Dr. Muhammad Kashif

Dr. Muhammad Kashif

Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Muhammad Kashif obtained his Ph.D. from University Pierre and Marie Curie Paris, France in 2013. His research areas include Internal Combustion Engines, Alternative Fuels and Auto Motives. Before pursuing his Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from France, he was working as assistant manager in Maritime Technologies Complex Islamabad. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from UET Lahore in 2004. He is well versed in various research tools and software related to mechanical engineering. He has published and presented his research work in various international forums.Dr. Muhammad Kashif has been working as assistant professor at UCP for 3 years. He has work experience of 8 years.

  • IC Engines
  • CFD for Engineers (M.Sc.)
  • Renewable Energy Systems (M.Sc.)


Ph.D in Engineering Sciences (with Honors)

University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France (2013)

Master-2R in Engineering Science with specialization in automotive powertrains

University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris, France (2009)

Bachelors of Science (with Honors) in Mechanical Engineering

University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan (2004)


Research Projects:
1. Soot production capacity of liquid fuels
Collaborators: Guillaume Legros, Jean-louis Consalvi, Fengshan Liu
Description: The aim of this research project is to develop an understanding about the soot production capacity of liquid fuels using experimental techniques and validate the conclusion using numerical models. The validated soot model then can be used for CFD simulations of different combustion scenarios to predict the soot production and develop strategies to control or limit the emission for soot. This research will also help decide the future composition of gasoline and renewable fuel blends which will be less susceptible to soot emission in gasoline direct injection engines.
2. Solar thermal power plants
Adeel hassan
Description:  Solar thermal power plants can help meet a part of energy demand of the country while keeping the environmental impact to a minimum by reducing carbon dioxide emissions. The objective of the project is to develop the design of a parabolic trough solar collector based power plant using local resources. The design of collector and receiver along with sun tracking can be developed using local industrial resource as the material and skills required are not very advanced. The parabolic solar trough collector can also help improve efficiency of installed power plants by preheating water or air.
3. Improving efficiency of solar photovoltaic
Collaborators: Dr. Fareed Hussain Mangi (IBA Sukkur), Dr. Zulfiqar Ali Umrani (MUET)
Description: The objective of the project is to improve the efficiency of a solar PV panel. The overall efficiency of an existing panel can be sufficiently increased utilizing cheap mechanical techniques to reduce the losses and concentrating the incident solar radiations. Different methodologies are being investigated e.g. in humid area a layer of silica gel can help reduce transmission losses due to the formation of condensed water layer on the surface and surface modification can increase absorption of solar radiations. Also installation of cheap solar collector around the PV cells will increase the efficiency by increasing the intensity of incident solar radiations.


  1. Fengshan Liu, Jean-Louis Consalvi; Muhammad Kashif; Guillaume Legros, “Numerical study of soot formation in laminar coflow methane/air diffusion flames doped by n-heptane/toluene and iso-octane/toluene blends”, combustion and flame, 180(2017), 167-174.
  2. Kashif, F.H. Mangi, G. Legros, “Characterization of soot production by synthetic fuels”, Sindh Univ. Res. Jour. (Sci. Ser.) 49(2017), 75-80.
  3. Guillaume Legros, Qianlong Wang, Jérôme Bonnety, Muhammad Kashif, Céline Morin, Jean-Louis Consalvi, Fengshan Liu, “Simultaneous soot temperature and volume fraction measurements in axis-symmetric flames by a two-dimensional modulated absorption/emission technique”, Combustion and Flame, 162(2015), 2705-2719.
  4. Muhammad Kashif, Jérôme Bonnety, Alexis Matynia, Patrick Da Costa, Guillaume Legros, “Sooting propensities of some gasoline surrogate fuels: combined effects of fuel blending and air vitiation”, Combustion and Flame, 162 (2015) 1840-1847.
  5. Jean-Louis Consalvi, Fengshan Liu, Jorge Contreras, Muhammad Kashif, Guillaume Legros, Shijin Shuai, Jianxin Wand, “Numerical study of soot formation in laminar coflow diffusion flames of methane doped with primary reference fuels”, Combustion and Flame, 162, (2015) 1153-1163.
  6. Muhammad Kashif, Jérôme Bonnety, Philippe Guibert, and Guillaume Legros, “Sooting tendencies of Primary Reference Fuels in atmospheric laminar diffusion flames burning into vitiated air.” Combustion and Flame 161 (2014) 1575–1586.
  7. Muhammad Kashif, Jérôme Bonnety, Philippe Guibert, Céline Morin, and Guillaume Legros, “Soot volume fraction fields in unsteady axis-symmetric flames by continuous laser extinction technique.” Optics Express 20, 28742-28751 (2012).

Conference papers and presentations

  1. Presented research work titled, “Characterization of soot production by synthetic fuels”, at 1st-SMEP applied mechanical engineering conference, SMEP–AMEC 2014 held in Faletti’s Hotel, Lahore from November 14 to 16, 2014. (Received best paper award)
  2. Presented work in-progress poster titled “Yield sooting indices of some gasoline surrogate fuels” at joint meeting of the French and Italian sections of the IFRF and the combustion institute held at PISA 2014.

Muhammad Kashif, Jérôme Bonnety, Céline Morin, and Guillaume Legros, “Soot volume fraction maps for premixed ethylene-air flames”, (project report submitted to ONERA (French Aerospace Agency).

University of Central Punjab Faculty of Mechanical Engineering