Masdar Institute Professor Named ASME Fellow

September 21, 2018

Masdar Institute’s Dr. Tariq Shamim, Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, was recently elected as a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), joining a very small group of people from the Gulf region to receive this honor.

“Dr. Shamim has been with Masdar Institute since its early days. We welcome this international announcement and recognize it is a testimonial of Dr. Shamim’s leadership in Mechanical engineering,” remarked Dr. Behjat Al Yousuf, Interim Provost, Masdar Institute. “With Dr. Shamim’s new appointment in ASME, we look forward to new opportunities for knowledge sharing within and across all engineering disciplines to develop solutions that will benefit all.”

Dr. Shamim joined Masdar Institute in 2010 and has been teaching courses in advanced thermodynamics, heat transfer, sustainable energy systems, fuel cell systems and combustion and emissions control. He has led several research projects while at MI, playing a key role in critical local and international collaborative projects with partners like Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies, Takreer Research Center and Emirates Global Aluminum.

A particularly innovative research project Dr. Shamim is leading involves capturing carbon dioxide with a novel chemical looping combustion technology. His team built the region’s first lab-scale chemical looping combustion system in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Southeast University China, which was completed in 2014, and is going through a series of testing and validation.

“Professor Shamim’s distinguished record of research, teaching and service to the engineering profession makes him among the most recognized engineering professors in UAE.  I have worked closely with Dr. Shamim on a range of projects, and he is always dynamic, diligent, and thoughtful. It is truly an honor to work with him. Masdar Institute will continue to thrive with Dr. Shamim’s helpful and valuable contributions,” shared Dr. Rashid Abu Al-Rub, Associate Professor and Head of the Mechanical and Materials Engineering Department at Masdar Institute. Dr. Abu Al-Rub is currently working with Dr. Shamim on a collaborative research project with Emirates Global Aluminum to reduce the energy footprint of aluminum production.

An ASME Fellow is a membership grade of distinction conferred by the ASME Committee of Past Presidents to an ASME member with significant publications or innovations and distinguished scientific and engineering background. Less than 3% of its members have attained the grade of Fellow worldwide.

Dr. Shamim is recognized for his contributions in the fields of energy systems, carbon capture, fuel cells, combustion and emission control. He has over 100 technical publications in research proceedings and journals. He is an active participant in many professional organizations, including ASME, the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the Combustion Institute. He is a recipient of several awards including the SAE International Ralph Teetor award for excellence in teaching (2004); University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Faculty Senate Appreciation awards for academic leadership (2006, 2007 and 2009); Abu Dhabi Convention Bureau’s Appreciation Award (2014); and Masdar Institute’s Outstanding Faculty Award (2015). He is currently serving as a subject editor of a leading international Elsevier energy journal – Applied Energy.

Dr. Shamim earned his doctorate in mechanical engineering and a master’s in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor. He holds a second master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the N.E.D. University in Karachi. Prior to joining Masdar Institute, Dr. Shamim was a tenured faculty member in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, where he worked since 1997.  Dr. Shamim also held visiting faculty appointments at MIT, National University of Singapore, American University of Sharjah, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Ford Motor Company.

ASME was founded in 1880 as an engineering society focused on mechanical engineering in North America. Today, ASME is multidisciplinary and global with over 140,000 members in 158 countries worldwide.


Erica Solomon
News and Features Writer 
29 August 2016