Dr. Nabeel Ahmad
Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Area of Interest: Thermal conversion processes, bio-fuels, Energy, Plastic and rubber waste to valuable products, Coal and biomass conversion.
Tel # (Off): 111-001-007  
HEC approved PhD Supervisor
On Leave


Journal Papers:
1. Nauman Ahmad, Moied Faizan Asif, Nabeel Ahmad, Usama Ahmed, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel (2023), "Innovative parallel synthesis of 5-nonanone and furfural from lignocellulosic biomass accompanied by deep economic analysis", Journal of Environmental Management, Vol: 348, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2023.119251, Impact Factor: 8.7    (External URL)
2. Abdullah Bafaqeer, Nor Aishah Saidina Amin, Muhammad Tahir, Aniz Chennampilly Ummer, Hammam Abdurabu Thabit, Rajesh Theravalappil, Jamilu Usman, Nabeel Ahmad (2023), "Construction of Glucose Precursor Carbon/TiO2 heterojunction with High Ligand-to-Metal Charge Transfer (LMCT) for Visible Light Driven CO2 Reduction", Chemical Engineering Research and Design, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cherd.2023.11.013    (External URL)
3. Ammr M. Khurmy, Ahmad Al Harbi, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Nabeel Ahmad, Usama Ahmed (2023), "Conversion of Vacuum Residue from Refinery Waste to Cleaner Fuel: Technical and Economic Assessment", Sustainability, Vol: 15, Issue: 21, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/su152115362, Impact Factor: 3.9    (External URL)
4. Hussain A. AlNazr, Nabeel Ahmad, Usama Ahmed, Balaji Mohan, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel (2023), "Predicting physical properties of oxygenated gasoline and diesel range fuels using machine learning", Alexandria Engineering Journal, pp: 193-219, Vol: 76, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aej.2023.06.037, Impact Factor: 6.8    (External URL)
5. Ali A. Al-Qadri, Usama Ahmed, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Nabeel Ahmad, Umer Zahid, Sharif H. Zein, Salman Raza Naqvi (2023), "Process design and techno-economic analysis of dual hydrogen and methanol production from plastics using energy integrated system", international Journal of Hydrogen Energy, pp: 10797-10811, Vol: 48, Issue: 29, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhydene.2022.11.266, Impact Factor: 7.2    (External URL)
6. Nabeel Ahmad, Nauman Ahmad, Usama Ahmed, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Um-e-Salma Amjad, Murid Hussain, Muhammad Maaz Arif (2023), "Production of fuel oil from elastomer rubber waste via methanothermal liquefaction", Fuel, Vol: 338, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2022.127330, Impact Factor: 7.4    (External URL)
7. Maryam Ayub, Syed Zeeshan Haider Naqvi, Waseem Ahmad, Muhammad Maaz Arif, Khaleeq Ahmad Saqib, Abdul Hameed, Naeem Ali, Nabeel Ahmad (2023), "Fabrication of anti-biofouling and antibacterial polysulfone membrane via impregnation of silver nanoparticles", Journal of the Pakistan Institute of Chemical Engineers, Vol: 50, Issue: 2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.54693/piche.05025    (External URL)
8. Iqra Mahboob, Iqrash Shafiq, Sumeer Shafique, Parveen Akhter, Mamoona Munir, Muhammad Saeed, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, Um-e-Salma Amjad, Farrukh Jamil, Nabeel Ahmad, Young-Kwon Park, Murid Hussain (2023), "Porous Ag3VO4/KIT-6 composite: Synthesis, characterization and enhanced photocatalytic performance for degradation of Congo Red", Chemosphere, Vol: 311, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.137180, Impact Factor: 8.8    (External URL)
9. Ali A. Al-Qadri, Usama Ahmed, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Umer Zahid, Nabeel Ahmad, Muhammad Shahbaz, and Medhat A. Nemitallah (2022), "Technoeconomic Feasibility of Hydrogen Production from Waste Tires with the Control of CO2 Emissions", ACS Omega, pp: 48075–48086, Vol: 7, Issue: 51, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1021/acsomega.2c06036, Impact Factor: 4.1    (External URL)
10. Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Ali Al-Muslem, Nabeel Ahmad, Awad B. S. Alquaity, Umer Zahid, Usama Ahmed (2022), "Predicting Enthalpy of Combustion Using Machine Learning", Processes, Vol: 10, Issue: 11, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/pr10112384    (External URL)
11. Ali A. Al-Qadri, Usama Ahmed, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Umer Zahid, Muhammad Usman, Nabeel Ahmad (2022), "Simulation and Modelling of Hydrogen Production from Waste Plastics: Technoeconomic Analysis", Polymers, Vol: 14, Issue: 10, ISSN: 2073-4360, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14102056, Impact Factor: 4.967    (External URL)
12. Um-e-Salma Amjad, Arshia Tajjamal, Anwar Ul-Hamid, Abrar Faisal, Syed Ammar Hussain Zaidi, Lubna Sherin, Amna Mir, Maria Mustafa, Nabeel Ahmad, Murid Hussain, Young-Kwon Park (2022), "Catalytic cracking of polystyrene pyrolysis oil: Effect of Nb2O5 and NiO/Nb2O5 catalyst on the liquid product composition", Waste Management, pp: 240-250, Vol: 141, ISSN: 0956-053X,1879-2456, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.wasman.2022.02.002, Impact Factor: 7.145    (External URL)
13. Iqra Abdullah, Nabeel Ahmad, Murid Hussain, Ashfaq Ahmed, Usama Ahmed, Young-Kwon Park (2022), "Conversion of biomass blends (walnut shell and pearl millet) for the production of solid biofuel via torrefaction under different conditions", Chemsophere, Vol: 295, ISSN: 0045-6535, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chemosphere.2022.133894, Impact Factor: 7.086    (External URL)
14. Usama Ahmed, Muhammad Arsalan Hussain, Muhammad Bilal, Hassan Zeb, Nabeel Ahmad, Nauman Ahmad, Muhammad Usman (2021), "Production of Hydrogen from Low Rank Coal Using Process Integration Framework between Syngas Production Processes: Techno-Economic Analysis", Chemical Engineering and Processing - Process Intensification, Vol: 169, ISSN: 0255-2701, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cep.2021.108639, Impact Factor: 4.237    (External URL)
15. Usama Ahmed, Umer Zahid, Sagheer A. Onaizi, Abdul Gani Abdul Jameel, Nauman Ahmad ,Nabeel Ahmad, Hamad AlMohamadi (2021), "Co-Production of Hydrogen and Methanol Using Fuel Mix Systems: Technical and Economic Assessment", Applied Sciences, Vol: 11, Issue: 14, ISSN: 2076-3417, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/app11146577, Impact Factor: 2.679    (External URL)
16. Nasir Shehzad, Muhammad Zafar, Muhammad Ashfaq, Abdul Razzaq, Parveen Akhter, Nabeel Ahmad, Ainy Hafeez, Kshaf Azam, Murid Hussain, Woo Young Kim (2020), "Development of AgFeO2/rGO/TiO2 Ternary Composite Photocatalysts for Enhanced Photocatalytic Dye Decolorization", Crystals, pp: 923, Vol: 10, Issue: 10, Standard: 2073-4352, Impact Factor: 2.404    (External URL)
17. Kshaf Azam, Rizwan Raza, NasirShezad, MairaShabir, Wenshu Yang, Nabeel Ahmad, Iqrash Shafiq, Parveen Akhter, Abdul Razzaq, Murid Hussain (2020), "Development of recoverable magnetic mesoporous carbon adsorbent for removal of methyl blue and methyl orange from wastewater", Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, Vol: 8, Issue: 5, Standard: ISSN: 2213-3437, Impact Factor: 4.300    (External URL)
18. Um-e-Salma Amjad, Manzar Ishaq, Hamood ur Rehman, Nabeel Ahmad, Lubna Sherin, Murid Hussain, Maria Mustafa (2020), "Diesel and Gasoline Like Fuel Production with Minimum Styrene Content from Catalytic Pyrolysis of Polystyrene", Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, Standard: 1944-7450, Impact Factor: 1.989    (External URL)
19. Nauman Ahmad, Nabeel Ahmad, Usama Ahmed (2020), "Process design and techno-economic evaluation for the production of platform chemical for hydrocarbon fuels from lignocellulosic biomass using biomass-derived ?-valerolactone", Renewable Energy, Standard: 0960-1481, Impact Factor: 6.274    (External URL)
20. Usman Hamid, Ali Rauf, Usama Ahmed, Md.Selim Arif Sher Shah, Nabeel Ahmad (2020), "Techno-economic assessment of process integration models for boosting hydrogen production potential from coal and natural gas feedstocks", Fuel, Vol: 266, Standard: 0016-2361, Impact Factor: 5.578    (External URL)
21. Nauman Ahmad, Nabeel Ahmad, Ibrahim M. Maafa, Usama Ahmed, Parveen Akhter, Nasir Shehzad, Um-e-salma Amjad, Murid Hussain, (2020), "Thermal conversion of polystyrene plastic waste to liquid fuel via ethanolysis", Fuel, Vol: 279, Standard: ISSN: 0016-2361, Impact Factor: 5.578    (External URL)
22. Nabeel Ahmad*, Nauman Ahmad, Ibrahim M. Maafa, , Usama Ahmed, Parveen Akhter, Nasir Shehzad, Um-e-salma Amjad, Murid Hussain, Momina Javaid (2019), "Conversion of poly-isoprene based rubber to value-added chemicals and liquid fuel via Ethanolysis: Effect of operating parameters on product quality and quantity", Energy, Vol: 191, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2019.116543, Impact Factor: 6.082    (External URL)
23. Nabeel Ahmad, Faisal Abnisa, Wan Mohd Ashri Wan Daud (2019), "Synthesis of valuable intermediate products from natural rubber under supercritical alcohol conditions", Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis, pp: 196-204, Vol: 139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaap.2019.02.004, Impact Factor: 3.905    (External URL)
24. Nabeel Ahmad, Faisal Abnisa, Wan Mohd Ashri Wan Daud (2018), "Liquefaction of natural rubber to liquid fuels via hydrous pyrolysis", Fuel, pp: 227-235, Vol: 218, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fuel.2017.12.117, Impact Factor: 5.578    (External URL)
25. Nabeel Ahmad, Faisal Abnisa, Wan Mohd Ashri Wan Daud (2016), "Potential use of natural rubber to produce liquid fuels using hydrous pyrolysis – a review", RSC Advances, pp: 68906-68921, Vol: 6, Issue: 73, Impact Factor: 3.119    (External URL)
Conference Papers:
1. Usama Ahmed, Umer Zahid, Nabeel Ahmad, Nauman Ahma (2022) "Process Alternatives for the Co-Production of Hydrogen and Methanol using Fuel Switch and Energy Mix Systems", 14th International Symposium on Process Systems Engineering, pp: 1-2243, Vol: 49, ISSN: 1570-7946, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-85159-6.50169-X    (External URL)
2. Usama Ahmed, Umer Zahid, Nabeel Ahmad (2020) "Techno-Economic Assessment of Conceptual Design for Methanol Production Using Coal and Natural Gas Based Parallel Process Configuration", 30th European Symposium on Computer Aided Process Engineering, Vol: 48, ISSN: 1570-7946, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-823377-1.50241-X    (External URL)
3. Nabeel Ahmad, Faisal Abnisa, Wan Mohd Ashri Wan Daud (2018) "Synthesis of liquid fuel through hydrothermal conversion of natural rubber", 4th International Symposium on Current Progress in Mathematics and Sciences (ISCPMS2018), Vol: 2168, ISSN: 1551-7616 , DOI: https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5132485    (External URL)
4. Nabeel Ahmad, Shafferina Dayana Anuar Sharuddin, Faisal Abnisa, Wan Mohd Ashri Wan Daud (2017) "Natural rubber, a potential alternative source for the synthesis of renewable fuels via Hydrous Pyrolysis", IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, pp: 012004, Vol: 334    (External URL)


PhD in Chemical Engineering
University of Malaya, Malaysia
Oct 2015 to Aug 2019
MSc in Chemical Engineering
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Oct 2012 to Jan 2014
BSc in Chemical Engineering
University of the Punjab, Pakistan
Dec 2007 to Mar 2012
FSc Pre-Engineering
Forman Christian College (A Chartered University), Pakistan
Oct 2005 to Apr 2007
Divisional Public School, Pakistan
Mar 2003 to Apr 2005


Research Associate (PhD Scholar)
University of Malaya
Nov 2015 to Dec 2018
Production executive
Kansai Paint Private Limited
Oct 2012 to Dec 2013

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