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The Team

Col Amir Najam Riaz (Retd)

Col Amir Najam Riaz (Retd)

Director
Col Amir Najam Riaz (Retd) did his BE in Aeronautical Engineering (Avionics) from College of Aeronautical Engineering, Risalpur (NED). He has more than 30 years of experience of Aviation repair and maintenance. He has been intimately involved in logistics support of aircraft, military vehicles and general equipment. He has been part of various aircraft accident investigations and has been carrying out technical and financial audit of various Aviation Workshops and logistics Depots. Presently he is serving as Director National Center for Failure Analysis (NCFA).

Contact: +92 51 907 5417
Email: ncfa@ist.edu.pk

Dr Anjum Tauqir

Dr Anjum Tauqir

Advisor
Dr 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 and as Advisor in NCFA.

Contact: +92 51 907 5678
Email: ncfa@ist.edu.pk

Dr Syed Wilayat Husain

Dr Syed Wilayat Hussain

Advisor
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. He is currently also employed as Advisor in NCFA.

Dr Muhammad Zubair Khan

Dr Muhammad Zubair Khan

Advisor
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.

Engr Obaid Ur Rauf

Engr Obaid Ur Rauf

Project Lead
Engr Obaid Ur Rauf did his Bachelors and Masters degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Institute of Space Technology (IST), Islamabad and has specialized in Metals & Alloys. His research interests includes Failure Analysis of Aerospace Materials and Advanced Composite Materials, Root Cause Failure Analysis, Non-Destructive Testing and On-site/ Replica Metallography. Currently he is working as Project Lead in NCFA.

Contact: +92 51 907 5734
Email: ncfa@ist.edu.pk

Engr Adil Jelani

Engr Waseem Arshad

Project Lead
Engr Waseem Arshad got his Masters in Mechanical Engineering from SMME NUST and Bachelors in Materials Engineering from SCME NUST. He has been involved in various industrial projects. His key areas of interest are Root Cause Failure Analysis, Remaining Life Assessment (as per API 579), In-situ/ Replica Metallography, Metal and Alloys, Manufacturing, Non-destructive Testing, Engine Tribology and Reverse Engineering. Currently he is working as Project Lead in NCFA.

Contact: +92 51 907 5734
Email: ncfa@ist.edu.pk

Engr Saira Zahid

Engr Saira Zahid

Inspection Engineer
Engr Saira Zahid has done Bachelors and Masters degree in Materials Science & Engineering from Institute of Space Technology (IST). Her key areas of interest include Root Cause Failure Analysis of Materials, Failure Investigation, Destructive Testing and Reverse Engineering. Presently she is working as Field/ Inspection Engineer in NCFA. She is also Coordinator of Trainings/Workshops at NCFA.

Contact: +92 51 907 5652
Email: ncfa@ist.edu.pk

Engr Muhammad Azhar Iqbal

Engr Osama Saleem

Inspection Engineer
Engr Osama Saleem has done Bachelors in Materials Science and Engineering from Institute of Space Technology (IST). His key areas of interest include Failure Analysis, Replica Metallography and Non-Destructive Testing. Currently he is working as Inspection Engineer in NCFA.

Contact: +92 51 907 5539
Email: ncfa@ist.edu.pk

Engr Muhammad Asim

Engr Muhammad Asim

Field/Inspection Engineer
Engr Muhammad Asim did his Bachelors in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Lahore. He has also been certified by international organizations i.e. API, LEEA and IRCA. He has API 510, LEEA Fou and ISO 9001:2015 certifications. He has been involved in numerous industrial inspection projects of Pressure Vessels, Boilers, Storage Tanks, Pipeline Lifting Equipment and Lifting Accessories. He has also been involved in determination of the Corrosion Rate, Remaining Life and Next Inspection Intervals of Pressure Vessels as per API 510. Currently, he is working as Field/Inspection Engineer at NCFA.

Contact: +92 51 907 5734
Email: ncfa@ist.edu.pk