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ACTIVITIES

 

 

Conference / Workshops

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Conference Attendance

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Presentations

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Eng. Edu. Conferences

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Eng. Edu. Presentations

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Reviewed Papers

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Editorial Boards

 

 

Professional Activities

 

Professional Services
  • ASME/ABET Program Evaluator for Mechanical Engineering Programs, 2011-present.
  • Member, KFUPM ABET Steering Committee: September 2009-present
  • Chairman, ME Faculty Search Committee, September 2010-present.
  • Director, ME Stress Analysis Laboratory, September 2010-present
  • Co-Lead Technical Editor, theme issue on ‘Modeling of Metal Forming Processes’ AJSE, 30 (1C), 2005.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Manufacturing Engineering, Dec 2006-present. http://www.smeindia.org/Journal/index.php
  • Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, NED University Journal of Engineering Research, http://www.neduet.edu.pk/NED-Journal/ediBoard.html

 

Memberships
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Pakistan Engineering Council

 

 

Conference / Workshop Organization
  1. Member, Scientific Committee, 2nd Saudi Engineering Forum (SEF2009), held at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, March 28-30, 2009 . 
  2. Member, Conference Organizing Committee, Int. Conf. on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology (AMPT-2008), held in Bahrain, 2-5 November,  2008 . 
  3. Member, International Advisory Committee, International Conference on “Recent Advances in Material Processing Technology (RAMPT’05)”, held at National Engineering College, K.R. Nagar, India, February 23-25,  2005 . 
  4. Member, Scientific Committee, 13th Annual (International) conf. of Mechanical Engineering (ISME2005), held at Isfahan University, Iran, May 17-19,  2005 . 
  5. Member of the Organizing Committee of Workshop on “Vibration in Rotating Machinery”, held at KFUPM, Saudi Arabia, April 29-May 1,  2000 . 
  6. Coordinator for the Workshop on “Product Development Solutions for Design-Through-Manufacturing”, organized by Center for Manufacturing Productivity and Technology Transfer (CMPT), held at GIK Institute, Pakistan, August 3-5,  1998 . 
  7. Member of the Organizing Committee of The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Workshop on “Urban Air Quality”, held at GIK Institute, Pakistan, December 16-18,  1996 .

 

Conference Attendance
  1. 15th European Conference On Composite Materials ECCM15, June 24-28, 2012, Venice, Italy.
  2. 26th International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies SMT26, , June 20-22, 2012, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.
  3. ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, July 17-21, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  4. Int. Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing (ICAMMM-2010), Dec 13-15, 2010 at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.
  5. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition ( IMECE2010 ),  November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  6. ASME InterPack’09 Conference held at San Francisco, USA, 19-23 July, 2009.
  7. International Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology (AMPT-2008), Bahrain, November 2-5,  2008 .
  8. 4th International Conference and Exhibition on Design and Production of  Machines and Dies/Molds, Altın Yunus Hotel in Çeşme, Turkey, 21-23,  2007 .
  9. International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), American University of Sharjah, UAE, February 1-3,  2005 .
  10. International Mechanical Engineering Conference (IMEC2004), Kuwait, December 5-8,  2004 .
  11. 3rd International Conference and Exhibition on Design and Production of Dies and Molds, Bursa, Turkey ,  June 17-19,  2004
  12. 3rd International Conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT-2004), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 11-13,  2004 .
  13. Int. Conference on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology (AMPT-2003), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, July 8-11,  2003 .
  14. 6th Saudi Engineering Conf. held at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December 14-17,  2002 .
  15. The First International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technologies (IBCAST), Bhurban, Pakistan. June 10-15,  2002
  16. 16th Int. Conf. on Production Research (ICPR-16), Prague, Czech Republic, July 29-August 3,  2001 .
  17. Int. Conference on Advances in Production & Processing of Aluminum (APPA'2001), Manama, Bahrain, February 12-15,  2001 .
  18. Int. Conference on Structure, Processing and Properties of Materials, SPPM’97, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 15-17,  1997 .
  19. SAARC workshop on Urban Air Control held at GIK Institute, Topi, Pakistan, December 16-18,  1996 . 

 

Presentation and Invited Lectures
  1. Effect of Carbon Nanotubes (CNT) on the Thermal Conductivity of Nanocomposites Using a New RVE Approach, 15th European Conference On Composite Materials ECCM15, June 24-28, 2012, Venice, Italy.
  2. Stress Field in the Top Coat of Thermal Barrier Coatings due to the Formation of YVO4 – A Numerical Study, 26th International Conference on Surface Modification Technologies SMT26, , June 20-22, 2012, Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France.
  3. Optimization of pipe repair sleeve design, ASME 2011 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference, July 17-21, 2011, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
  4. Residual Stress Development during Submerged-Arc Welding of Spirally Welded Pipes: Experimental, Statistical and Numerical Study, International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing (ICAMMM-2010), December 13-15, 2010 at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.
  5. Effect of Billet Quality on Aluminum Extrusion Die life: Statistical, Microstructural and Numerical Investigation, International Conference on Applied Mechanics, Materials, and Manufacturing (ICAMMM-2010), December 13-15, 2010 at Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat, Oman.
  6. Thermal and Structural Response of Pin Fin for Different Interface Conditions, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE2010),  November 12-18, 2010, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
  7. Thermal-Structural Performance of Orthotropic Pin Fin Applications, ASME InterPack’09 Conference held at San Francisco, USA, 19-23 July, 2009.
  8. On the Modeling of Laser as a Moving Distributed Volumetric Heat Source for Laser Cutting Simulation at Int. Conf. on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology (AMPT-2008), Bahrain, November 2-5, 2008.
  9. Analysis of Painting Defects During Aluminum Extrusion Using SPC Tools at International Conference on Modeling, Simulation and Applied Optimization (ICMSAO), American University of Sharjah, UAE, February 1-3, 2005.
  10. Effect of Recoil Pressure Intensity and Duration on the Residual Stresses Induced By Laser Shock Processing at Int. Mechanical Engineering Conference (IMEC2004), Kuwait, December 5-8, 2004.
  11. Fatigue Life Assessment of Extrusion Dies Using Monte Carlo Simulation at 3rd Int. Conf. and Exhibition on Design and Production of Dies and Molds, Bursa, Turkey,June 17-19, 2004
  12. An Investigation Into the Formation of Dead Metal Zone In Hot and Cold Metal Extrusion at 3rd Int. Conf. on Advanced Manufacturing Technology (ICAMT-2004), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 11-13, 2004.
  13. An investigation of Shape Complexity in Metal Extrusion at Int. Conf. on Advances in Materials and Processing Technology (AMPT-2003), Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland, July 8-11, 2003.
  14. Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis in Mechanical Engineering at Mechanical Engineering Research seminar, KFUPM, 2003.
  15. Product defects in aluminum extrusion and its impact on operational cost at 6th Saudi Engineering Conf. held at King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, December 14-17, 2002.
  16. Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (as invited lecture) at the First International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technologies (IBCAST), Bhurban, Pakistan. June 10-15, 2002.
  17. Applications of Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis in Design (as invited lecture) at the First International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technologies (IBCAST), Bhurban, Pakistan. June 10-15, 2002.
  18. Applications of Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis in Manufacturing (as invited lecture) at the First International Bhurban Conference on Applied Sciences and Technologies (IBCAST), Bhurban, Pakistan. June 10-15, 2002.
  19. Finite Element Simulation of Extrusion to Develop Pressure Charts at 16th Int. Conf. on Production Research (ICPR-16), Prague, Czech Republic, July 29-August 3,2001.
  20. Modes of Die Failure and Tool Complexity in Hot Extrusion of Al-6063 at 16th Int. Conf. on Production Research (ICPR-16), Prague, Czech Republic, July 29-August 3, 2001.
  21. Prediction of Force Required in Metal Extrusion of Complex Shapes at Mechanical Engineering Research seminar, KFUPM, 2001.
  22. Effect of Ram Speed and Tool Complexity on Extrusion Pressure at Int. Conf. on Advances in Production & Processing of Aluminum (APPA'2001), Manama, Bahrain, February 12-15, 2001.
  23. Computational Aspects of a Finite Element Procedure for Large Deformation Problems at Mechanical Engineering Research seminar, KFUPM,2000.
  24. Efficient Constitutive Evaluation Procedures for Finite Deformation Analysis at Int. Conf. on Structure, Processing and Properties of Materials, SPPM’97, Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 15-17, 1997.
  25. A Technology Based Approach to Control Engine Exhaust Emission in Pakistan at SAARC workshop on Urban Air Control held at GIK Institute, Topi, Pakistan, December 16-18, 1996.

 

Engineering Educational Conference & Meetings
  • ABET PEV training at Baltimore BWI Hilton, Linthicum, MD, USA, May 22-23, 2010.
  • ABET Institute for the Development of Excellence in Assessment Leadership (IDEAL), held at Baltimore, MD, USA, August 3-7, 2009.
  • ABET Annual Meeting and Commission Summit, held at Incline Village, Nevada, USA, 31 Oct-2 Nov, 2007.
  • Second International Conference on Engineering Education & Training organized by the Kuwait University. April 09-11, 2007.
  • ABET Criteria 2 and 3: Program Educational Objectives and Program Outcomes,  workshop by Dr. Edwin Wiggins from Webb Institute, USA, organized by ABET Steering Committee , Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, 5-6 March, 2007.
  • Developing program objectives and learning outcomes, organized by the Program Assessment Center, Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, September 19, 2006.
  • Introduction to WebCT, Deanship of Academic Development, KFUPM, March 2006.

 

Engineering Educational Presentations & Seminars
  1. The ABET Accreditation Visit from the Faculty Perspective at Civil Engineering Department Council Meeting organized by KFUPM ABET Steering Committee, Dhahran, May 17, 2009.
  2. Program Assessment Process for Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) at workshop on Program Assessment organized by KFUPM ABET Steering Committee, Dhahran, November 16, 2008.
  3. Direct Assessment of Program Outcomes: Using Simplified Model at workshop on Direct Measure for Program Assessment organized by KFUPM ABET Steering Committee, Dhahran, December 12, 2006.

 

Reviewed Paper for Journals
  1. ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering
  2. Finite Elements in Analysis and Design
  3. Material Science & Engineering: A
  4. The Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering
  5. Journal of Materials Processing Technology
  6. Int. Journal of Impact Engineering
  7. Surface and Coatings Technology

 

Membership in Editorial Boards
  1. Co-Lead Technical Editor for the theme issue of  Arabian Journal for Science & Engineering (AJSE)  on the “Modeling of Metal Forming Processes”, Volume 30, Number 1C, June 2005.
  2. Member, Editorial Board,  Journal of Manufacturing Engineering  (ISSN No.0973-6867), Published quarterly by Society of Manufacturing Engineers, India.http://www.smeindia.org/Journal/index.php.
  3. Member, International Editorial Advisory Board, NED University Journal of Engineering Research, Published biannually by NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. http://www.neduet.edu.pk/NED-Journal/ediBoard.html

 

University, Departmental and Public Service

Name of Committee

Year

Formed by

Position

Type

DSR Best Research Project Award

2011/2012

University

Member

Ad-hoc

Academic Committee

2011/2012

University

Member

Standing

ABET Steering Committee

2011/2012

University

Member

Standing

ME Faculty Search Committee

2011/2012

Department

Chairman

Standing

ABET Steering Committee

2010/2011

University

Member

Standing

ME Faculty Search Committee

2010/2011

Department

Chairman

Standing

DSR Project Outcome Committee

2009/2010

University

Member

Ad-hoc

DSR Conference Committee

2009/2010

University

Member

Standing

ABET Steering Committee

2009/2010

University

Member

Standing

ME Teaching Assignment Committee

2009/2010

Department

Chairman

Standing

DSR Research Award Committee

2008/2009

University

Member

Ad-hoc

 

DGS Interview Team for Pakistan

2008/2009

University

Member

Ad-hoc

 

DGS Graduate Seminar Organizing

2008/2009

University

Member

Ad-hoc

 

CER Self-Assessment Team

2008/2009

University

Member

Ad-hoc

 

ABET Steering Committee

2008/2009

University

Member

Ad-Hoc

 

ABET Quality Assurance Committee

2008/2009

University

Member

Ad-Hoc

 

Teaching Assignment Committee

2008/2009

Department

Member

Standing

Program Assessment Committee

2008/2009

Department

Member

Standing

Curriculum Revision Committee

2008/2009

Department

Member

Ad-hoc

Program Assessment Committee

2007/2008

University

Member

Ad-Hoc

 

ABET Steering Committee

2007/2008

University

Member

Ad-Hoc

 

ME ABET Committee

2007/2008

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Curriculum & Academic Affairs

2007/2008

Department

Member

Standing

ME ABET Committee

2006/2007

Department

Chairman

Ad-Hoc

Align Departmental Committees

2006/2007

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Computer Programming Language

2006/2007

College

Member

Ad-Hoc

 

Teaching Assignment Committee

2005/2006

Department

Member

Standing

Curriculum Development Committee

2005/2006

Department

Chairman

Standing

Curriculum Revision Committee

2004/2005

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Curriculum Development Committee

2004/2005

Department

Member

Standing

ME Self Assessment Program Team

2003/2004

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Curriculum/Textbook Committee

2003/2004

Department

Member

Standing

ME Self Assessment Program Team

2002/2003

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Curriculum/Textbook Committee

2002/2003

Department

Chairman

Standing

Annual Report Committee

2002/2003

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

ME/AME Program Review

2001/2002

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Graduate Committee

2001/2002

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Curriculum Committee

2001/2002

Department

Chairman

Standing

Continuing Education Committee

2001/2002

Department

Member

Standing

Teaching & Advising Award

2000/2001

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Graduate Committee

2000/2001

Department

Member

Standing

Curriculum Committee

2000/2001

Department

Member

Standing

Teaching & Advising Award

1999/2000

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

Student Advising Committee

1999/2000

Department

Member

Standing

Curriculum Committee

1999/2000

Department

Member

Standing

Computer Utilizing Committee

1999/2000

Department

Member

Standing

Teaching and Advising Awards

1998/1999

Department

Member

Ad-Hoc

 

Other Committees & Groups
  1. Served as chairman and member of several faculty promotion committees.
  2. Member of Materials and Manufacturing group
  3. Member of Design, Dynamics and Control group.
  4. Member/Chairman of several Ph.D. Comprehensive Examination Committee
  5. Member of M.Sc. Theses defense committees
  6. Served as chairman and member of several Senior Project and Coop presentation evaluation committees.

 

 

 

The Mechanical Engineering Department has become a multi-disciplinary department. Its research areas encompass a variety of different topics. Dr. Abu Fazal Arif has been working with multiple funding agencies to deliver multitude of research publications.