Muhammad Wakil Shahzad

Northumbria University

Dr. Shahzad is working as Sr. Lecturer in Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University (NU), Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. He worked as a Research Scientist in the Water Desalination and Reuse Center of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from 2014-2019 before joining NU, UK. He is working on hybrid desalination processes (MEDAD), renewables and their integration for green and sustainable water production. The innovative MEDAD cycle won many international awards such as, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award 2020 for Innovation, National Sustainability Medal Saudi Arabia 2020 (MEED projects award), National Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2020 & 2019, Excellence and Leadership in Water Award 2019, IDA Environmental & Sustainability Award 2019. His research was highlighted at Yahoo business, Nature Middle East, Arab News and many other national and international platforms. The innovative hybrid water desalination cycle is successfully commercialized in Saudi Arabia and considered as one of the most efficient process. Dr. Shahzad holds 9 international patents. To date, he published 2 book, 17 book chapters, 55 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 100 conference papers. He also received three best paper awards in international conferences. He is an editorial board member of NATURE Applied Science journal and serving as a Guest Editor for topical collections. He is also selected as a regional coordinator for International Desalination Association Young Leader Program (IDA-YLP) for Middle East & Africa region. He is a member of many professional organizations namely; International Desalination Association (IDA) and The International Water Association (IWA).

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