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Lubrication - Thermal Management and Friction Reduction

Hafiz Muhammad Ali

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

A lead researcher in thermal engineering and thermal management working as an associate professor of mechanical engineering at KFUPM, editor of various journals in the field of thermal science. Dr. Ali has recently received the Highly Cited Researcher Award in the Field of Engineering 2021 by Web of Science Clarivate. He was in the top 2% of the researchers list at Stanford University in 2020 and 2021.


Nano lubricants Nanofluids Temperature Reduction Wear and Tear Reduction Energy Reduction Machining Defects Reduction Heat Capacity Thermal Conductivity Density Biolubricants Carbon Capture Green Technology

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With ever-increasing requirements and complex manufacturing techniques, it has now become vital to provide better thermal management and friction reduction to parts used in the manufacturing industry. Lubricants play an important role in manufacturing processes as they can considerably reduce friction which translates into less wear and tear and better life of parts. Another benefit of lubricants is to considerably reduce the temperature of processes thus keeping the required cooling that is necessary for the process. For various different processing and prevailing conditions, thus, it is very important to use reliable and durable lubricants. Therefore, it is advantageous to have advanced lubricants which have better thermophysical properties and can stay for a long run during production and manufacturing processes. New technologies are adopted now including nano lubricants, lubricants, and hybrid combinations of such lubricants to get desired conditions which ultimately improves the process quality, reducing the defect during various machining conditions such as drilling, milling, and machining.

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Hafiz Muhammad Ali

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

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 in 2016. His fields of research are thermal sciences and heat transfer with focus on electronics cooling, condensation, nanofluids, heat transfer devices, and thermal management. Over the span of several years, he supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate students and his work produced more than 250 papers featured in various reputed international journals with citations over 9000 and H-index of 50. He is author and Editor of several books in the field of thermal engineering. He has participated at several international and national conferences as an invited speaker and delivered various keynote talks. He has recently received Highly Cited Researcher Award in the Field of Engineering 2021 by Web of Science Clarivate. He was in the top 2% researchers list of Stanford University in 2020 and 2021. 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 active editorial member at several international journals, notably Heat Transfer Engineering (Taylor & Francis), Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry (Springer) and International Journal of Thermofluids (Elsevier).

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