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The Team

The team of experts is headed by Dr. Fahim Hashmi (PhD Materials Science & Engineering) who has vast experience of Failure Analysis, Research & Development, Quality Management, Maintenance and Production Management in Aviation industry. He also specializes in structural integrity assessment of structures in aviation, automotive, nuclear and power generation sectors. He also teaches Failure Analysis, Fractography, Fracture Mechanics, Mechanical Behavior of Materials and other related subjects at UG and PG level.


Dr. Syed Wilayat Husain did his BS in Metallurgical Engineering from Dawood College, Karachi. He got his MS and PhD in Metallurgy from the University of Connecticut, USA. He has more than 30 years of experience in Alloy Development, Materials Characterization and Failure Analysis.  He has 50 plus international publications to his credit and has remained associated with projects of national importance. Presently he is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science & Engineering at IST.


Dr. Muhammad Zubair Khan has extensive practical experience of working on engineering projects and problems including Failure Analysis of Aerospace Materials. Currently, he is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IST.

Mr. Anjum Tauqir did his masters in metallurgical engineering from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys and PhD from University of Connecticut. He has more than 30 years of experience in energy beams-materials interaction, development of hi-purity aerospace alloys and failure analysis. He has his credit more than 80 publications in reputed journals, international conferences and two patents registered in UK. He has established multi-billion semi industrial hi-tech projects in the field of metallurgy-taking them from planning to production. Presently he is professor at Materials Science and Engineering Department, Institute of Materials Science, Islamabad.     
Obaid Ur Rauf is working as Research Associate at FAC. He got his Master’s degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad. He graduated in Materials Science & Engineering from IST, and has specialized in Metals & Alloys. His research interests include Failure Analysis of Aerospace Materials and Advanced Composite Materials for Aerospace Structures.    
Waseem Arshad got his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from SMME and Bachelor in Materials Engineering from SCME NUST. He has worked on various industrial projects. His key areas of interest are metals and alloys, manufacturing, nondestructive testing and engine tribology. Currently, he is pursuing his higher studies abroad.    
Adil Jelani is working as Lecturer at FAC. He did his Masters in Materials Engineering from Chalmers Tekniska Högskola, Sweden and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from SMME NUST. His research interests include failure analysis, fatigue life assessment, manufacturing and material processing.
Muhammad Usman is working as Inspection Engineer at FAC. He graduated in Metallurgy and Materials Engineering from University of the Punjab Lahore. He did professional certification in Piping Inspection, Pressure Vessel Inspection, Risk Base Inspection and Material and corrosion from American Petroleum Institute. His key areas of interest include Failure Analysis of Engineering Materials, Asset integrity Management, Welding Procedure Specifications, Mechanical, Metallurgical and Corrosion Testing.
Engr. Saira Zahid is working as Graduate Research Assistant at FAC. She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Materials Science and Engineering from Institute of Space Technology (IST). She graduated in Materials Science and Engineering from IST. Her key areas of interest include failure analysis of materials, failure investigation and non-destructive testing.