Muhammad Rafique

Muhammad Rafique

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

School of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology


Muhammad Mujahid Rafique has research experience and expertise relevant to the development of clean and energy-efficient technologies employing solar and other renewable sources of energy. His main areas of research interest are the implementation of solar thermal and photovoltaic technology for energy storage and power generation, high-temperature particle receivers, energy conversion and management, techno-economics, water desalination, sorption, solar air conditioning, desiccant cooling, heat and mass transfer, and other topics related to the development of renewable-based technologies.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2016 - 2018 Research Associate TU Bergakademie
    2015 - 2016 Academic Research Project Assistant Deanship of Scientific Research, KFUPM
    2013 - 2015 Teaching Assistant (Part-time) Mechanical Engineering Department, KFUPM
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    German Can read and understand spoken
    Panjabi; Punjabi Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
    Urdu Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2019 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
    2013 - 2015 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals Saudi Arabia MS Mechanical Engineering (with distinction)
    2008 - 2012 University of Engineering and Technology Lahore Pakistan BSc. in Mechanical Engineering with Honours
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Rafique, M. M., Nathan, G., & Saw, W. (2021). A mathematical model to assess the influence of transients on a refractory-lined solar receiver. Renewable Energy, 167, 217-235.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS2
    2020 Rafique, M. M. (2020). Evaluation of metal–organic frameworks as potential adsorbents for solar cooling applications. Applied System Innovation, 3(2), 1-20.
    DOI Scopus7
    2020 Rafique, M. M., Rehman, S., & Alhems, L. M. (2020). Assessment of solar energy potential and its deployment for cleaner production in Pakistan. JOURNAL OF MECHANICAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, 34(8), 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS9
    2020 Rehman, S., Rafique, M. M., Alhems, L. M., & Mahbub Alam, M. (2020). Development and implementation of solar assisted desiccant cooling technology in developing countries: A case of Saudi Arabia. Energies, 13(3), 22 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS3
    2019 Rehman, S., Ahmad, A., Alhems, L. M., & Rafique, M. M. (2019). Experimental evaluation of solar thermal performance of linear Fresnel reflector. Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 33(9), 4555-4562.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2019 Rafique, M. M., & Bahaidarah, H. M. S. (2019). Thermo-economic and environmental feasibility of a solar power plant as a renewable and green source of electrification. International Journal of Green Energy, 16(15), 1577-1590.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS7
    2019 Rehman, S., Rafique, M., Alam, M., & Alhems, L. (2019). Vertical axis wind turbine types, efficiencies, and structural stability - A review. Wind and Structures, 29(1), 15-32.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS3
    2019 Rafique, M. M., Bahaidarah, H. M. S., & Anwar, M. K. (2019). Enabling private sector investment in off-grid electrification for cleaner production: Optimum designing and achievable rate of unit electricity. Journal of Cleaner Production, 206, 508-523.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS13
    2018 Rafique, M. M., & Ahmad, G. (2018). Targeting sustainable development in Pakistan through planning of integrated energy resources for electricity generation. Electricity Journal, 31(7), 14-19.
    DOI Scopus7
    2018 Rafique, M. M., Rehman, S., Alam, M. M., & Alhems, L. M. (2018). Feasibility of a 100 MW installed capacity wind farm for different climatic conditions. Energies, 11(8), 18 pages.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS25
    2018 Rafique, M., Rehman, S., Alhems, L., & Shakir, M. (2018). A liquid desiccant enhanced two stage evaporative cooling system-development and performance evaluation of a test rig. Energies, 11(1), 72-1.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7
    2018 Rafique, M. M., Gandhidasan, P., Bahaidarah, H. M. S., & Shakir, M. A. (2018). Thermal and exergetic performance evaluation of an absorption type desiccant dehumidifier. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 37(4), 1411-1423.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2018 Rafique, M. M., Rehman, S., & Alhems, L. M. (2018). Developing zero energy and sustainable villages – A case study for communities of the future. Renewable Energy, 127(C), 565-574.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS25
    2018 Rehman, S., Alam, M. M., Alhems, L. M., & Rafique, M. M. (2018). Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine Blade Design Methodologies for Efficiency Enhancement-A Review. ENERGIES, 11(3), 34 pages.
    DOI WoS28
    2017 Rafique, M. M., Rehman, S., & Alhems, L. M. (2017). Exergoeconomy of a desiccant enhanced evaporative cooling system using exergetic incremental function. Desalination and Water Treatment, 79, 30-39.
    DOI WoS1
    2017 Rafique, M. M., & Rehman, S. (2017). National energy scenario of Pakistan – Current status, future alternatives, and institutional infrastructure: An overview. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 69(C), 156-167.
    DOI Scopus150 WoS133
    2017 A Mathematical Model for Predicting the Performance of Liquid Desiccant Wheel (2017). International Journal of Thermal and Environmental Engineering, 13(2).
    DOI
    2016 Rafique, M. M. (2016). Heat and Mass Transfer between Humid Air and Desiccant Channels — A Theoretical Investigation. Modern Environmental Science and Engineering, 2(1), 44-50.
    DOI
    2016 Rafique, M. M., Gandhidasan, P., & Bahaidarah, H. M. S. (2016). Liquid desiccant materials and dehumidifiers - A review. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 56(C), 179-195.
    DOI Scopus153 WoS134
    2016 Rafique, M. M., Rehman, S., Lashin, A., & Al Arifi, N. (2016). Analysis of a solar cooling system for climatic conditions of five different cities of Saudi Arabia. Energies, 9(2), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14
    2016 Rafique, M. M., Rehman, S., Alhems, L. M., & Lashin, A. (2016). Parametric analysis of a rotary type liquid desiccant air conditioning system. Energies, 9(4), 15 pages.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS8
    2016 Rafique, M. M., Gandhidasan, P., Rehman, S., & Alhems, L. M. (2016). Performance analysis of a desiccant evaporative cooling system under hot and humid conditions. Environmental Progress and Sustainable Energy, 35(5), 1476-1484.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS14
    2015 Mujahid Rafique, M., Gandhidasan, P., Rehman, S., & Al-Hadhrami, L. M. (2015). A review on desiccant based evaporative cooling systems. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 45, 145-159.
    DOI Scopus131 WoS106
    2015 Rafique, M. M. (2015). A Statistical Analysis of Desiccant Dehumidifier for Air Conditioning Application. International Journal of Hybrid Information Technology, 8(9), 245-256.
    DOI
    2015 Rafique, M. M., Gandhidasan, P., Al-Hadhrami, L. M., & Rehman, S. (2015). Energy, Exergy and Anergy Analysis of a Solar Desiccant Cooling System. Journal of Clean Energy Technologies, 4(1), 78-83.
    DOI
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2020 Rafique, M. M., & Rehman, S. (2020). Solar Electrification and Zero Energy Rural Communities. In Modeling and Optimization in Science and Technologies (Vol. 17, pp. 329-340). Springer International Publishing.
    DOI Scopus3
    2018 Rafique, M. M., & Rehman, S. (2018). Renewable and Sustainable Air Conditioning. In C. Ghenai, & T. Salameh (Eds.), Sustainable Air Conditioning Systems. Intechopen.
    DOI
    2017 Mujahid Rafique, M., Gandhidasan, P., Ibrahim, N. I., & Bahaidarah, H. M. (2017). Recent Developments in Liquid Desiccant-Based Cooling Systems. In Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies (pp. 441-453). Elsevier.
    DOI
    2017 Rafique, M. M., Gandhidasan, P., & Bahaidarah, H. M. (2017). Emerging Energy Efficient Thermally Driven HVAC Technology: Liquid Desiccant Enhanced Evaporative Air Conditioning. In Desiccant Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems (pp. 229-256). Springer Singapore.
    DOI
    2016 Rafique, M. M., Gandhidasan, P., & Bahaidarah, H. M. (2016). Emerging energy efficient thermally driven HVAC technology: Liquid desiccant enhanced evaporative air conditioning. In Desiccant Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning Systems (pp. 229-256). Springer Singapore.
    DOI Scopus2
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2022 Rafique, M. M. (2022). Start-up time and thermal losses of a particle solar receiver under transient operating conditions. In AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 2445. AIP Publishing.
    DOI
    2020 Rafique, M. M., Nathan, G., & Saw, W. (2020). Uncertainty in predicting the start-up time and losses for a high temperature particle receiver due to solar resource variability. In ASME 2020 14th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, ES 2020 (pp. 1-8). online: ASME.
    DOI Scopus2
    2019 Rafique, M. M., Ali Shakir, M., Zahid, I., & Chohan, G. Y. (2019). An Integrated Long Term Energy Forecasting Approach for Sustainable Energy Mix in Pakistan. In 4th International Conference on Power Generation Systems and Renewable Energy Technologies, PGSRET 2018 (pp. 19-23). Islamabad, PAKISTAN: IEEE.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5
    2018 Rafique, M. M., Shakir, M. A., & Ali, Q. (2018). A design procedure to demonstrate environmental and economic benefits of energy efficient buildings. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Vol. 2018 (pp. 1977).

Worked as Teaching Assistant at KFUPM for the following courses:

ME 315 - Heat Transfer

ME  204 - Thermodynamics II

ME 432 - Internal Combustion Engines

ME 437 - Design and Rating of Heat Exchangers

ME 210 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Graphics


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