Engr. Dr. Haider Ali

Associate Professor

• HEC Approved PhD Supervisor

• PhD (Mechanical Engineering) KFUPM, Saudi Arabia
• ME (Mechanical Engineering, Energy Systems)
• NED University of Engineering and Technology
• BE (Mechanical) NED University of Engineering and Technology

Research Interests:

• Renewable Energy
• Thermoelectric Generator
• Micro and Nano Scale Energy Transport

Research Projects (Ongoing and Completed):

• Thermal Performance of a Thermoelectric Generator
• Design Optimization of Thermoelectric Generators for Waste Heat Extraction
• Phonon transport across thin films in relation to thermoelectric applications
• Dust & Water Repellent Surfaces for Solar PV & Concentrated Solar Application in Desert Environments

BOOKS
• Yilbas B.S., Mansoor S.B., Ali H., Heat transport in micro and nanoscale thin films, Elsevier, September 2017.
• Yilbas B.S., Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Self-Cleaning of Surfaces and Water Droplet Mobility, Elsevier, May 2019.

BOOK CHAPTER
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Yousaf R., Al-Sharafi A., Hydrophobic Materials, Comprehensive Energy System, Elsevier, 2017. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-809597-3.00253-4

• Tahir F., Baloch A., Ali H., Resilience of Desalination Plants for Sustainable Water Supply in Middle East, Sustainability Perspectives: Science, Policy and Practice, Springer, 2020. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-19550-2_15.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS
• Tahir F., Ali H., Baloch A., Jamil Y., Performance Analysis of Air and Oxy-Fuel Laminar Combustion in a Porous Plate Reactor, Energies Vol 12(9), pp. 1706, 2019.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Configuration of Segmented Leg for the Enhanced Performance of Segmented Thermoelectric Generator, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 41(2), pp. 274-288, 2017.
• Yilbas B.S., Hassan G., Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Al-Sarkhi A., Water droplet dynamics on a hydrophobic surface in relation to the self-cleaning of environmental dust, Nature Scientific Reports, p. 2984, 2018.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Al-Sharafi A., Thermal disturbance of thin films pair: cross-plane thermal energy transfer, The Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, in press, 2018.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Crossplane phonon transport and thermal boundary resistance across thin films pair, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, DOI: 10.2514/1.T5476, 2018.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Karatas C., Laser fabricated tungsten oxide surface for solar energy harvesting and dust effects, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 191, pp. 190-198, 2019.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., H.Al-Qahtani H., Laser processing of Ti6Al4V alloy: wetting state of surface and environmental dust effects, Heliyon, Vol. 5, e01211, 2019.
• Abu-Dheir N., Rifai A., Yilbas B.S., Yousaf M.R., Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Khaled M., Al-Aqeeli N., Sol-gel coating of colloidal particles deposited glass surface pertinent to self-cleaning applications, Progress in Organic Coatings, Vol. 127, pp. 202-210, 2019.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Karatas C., Al-Sharafi A., Laser texturing of Inconel 718 alloy surface: Influence of environmental dust in humid air ambient, Optics & Laser Technology, Vol. 108, pp. 346-354, 2018.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., The Influence of Environmental Dust in Humid Ambient Air on Laser Surface Treated Carbide Cutting Tools, Lasers in Engineering, in press, 2019.
• Yilbas B.S., Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Heating of a water droplet on inclined transparent polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) surface, Heat and Mass Transfer, in press, 2019.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Laser gas assisted nitriding and characterization of tungsten surface, Optics & Laser Technolgy, Vol. 107, pp. 274-280, 2018.
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., A Water Droplet Pinning and Heat Transfer Characteristics on an Inclined Hydrophobic Surface, Nature Scientific Reports, 10.1038/s41598-018-21511-w, 2018.
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Heat and flow analysis of a water droplet on hydrophobic and hydrophilic phase change material, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 122, pp. 749-764, 2018.
• Yilbas B.S., Ibrahim A., Ali H., Khaled M., Loaui T., Hydrophobic and optical characteristics of graphene and graphene oxide films transferred onto functionalized silica particles deposited glass surface, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 442, pp. 213-223, 2018.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Al-Aqeeli N., Droplet dynamics on a hydrophobic surface coated with N-octadecane phase change material, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, Vol. 546, pp. 28-39, 2018.
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Droplet heat transfer on micro-post arrays with hydrophobic and hydrophilic characteristics, ASME, J. Heat Transfer, Vol. 140, p. 072402, 2017
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Al-Sulaiman F., C. Karatas, Effect of environmental dust particles on laser textured yttria-stabilized zirconia surface in humid air ambient Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 101, pp. 388-396, 2018.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Al-Aqeeli N., Reversible exchange of wetting state of a hydrophobic surface via phase change material coating, RSC Advance, Vol. 8, pp. 938-947, 2018.
• Yousf M.R., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Assessment of optical transmittance of oil impregnated and non-wetted surfaces in outdoor environment towards solar energy harvesting, Solar Energy, Vol. 163, pp. 25-31, 2018.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Al-Sharafi A., Innovative design of a thermoelectric generator with extended and segmented pin configurations, Applied Energy, Vol. 187, pp. 367-379, 2017.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Thermal characteristics and phonon transport in diamond and silicon thin films, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 31(1), pp. 56-68, 2017. (DOI: 10.2514/1.T4671)
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Innovative design of a thermoelectric generator of extended legs with tapering and segmented pin configuration: thermal performance analysis, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 123, pp. 74-91, 2017.
• Yilbas B. S., Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Dynamics of water droplet on hydrophobic inclined surface: influence of droplet size and surface inclination angle on droplet rolling, RSC Advance, Vol. 7, pp. 48806-48818, 2017. (DOI: 10.1039/C7RA09345D)
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Al-Aqeeli N., Laser gas assisted texturing and formation of nitride and oxynitride compounds on alumina surface: surface response to environmental dust, Optics and Laser in Engineering, Vol. 102, pp, 1-9, 2018.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., F. Al-Sulaiman, H. Al-Qahtani, Effect of mud drying temperature on surface characteristics of a polycarbonate PV protective cover, Solar Energy, Vol. 143, pp. 63-72, 2017.
• Yilbas B.S., Ibrahim A., Ali H., Khaled M., Laoui T., Effect of graphene film on laser textured alumina surface characteristics, Ceramics International, Vol. 43, pp. 2012-2021, 2017.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Phonon transport across multi-layered structure subjected to laser short irradiation pulse, Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 49(1), p. 9, 2017.
• Yilbas B. S., H. Ghassan, Ali H., Al-Sulaiman F., Environmental dust effects on aluminum surfaces in humid air ambient, Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, p.45999, 2017.
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B. S., Ali H., Heat transfer and fluid flow characteristics in a sessile droplet on oil impregnated surface under thermal disturbance, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 139(9), p. 092004, 2017. (DOI: 10.1115/1.4036388)
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Al-Aqeeli N., Environmental mud adhesion on optical glass surface: effect of mud drying temperature on surface properties, Solar Energy, Vol. 150, pp. 73-82, 2017.
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B. S., Ali H., Water droplet adhesion on hydrophobic surfaces: influence of droplet size and inclination angle of surface on adhesion force, ASME Journal of Fluid Engineering, Vol. 138(8), p. 081302, 2017.
• H. Ghassan, Yilbas B. S., Samad M.A.. Ali H., Al-Sulaiman F., Al-Aqeeli N., Analysis of environmental dust and mud adhesion on aluminum surfaces in relation to solar energy harvesting, Solar Energy, Vol. 153, pp. 590–599, 2017.
• Yilbas B.S., Yousaf R., Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Al-Sulaiman F., Abu-Dheir N., Khaled M., Al-Aqeeli N., Silicone oil impregnated nanosilica modified glass surface and influence of environmental dust particles on optical transmittance, RSC Advances, Vol. 7(47), pp. 29762-29771, 2017.
• Shuja S.Z., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Laser Heating of a Steel Based Metal Matrix Composite: Influence of Laser Pulse Parameter and Particle Number Density on Melt Pool Size, Laser in Engineering, in press, 2017.
• Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Sahin A. Z., Al-Aqeeli N., Al-Sulaiman F., Khaled M., Flow and Heat Transfer in a Droplet Located on a Superhydrophobic Surface, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 121, pp. 213-227, 2017.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Sharafi A., Al-Aqeeli N., Abu-Dheir N., Al-Sulaiman F., Khaled M., Characteristics of solar selective absorber surface subjected to environmental dust in humid air ambient, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, Vol. 172, pp. 186-194, 2017.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Al-Sharafi A., Thermal transport in thin dielectric films with minute size aluminum dot in relation to microelectronics, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 127, pp. 1025-1035, 2017.
• Ali D., Yilbas B.S., Pirim H., Ali H. Texture analysis of crystallized hydrophobic polycarbonate and polydimethylsiloxane surfaces using persistent homology, Coating, 10.3390/coatings7090139, 2017.
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Water droplet mobility on a hydrophobic surface under a thermal radiative heating, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 128, pp. 92-106, 2018.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Al-Sharafi, A Segmented thermoelectric generator: exponential area variation in leg, International Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 42, pp. 477-489, 2017.
• Shuja S.Z., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Laser Heating of a Moving Slab: Influence of Duty Cycle and Irradiated Spot Diameter on Temperature Field, Laser in Engineering, in press, 2017.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Phonon cross-plane transport and thermal boundary resistance: effect of heat source size and thermal boundary resistance on phonon characteristics, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Vol. 28, pp. 1373-1393, 2016.
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B.S., Sahin A.Z., Ali H., Flow Field inside a sessile droplet on a hydrophobic surface in relation to self cleaning applications of dust particles, ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 139(4), p. 042003, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Salhi B., Rizwan M., Al-Sulaiman F., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Surface characteristics of silicon nanowires/nanowalls subjected to octadecyltrichlorosilane deposition and noctadecane coating, Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, p.38678, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Khaled, Al-Aqeeli N., Al-Sulaiman F., Laser gas assisted texturing of alumina surfaces and effects of environmental dry mud solution on surface characteristics, Ceramics International, Vol. 24(1-A), pp. 396-404, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Laser texturing of Hastelloy C276 alloy surface for improved hydrophobicity and friction coefficient, Optics and Lasers in Engineering, Vol. 78, pp. 140-147, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Karatas C., Laser gas assisted treatment of Ti-alloy: Analysis of surface characteristics, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 78, Part B, pp. 159-166, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Karatas C., Laser treatment of Inconel 718 alloy and surface characteristics, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 78, Part B, pp. 153-158, 2016.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Al-Dweik A. Y., Non-equilibrium energy transport and entropy production due to laser short-pulse irradiation, Canadian Journal of Physics, Vol. 94(1), pp. 130-138, 2016.
• Al-Sharafi A., Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Sahin A.Z., Khaled M. M., Al-Aqeeli N., Al-Sulaiman F., Influence of thermalcapillary and buoyant forces on flow characteristics in a droplet on a hydrophobic surface, International Journal of Thermal Sciences, Vol. 102, pp. 239-253, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Abu-Dheir N., Khaled M. M., Influence of mud residues on solvent induced crystalized polycarbonate surface used as PV protective cover, Solar Energy, Vol. 125, pp. 282-293, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Akhtar S.S., Karatas C, Ali H., Boran K., Khaled M., Al-Aqeeli N., Aleem B.J. A., Laser Treatment of Aluminum Composite and Investigation of Thermal Stress Field, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 86(9), pp. 3547-3561, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Oubaha M.M., Khaled M., Abu-Dheir N., Laser gas assisted nitriding and sol-gel coating of alumina surfaces: effect of environmental dust on surfaces, Surface and Coatings Technology, Vol. 289, pp. 11-22, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Khaled M., Abu-Dheir N., Varanasi K. K., Solvent induced crystallization of a polycarbonate surface and texture copying by PDMS towards improved surface hydrophobicity, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 133(22), p. 43467, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Rizwan M., Kassas M., Laser treatment of a neodymium magnet and analysis of surface characteristics, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 82, pp. 191-198, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Khaled M., Abu-Dheir N., Varanasi K. K., Characterization of environmental dust in the Dammam area and mud after-effects on bisphenol-a polycarbonate sheets, Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 6, p. 24308, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Bhushan B., Ali H., Askandarani A., Coating of Nanocrystalline metallic wires on steel substrate: Mechanical characteristics of coating layer, Canadian Metallurgical Quarterly, Vol. 55(3), pp. 295-302, 2016.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Ballistic Phonon and Thermal Radiation Transport across a Minute Vacuum Gap in Between Aluminum and Silicon Thin Films: Effect of Laser Repetitive Pulses on Transport Characteristics, Physica B, Vol. 495, pp. 21-34, 2016.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Al-Sulaiman F., Segmented Thermoelectric Generator: Influence of Pin Shape Configuration on the Device Performance, Energy, Vol. 111, pp. 439-452, 2016.
• Rizwan M., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Aqeeli N., Replication of Laser Textured Alumina Surfaces by PDMS: Improvement of Surface Hydrophobicity, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 133(41), p. 44015, 2016. (DOI: 10.1002/APP.44015)
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Thermal transport across a thin silicon films pair with presence of minute vacuum gap: effect of film thickness on thermal characteristics, Canadian Journal of Physics, Vol. 94(9), pp. 933-944, 2016.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Energy Transport across the thin films pair with presence of minute vacuum gap at interface, Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, 2016. (DOI: 10.1515/jnet-2016-0030)
• Al-Sharafi A., Yilbas B.S., Sahin A.Z., Ali H., Al-Qahtani H., Heat transfer characteristics and internal fluidity of a sessile droplet on hydrophilic and hydrophobic surfaces, Applied Thermal Engineering, Vol. 108, pp. 628-640, 2016.
• Shuja S.Z., Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Karatas C., Laser pulse heating of steel mixing with WC particles in a irradiated region, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 86, pp. 126-135, 2016.
• A. Al-Sharafi, Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Sahin A.Z., Internal fluidity of a sessile droplet with presence of particles on hydrophobic surface, Numerical Heat Transfer: Part A, Vol. 70(10), pp. 1118-1140, 2016.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Influence of pin material configurations on thermoelectric generator performance, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 129, pp. 157-167, 2016.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Phonon transport in a silicon film with the presence of an aluminum dot in the film, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, Vol. 44, pp. 254-279, 2015.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Phonon transport in a thin film due to temperature oscillation at the film edge, International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, Vol. 16(7-8), pp. 315-324, 2015.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Sahin A.Z., Exergy analysis of a thermoelectric power generator: influence of bi-tapered pin geometry on device characteristics, Int. J. Exergy, Vol. 16(1), pp. 53-71, 2015.
• Ali H., Mansoor S.B., Yilbas B.S., Thermal characteristics of an aluminum thin film due to temperature disturbance at film edges, Journal of Thermophysics, Vol. 36, pp. 157-182, 2015.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Khaled M. M., Al-Aqeeli N., Abu-Dheir N., Varanasi K. K., Influence of dust and mud on optical, chemical and mechanical properties of PV protective glass, Nature Scientific Reports, Vol. 5, p. 15833, 2015.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Khaled M., Al-Aqeeli N., Abu-Dheir N., Varanasi K. K., Characteristics of laser textured silicon surface and effect of mud adhesion on hydrophobicity, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 351, pp. 880-888, 2015.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Phonon transport in silicon-diamond thin film pairs: consideration of thermal boundary Resistance due to cut-off mismatch and diffusive mismatch models, Numerical Heat Transfer, Part A: Applications, Vol. 68, pp. 1307-1330, 2015.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Thermoelectric generator performance analysis: Influence of pin tapering on the first and second law efficiencies, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 100, pp. 138-146, 2015.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Closed form solution for temperature rise in a two-layer assembly during laser step input pulse heating consideration of convection cooling at surface, Laser in Engineering, Vol. 32(3-4), pp. 241-261, 2015.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Phonon transport characteristics across the silicon thin films pair: presence of a gap in between the film, Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Vol. 40(3), pp. 153-170, 2015.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Transient effects of temperature disturbance on phonon characteristics in thin diamond film, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Transport, Vol. 44(3), pp. 119-140, 2015.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Energy transport across thin silicon-diamond films pair with minute vacuum gap at the interface, Optical and Quantum Electronics, Vol. 48(8), pp. 2821-2841, 2015.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Effect of film thickness on thermal transport characteristics in Aluminum thin film, Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 29(4), pp. 711-724, 2015.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Laser treatment of alumina surface with chemically distinct carbide particles, Optics and Laser Technology, Vol. 64, pp. 1-6, 2014.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Entropy generation in silicon thin film: influence of film thickness on entropy generation rate, Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Vol. 39 (3), pp. 147-158, 2014.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Effect of temperature oscillation on thermal characteristics of an aluminum thin film, Applied Physics A, Vol. 117(4), pp. 2143–2158, 2014.
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Al-Dweik A. Y., Thermal Stress Analysis and Entropy Generation Rate Due to Laser Short Pulse Heating of a metallic surface, Canadian Journal of Physics, Vol. 92(12), pp. 1681-1687, 2014.
• Ali H., Yilbas B.S., Influence of heat source size and film thickness on phonon transport in a two-dimensional thin film, Journal of Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamics, Vol. 39 (2), pp. 79-91, 2014.
• Ali H., Sahin A.Z., Yilbas B.S., Thermodynamic analysis of a thermoelectric power generator in relation to geometric configuration device pins, Energy Conversion and Management, Vol. 78, pp. 634-640, 2014.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION
• Ali H., and Gandhidasan P., Performance Evaluation of Photovoltaic String with Compound Parabolic Concentrator, International Conference on Energy and Environment Research (ICEER 2014), July 18-19, Madrid, Spain.
• Tahir F., Ali H., Baloch AB, Transient Analysis of Air Bubble Rise in Stagnant Water Column Using CFD, Eleven International Conference on Thermal Engineering: Theory and Applications, February 25-28, 2018, Doha, Qatar.
• Tahir F., Ali H., Baloch AB, Analysis of steam reforming of methane integrated with solar central receiver system, Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference Proceedings 2018: EEPD969 DOI: 10.5339/qfarc.2018.EEPD969.

PATENTS
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Laser ablation method for treating a copper alloy containing metallic surface and increasing hydrophobicity, US 20170014946 A1
• Yilbas B.S., Ali H., Laser ablation method for treating a zirconia containing ceramic surface, US9708225 B2

 

Publications Impact Factor Patents Citations Books i10-Index
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Contact Information:
Email: haider@dsu.edu.pk