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Atta ur Rehman Shah

(PhD in Mechanical Engineering)

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering | HITEC University, Taxila, Pakistan | DOB : 03 Nov 1985
E-mail: Ph. No: +92-3410-111-000 Website:

2012 – 2016: PhD in Mechanical Engineering (Changwon National University, South Korea)
2009 – 2011: MS in Mechanical Engineering (GIK Institute, Pakistan)
2004 – 2008: BSc in Mechanical Engineering (NWFP UET, Pakistan)

a) PhD: Flammability, thermal stability and mechanical properties of natural fibers/bio-fillers reinforced
polymer composites.

b) MS: Performance of a gasketed pipe flange joint under internal pressure and dynamic loadings: 3D FEA

c) Research Interests d) Experimental Methods

– Green composites – Tensile Testing
– Natural fibers reinforced composites – Flexural Testing
– Particulate filled polymer composites – Impact Testing
– Fire retardant properties and thermal – Scanning Electron Microscopy
degradation of composites – Thermogravimetric Analysis
– Interfacial strength of composites – FT-IR Spectroscopy
– Hybrid composites
– Mechanics of materials
– Pressurized vessels and pipe joints system


a) PhD: Mechanics of Composite Materials, Advanced Mechanical Behaviour of Materials, Advanced
Fracture Mechanics, Analytical Techniques, Advanced Mechanical Measurement
b) MS: Advanced Stress Analysis, Applied Finite Element Analysis, Computational Methods for Engineers,
Continuum Mechanics, Heat Transfer

Composites Fabrications: Injection Molding, Extrusion, Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM)
Mechanical Tests: Tensile Testing, Flexural Testing, Scanning Electron Microscopy
Thermal Tests: Thermogravimetric Analysis, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Flame testing


Assistant Professor Feb 2016-Till now HITEC University Taxila Cantt – Pakistan
BS courses: Engineering Statics, Mechanics of Materials,
Advanced stress Analysis
MS courses: Advanced Mechanical Behavior of Materials,
Fracture Mechanics
Lecturer July 2011-Aug 2012 HITEC University Taxila Cantt – Pakistan
BS courses: Mechanics of Materials, Workshop Technology

Visiting Lecturer March 2012-June 2012 Federal Urdu University Islamabad – Pakistan
BS course: Engineering Mechanics
Graduate Assistant Aug 2009-June 2012 GIK Institute, Topi – Pakistan
Teaching Assistant: Stress Analysis, FEA
Lecturer Sep 2008-March 2009 Govt. College of Technology, Swabi – Pakistan

 Leader Diversity and Outreach in ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Pakistan
Section (2009-10).
 Student Chair of ASME UET Peshawar Student Section (2007-08).
 Graphics Designer and Sub-editor (Technical Section) in CEMMAZINE, Students annual magazine of
UET Peshawar (2007-08).
 Incharge Computer and Media Section in Literary & Debating Society of UET Peshawar (2007-08).
 Web Designer in ASME UET Peshawar Student Section (2006-07).

 Korea National Research Foundation (2013 – 2015)
Development and characterization of Natural Fiber Composites for fire retardant applications.

 Samsung Heavy Industries Co. (2012 – 2013)

Static and multibody dynamic analysis of continuous ship unloader.

Development of Hybrid Polymer Composites for high impact strength applications
Extraction of natural fibers from plants, and development of Green Composites.


 Best paper presentation award in KSME annual conference in Seoul, November 2014.
 3rd Prize in 3D CAD modeling competition during ASIA PACIFIC Student Professional Development
 Qualified for the 2nd round in ASME ASIA PACIFIC Humanitarian Shelter Student Design Contest

2013: 9th International Conference on Fracture and Strength of solids, 9-13 June 2013, Jeju, Korea.
2010: International Symposium on Frontiers of Computational Sciences, ISFCS2010. June 7-8, 2010.
Islamabad, Pakistan.


2008: Organized a seminar on 'Bio-medical Engineering’, for the collaboration of UET Peshawar and Khyber
Medical University Peshawar.
2010: Delivered lectures in 4 workshops (2 on Pro|E and 2 on Ansys) at GIK Institute.


 American Society of Mechanical Engineers 2007-2012.
 Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) since 2009.

 English TOEIC (L&R) Score: 865/990 (2013)
 English Language Proficiency Certificate.
 Urdu (National language) and Pashto (Native language)
 Korean (Beginner). Passed five courses in Changwon National University.


 Finite Element Analysis: ANSYS®

 CAD Packages: AutoCAD, Pro-Engineer
 Reverse Engineering: Geo-magic Studio
 General Office Packages: MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point,
 Publishing: Corel Draw, MS Publisher
 Photo and Video Editing: Corel Paint shop Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Corel Video Studio
1- Prof. Dr. Jung-il Song
- Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Changwon National University, Korea.
- Director, Division of Engineering,
National Research Foundation of Korea.
Mobile No: +82-10-4775-7370

Relation: PhD Supervisor

2- Prof. Muhammad Abid

Director, Interdisciplinary Research Center,
Professor and Chairman, Mechanical Engineering,
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Wah Cantt, Pakistan.
Mobile No: +92-300-539-4185

Relation: MS. Supervisor

3- Dr. Ali Hussain

Research Professor, School of Advanced Material Engineering,
Changwon National University, Korea.
Mobile No: +82-10-8694-2032

Relation: Teacher

4- Dr. Manoj Prabhakar

Post-Doctoral Fellow, School of Mechatronics Engineering,
Changwon National University, Korea.
Mobile No: +82-10-9564-6669

Relation: Research colleague

List of Publications

Published Journal Papers (Total Impact Factor: 22.599)

1. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, JI Song. Current advances in the fire retardancy of natural fiber and bio-based
composites – A review. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green
Technology 2017; 4(2): 247-262. [IF: 3.494]

2. MN Prabhakar, AR Shah, JI Song. Improved flame-retardant and tensile properties of thermoplastic

starch/flax fabric green composites. Carbohydrate Polymers 2017; 168: 201–211. [IF: 4.811]

3. Z Li, AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, JI Song. Effect of Inorganic Fillers and Ammonium Polyphosphate on the
Flammability, Thermal Stability, and Mechanical Properties of Abaca-fabric/Vinyl Ester Composites.
Fibers and Polymers 2017; 18(3): 555-562. [IF: 1.113]

4. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, H Wang, JI Song. The influence of particle size and surface treatment of filler
on the properties of oyster shell powder filled polypropylene composites. Polymer Composites 2016.
doi: 10.1002/pc.24225 [IF: 2.324]

5. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, M Saleem, JI Song. Development of bio-waste encapsulated polypropylene

composites: thermal, optical, dielectric, fire retardant, mechanical and morphological properties.
Polymer Composites 2015; 38(2): 236-243. [IF: 2.324]

6. AR Shah, DW Lee, YQ Wang, A Wasy, K.C. Ham, K Jayaraman, BS Kim, JI Song, Effect of concentration
of ATH on mechanical properties of polypropylene/aluminium trihydrate (PP/ATH) composite.
Transactions of Nonferrous Metals Society of China 2014; 24, s81-s89. [IF: 1.342]

7. MN Prabhakar, AR Shah, JI Song. Fabrication and characterization of eggshell powder particles fused
wheat protein isolate green composite for packaging applications. Polymer Composites 2015;
37(11):3280–3287 [IF: 2.324]

8. MN Prabhakar, AR Shah, KC Rao, JI Song. Mechanical and Thermal Properties of Epoxy Composites
Reinforced with Waste Peanut Shell Powder as a Bio-filler. Fibers and Polymers 2015; 16: 1119-1124.
[IF: 1.113]

9. AW Zia, AR Shah, S Lee, JI Song. Development of diamond-like-carbon coated abaca-reinforced

polyester composites for hydrophobic and outdoor structural applications. Polymer Bulletin 2015; 72:
2797-2808. [IF: 1.430]

10. CV Prasad, P Sudhakara, MN Prabhakar, AR Shah, JI Song. An Investigation on the Effect of Silica
Aerogel Content on thermal and Mechanical Properties of Sisal/PLA nano Composites. Polymer
Composites 2016. DOI: 10.1002/pc.24005 [IF: 2.324]

11. MN Prabhakar, AR Shah, JI Song. A review on the flammability and fire retardant properties of natural
fibers and polymer matrix based composites. Composites Research 2015; 28: 29-39.

12. M. Abid, A. R. Shah. Performance of a gasketed bolted pipe flange joint under harmonic and transient
axial loads in addition to internal pressure. NED-JR-015.R1-2011, Vol. VIII, No. 2, 2011, pp. 62-69
International Conferences

1. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, JI Song, Influence of Magnesium Hydroxide On The Properties Of Flax/Vinyl

Ester Composites. International Conference on Composite Materials Science and Technology (ICCMST
2018), Bangkok, Thailand, April 2018.

2. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, DW Lee, BS Kim, JI Song, Fire Retardant and Flexural Properties of Waste
Shell Powder Reinforced Polypropylene composite. 12th International Bhurban Conference on Applied
Sciences & Technology, IBCAST, Islamabad, Pakistan, January 2015.

3. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, DW Lee, BS Kim, JI Song, Effect of Particle Size Variation on Mechanical and
Thermal Properties of Oyster Shell Powder Reinforced Polypropylene Composite. 9th Asian-Australasian
Conference on Composite Materials ACCM-9, Suzhou, China, October 2014.

4. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, DW Lee, BS Kim, JI Song, Improving Mechanical Properties of Bio-based

Particulate Filled Composites. The 15th IUMRS-International Conference in Asia, IUMRS-ICA, Fukuoka,
Japan, August 2014.

5. AR Shah, MN Prabhakar, DW Lee, BS Kim, JI Song, Effect Of Surface Treatment On Particulate Filled
Polymer Composites. 22nd International Conference on Composites / Nano Engineering, ICCE-22,
Malta, July 2014.

6. AR Shah, DW Lee, BS Kim, JI Song. Improving mechanical and fire retardant properties of bio-based
filler reinforced polypropylene. International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications,
ISGMA, Busan, Korea, June 2014.

7. AR Shah, DW Lee, MN Prabhakar, BS Kim, JI Song, Improving thermal and fire retardant properties of
polypropylene through bio-filler reinforcement. 8th International Conference on Green Composites,
ICGC-8, Seoul, Korea, May 2014.

8. AR Shah, DW Lee, BS Kim, JI Song, Development of Fire retardant green composites through
particulate reinforcements. International Conference on Metallurgical & Materials Processes, Products
and Applications. Raigarh, India, January 2014.

9. AR Shah, DW Lee, BS Kim, JI Song, Development of Fire Retardant Polymer Composites Utilizing Bio-
waste Particulate Filler. 1st International Materials, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering
Conference, MIMEC 2013, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, December 2013.

10. AR Shah, DW Lee, SJ Kim, BS Kim, JI Song, Tensile and fire retardant properties of nanoclay
reinforced Abaca/Polypropylene composite. International Conference on Aerospace Science &
Engineering, ICASE, Islamabad, Pakistan, August 2013.

11. AR Shah, DW Lee, YQ Wang, AB Zia, KC Ham, K Jayaraman, BS Kim, JI Song, Effect of wt% of ATH on
mechanical properties of polypropylene/aluminium trihydrate (PP/ATH) composite. The 9th
International Conference on Fracture & Strength of Solids – FEOFS, Jeju, Korea, June 2013.

12. M. Abid, AR Shah. Harmonic and Transient Analysis using Ansys Software- Limitations and Issues.
International Conference on Advanced Modeling and Simulation, Islamabad, Pakistan, Nov 2011.

13. M. Abid, A. R. Shah. “Performance of a gasketed bolted flanged pipe joint under bolt up, internal
pressure and harmonic axial loading”. 13th International Pressure Vessels Conference, London, UK,