I have BS in Materials Engineering from GIK Institute, Pakistan, and MS in Materials Chemistry from Stockholm University. I have previously worked with development of zeolite membrane supports, porous foams for nano-soot filtration in Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF), and use of Carbon NanoTubes (CNTs) as additive for tribological applications. Along with engineering studies, I also have a degree in industrial R&D management from Warwick Business School. Recently, I finished my 2 years Marie Curie fellowship in a spin off company MDA Advance Ceramics,Turkey, where I was focused on developing porous silicon nitride foams for soot filtration in next generation DPFs.
I started my PhD at Luleå University of Technology starting 2016 under supervision of Farid Akhtar. My PhD research is focused towards developing next generation alloys and coatings for applications in extreme environment. Currently, I'm focused on developing High Entropy Alloys (HEAs) using Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS) and High Entropy Films (HEFs) using Magnetron Sputtering technique. The developed HEA alloys and films are characterized using Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM), nanoindentation measurements, Focused-Ion Beam (FIB) milling to create nano-pillars followed by its micro-compression, room temperature (RT) and high temperature (HT) tribological tests (up to 1000 oC), and high temperature mechanical properties using Gleeble to understand the deformation behaviour at macro and micro-level.
Along with research, I have a deep interest in the process of taking experimental work to market through technology transfer.