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Name Dr. Javed Akhter
Designation Assistant Professor
Department Mechanical Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification PhD Mechanical Engineering
Specialization Renewable Energy Technologies, Solar Thermal Systems and PVT
Phone No 0092-543-540625
Cell No
Fax No 0092-543-541366
Email [email protected]
PhD (Mechanical Engineering) Universiti Technologi PETRONAS, Malaysia
MSc (Mechatronics and Control Engineering) UET Lahore, Pakistan 2009
BSc (Mechanical Engineering) UET Lahore, Pakistan 2003
  • Investigation of thermal effectiveness of oil-based nanofluids in non-imaging compound parabolic concentrating solar collector.
  • Effect of varying heat flux on the closed loop thermosyphon in evacuated tube receiver coupled with compound parabolic concentrating solar collector.
  • Investigation of non-uniform energy flux on PV cells coupled with a symmetric compound parabolic concentrating solar collector.
  • Optimization of hydraulic system for synchronized double hook mobile cranes.
  • Upgradation of hydro-mechanical transmission in heavy transport vehicles.
  • Energy conservation in thermal power plants by waste heat recovery.

Renewable Energy Technologies,

Solar thermal energy,

Non-imaging solar collectors,


Heat transfer enhancement,

Concentrated photovoltaic/thermal hybrid collectors

  1. J. Akhter, Syed I. Gilani, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, and M. Ali, "Optical Performance Analysis of Single Flow Through and Concentric Tube Receiver Coupled with a Modified CPC Collector Under Different Configurations", Energies, vol. 12 (21), 2019, doi: 10.3390/en12214147 (IF 2.707).
  2. J. Akhter, Syed I. Gilani, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, M. Ali, “Performance Evaluation of a Modified CPC Collector with Varying Concentration along Length”, Heat Transfer Engineering, vol. 6 (1), 2020, doi: 10.1080/01457632.2020.1777004 (IF 1.703).
  3. J. Akhter, S. I. Gilani, H. H. Al-Kayiem, M. Ali, and F. Masood, "Characterization and stability analysis of oil-based copper oxide nanofluids for medium temperature solar collectors”, "Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, vol. 50, no. 3, pp. 311-319, 2019, doi: 10.1002/mawe.201800220 (IF 0.556).
  4. J. Akhter, S. I. Gilani, M. Ali, and S. Z. A. Gilani, "Design and Optical Modeling of a Low-Profile Stationary Concentrating Solar Collector for Medium Temperature Heat Supply”, Journal of Telecommunication, Electronic and Computer Engineering, vol. 10, no. 12, 1, 2018. (IF 0.14).
  5. J. Akhter, Syed I. Gilani, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, M. Ali, “Experimental Investigation of Thermophysical Properties of Oil-based Titanium Dioxide Nanofluids for Medium Temperature Solar Collectors”, Materialwissenschaft und Werkstofftechnik, vol. 51, no. 6, pp. 792-802, 2020, doi: 10.1002/mawe.201900244 (IF 0.556).
  6. Ahmad, W., Ali, M., Sheikh, N.A., Akhtar, Javed. “Effect of efficient multi-stage indirect evaporative cooling on performance of solar assisted desiccant air conditioning in different climatic zones”. Heat and Mass Transfer vol. 56, 2020, 2725–2741 (IF 1.86)
  7. Hasnain, Saqib. Ali, Muhammad Khurram. Akhter, Javed. Ahmed, Bilal. Abbas, Naseem “Selection of an industrial boiler for a soda-ash production plant using analytical hierarchy process and TOPSIS approaches” Case Studies in Thermal Engineering Vol. 19, 2020, (IF 4.01)
  8. M.K. Ali, M. Jahanzaib, J. Akhtar, A. Sultan, B.B. Rana, A. Ahsen “Cement industry preferences for captive power plants in perspective of current energy crises of Pakistan” Journal of Faculty of Engineering & Technology vol. 23 (1), 2016, 65-4,
  9. Faisal Masood; Perumal Nallagownden; Irraivan Elamvazuthi; Javed Akhter; Mohammad Azad Alam “A New Approach for Design Optimization and Parametric Analysis of Symmetric Compound Parabolic Concentrator for Photovoltaic Applications” Sustainability, vol. 13 (9), 2021, 4606-4631 (IF 2.576)
  10. Mujahid Ali, Sheraz Abbas, Bashir Salah, Javed Akhter, Waqas Saleem, Sani Haruna, Shah Room, Isyaka Abdulkadir “Investigating Optimal Confinement Behaviour of Low-Strength Concrete through Quantitative and Analytical Approaches” Materials vol. 14 (16), 2021, 4675-4697, (IF 3.623)
  11. Javed Akhter, S. I. Gilani, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, Mubbashar Mehmood, Muzaffar Ali, Barkatullah, M Azad Alam, “Experimental investigation of a medium temperature single-phase thermosyphoning in an evacuated tube receiver coupled with compound parabolic concentrator” Frontiers in Energy Research vol. 9, 2021, 754546, (IF 4.008)
  12. Faisal Masood, Perumal Nallagownden, Irraivan Elamvazuthi, Mohammad Azad Alam, Mohammad Yusuf, Mujahid Ali, Javed Akhter, Mubbashar Mehmood, “Dataset on the effect of receiver size and acceptance half-angle on the aperture width and height of compound parabolic concentrator for photovoltaic applications using RSM” Data in Brief Vol. 39, 2021, 107630, (IF 0.200)
  13. Muzaffar Ali, Muhammad Farhan Habib, Nadeem Ahmed Sheikh, Syed I. H. Gilani, Javed Akhter, M. Shehryar, “Experimental investigation of an integrated absorption- solid desiccant air conditioning system” Applied Thermal Engineering, vol. 203, 2022, 117912,, (IF 5.295)
  14. Faisal Masood, Perumal Nallagownden, Irraivan Elamvazuthi, Mohammad Azad Alam, Mohammad Yusuf, Mujahid Ali, Javed Akhter, Mubbashar Mehmood, “A review of recent developments and applications of compound parabolic concentrator-based hybrid photovoltaic/thermal collectors” Sustainability, Vol. 14, 5529, 2022, (IF 2.576)
  15. Mohammad Azad Alam, H. H Ya, Mohammad Yusuf, S.M Sapuan, Imtiaz Ahmed Shozib, Faisal Masood, Javed Akhter, “Artificial Neural Network Modeling to Predict the Effect of Milling Time and TiC Content on the Crystallite Size and Lattice Strain of Al7075-TiC Composites Fabricated by Powder Metallurgy” Crystals, vol. 12 (3), 2022, 1-20, 10.3390/cryst12030372, (IF 2.589)
  16. MF Zafar, M Ali, J Akhter, M Kaleem, NA Sheikh "Characterization and performance onvestigation of metallic oxides based nanofluids in compound parabolic concentrating solar collector" Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, Vol. 54, 2022, 2213-1388, (IF 7.632)
  17. Faisal Masood, Norsyarizal B. Mohd Nor, Irraivan Elamvazuthi, R. Saidur, Mohammad Azad Alam, Javed Akhter, Mohammad Yusuf, Shahid M. Ali, Mohsin Sattar, Maveeya Baba, "The Compound Parabolic Concentrators for Solar Photovoltaic Applications: Opportunities and Challenges" Energy Reports, vol. 8, 2022, (IF 4.937)
  18. Mubbashar Mehmood; Umar F. Khan; Ali O. M. Maka; Javed Akhter; Faisal Masood; Sameer Ahmad Hasan; Yeaw Chu Lee, "A review of thermal impact of surface acoustic waves on microlitre droplets in medical applications" Advances in Mechanical Engineering, vol. 14 (8), 2022, (IF 1.623)
  19. J. Akhter, Syed I. Gilani, Hussain H. Al-Kayiem, M. Ali, Ibrahim A. Hussain “Investigation of gap losses in a modified compound parabolic concentrating collector with evacuated tube receiver” Materials Science and Engineering vol. 863, 2020, DOI:10.1088/1757-899x/863/1/012010.
  • “Performance Evaluation of Compound Parabolic Trough Solar Collector with Varying Concentration Ratio for Closed Loop Thermosyphon” Grant Name: Yayasan Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Y-UTP) Cost Center 0153AA-H28, funded by Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia, July 2017 – July 2020
  • “Thermal Performance Analysis of metallic oxide nano fluids through compound parabolic trough solar collector” Grant Name: National Research Productivity for University (NRPU), funded by Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, July 2019 – Jun 2021

Convener (Industry-Academia Linkages) Committee of Mechanical Engineering Department


  • Working as Assistant Professor, at the University of Engineering and Technology Taxila, Pakistan, since 2013
  • Worked as Assistant/Manager (Technical), New Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd., Islamabad, Pakistan, for seven years
  • Worked as Junior Engineer (Mechanical), in Hydroplanning Division of Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority, for two years.
  • Worked as Assistant Manager, in a private industry involved in manufacturing of automotive parts, for one year.

Member of Pakistan Engineering Council as Professional Engineer

Associate Member of Energy Institute, (Malaysia Chapter)

  • Teaching Experience (Jun 2013 to date)

  • Thermodynamics
  • Power Plants
  • Energy Resources and Management
  • Heat Transfer
  • Fluid Mechanics, Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Engineering Mechanics: Statics
  • Design of Machine Elements and CAD/CAM
  • Industrial Automation
  • Technical Report Writing
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Solid Modeling
  • Heat Transfer
Assistant Professor

University of Engineering and Technology Taxila

  • International UNIMAS Stem Engineering Conference (EnCON 2017) 13 – 15 Sep 2017, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering (ICMMPE 2018), 14 – 15 November 2018, Melaka, Malaysia.
  • UTP-UMP-UAF Symposium on Energy Systems 2019 (SES 2019), 1-2 Oct 2019, UTP, Perak, Malaysia.
  • International Conference on Mechanical, Manufacturing and Plant Engineering (ICMMPE 2019), 19 – 20 November 2019, Swiss Garden Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • International Conference on Advances in Mechanical Engineering (ICAME21), 25 August 2021, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • The 1st International Conference on Energy, Power and Environment (ICEPE 2021), 11–12 November 2021, Gujrat, Pakistan
  • Outcome Based Education for Technologists and Graduate Assistants/Graduate Research Assistants at Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.
  • Optimize synchronization of hydraulic systems of double hook mobile cranes through automatic control by CPIEC at Changsha, China (one month).
  • Upgradation of hydromechanical transmission of heavy vehicles by Minsk Wheel Tractor Plant (MWTP) Belarus at Islamabad (one month).
  • Junior Management Course at WAPDA Staff College Islamabad (six weeks)
  • Operation and Maintenance of Thermal Power Plants Course at WAPDA Engineering Academy Faisalabad (Six weeks).

Renewable and Clean Energy Technologies