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Hafiz M. Abd-ur-Rehman
Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H-12 Islamabad
Tel : +925190856051

Thermal Engineering

MS Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia

  • MS Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. 2013 -2015
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology (UET), Lahore, Pakistan.  2008-2012
  • Research Interests: Heat and mass exchanger devices, Solar energy utilization, Energy conservation.​

Solar Water Desalination:

  • Development of a novel humidifier for improved Humidification-Dehumidification (HDH) water desalination system.
  • Development of a stepped solar still incorporated with phase change material (PCM) to enhance the fresh water productivity.

Solar Cooling:

  • Development of a solar assisted desiccant based evaporative cooling system.

Solar Water Heating:

  • Techno-economic analysis for different types of solar collector for water heating application in domestic and service sectors.

Energy Conservation in Buildings:

  •  The potential of energy savings and the prospects of solar energy integration in the hot climate residential buildings.

ISI Indexed Journal Publications:

  • Abd-ur-Rehman, H. M., Al-Sulaiman, F. A., Mehmood, A., Shakir, S., & Umer, M. (2018). The potential of energy savings and the prospects of cleaner energy production by solar energy integration in the residential buildings of Saudi Arabia. Journal of Cleaner Production, 183, 1122-1130. (Impact Factor 5.715)
  • Shakir, S., Abd-ur-Rehman, H. M., Yunus, K., Iwamoto, M., & Periasamy, V. (2018). Fabrication of un-doped and magnesium doped TiO2 films by aerosol assisted chemical vapor deposition for dye sensitized solar cells. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 737, 740-747. (Impact Factor 3.133)
  • Abd-ur-Rehman, H. M., &Al-Sulaiman, F. A. (2017). A novel design of a multistage steppe bubble   colum humidifier   for   the   humidification   of   air,   Applied   Thermal Engineering, 120, 530-536. (Impact Factor 3.356)
  • Al-Sulaiman, F.  A., Abd-ur-Rehman H.  M., Antar, M.  A.,  &  Munteshari O.  (2017).Experimental  investigation  of  a  bubble  column  humidifier  heated  through  solar  energy. Desalination and Water Treatment, 60, 58-69. (IF 1.631)
  • Abd-ur-Rehman,H. M., & Al-Sulaiman, F. A. (2016). Optimum selection of solar water heating (SWH) systems based on their comparative techno-economic feasibility study for the domestic sector of Saudi Arabia, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 62, 336-349. (Impact Factor 8.050)
  • Abd-ur-Rehman,H. M., & Al-Sulaiman, F. A. (2016). An experimental investigation of a novel design air humidifier using direct solar thermal heating, Energy Conversion and Management, 127, 667-678. (Impact Factor 5.589)


International Conference Publications:

  • Abd-ur-Rehman,H.M. (2018). Decentralized and Cost-Effective Solar Water Purification System for Remote Communities, 7th International Conference on Clean & Green Energy-ICCGE, Febrary 7-9, 2018, Paris, France.
  • Abd-ur-Rehman, H.M.,  Al-Sulaiman,  F.  A.,  &  Antar,  M.  A.  (2016).  Experimental Investigation of a Solar Driven Multi-Stage Stepped Bubbler Humidifier for Humidification- Dehumidification (HDH) Water Desalination System, PowerEnergy2016-59209, Charlotte, NC, USA.
  • Abd-ur-Rehman, H.M. & Al-Sulaiman, F.A. (2015). Mathematical modeling of bubbler humidifier for humidification dehumidification (HDH) water desalination System. 6th  International Conference  on  fluid  mechanics  and  heat  &  mass  transfer,  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Abd-ur-Rehman, H.M.  &  Al-Sulaiman,  F.A.  (2014).  Techno-economic  evaluation  of different types of solar collectors for water heating application in domestic sector of Saudi Arabia. The Fifth International Renewable Energy Congress (IREC), IEEE, Tunisia.​

  • Heat and mass transfer
  • Thermodynamics​​