Mr. Muhammad Akmal Rana
Lecturer, Chemical Engineering
Area of Interest: Fuel Cells, Electrolytes development, Ionic conductivity enhancement, materials development and their characterization
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007   (890)

Engr. Muhammad AKMAL Rana did his Bachelor in Chemical Engineering from Dawood University of Engineering and technology Karachi. After his bachelors, he joined Renewable Energy Sector and worked for 4 years in Ethanol Production plants where he involved in production activties on Industrial and Fuel Grade Ethanol. He also worked as "Senior Process Engineer" in one of the biggest Ethanol plant of Pakistan bearing capacity of 400,000 L/day of Ethanol by Sugar-cane Molasses fermentation. In 2012, He started his MS in Energy Systems Engineering from one of the top ranked university of Pakistan NUST Islamabad where where he further enriched his industrial experience. During his MS he successfully published his research work in national and international conferences as well in ISI indexed Journals. He joined Department of Chemical Engineering CIIT Lahore Campus in 2015 and still actively performing his duties assigned by the department and CIIT management. He also worked hard to register AIChE(American Institute of Chemical Engineers) CIIT Student Chapter. 


Journal Papers:
1. Kamal Mustafa, Mustafa Anwar, M. Akmal Rana, Zuhair S. Khan (2015), "Development of cobalt doped lithiated NiO nano-composites and hot corrosion testing of LiAlO2 matrices for molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) applications", Materials Chemistry and Physics, pp: 198-205, Vol: 164, Standard: 0254-0584, Impact Factor: 2.26    (External URL)
2. Mustafa Anwar, Zuhair S. Khan, Kamal Mustafa, Akmal Rana (2015), "Effects of some rare earth and carbonate-based co-dopants on structural and electrical properties of samarium doped ceria (SDC) electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells ", International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol: 29, Issue: 24, Standard: 1793-6578 , Impact Factor: 0.94    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Muhammad Akmal Rana, M.N. Akbar, Mustafa Anwar, Kamal Mustafa, Sahar shakir, Zuhair S. khan (2013) "Sol-gel Fabrication of Novel Electrolytes Based on Neodymium Doped Ceria for Application in Low Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells", International Conference on Solid State Physics 2013 (ICSSP’13), pp: 5649–5653, Vol: 2, Issue: 10, Standard: 2214-7853    (External URL)


MS Energy Systems Engineering
National University of Sciences and Technology Islamabad, Pakistan
Sep 2012 to Sep 2014
B.E Chemical
Dawood Institute of Engineering and Technology Karachi, Pakistan
Jul 2004 to Jul 2008


Senior Process Engineer
Premier Chemicals
Nov 2011 to Jul 2012
Process Engineer
Abdullah Distillery
Oct 2008 to Nov 2011

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