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Name Dr. Muhammad Imran
Designation Lecturer
Department Mechanical Engineering (Taxila)
Highest Qualification PhD Mechanical Engineering
Specialization Solid State refrigeration, elasto caloric effect, reduced dimensions shape memory alloys
Phone No 051-9047675
Cell No 0334-6310714
Fax No
Email [email protected]

2021                                          Ph. D 

                            Harbin Institute of Technology, China

2016    Masters in Mechanical Engineering   (Applied Mechanics & Design)    

                          University of Engineering & Technology Taxila 

2012     Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering                                   

                          University of Engineering & Technology Taxila                                                                                

Solid-state cooling applications based on elastocaloric effect

Metal-matrix composites

Aluminum alloys

International Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

[1] M. Imran, M. Qian, X. Zhang, L. Geng, Large Cyclability of Elastocaloric Effect in Highly Porous Ni-Fe-Ga Foams, Materials 17(6) (2024) 1272.

[2] X. Zhu, X. Zhang, M. Qian, Z. Wang, A. Li, Z. Chen, M. Imran, L. Geng, Meso-scopically homogeneous superelastic transformation and related elastocaloric effect in a textured Ti-based shape memory alloy, Intermetallics 164 (2024) 108109.

[3] J. Zhang, X. Zhang, M. Qian, Z. Jia, M. Imran, L. Geng, Recent progress in particulate reinforced aluminum composites fabricated via spark plasma sintering: Microstructure and properties, Critical Reviews in Solid State and Materials Sciences  (2023) 1-56.

[4] J. Li, X. Zhang, M. Qian, Z. Jia, M. Imran, L. Geng, Inhibiting GNPs breakage during ball milling for a balanced strength-ductility match in GNPs/Al composites, Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 166 (2023) 107410.

[5] X. Zhu, X. Zhang, M. Qian, S. Zhong, I. Muhammad, L. Geng, Enhanced elastocaloric stability in NiTi alloys under shear stress, Materials Science and Engineering: A 838 (2022) 142787.

[6] Z. Zheng, X. Zhang, M. Qian, J. Li, M. Imran, L. Geng, Ultra-high strength GNP/2024Al composite via thermomechanical treatment, Journal of Materials Science & Technology 108 (2022) 164-172.

[7] M. Imran, X. Zhang, M. Qian, L. Geng, Enhanced working stability of elastocaloric effects in polycrystalline Ni-Fe-Ga dual phase alloy, Intermetallics 136 (2021) 107255.

[8] Z. Zheng, X.-x. Yang, J.-c. Li, X.-x. Zhang, I. Muhammad, L. Geng, Preparation and properties of graphene nanoplatelets reinforced aluminum composites, Transaction of Nonferrous Metals Society of China 31(4) (2021) 878-886.

[9] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Reduced dimensions elastocaloric materials: A route towards miniaturized refrigeration, Materials &  Design 206 (2021) 109784.

[10] M. Imran, X. Zhang, M. Qian, L. Geng, Enhancing the Elastocaloric Cooling Stability of Ni-Fe-Ga Alloys via Introducing Pores, Advanced Engineering Materials 22(4) (2020).

[11] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Ferromagnetic shape memory Ni-Fe-Ga alloy foams for elastocaloric cooling, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 53(24) (2020).

[12] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Elastocaloric effects in polycrystalline Ni-Fe-Ga foams with hierarchical pore architecture, Physical Review Materials 4(6) (2020) 065403.

[13] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Recent developments on the cyclic stability in elastocaloric materials, Materials &  Design 195 (2020) 109030.

[14] B. Yuan, M. Qian, X. Zhang, M. Imran, L. Geng, Enhanced cyclic stability of elastocaloric effect in oligocrystalline Cu–Al–Mn microwires via cold-drawing, International Journal of Refrigeration 114 (2020) 54-61.

[15] X. Zhu, X. Zhang, M. Qian, M. Imran, Elastocaloric effects related to B2↔R and B2↔B19′ martensite transformations in nanocrystalline Ni50.5Ti49.5 microwires, Journal of Alloys and Compds 792 (2019) 780-788.

[16] A. Sohail, A. Aziz, M. Imran, O. Junaid, S. Ahmed,  Effect of TIG Welding Parameters on the Properties of 304L Automated Girth Welded Pipes Using Orbital Welding Machine, Research Reviews: Journal of Material Science 5(6) (2017) 136-143.

[17] R. Atta-ur-Rahman, M.A. Nasir, M. Ullah, R.A. Pasha, N.A. Anjum, S. Mehmood, M. Muddassar, I. Farooqi, W. Asghar, M. Imran, Demarcation of fatigue crack cumulative damage (initiation+ stage I) of aluminum alloy under combined loading, Life Science Journal 10(12s) (2013) 678-683.

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  • Member “Core Analysis Commitee (OBE Direct Assesment)” at UET Taxila (From August 2021-to-date)
  • Member “Industry Academia Linkages Commitee” at UET Taxila (From August 2021-to-date)
  • Incharge “Mechanics of Materials Lab”  at MED UET Taxila (From August 2021-to-date)
  • Incharge “Store of Mechanical Engineering Department”  at MED UET Taxila (From Septemeber 2021-to-date)
  • Departmental Focal Person "PM Laptop distribution scheme" at MED UET Taxila (2023)


Teaching (Lecturer)                         December 2022 to present                       UET TAXILA

Teaching (Lab. Engr.)                      December 2013 to December 2022            UET TAXILA

Trainee Engineer                             April 2013 to Nov 2013                                 Alwaha Egg Products Lahore

Teaching (Instructor)                      January 2013 to April 2013                          GCT Jhelum

Pakistan Engineering Council  Mech/25293

  • Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
  • Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Mechanucs of Materials
  • Engineering Drawing and Graphics

Teaching (Lecturer)                         December 2022 to present                       UET TAXILA

Teaching (Lab. Engr.)                      December 2013 to December 2022            UET TAXILA

Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Engineering & Technology Taxila

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials at IST, Islamabad, 2017