Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Rafique


Associate Professor

Mechanical Engineering

Biography

Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan Rafique is a Mechanical Engineer (2003-2007), MSc from United Kingdom (UK-2011)) and Ph.D. in Mechanical & Materials Engineering (2017)  from The National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia-UKM). His Ph.D. degree has been awarded as Graduate On Time (GOT)  from the National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia-UKM). During his Ph.D. degree, He has also been awarded as "HLAF Outstanding Achievement Scholarship Award" from Dr. Mahathir Bin Mohamad (Prime Minister Of Malaysia). He is working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Lahore (UoL) in Lahore main campus, and started his career with automotive companies like VPL Limited (VOLVO- 2008). His research interest are Production Operation Optimization, Lean Manufacturing and Manufacturing Operational Research and has published in some of the prestigious impact journals like Journal of Cleaner Production (JCPL), Industrial Management & Data Systems (IMDS) & CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science & Technology (CIRP). He is currently specialized in Lean Implementation tools like Value Stream Mapping (VSM) and is officially an Alumni of HLAF Malaysia. 

Education

SrNo. Year Degree Board/University
1 2017 PhD in Mechanical & Materials Engineering The National University of Malaysia (UKM)
2 2011 MSc In Engineering Managment The Greenwich University of London- UK
3 2007 BSc Mechanical Engineering University of Engineering And Technology Taxila

Experience

SrNo. From To Category Designation Organization
1 06/08/2020 Till Date Academic Experience Associate Professor The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department
2 2012 2020 Academic Experience Assistant Professor The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department
3 10/15/2014 11/30/2017 Academic Experience PhD Scholar The National University of Malaysia (UKM)
4 11/28/2010 12/31/2011 Academic Experience MSc Student The Greenwich University of London-United Kingdom
5 2008 2009 Professional Experience Sales Excutive VPL Limited (VOLVO)

Publications

SrNo. Title
1 Blue Ocean 4.0 for Sustainability– Harnessing Blue Ocean Strategy through industry 4.0
2 Three-Wheeler Driver Usage Pattern and Analysis – Leveraging Adoption of Electric Vehicle Policy in Pakistan
3 Leveraging Optimized and Cleaner Production through Industry 4.0
4 Modern Divulge in Production Optimization: An Implementation Framework of LARG Manufacturing with Industry 4.0
5 Project Managers Personality and Project Success: Moderating Role of External Environmental Factors
6 Essential Elements for Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) adoption for Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing in context of Technology- Organization-Environment (TOE) framework – A Review
7 A K chart based implementation framework to attain Lean & Agile Manufacturing
8 Assessment of thermal characteristics of square wavy plates
9 A NEW VISION OF LARG MANUFACTURING – A TRAIL TOWARDS INDUSTRY 4.0
10 An Integrated Framework for Lean Manufacturing in Relation with Blue Ocean Manufacturing - A Case Study
11 Marangoni Condensation of Steam-ethanol mixtures Using Low-Ethanol Concentrations
12 Experimental investigations of evaporative cooling system for buildings under hot and dry environmental conditions
13 A LEAN-GREEN-AGILE AND RESILIENT COMBINATION TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE MANUFACTURING- A REVIEW
14 A Trail to Milieu Research Methodology for Application of Implementation Frameworks
15 Numerical Investigations of Solar Assisted Hybrid Desiccant Evaporative Cooling System for Hot and Humid Climate (accepted Under publishing)
16 A framework for six-sigma implementation in rubber manufacturing industry-an innovation between DMAIC cycle and quality improvement
17 A Lean- Agile- Resilient- Green (LARG) Implementation and Technology Utilization- A New Vision in Technology Adoption
18 A Framework for Six Sigma Implementation in Rubber Manufacturing Industry- An Innovation between DMAIC Cycle and Quality Improvement Tools
19 An Implementation Framework to Attain 6R Based Sustainable Lean Implementation- A Case Study (ISI- IF - 4.1)
20 Problems and Barriers Affecting Total Productive Maintenance Implementation
21 Wastes in lean production systems
22 A Study on RFID technology Combined Lean Implementation in Malaysian Automotive Industry
23 Design of Fins as Heat Sink for 80watt Cob-Led Canopy Light
24 An implementation framework to attain-6R-based sustainable lean implementation-A-casestudy
25 Problems and barriers affecting total Productive maintenance implementation
26 Research Aspects for Methodology Design (Accepted- Under Publishing)
27 A Systematic Planning Scheme for Deployment of Technology Combined Lean Implementation Framework- A Case Study in Automotive Sector
28 An Implementation of Total Preventive Maintenance in Relation with Decision Making Grid Analysis
29 Value Stream Mapping Implementation in Automotive Industry: A Case Study
30 Thermal effect characterization of a hand-operated plastic injection molding machine
31 The Role of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) as an Integrated Approach in Lean Manufacturing
32 Relationship between critical success factor in the training service quality in UKM
33 A Systematic Review of Lean Implementation Approaches- A Proposed Technology Combined Lean Implementation Framework (ISI-Q3-IF-08)
34 RFID impacts on barriers affecting lean manufacturing (ISI-Q2-IF-11)
35 Quality check for customer benefit in bus transport system through statistical control charts and gauge R R
36 Development of a Control System for Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger in MATLAB Simulink
37 Quality improvements increase in electricity generation through anaerobic digestion in rural areas; a feasibility report

Conferences

SrNo. Year Level City Country Confence
1 2015 International Kuala Lumpur Malaysia 3rd International Conference on Ergonomics & 1st I
2 2015 International Johor Bahru- Malaysia Malaysia World Virtual Conference on Applied Sciences & Eng
3 2018 Local Islamabad Pakistan Merits and demerits of OBE system- First Dean Conf
4 2019 Local Lahore Pakistan 2nd International conference on advancement in com
5 2019 Local Lahore Pakistan Annual National Automotive Summit
6 2016 International Kota Kinabalu-Malaysia Malaysia 5th International Technical Conference 2016- (ITC-
7 2016 International Everly Hotel, Putrajaya-Malaysia Malaysia 3rd International Conference on Advanced Processes
8 2020 International Lahore Pakistan International Conference on Mechanical Engineering

Awards

SrNo. Year Awarding Organization Description
1 2017 HUMAN LIFE ADVANCEMENT FOUNDATION OUT STANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
2 2018 The National University of Malaysia (Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia) ACHIEVEMENT OF PHD WITH GRADUATE ON TIME (GOT)
3 2021 The University of Lahore University Research Productivity Award-Eminent Researcher
4 2014 Zamalah Studentship PhD studentship Award

Memberships

SrNo. From - To Title Organization
1 2007 - 2021 Registered Engineer Pakistan Engineering Council
2 2016 - Till Date Alumni Memeber Human Life Advancement Foundation
3 2004 - 2007 Coordinator Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
4 2018 - Till Date Member The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME

Courses Taught

SrNo. Type Title University Semester
1 Final Year Total Quality Management The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department 8th Semester
2 3rd Year IC Engines The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department 6
3 3rd Year Mechanics of Machines The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department 5th
4 Final Year Quality Engineering The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department 7th
5 Final Year Instrument & Control The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department 8th Semester

Project Supervisor

SrNo. Title From - To Organization Type
1 Modeling and Development of a Control System for S 2012 - 2013 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
2 Design and Manufacturing of Hydro-Power Generator 2012 - 2012 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
3 Coal Powered Steam Turbine With Improved Blade Eff 2012 - 2013 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
4 Design of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle With Sonar 2013 - 2014 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
5 Design & Fabrication of Dual Fuel Fire Tube Boiler 2013 - 2014 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
6 Improving Performance Via Split Approach in IC Eng 2012 - 2013 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
7 Design & Fabrication of AUV 2012 - 2013 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
8 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle 2012 - 2013 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
9 Design & Fab of Dual Fuel Boiler 2013 - 2014 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
10 Study & Improvement of Diesel Engine through CFD A 2013 - 2014 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
11 Feasibility Study of Biogas for generation of Ele 2013 - 2014 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
12 Design & Manufacture of Hydro Power Generation Uni 2012 - 2012 The University of Lahore-Mechanical Department Final Year Project
13 FRAMEWORK FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF LEAN AGILE, RESILI 2018 - 2020 The University of Lahore Master Thesis
14 Maintenance 4.0 in Industry 4.0 2021 - 2025 The University of Lahore PhD Student
15 A FRAMEWORK FOR LEAN, AGILE, RESILIENT AND GREEN ( 2018 - 2019 The University of Lahore Master Thesis
16 PRODUCTION OPTIMIZATION TO ATTAIN SUSTAINABLE LEAN 2018 - 2019 The University of Lahore Master Thesis
17 The Solar Bicycle 2018 - 2019 The University of Lahore Final Year Project
18 AN INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK FOR LEAN MANUFACTURING IN 2018 - 2020 The University of Lahore Master Thesis
19 Increase In Thermal Efficiency of PV Plate 2018 - 2019 The University of Lahore Final Year Project
20 An Integrated Framework to Attain Lean and Sustain 2018 - 2020 The University of Lahore Master Thesis

Services

Books

Research Fundings

SrNo. From - To Type Title Source Amount
1 2019 Grant Production Optimization of Manufacturing Industry by Implementing Industry 4.0 (Submitted-Under Review) Pakistan Science Foundation 19 Million
2 2022 NRPU Life Cycle Assessment of Manufacturing Sector for Developing National GHG Inventory (PAK-LCA) HEC 10 Million PKR

Extracurricular Activities

SrNo. Hobbies Interests

Languages and Skills

SrNo. Langues Skills
1 English, Urdu, Punjabi VSM Modelling, Simulation Modeling, Plant optima

Active Collabrations

SrNo. From - To Type Country Organization
1 2018 - Till Date Research Pakistan GLISTAR
2 2015 - Till Date Research Malaysia The National University of Malaysia (UKM)
3 2019 - Till Date Research Pakistan RENEWABLE AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY RESEARCH GROUP
4 2021 - 2025 NRPU Pakistan Ministry of Climate Change (MOCC)

Consulting Experience

SrNo. From - To Post Held Organization
1 2015 - 2017 PhD Research Work Automotive Parts Manufacturing Industry