Dr. Gulraiz Ahmed

 “Dr. Gulraiz Ahmed joined the department of Mechanical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in May 2014. He completed his Bachelor’s degree in 2007 from Institute of Space Technology (IST). He obtained a Master’s degree in Aerodynamics and Computation from University of Southampton, United Kingdom. He joined IST as a lecturer after masters. During his stay at IST, he taught undergraduate students and supervised various student projects. He was among the few to receive the Environmental Science and Research PhD scholarship to investigate the fluid mechanics of bloodstain formation. During his PhD at University of Canterbury, New Zealand, he worked on modeling the effects of the fluid rheology and surface texture on the footprint of passive droplets. In 2015, he was awarded a two years Marie Curie Experienced Researcher position at Loughborough University, United Kingdom to work on a European Union funded Initial Training Network project titled “CoWet”. After successfully completing his Research Associate position he re-joined Mechanical Engineering Department in November 2017.  He has a vast Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) experience and has dealt with hydrodynamics as well as aerodynamics problems. His areas of interest include Fluid Mechanics, Numerical Methods, CFD, Aerodynamics and Computational Methods. Currently he is teaching as well as supervising projects of students at UCP.”

Education

Oct. 2010 – May 2014: University of Canterbury (New Zealand) PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Area of specialization – Fluid Mechanics)
‘Effects of the fluid rheology and surface texture on the footprint of passive droplets’. My PhD was funded by Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand. Under the supervision of Dr. Mathieu Sellier, Dr. Mark Jermy and Dr. Michael Taylor.

Oct. 2007 – Oct. 2008: University of Southampton (United Kingdom) MSc in Aerodynamics and Computation
Overall percentage – 74% (Passed with Distinction) The course focused on the development of skills required for Aerodynamicists. Major courses included, Aircraft Propulsion, Hypersonic & High Temperature Gas, Applied Aerodynamics, Aerospace CFD, and Turbulence. Dissertation: Investigation of wings in ground effect using Computational Fluid Dynamics. The aim of this project was to investigate the behavior of wings (NACA/DHMTU series) in ground effect (on a fixed/variable terrain) using Fluent CFD package.

Sept. 2003 – Sept. 2007: Institute of Space Technology (Pakistan) BSc in Aerospace Engineering
Cumulative GPA – 3.63 out of 4.00 (Honours: Cum Laude) The course covered a broad range of scientific and aerospace engineering topics with a strong emphasize on the theoretical and practical aspects. Major courses included, Aerothermodynamics, Flight Control Systems, Aerospace Structures, Incompressible Aerodynamics, Compressible Aerodynamics, Aerospace Materials, Mechanics of Materials, Orbital Mechanics, Space Propulsion, Thermodynamics, Computational Aerodynamics, Aircraft Performance & Design, Structural Dynamics and Engineering Mechanics. My final year engineering project was on conceptual design of a low cost business jet. Selected projects: Analysis of Nozzle flow using Analytical method and CFD, and Flight analysis of non propulsive aircraft using flight simulator

Experience

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department
May 2014 – to date: University of Central Punjab (Pakistan)
My prime responsibilities include, teaching mechanical engineering courses to undergraduate
and postgraduate students, supervising final year student projects, which is a prerequisite
for Bachelor of Science degree, curriculum development of mechanical engineering program
based on ABET accreditation. I was also actively involved in various research projects.
Marie Curie Experienced Researcher, Chemical Engineering Department
December 2015 – November 2017: Loughborough University (United Kingdom)
Fellowship in an European Union project under the auspice from the Marie-Curie Initial
Training Network: ‘Complex wetting phenomena’ (CoWet) at Loughborough University.
Lab Demonstrator/Teaching Assistant
July 2011 – Dec 2013: University of Canterbury (New Zealand)
Responsible for conducting labs for Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid Dynamics, Mathematics
and Engineering Drawing courses. Other responsibilities include teaching students
new ideas/concepts, helping students with projects/assignments, marking tests and assignments,
and demonstrating laboratories and marking laboratory reports.
Lecturer, Aeronautics and Astronautics Department
Feb. 2009 – Oct. 2010: Institute of Space Technology (Pakistan)
I had taught Aerodynamics, Propulsion and Aircraft Performance courses to undergraduate
students. I have supervised final year student projects, which is a prerequisite for their
Bachelor of Science degree. Besides that, I was also involved in the curriculum development
of Undergraduate Aerospace Engineering Program. In addition, I also had experience of
managing administrative tasks in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department.

Publications and Professional Activities

  1. September 2017: ‘Sessile droplets on soft solid substrates’. Seminar given at the Facultad de Ciencias Qu´ımicas, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 13th September, 2017 Madrid, Spain.
  2. September 2017: ‘Hysteresis of Contact Angle of Sessile Droplets on Deformable Substrates: Influence of Disjoining Pressure’. Presented at the 31st Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS), 3rd-8th September, 2017 Madrid, Spain.
  3. August 2017: G. Ahmed, O. A. Tash, J. Cook, A Trybala, V. Starov, ‘Biological applications of kinetics of wetting and spreading’, Advances in Colloid and Interface Science 249 (2017) 17-36
  4. June 2017: ‘Equilibrium of Droplets on Deformable Substrate: Effect of the Shape of Disjoining Pressure Isotherm’. Presented at the 7th International Workshop on Bubble and Drop Interfaces (B&D 2017), 26th-30th June, 2017 Lyon, France.
  5. May 2017: Attended ‘Learning and Teaching Conference 2017’, May 24th, 2017, held at Loughborough University. Loughborough, United Kingdom.
  6. May 2017: G. Ahmed, V. V. Kalinin, O. A. Tash, V. M. Starov, ‘Equilibrium of droplets on a deformable substrate: Influence of disjoining pressure’, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 521 (2017) 3–12
  7. October 2016: Attended ‘Essential Teaching Skills Training’ held at Loughborough University, Oct, 2016 Loughborough, United Kingdom.
  8. September 2016: Attended ‘Practical Course on: Lipids: Wettability and electrokinetic properties’ held at Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, 25th Sep to 1st Oct, 2016 Lublin, Poland.
  9. September 2016: ‘Equilibrium of Droplets on Deformable Substrate: Influence of Surface Forces and Surface Deformation’. Presented at the 30th Conference of the European Colloid and Interface Society (ECIS), 4th-9th September, 2016 Rome, Italy.
  10. March 2016: G. Ahmed, M. Sellier, ‘Modeling the effects of absorption on spreading dynamics’, Transport in Porous Media 112,3 (2016) 637-663.
  11. February 2016: ‘Modelling wetting of soft solid substrates’. Presented at the CoWet Winter School on Surface Characterization, 29th Feb -4th March, 2016 Mainz, Germany.
  12. November 2015: G. Ahmed, M. Sellier, Y. C. Lee, M. Jermy, M. Taylor, ‘Rheological Effects On The Leveling Dynamics Of Thin Fluid Films’, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow 25, 8 (2015) 1850-1867.
  13. March 2015: Attended a workshop on ‘Objective Based Education and Assessment System of Accreditation’, March 5th, 2015, held at University of Engineering Technology. Lahore, Pakistan.
  14. November 2014: ‘Effect of ground on the aerodynamic characteristics of wings-in-ground effect vehicles’. Presented at the Society of Mechanical Engineering Pakistan’s 1st Applied Mechanical Engineering Conference, SMEP–AMEC 2014, November 14-16th, 2014 Lahore, Pakistan.
  15. November 2014: Attended a ‘Workshop on Objective Based Assessment (OBA) system of Accreditation for PEC Program Evaluators’, November 5-7th, 2014 Islamabad, Pakistan.
  16. July 2014: G. Ahmed, M. Sellier, M. Jermy, M. Taylor, ‘Modeling the effects of contact angle hysteresis on the sliding of droplets down inclined surfaces’, European Journal of Mechanics – B/Fluids 48 (2014) 218 – 230.
  17. October 2013: M. Sellier, G. Ahmed, G. Baechtel, M. Jermy, M. Taylor, ‘Modeling bloodstain formation – from impact to spreading’. Poster presented at the 2013 IABPA Training Conference (The Science Behind Bloodstain Pattern Analysis), October 1-4th, 2013 San Diego, USA.
  18. August 2013: H. Omer, and G. Ahmed, ‘Comparison of Different Turbulence Models for Better Result Prediction in CFD Analysis of Wings in Ground Effect Phenomenon’. Poster presented at the 3rd International Conference on Aerospace Science & Engineering (ICASE2013), August 21-23rd, 2013 Islamabad, Pakistan.
  19. June 2013: ‘Modeling the spreading and sliding of power-law fluid droplets’. Presented at the 1st International Workshop on Wetting and Evaporation: Droplets of Pure and Complex Fluids, June 17-20th, 2013 Marseilles, France.
  20. May 2013: G. Ahmed, M. Sellier, Y. C. Lee, M. Jermy, M. Taylor, ‘Modeling the spreading and sliding of power-law droplets’, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects 432 (0) (2013) 2 – 7.
  21. Mar. 2013: ‘Effect of rheology on droplet spreading and it’s consequences for blood’. Presented at the 3rd Annual Forensic Biology Symposium 2013 Dunedin, New Zealand.
  22. Feb. 2013: G. Ahmed, M. Sellier, Y. C. Lee, M. Jermy, M. Taylor, ‘Modeling Droplets Sliding Down an Inclined Plane: the Importance of Contact Angle Hysteresis’. Poster presented at The Biennial Australian Colloid & Interface Symposium (ACIS) 2013 Queensland, Australia.
  23. Jan. 2013: ‘Dynamics of power-law fluid on horizontal substrates’. Presented at the Fluids in New Zealand (FiNZ) 2013 Christchurch, New Zealand.
  24. July 2012: Gulraiz Ahmed ‘Investigation of Wings in Ground Effect using Computational Fluid Dynamics’ Master’s thesis published by GRIN Verlag 2012, ISBN: 9783656230465.
  25. Feb. 2012: ‘The evolution of a blood droplet footprint in passive spreading’. Presented at the New Zealand Forensic Biomechanics Symposium Dunedin, New Zealand.

Skills

I.T. and Programming: Experienced with Unix or Windows operating systems. 3 years of code development using C++.
Have attended a course on “Introduction to Parallel Programming with MPI” In depth knowledge of Fluent and CFX and the mesh generators Gambit and Gridgen.
Have used extensively ANSYS and Solidworks for design modeling. Have taught and used Matlab broadly. Frequent use of LATEX and Microsoft Office for scientific document typesetting.
Languages: English: fluent in all areas, Urdu: native speaker

gulraiz.ahmed@ucp.edu.pk
+92-42-35880007 Ext:
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Punjab

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