanical Engineering

SMME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12, NUST HQ, Islamabad.
Tel : +925190856078

Specialization
Haptics, Neuroscience, Automation and Robotics

Education
ME (Mechatronics Engineering), BUAA, Beijing, China

  • Member IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics
  • Beijing Government and Beihang University Excellent Study Award 2016.
  • Beijing Government and Beihang University Outstanding Behaviour Award 2015.
  • Former Department head Student life of International Student Union Beihang University
  • President Gold Medal Scouting 2007 
  • Runner-up National English Debating Contest 2007
  • Ray Channel English Debating Contest Runner-up 2010​

  • Development of test rigs for testing Engine tribology using NI hardware and LabVIEW
  • Sensor development for measuring running Engine performance.
  • Development of hardware for information transfer to the user using haptic cues
  • Psychophysical study of devices transferring information using haptic channel
  • Wearable robots for information transfer
  • Brain wave entertainment using haptic cues
  • Brain wave classification using Machine Learning techniques

Q1 Journals:

1. Dangxiao Wang, Teng Li, Naqash Afzal, Jicong Zhang and Yuru Zhang,”Haptics mediated sustained attention training: Framework and Challenges”, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Provisional acceptance, 2016. (Impact Factor: 3.209, Citations: 0, Journal Ranking: Q1)

2. Riaz A. Mufti, Rehan Zahid, Farhan Qureshi, Jawad Aslam, Naqash Afzal and Muhammad U. Bhutta, “Measuring the Tribological Performance of all the Tappets in a Production Engine Using Magnetometer Sensors and the Effect of Lubricant Rheology”, Lubrication Science, vol. 27(4), 2014 (Impact Factor: 1.414, Citations: 1, Journal Ranking: Q1)

3. Muhammad Khurram, Riaz A. Mufti, Rehan Zahid, Naqash Afzal, Muhammad U. Bhutta and Mushtaq Khan, “Effect of Lubricant Chemistry on the performance of end Pivoted Roller Follower Valve Train”, Tribology International, vol. 93, pp.717-722, 2014. (ERA Ranking “A”, Impact Factor: 2.903, Citations: 1, Journal Ranking: Q1)

4. Shusheng Zhang, Dangxiao Wang, Naqash Afzal, Yuru Zhang and Ruilin Wu, “Rythmic haptic stimuli promotes short-term attention”, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 9(3) pp. 437-442, 2016. (Impact Factor: 2.00,  Journal Ranking: Q1)

5. Dangxiao Wang, Cong Peng, Naqash Afzal, Yuru Zhang, Weiang Li and Dong Wu, “Localization Performance of Multiple Vibrotactile Cues on Both Arms”, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, vol. 99, 2017. (Impact Factor: 2.00,  Journal Ranking: Q1)

Q2 Journals:

6. Muhammad Khurram, Riaz A Mufti, Rehan Zahid, Naqash Afzal, Usman Bhutta, ”Experimental Measurement of Roller Slip in End Pivoted Roller Follower Valve Train”, Journal of Engineering Tribology, vol. no. 229(9) pp. 208-210, 2015. (ERA ranking “A”, Impact Factor: 1.320, Citations: 1,  Journal Ranking: Q2)

Q3 Journals:

7. Muhammad Khurram, Riaz A. Mufti, Muhammad U. Bhutta, Yusuf Habib, Arslan Ahmed and Naqash Afzal, “A Numerical Approach to Calculate Creep in Roller Follower Valve Train Basing on Friction and Lubrication Modeling”, Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering, vol. no. 39(4), pp. 805-818, 2015.  (Impact Factor: 0.333,  Journal Ranking: Q3)

Peer-reviewed Conferences:

8. Naqash Afzal, Dangxiao Wang, Amine Serir and Yuru Zhang, “A Novel spatial-temporal Encoding pattern for presenting time on wrist using vibrotactile stimuli”, IEEE International Conference of Mechatronics and Automation (ICMA), pp. 2179-2186, 2016.

Conferences:

9. Riaz A Mufti, Rehan Zahid, Farrukh Qureshi, Jawad Aslam, Naqash Afzal and M.U. Bhutta, “Effect of Lubricant Rheology and Operating Conditions on the Rotating Speed of all the Tappets in a Mercedes Benz Engine”, 69th Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers, May 18-22, Florida, USA, 2014.

10. Muhammad Khurram, Riaz A. Mufti, Rehan Zahid, Naqash Afzal, Muhammad U. Bhutta and Mushtaq Khan, “Effect of Lubricant Chemistry on the performance of end Pivoted Roller Follower Valve Train”, 41st Leeds-Lyon Symposium, 2-5 Sept, Leeds, UK, 2014.

11. Muhammad Khurram, Riaz A Mufti, Naqash Afzal, Muhammad U. Bhutta, Muhammad U. Abdullah, Rehan Zahid, Samiur R. Shah and Mian Ashfaq, “Effect of Film Strength on Roller Slip in Engine Valve Train”, World Tribology Congress 2017, Accepted September 17 – 22, 2017.

12. Muhammad Khurram, Riaz A Mufti, Muhammad U. Bhutta, Naqash Afzal, Muhammad U.Abdullah, Rehan Zahid and Samiur R. Shah, “Theoretical and Experimental Evaluation of Roller Slip in Engine Valve Train”, 44th Leeds-Lyon Symposium on Tribology, Submitted September 4-6, Lyon, France, 2017

Patents Filled:

1. Technique and apparatus for engine tappet speed monitoring system, Patent Application No: 189/2013

2. Engine direct acting follower rotational speed measuring system, Patent Application No: 507/2013

3. A haptic watch for presenting time on the wrist using vibrotactile cues

Demonstrations:

1. N. Afzal, D. Wang and Y. Zhang, “ The Design and Field observation of a Haptic Watch for Presenting Time on the Wrist Using Vibrotactile Cues”,  Demo presented at Eurohaptics 2016 at Imperial College London.

2. N. Afzal, D. Wang and Y. Zhang, “A haptic watch for presenting time on the wrist using vibrotactile cues”,  Demo presented at  Asiahaptics 2016 at Tokyo Japan.

3. T. Li, D. Wang, N. Afzal and Y. Zhang, “A fingertip force control device for training attention”, Presented at World Haptics 2015 USA Chicago.



Teaching (Undergraduate):

  1. Engineering Drawing and Graphics (SMME-NUST)
  2. Machine Design (Beihang University)
  3. Control Systems (SMME-NUST)
  4. Thermodynamics (SMME-NUST)
  5. Engineering Statics (SMME-NUST)
  6. Mechanical Vibrations (SMME-NUST)
  7. Basic Electronics (SMME-NUST)​

China:

Software Engineer (Benewake LTd.)

Huawei China (Development of wearable devies using tactile sensors)

(Mobile robots, LIDAR)

Pakistan:

Project delivered to Power Vision (Complete control System for Engine Dyno)​