Nationality : Pakistan
Born : 1986
Position : Associate Professor, Sustainable and Renewable Energy Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Field of study : Renewable Energy, Energy and Exergy Analysis, Solar Energy (Solar Collectors, Energy Efficiency, Efficiency Improvement), Heat Transfer (Heat Transfer, Cooling, and Heating), Nanofluids (Thermophysical properties, optical properties, Application of nanofluids), Nano enhanced PCM, Nanolubricants, Nanorefrigerants, Polygeneration, Energy Storage, Artificial Intelligence, Machine learning, and Optimization
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Dr. Zafar Said is currently working as an Associate Professor with the Department of Sustainable Renewable Energy Engineering at University of Sharjah. He is also working as Adjunct Faculty at the U.S.-Pakistan Center for Advanced Studies in Energy (USPCAS-E) National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan. He works in the field of Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Heat Transfer, AI, optimization, Nanofluids, BTMS, NePCM, and nanolubricants. He has published over 195 papers as per Web of Science, including one in Progress in Energy and Combustion (IF: 35.339), One in Physics Reports (IF: 30.105), One in Advanced Energy Materials (IF: 29.698), One in Nano Energy (IF: 19.069), 6 in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (IF: 16.799), 2 books, 20 book chapters, 26 conference papers), with about 9566 citations and an H-index of 57. He has 13 Hot Papers, 36 highly-cited Papers, and Top Papers in the cycle 2018-2022 as per Web of Science. He is also ranked in World's Top 2% Scientists in 2019, 2020, and 2021 by Elsevier BV and Stanford University in the field of Energy. He is also ranked in the top 100 scientists in the United Arab Emirates, as per adscientificindex. He secured more than 2 million AED in research grants. He was honored with several prestigious awards, including Sharjah Islamic Bank Award for Distinguished Researchers (2017-2018), Faculty Annual Incentive Research Award for 2018-2019, and Faculty Annual Incentive Research Award for University and Community Service 2020-2021, and 2022 Rising Star Science Star award by Research.com. Dr. Zafar serves as the Editorial Board Member for several ISI Journals.