Prof. Saidur Rahman
School of Engineering and Technology
School of Engineering and Technology, Sunway University
Presentation title: Emerging nano-materials in heat transfer applications
Professor Saidur Rahman is currently working as a Distinguished Research Professor and Head of the Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET) at Sunway University. He is also working with Lancaster University as a full Professor. Previously, he worked as a Chair Professor at the Center of Research Excellence in Renewable Energy at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia. Prior to joining KFUPM, Prof. Saidur worked 18 years in University of Malaya. Clarivate Analytics/Thomson Reuters awarded him highly cited researcher for being among the top 1% researchers for most cited documents in his research field for the eight consecutive years (2014-2021). In 2019, Prof. Saidur won Vice Chancellor’s award for achievement in Research, Sunway University. Prof. Saidur published almost 550 journal papers, mostly in top ranking high impact journals. He is ranked #1 by Web of Science on “nanofluids” research related topic. He has more than 50,00 citations with an h-index of 115 according to Google Scholar citation. He has supervised more than 80 postgraduate students so far and has secured and managed more than 25 million ringgit research grants as a PI and member. Prof. Saidur is working in the area of emerging nano-materials (MXenes) and their applications in energy storage, heat transfer, solar energy harvesting and environmental remediation.
Emerging nano-materials, MXene with chemical formula Ti3C2 is an emerging two-dimensional layered nano-materials discovered in 2011 by Drexel University. It has outstanding energy storage, electrical, optical, thermal, electrochemical, catalytic, photo-thermal conversion, waste water treatment, corrosion resistance capabilities. MXenes are produced from the transition metal carbides, nitrides and carbonitrides by removing/etching ‘A’ layer from MAX phases. We are the first in Malaysia who successfully synthesized this new material using state of art lab equipment available in Research Centre for Nano-Materials and Energy Technology (RCNMET), Sunway University. Recently, MXene and its heterostructure with other nanomaterials found to be outstanding materials in heat transfer applications. Heat transfer behaviour of MXene in solar energy applications will be explored in this presentation.