Nobel Laureate Abel Laureate Advisory Board Member USERN President USERN Policy Making Council USERN Manager USERN Deputy Junior Ambassador

Major: Engineering

Field: Mechanical engineering

Academic Qualifications:

(i). Ph.D. (Heat Transfer and Fouling Mitigation, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, 2002).    Thesis    title:    Heat   transfer   to   Fiber    suspensions-studies    in    Fiber Characterization and Fouling Mitigation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand. (ii). Master of Engineering (Mechanical, 1995): The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

(iii).   M. Sc. Engineering (Mechanical, 1989): Thesis title: Effect of fin placement on cross flow heat transfer from a tube, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

(iv).   B. Sc. Engineering (Mechanical, 1979): Thesis title: Effective maintenance of a large store, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Professional Qualifications: M Eng. (UK), FIEB (BD), CEng (UK), BEng (MY)

h- index: 47, Citations: 6202, Total Publications: 250

Area of Specialization:

  • Heat Transfer
  • Heat Exchanger Fouling Mitigation
  • Fluid Dynamics
  • Nanofluid synthesis and application
  • Renewable Energy

Kazi Md. Salim Newaz, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. He has 18 years engineering service experience in petrochemical industries where he worked as senior Engineer in plants and Head of Engineering and Construction of chemical plants. He worked as a part-time consultant of different International Consulting Companies, where he worked in a consulting team for gas pipelines layout and installation, gas drilling environment management, air conditioning, Chemical plant design and installation, vibration analysis for machinery protection, plant maintenance etc.

He has the academic background with B. Sc. in Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Engineering and Ph. D. in Heat transfer and Fouling Mitigation

(Chemical and Materials Engineering). He received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Auckland in 2002. He started his service in the University of Malaya in 2009. He had introduced sophisticated research approaches on heat transfer to two phase flow and particle characterization, heat exchanger fouling and corrosion mitigation, separation flow, nanofluid synthesis and application as heat exchanging liquids. He has developed his laboratories to full blown research laboratories. Later he acquired government and International Grants and then also became leader of a group of academics for research and innovation.

So far he has completed supervision of 22 Ph.D. and 24 Master theses. He has published 250 technical papers in national and international Journals and conference proceedings. He has also published 10 technical book chapters and edited 4 Engineering books. He has participated in 29 Engineering International Conferences, Congresses and facilitated workshop in The Malaysian Institute of Engineers. He has given keynote speech and speech as invited speaker at Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 and Yildiz Technical University at Istanbul, (ICETE) 2017 respectively. He delivered a keynote speech on Energy transportation enhancement in heat exchanging equipment and mitigation of heat exchanger fouling with the application of nanoparticles, in 5th RSU Research Conference, 2020 at Thailand. He has filed seven patents. He received a few awards as recognition of his contribution in research and innovation. He is an active member of editorial board of a few International Journals. He has evaluated many Ph.D. and Masters Theses as Examiner. He has developed an active research network both in home and abroad which contributed to upgrade the name and fame of the University where he works.

List of some recent publications:

  1. Wail Sami Sarsama, S.N. Kazi, A. Badarudin, Thermal performance of a flat-plate solar collector using aqueous colloidal dispersions of graphene nanoplatelets with different specific surface areas. Applied Thermal Engineering, 172 (2020) 115142.
    1. Waquar Ahmed, S. N. Kazi, Z. Z. Chowdhury, M. R. B. Johan, Naveed Akram, M. A. Mujtaba, M. Gul, C. S. Oon, Experimental investigation of convective heat transfer growth on ZnO@TiO2/DW binary composites/hybrid nanofluids in a circular heat exchanger. Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimerty. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10973-020-09363-x.
  2. Salim N. Kazi, Fouling and fouling mitigation of calcium compounds on heat exchangers by novel colloids and surface modifications, Rev Chem Eng., 2019.
  3. Sadri, R., Hosseini, M., Kazi, S. N., Bagheri, S., Abdelrazek, A. H., Ahmadi, G., & Abidin,

N. I. Z. A facile, bio-based, novel approach for synthesis of covalently functionalized graphene nanoplatelet nano-coolants toward improved thermo-physical and heat transfer properties. Journal of colloid and interface science, 509 (2018) 140-152.

  1. Elham Montazera, Hooman Yarmanda, Erfan Salamia, Mohd Ridha Muhamada, S.N. Kazia, A. Badarudina, A brief review study of flow phenomena over a backward-facing step and its optimization. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 82 (2018) 994-1005.
  2. Omer A. Alawi, Nor Azwadi Che Sidik, Hong Wei Xian, Tung Hao Kean, S.N. Kazi, Thermal conductivity and viscosity models of metallic oxides nanofluids. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 116 (2018) 1314–1325.
  3. Syed Muzamil AhmedEmail, S. N Kazi, Ghulamullah Khan, Rad Sadri, Mahidzal Dahari,

M. N. M. Zubir, M. Sayuti, Pervaiz Ahmad, Rushdan Ibrahim, Effect of various refining processes for Kenaf Bast non-wood pulp fibers suspensions on heat transfer coefficient in circular pipe heat exchanger. Heat and Mass Transfer, 2018, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 875– 882.

  1. Samira Gharehkhania,b, Seyed Farid Seyed Shirazic, Hooman Yarmande, Elham Montazer, Salim Newaz Kazi, Rushdan Ibrahim, Mehdi Ashjaei, Nurin Wahidah Binti Mohd Zulkifli, Sadegh Rahmati, The effect of nanocrystalline cellulose on flow properties of fiber crop aqueous suspension. Carbohydrate Polymers, 184 (2018) 376–382.
  2. Kah Hou Teng, Andy Shaw, Muhammad Ateeq, Ahmed Al-Shamma’a, Stephen Wylie, Salim Newaz Kazi, Design and implementation of a non-invasive real-time microwave sensor for assessing water hardness in heat exchangers. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Volume 32, 2018 - Issue 7, Pages 797-811.



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