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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
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Cell No 0334-6310714
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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

[1] 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.

[2] 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.

[3] Z. Zheng, X. Zhang, M. Qian, J. Li, M. Imran, L. Geng, Ultra-high strength GNP/2024Al composite via thermomechanical treatment, J. Mater. Sci. Technol. 108 (2022) 164-172.

[4] 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.

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

[6] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Reduced dimensions elastocaloric materials: A route towards miniaturized refrigeration, Mater. Des. 206 (2021) 109784.

[7] M. Imran, X. Zhang, M. Qian, L. Geng, Enhancing the Elastocaloric Cooling Stability of Ni-Fe-Ga Alloys via Introducing Pores, Adv. Eng. Mater. 22(4) (2020).

[8] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Ferromagnetic shape memory Ni-Fe-Ga alloy foams for elastocaloric cooling, J Phys D Appl Phys 53(24) (2020).

[9] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Elastocaloric effects in polycrystalline Ni-Fe-Ga foams with hierarchical pore architecture, Phy Rev Mater 4(6) (2020) 065403.

[10] M. Imran, X. Zhang, Recent developments on the cyclic stability in elastocaloric materials, Mater. Des. 195 (2020) 109030.

[11] 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.

[12] 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, J. Alloy. Compd. 792 (2019) 780-788.

[13] 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.

[14] 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.


  • 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)


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