Muhammad Wakil Shahzad

Northumbria University

Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad is an Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department, at Northumbria University (NU), Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. He is an expert in renewable energy storage and its applications for water treatment, hybrid desalination processes, heating/cooling, solar to alternative fuels, and life cycle cost analysis. He has won many international awards for his innovative desalination cycle, including the National Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2021, Sustainability Medal 2020, Global Innovation Award 2020, National Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2020 and 2019, Excellence and Leadership Award 2019, and IDA Environmental & Sustainability Award 2019. His research has been highlighted on Yahoo Business, Nature Middle East, Arab News, and many other national and international platforms. Dr. Shahzad has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and research training from KAUST Saudi Arabia. He has extensive experience in intellectual property development and the commercialization of innovative technologies. He holds 18 international patents. To date, he has published 4 books, 22 book chapters, more than 85 peer-reviewed journal papers, and over 110 conference papers. He also received three best paper awards at international conferences. He is an editor of International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, an editorial board member of SN Applied Sciences, and a guest editor for topical collections. He is a Chartered Engineer and a mentor for the International Desalination Association’s Young Leader Program (IDA-YLP). He is also a member of many professional organizations, including the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, International Desalination Association (IDA), International Water Association (IWA), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

Muhammad Wakil Shahzad

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Global energy demand is expected to grow 47% by 2050, with oil remaining the number one source of energy. Renewables make up 27% of the global energy mix, as predicted by the International Energy Agency (IEA). To achieve IEA’s 2050 Net Zero targets, the electricity sector needs to reduce global emissions by nearly three-quarters. Even though renewables installations are expanding quickly, there is not enough to satisfy a strong rebound in global electricity demand. This will result in a sharp rise in the use of fossil fuel electricity generation that risks pushing carbon dioxide emissions. This book presents a comprehensive overview of energy efficiency, alternative energy resources, and process optimization for future sustainability.

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