UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Faculty Profile

Dr Muhammad Usman Rashid

Chairperson Department of Civil Engineering, Associate Professor

School of Engineering

Department of Civil Engineering

 : [email protected]     : 3684     : 0305-4440248   

Profile:

Dr. Muhammad Usman Rashid is currently serving University of Management and Technology (UMT) Lahore as Chairperson/Associate Professor in the department of Civil Engineering since 2014. His role involves teaching graduate and undergraduate courses and overseeing all the departmental affairs and works.

He established and commissioned the civil engineering department of UMT. He also designed and established several state of the art labs of the department of UMT.

He has provided engineering consultancy services to industry and has served NESPAK as Senior Hydraulics Engineer. 

He acquired doctorate in Civil Engineering (Specialization in Water Resources Engineering and Management) in 2013 from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore. His doctoral work involved optimization of multiple reservoirs operation with consideration to sediment evacuation. Usman’s research areas include water resources management, hydraulics and irrigation. His specific areas of research are; hydraulic and numerical modeling of reservoirs, reservoirs operation considering sediment evacuation, optimization, remodelling and modernization of irrigation canal systems and the use of GIS in water resources development and management. He participated as member of various professional/academic bodies at national and international forums.

He has 15 years of national and international professional experience as well as in university teaching and Research. He has authored more than 30 international and national publications to his credit in the field of water resources and irrigation engineering.

Some of his publications are as follows:

 

  1.  “Reynolds stress modeling of flow characteristics in a vegetated rectangular open channel” published online in Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering April 2018, https://doi.org/10.1007/s13369-018-3229-8 ISSN: 1319-8025, Impact Factor 0.9
  2.  “Optimizing Irrigation Deficit of Multipurpose Cascade Reservoirs” published in Journal of Water Resources Management having 2.87 impact factor Vol. 32(5), March 2018(pp. 1675–1687), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-017-1897-x.
  3.  “Optimization of Rule Curves to Maximize Benefits through Cascade Reservoirs”, AWRA 2018 Spring Specialty Conference on GIS & Water Resources X - Spatial Analysis of Watersheds: Ecological, Hydrological and Societal Responses”, April 22-25, Orlando, Florida, United States
  4.  “Formulating diagnostic assessment and modernization approach for large irrigation systems” published in International Conference and 69th International Executive Council Meeting of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage 12–17 August 2018, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
  5.  “A Survey of Construction Operatives: “Motivation” published in Science, Technology and Development, Vol 37 (3): 163-167(2018), ISSN 0254-6418.
  6.  “Multi-objective optimization for irrigation deficit through cascade reservoirs” published in Journal European Water Vol. 59(III), September 2017 (pp. 323–329), https://doi.org/10.1007/s11269-017-1897-x.
  7.  “Monitoring the field performance of Different Techniques of Repairing Rigid Pavement” Published in National Conference on Rehabilitation & Strengthening of Structures (NCRSS 2017) Organized by The University of Lahore December 13-14, 2017
  8.  “Improving Irrigation Water Management by Modernization of Structural and Operational Reforms” published in 23rd International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, held on 8-14 October 2017, Mexico City, Mexico.
  9.  “Comparative Analysis of Ballastless Track System Design Using Analytical And Numerical Tools” published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 22(4), 2017 (pp. 2-9), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  10. 2017: “Assessing Strengthening Techniques of Bonding overlay Concrete to Existing Concrete Elements”, NFC IEFR Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research, (2017), DOI: 10.24081/nijesr.2017.2.0004: PP 15-18
  11.  “ Effect of Addition of Pozzoplast as Additive on Local Soil Stabilization”, NFC IEFR Journal of Engineering and Scientific Research, (2017), DOI: 10.24081/nijesr.2017.2.0005: PP 19-23
  12. "Multi-objective optimization for irrigation deficit through cascade reservoirs " 10th World Congress on Water Resources and Environment “Panta Rhei”, Athens, Greece 5-9 July 2017
  13.  “Hill Torrent Management in Southern Punjab of Pakistan: Historic Perspective and New Trends” published in Technical Journal, Vol. 21(2), (pp. 2-9), July 2016, ISSN: 1813-1786.
  14.  “Evaluating Techniques to Strengthen Bonding between Old and Fresh Concrete” published in Science International (Lahore), Vol. 28(4):4259-4261 (2016), ISSN: 1013-5316.
  15.  “Adoption of High Efficiency Irrigation Systems to Overcome Scarcity of Irrigation Water in Pakistan” published in Journal, Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences , Vol. 53 (4): 243–252  (2016), ISSN: 0377 – 2969
  16. "Sustainable and optimized utilization of water resources: inflatable dams potential in Pakistan"  published in Journal, Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences , Vol. 53(3): 149–161 (2016), ISSN: 0377 – 2969
  17. "Application of Computational Flow Dynamics Analysis for Surge Inception and Propagation for Low Head Hydropower Projects" published in Journal, Proceedings of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences Vol. 53(2): 177–185 (2016), ISSN: 0377 – 2969
  18.  “Optimization strategies for improving irrigation water management of Lower Jhelum Canal” published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 20(1), March 2015 (pp. 81-90), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  19.  “Optimization of Multiple Reservoirs Operation with Consideration to Sediment Evacuation” published in Journal of Water Resources Management having 2.5 impact factor Vol. 29(7), April 2015(pp. 2429–2450), DOI: 10.1007/s11269-015-0951-9, ISSN: 0920-4741.
  20.  “Evaluation of Options for Remodelling of Upper Jhelum Canal, Pakistan” published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 20(2), April-June 2015 (pp. 1-7), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  21.  “Effect of fines content on dry and saturated indirect tensile strength of hot mix asphalt mixtures” published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 20(1), March 2015 (pp. 54-61), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  22.  “Development of Bed-Furrow Intervention in the Rice-Wheat Cropping System in Punjab, Pakistan” published in Technical Journal, Vol. 20(3), July-Sep 2015, ISSN: 1813-1786.
  23. "Sustainable and optimized utilization of water resources: inflatable dams potential in Pakistan" National Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Conference, UMT Lahore. 11-12 Nov 2015
  24. "Application of Computational Fluid Dynamics for Surges in Low Head Hydropower Projects" National Multi-disciplinary Engineering Conference, UMT Lahore. 11-12 Nov 2015
  25.  “Safe Disposal and Recycling of Disaster Debris in Pakistan published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 19(4), December 2014 (pp. 1-8), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  26.  “Experimental Study of Silty Clay Stabilization with Cement and Lime in Multan, Pakistan” published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 19(3), September 2014 (pp. 28-33), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  27.  “Evaluation of Sediment Management Options and Minimum Operation Levels for Tarbela Reservoir, Pakistan” published in Arabian Journal of Science and Engineering Vol. 39(4). April 2014, PP: 2655-2668, ISSN: 1319-8025, 0.9 Impact Factor.
  28.  “Development of Compressive Strength for Concrete with different Curing Durations” published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 19(2), Jun 2014 (pp. 40-44), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  29.  “Comparison of Water Conveyance Losses in Unlined and Lined Watercourses in Developing Countries” published in Technical Journal, University of Engineering and Technology Taxila. Vol. 19(2), Jun 2014 (pp. 23-27), ISSN: 1813-1786.
  30.  “Appraisal of economic impact of zero tillage, laser land levelling and bed-furrow interventions in Punjab, Pakistan” published in Pakistan Journal of Engineering & Applied Sciences. Vol. 13, July 2013 (pp. 65-81), ISSN: 1995-1302.
  31. “Improving water management in lower Jhelum Canal command in Pakistan: Issues and Options” published in 20th International Congress on Irrigation and Drainage, held on 13-19 October 2008, Lahore Pakistan.

 

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