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Dr. Kalam Azad

PhD, M.Sc. and B.Sc. (Mechanical)
Lecturer - Mechanical Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Intelligent Systems, Centre for Railway Engineering
CQUniversity, Melbourne Campus - 5.12
120 Spencer St, Melbourne VIC 3000
About Me

Dr Kalam Azad is a Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Engineering and Technology, Central Queensland University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. His field of expertise is renewable energy technologies, energy conversion, thermofluids engineering and their relevant industrial applications. His research focused on clean energy production, conversion, and storage (FOR code 401703) to mitigate environmental pollution. He has had a strong publication track record throughout his career. So far, he has been published about eighty scientific articles, including edited refereed books, book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers. The international research community has strongly demonstrated the recognition of his research through a large number of citations and h-index both in Scopus and Google Scholar. His name has been listed in the “World top 2% researcher” based on citation in the Energy category released by Stanford University, powered by Elsevier in 2020. He has demonstrated excellent editorial skills by publishing FIVE edited books with Elsevier in recent years. In addition, he is working as a section editorial board member for “Sustainable Energy”, Energies (Q2 Journal), MDPI, Switzerland. Currently, he is editing a Special Issue with “Frontiers in Energy Research” (Q2 Journal), Frontiers. He is also working as a reviewer of different renowned international journals and books. He received many awards and recognitions throughout his career. For instance, he received the “Deans’ Award – Early Career Research” in 2020, “On-campus Educator of the Year” & “Student Voice Commendation Award” in 2019 and “Publication Recognition Award” in 2017 at CQUniversity, Australia. Besides, he has five years of work experience in the relevant industry. Currently, he is a member of different professional bodies throughout the world.


Mechanical Engineering

Universities Studied At

  • PhD - Central Queensland University, Australia.
  • M. Sc - Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.
  • B. Sc. - Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh.

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia


  • 2020 - "Dean's Award - ECR", CQUniversity.
  • 2019 - "Student Voice Commendation Award", CQUniversity, Australia.
  • 2019 - "On-Campus Educator of the Year", CQuniversity, Australia.
  • 2017 - "Publication Recognition Award" (Academic Level B), CQUniversity, Australia.
  • 2016 - "SET Research Higher Degree Symposium Award", CQUniversity, Australia.
  • 2013 – "Strategic Research Scholarship" Central Queensland University, Australia.
  • 2004 – 2007: "Academic Excellency & Merit Scholarship", RUET, Bangladesh.
  • 2005 – 2006: "Royse Uddin Memorial Scholarship", RUET, Bangladesh.

Media Citations

Citations and h-Index 

Previous teaching

  • EMEM20003: Thermofluids Engineering Applications
  • ENEM20002: Fluid Power Engineering and Control
  • ENEM20001: Advanced Modelling, Simulation and Control of Dynamic System
  • ENEG20001: Australian Engineering Practice
  • ENER20001: Introduction to Railway Engineering
  • ENEM14014: Capstone Thermofluid Engineering
  • ENEM14016: Fluid Machinery
  • ENEM14015: Dynamic System Modelling and Control

Professional Experience

  • 2009 - 2013: Assistant Manager (Technical), Sylhet Gas Fields Ltd., Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Mineral Corporation (Petrobangla), Bangladesh.
  • 2008 - 2009: Assistant Manager, Prodhan Polymers Ltd., Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Engineers Australia (EA): Membership Number – 5382941 (Professional Engineer)
  • Member of Australasian Association for Engineering Education (AAEE): Membership Number –5382941
  • Member of Sustainable Engineering Society: Membership Number – 5382941
  • Member of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB): Membership Number – M30477
  • Member of International Association of Engineers (IAENG): Membership Number – 171761

Professional Interests

  • Renewable energy (wind, solar, biofuel, hydrogen etc.)
  • Thermofluids engineering applications
  • Advanced combustion modellig
  • Advanced CFD analysis
  • Dynamic system modelling and control

Computer Software

  • ANSYS (Fluent & IC Engine)
  • Design Builder
  • MatLAB-Simulink, Simscape
  • SIMPACK (Rail)
  • ASPEN Plus
  • HOMER Pro
  • AutoCAD, Solid works
  • OriginPlus


Edited Books:

  1. A. K. Azad, and M.M.K. Khan, “Bioenergy Resources and Technologies”, Year: 2021, Page Count: 504, Publisher: Elsevier, Academic Press (AP), Place of publication: San Diego, USA. (ISBN: 978-0-12-822525-7) (DOI:
  2. A. K. Azad, “Advances in Clean Energy Technologies”, Year: 2020, Page Count: 520, Publisher: Elsevier, Academic Press (AP), Place of publication: Cambridge, USA, (ISBN: 978-0-12-821221-9), (DOI:
  3. A. K. Azad and Mohammad Rasul, “Advanced Biofuels (Applications, Technologies and Environmental Sustainability)”, Year: 2019, Page Count: 502, Publisher: Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing, Place of publication: Oxford, UK, (ISBN: 978-0-08-102791-2), (DOI:
  4. A. K. Azad, “Advances in Eco-fuels for a Sustainable Environment”, Year: 2019, Page Count: 517, Publisher: Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing, Place of publication: Oxford, UK. (ISBN: 978-0-08-102728-8), (DOI:
  5. M.G. Rasul, A. K. Azad and Subhash Sharma, “Clean Energy for Sustainable Development (Comparisons and contrasts of new approaches)”, Year: 2016, Page Count: 630, Publisher: Elsevier, Academic Press (AP), Place of publication: Oxford, UK, (ISBN: 978-0-12-805423-9), (DOI:

Journal Editorial Board Member:

Section Editor “Sustainable Energy Energies, (Q2 Journal , Impact Factor 3.004), MDPI.

Journal Special Issue Editor:

Sustainable Conversion of Lignocellulosic Waste into Biorefineries Enabled by Chemical Pre-treatment,

Frontiers in Energy Research (Q2 Journal, Impact Factor 4.008), Frontiers.

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4002 Automotive Engineering
  • 4017 Mechanical Engineering

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
Current Supervision
Master of Engineering
Study of hydrogen fuel generation from hybrid renewable energy sources
Principal Supervisor
Research Interests

Automotive Engineering - Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
Alternative fuel, IC engine performance, emission and combustion, Advanced combustion modelling.


Fluid mechanics and thermal engineering - Computational methods in fluid flow, heat and mass transfer (incl. computational fluid dynamics)
Advanced CFD analysis, Thermofluids application, Heat and mass transfer.


Mechanical Engineering - Dynamics, Vibration and Vibration Control
Dynamics system modelling and control.


Mechanical Engineering - Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Wind energy, Solar energy, Biofuel applications, Hydrogen energy, Thermofluids engineering applications, etc

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