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 Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ali


Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office:               Bldg 63-Room 216

Phone:              +966- 13 -860- 1379

Fax:                  +966-13-860 -2949 (ME Dept)


Website:         Personal Page 


Post Doc., Water and Energy Laboratory, University of California at Merced, United States, 2015-16

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom, 2011 

Courses Taught 

  • ME203: Thermodynamics 1
  • ME315: Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • ME536: Convection Heat Transfer (Graduate course) 

Research Areas

  • Two Phase Flow Heat Transfer
  • Heat Transfer Enhancement
  • Condensation and Boiling
  • Electronics cooling and Thermal Management
  • Nanofluids
  • Phase Change Materials 

Short Biography 

Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Ali, currently working as an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia, received his doctoral degree in mechanical engineering from School of Engineering and Materials Science, Queen Mary, University of London, United Kingdom, in 2011. He was a postdoc at Water and Energy Laboratory of University of California at Merced, United States, during 2015-16.

Thermal sciences, heat transfer, and solar energy are his major areas of interest. Over the span of several years, he supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate students and his work produced more than 150 papers featured in various reputed international journals. He also participated at several international and national conferences as an invited speaker and delivered keynote talks. His other research interests include electronics cooling, condensation, nanofluids, heat transfer devices, and thermal management.

He is the recipient of the "Best Young Research Scholar Award" for 2017 in the Engineering category, conferred by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan at the 7th HEC Outstanding Research Award Ceremony. He also had the honor of receiving HEC's Best Research Paper Award (2013/2014) and Research Productivity Award by Pakistan Council of Science and Technology (2016-17). Apart from his academic duties, he is actively involved with editorial duties at several international journals, notably Heat Transfer Engineering (Taylor & Francis),  Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer), International Journal of Thermofluids (Elsevier), Journal Thermal Science, and Journal of Mechanical Engineering. 


Representative Publications 

(Selected Journals: For complete list please see Google ScholarResearch Gate)