Kazi Md Salim Newaz  is a Associate Professor,University of Malaya,Malaysia

Kazi Md Salim Newaz

Associate Professor

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University of Malaya


Kazi Md. Salim Newaz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya. He has 18 years engineering service experience in petrochemical industries where he worked as senior Engineer and as Deputy Chief Engineer. Later he worked as Head of Engineering and Construction, and plant manager of different chemical plants. He worked as a part-time consultant of different International Consulting Companies, where he worked in a consulting team for gas pipelines layout and installation, gas drilling environment management, air conditioning, Chemical plant design and installation, vibration analysis for machinery protection, plant maintenance etc.


He has the academic background with B. Sc. in Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Science in Engineering, Master of Engineering and Ph. D. in Heat transfer and Fouling Mitigation. He received his Ph.D. degree from The University of Auckland in 2002. He started his service in the University of Malaya in 2009 as Senior Lecturer. He has been working as Associate Professor for the last two years. He had introduced sophisticated research approaches on heat transfer to two phase flow and particle characterization, heat exchanger fouling and corrosion mitigation, separation flow, nanofluid synthesis and application as heat exchanging liquids. He has developed his laboratories to full blown research laboratories. Later he acquired government Grants for research (0.6M US$) and then also became leader of a group of academics for research and innovation.


So far, he has completed supervision of 19 Ph.D. and 14 Master theses. He has published 200 technical papers in national and international Journals and conference proceedings. He has also published 9 technical book chapters and edited 4 Engineering Books. He has participated in 26 Engineering International Conferences, congresses and facilitated workshop in The Malaysian Institute of Engineers. He has given keynote speech and speech as invited speaker at Liverpool John Moores University, 2016 and Yildiz Technical University at Istanbul, (ICETE) 2017 respectively. He has filed a number of patents. He received a few awards as recognition of his contribution in research and innovation. He is an active member of editorial board of a few International Journals. He has evaluated many Ph.D. and Masters Theses as Examiner. He has developed an active research network both in home and abroad which contributed to upgrade the name and fame of the University where he works.


Salim N. Kazi, Fouling and fouling mitigation of calcium compounds on heat exchangers by novel colloids and surface modifications, Rev ChemEng 2019,

Syed Muzamil Ahmed, Salim NewazKazi, Ghullamullah Khan, Naveed Akram, Mahidzal Dahari, MohdNashrulMohdZubir, Pervaiz Ahmad, Tuan Zaharinie, Experimental investigation on drag reduction of flowing crop suspensions of the pulp fibers in circular pipe heat exchanger, Particulate Science and Technology, Taylor and Francis, 2019, 1-11.

Omer A. Alawi, Nor AzwadiCheSidik, S. N. Kazi, G. Najafi, Graphene nanoplatelets and few-layer graphene studies in thermo-physical properties and particle characterization, Journal of Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, 2019, (135), 1081-1093.

S. N. Kazi, Fouling and fouling mitigation of calcium compounds on heat exchangers by novel colloids and surface modifications, Reviews in Chemical Engineering, Accepted, 2018.

Sadri, R., Hosseini, M., Kazi, S. N., Bagheri, S., Abdelrazek, A. H., Ahmadi, G., &Abidin, N. I. Z. A facile, bio-based, novel approach for synthesis of covalently functionalized graphene nanoplateletnano-coolants toward improved thermo-physical and heat transfer properties. Journal of colloid and interface science, 509 (2018) 140-152.

ElhamMontazera, HoomanYarmanda, ErfanSalamia, MohdRidhaMuhamada, S.N. Kazia, A. Badarudina, A brief review study of flow phenomena over a backward-facing step and its optimization. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 82 (2018) 994-1005.

Omer A. Alawi, Nor AzwadiCheSidik, Hong Wei Xian, Tung Hao Kean, S.N. Kazi, Thermal conductivity and viscosity models of metallic oxides nanofluids. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 116 (2018) 1314–1325.

Syed MuzamilAhmedEmail, S. N Kazi, Ghulamullah Khan, Rad Sadri, Mahidzal Dahari, M. N. M. Zubir, M. Sayuti, Pervaiz Ahmad, Rushdan Ibrahim, Effect of various refining processes for KenafBast non-wood pulp fibers suspensions on heat transfer coefficient in circular pipe heat exchanger. Heat and Mass Transfer, 2018, Volume 54, Issue 3, pp 875–882.

Samira Gharehkhania,b, SeyedFaridSeyedShirazic, HoomanYarmande, ElhamMontazer, Salim NewazKazi, Rushdan Ibrahim, Mehdi Ashjaei, NurinWahidahBintiMohdZulkifli, Sadegh Rahmati, The effect of nanocrystalline cellulose on flow properties of fiber crop aqueous suspension. Carbohydrate Polymers, 184 (2018) 376–382.

KahHouTeng, Andy Shaw, Muhammad Ateeq, Ahmed Al-Shamma’a, Stephen Wylie, Salim NewazKazi, Design and implementation of a non-invasive real-time microwave sensor for assessing water hardness in heat exchangers. Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, Volume 32, 2018 - Issue 7, Pages 797-811.


Academic Qualifications:

(i). Ph.D. (Heat Transfer and Fouling Mitigation, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, 2002). Thesis title: Heat transfer to Fiber suspensions-studies in Fiber Characterization and Fouling Mitigation, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

(ii). Master of Engineering (Mechanical, 1995): The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.

(iii). M. Sc. Engineering (Mechanical, 1989): Thesis title: Effect of fin placement on cross flow heat transfer from a tube, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

(iv). B. Sc. Engineering (Mechanical, 1979): Thesis title: Effective maintenance of a large store, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Professional Qualifications: M Eng.(UK), FIEB (BD), CEng (UK), BEng (MY)

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