Academic qualifications


  • Doctoral of Philosophy in computational mechanics (Joint Erasmus Mundus SEED program) from Swansea University, UK and Universitat Politèchnica de Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech), Spain, 2014-2018. Thesis entitled: “An upwind cell centred Finite Volume Method for large strain explicit solid dynamics in OpenFOAM ”.
  • Master of Science in computational mechanics (Joint Erasmus Mundus MCM program) from Universität Stuttgart, Germany and UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain, 2011-2013. Thesis entitled: “Numerical modelling of evaporation and condensation phenomena”.
  • Bachelor of Engineering in mechanical discipline from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) with the thesis entitled: “CFD and experimental study of flow over cylindrical fins”.

Professional career


  • CFD Software Developer at Cambridge Flow Solutions, 2019-present.
  • Research Officer at the Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technologies (ASTUTE 2020) project, College of Engineering, Swansea University, 2017-2019.
  • Erasmus Mundus Research Fellow at Zienkiewicz Center for Computational Engineering (ZCCE), College of Engineering, Swansea University, UK and Laboratori de Càlcul Numèric (LaCàN), Universitat Politèchnica de Catalunya (UPC BarcelonaTech), Spain, 2014-2016.
  • Master Thesis Student at Transport and Propulsion Systems Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Bremen, Germany, 2013. Development of a two phase flow model based on the Volume Of Fluid method, capable of simulating heat transfer and interfacial phase change phenomena and implemented in the open-source CFD software package in OpenFOAM.
  • Internee at Transport and Propulsion Systems Department, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Bremen, Germany, 2012. Investigation into the numerical simulation of sloshing behaviour of liquids in cylindrical tanks using the commercial CFD software package FLOW-3D.
  • Research Assistant at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 2011.
  • Management Trainee at Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim Limited (FFBL), Karachi, Pakistan, 2010. Designing of fixed tubesheet heat exchangers using COMPRESS software. Management of materials and their inspection plans in SAP.

Honours and Awards


  • Excellent Cum Laude (Distinction) awarded for doctoral thesis at UPC BarcelonaTech, Spain, 2018.
  • Best poster awarded at the ZCCE Postgraduate Conference at Swansea University, UK, 2017.
  • Best Student Paper awarded for the article “Large strain solid dynamics in OpenFOAM” at the 4th Annual OpenFOAM User Conference conducted by ESI group, Cologne, Germany, 2016.
  • Awarded by the International Association for Computational Mechanics (IACM) to present in the World Congress in Computational Mechanics (WCCM), Seoul, South Korea, 2016.
  • Full scholarship awarded by the European Commission for Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate (SEED), 2014-2017.
  • Full scholarship awarded by the European Commission for Erasmus Mundus Master Course (MCM), 2011-2013.
  • Presidents Gold Medal awarded for achieving the highest Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.75/4.00 in the Mechanical Engineering batch during the undergraduate degree, 2009.
  • Rectors Gold Medal awarded for undertaking the best undergraduate thesis, 2009.
  • Awarded 2nd position by the Institution of Engineers Pakistan (IEP) for undergraduate thesis at the 4th International Mechanical Engineering Congress, 2009.
  • Scholarship awarded during undergraduate studies for achieving semester Grade Point Average (GPA) in excess of 3.5/4.0 for six consecutive semesters, 2006-2009.