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

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

Specialization
Thermal Engineering

Education
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 Water Heating

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



Journal Publications as Leading Author:

  • 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)
  • Abd-ur-Rehman, H. M., & Al-Sulaiman, F. A. (2017). A novel design of a multistage stepped bubble column humidifier for the humidification of air, Applied Thermal Engineering, 120, 530-536. (Impact Factor 3.356) International Conference Publications as Leading Author:
  • Abd-ur-Rehman, H.M., & Shakir, S. (2016). Energy conservation opportunities and solar energy integration prospects in the residential sector of KSA. Recent Advances in Renewable Energy Sources, 21 -28. International Solar Energy Society ISES, Conference Proceedings, EuroSun 2016, Palma (Mallorca), Spain, 11 – 14 October 2016.
  • 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 modelling of bubbler humidifier for humidification dehumidification (HDH) water desalination System. Recent Advances in Mechanics and Mechanical Engineering, Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on fluid mechanics and heat & mass transfer (FLUIDSHEAT‘15), 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
  • Engineering Dynamics​