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Dr Muhammad Tariq Nazir

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Dr. M. Tariq Nazir is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney. He did his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, majoring in high voltage and insulation technology (Energy Systems Research Group). His PhD thesis title is “Study on Degradation of Polymeric Nanocomposite...view more

Dr. M. Tariq Nazir is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney. He did his PhD in Electrical Engineering from the School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, University of New South Wales, majoring in high voltage and insulation technology (Energy Systems Research Group). His PhD thesis title is “Study on Degradation of Polymeric Nanocomposite Dielectric Materials Used for High Voltage Outdoor Insulation” (supervisors: B.T. Phung and M. Hoffman).

 Research and Teaching Interests:

  • High Voltage Systems - high voltage generation, measurement, and testingPower System Equipment – condition monitoring and insulation analysis of transmission lines, cables, generators, motors, transformers, and switchgear
  • High Voltage Insulation Testing- partial discharge detection, discharge characteristics, insulation breakdown, dielectric failure mechanism,
  • Overhead insulators’ pollution performance, Overhead power lines under catastrophic bushfires and pole top fires, dielectric properties, Finite Element Method (FEM) simulation modelling
  • Nonodielectrics- fabrication, material characterization, recyclable flame retardant electrical insulation for power assets, flame retardant polymers, flame retardant coatings and membranes

 

Education:

  • 2014-18: PhD in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • 2010-12: MEng. in Electrical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China.
  • 2005-09: BSc in Electrical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila, Pakistan.

 

My Teachings @ UNSW:

ELEC9712-High Voltage Systems (Lecturer)

ELEC4611-Power System Equipment (Tutor and head demonstrator) 

ELEC1111- Electrical and Telecommunications Engineering (Lab demonstrator)

 

Employment History:

Oct. 2018 – to date:                              

Organization: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Designation: Postdoctoral Fellow

Duties: Currently, I am working as a research fellow on CRP projects of Flame Security International at the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, UNSW.

 

July 2018 – Nov. 2018 (Semester 2, 2018):    Sept. 2019 – Nov. 2019 (Term 3, 2019):                                                      

Organization: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Designation: Adjunct Lecturer

Duties: I have worked as a lecturer for ELEC9712 - High Voltage Systems at the Faculty of Engineering, SEE&T, UNSW twice so far. This is a postgraduate course in Energy Systems for students doing master’s degree-by-coursework (MEng or MEngSc) in the SEE&T, UNSW. I was solely responsible for the course administration, all the lectures, tutorials and assessment over the full course duration. My score for the quality of teaching for each term is given below as per the individual’s MyExperience report.

Role

Term/Semester

MyExperience (Score)

Lecturer [Link]

Term 3, 2019

5.26/6.0

Lecturer [Link]

Semester 2, 2018

5.28/6.0

 

May 2018 – July 2018:                              

Organization: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Designation: Postdoctoral Writing Fellow

Duties: I am the recipient of the highly competitive “Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship” funded by the Faculty of Engineering, SEE&T, UNSW in semester 2, 2018 round. I have worked as a postdoctoral writing fellow for three months with A/Prof. Toan Phung.

 

March 2015 – June 2018:                              

Organization: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Designation: Academic Staff (Casual)

Duties: During my casual academic duties at the SEE&T, UNSW, I have a teaching and mentoring experience of the following courses.

  • ELEC4611-Power system equipment (Head lab demonstrator, tutorials, counsellor, maker/assessor)
  • ELEC1111 (lab demonstrator, counsellor)

 

Feb. 2013 – July 2014:            

Organization: College of Engineering, Qassim University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Designation: Lecturer

Duties: I have worked as a lecturer at the College of Engineering, Qassim University, KSA. I instructed the following undergraduate courses during my duties at Qassim University.

  • High voltage engineering (Hired to manage High Voltage Laboratory)
  • Electrical machines laboratory (Course coordinator, counsellor, course material, teaching, marker/assessor)
  • Electrical measurement laboratory (Course coordinator, counsellor, course material, teaching, marker/assessor)
  • Electrical power system laboratory (Course coordinator, counsellor, course material, teaching, marker/assessor)

 

Oct. 2009 – Sept. 2010 & Aug. 2012 – Feb. 2013   

Organization: Comsats University, Islamabad, (Wah Campus) Pakistan

Designation: Lab Engineer & Lecturer

Duties: I have worked as a lab engineer and lecturer at Comsats university and I have experience of teaching and mentoring undergraduate students. I have worked as a counsellor, curriculum/course designer, convener, lab tutor, marker and assessor and counsellor to junior lab engineers.

 

Sept. 2016 – Nov. 2016 & May 2017 – July 2017

Organization: State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment (SKLEIPE), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China

Designation: Visiting Research Fellow

Duties: I have worked with Prof. Shengtao Li at the State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment (SKLEIPE), Xi’an Jiaotong University, as a visiting research fellow under its opening project. I had completed the project entitled “Thermal characteristics and erosion resistance analysis high voltage outdoor insulation” funded by its opening project.

 

Awards:

  • Research Fellowship, UNSW under industry-led Collaboration (CRC-P grants), 2018
  • Postdoctoral Writing Fellowship Award, Faculty of Engineering, School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications, UNSW, 2018
  • Visiting Research Fellow at State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment (SKLEIPE), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an China in 2016-17
  • Excellent Paper Award and Cash Prize for the paper entitled “Comparative AC tracking and erosion resistance of micro-AlN and BN filled silicone rubber composites” presented at IEEE Int’l. Conf. on Electrical Materials and Power Equipment (ICEMPE), Xi’an, May 14-17, 2017
  • Research Grant; Opening project from State Key Laboratory of Electrical Insulation and Power Equipment (SKLEIPE), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an China, 2016
  • TFS Scholarship Award for PhD studies, The University of New South Wales, 2014
  • Honors Graduate award for an excellent student from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, 2012
  • Chinese Government Scholarship (CSC) Award for Master studies at State Key Laboratory of Power Transmission Equipment & System Security and New Technology, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China, 2010

 

In Media:

 

Editorships:

Associate Editor "Applied Nanoscience" (Springer Nature)

Editor "Transactions on Electrical and Electronic Materials" (Springer Nature)

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Location

Room# 402, Ainsworth Building J17
Kensington Campus, 2052 NSW,
Australia


Contact

+61 (2) 9385 6196