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Sheikh Ahmad Zaki Bin Shaikh Salim
DipEng (UTM), BEng (UTM), MEng (UTM), PhD Energy & Environmental Eng. (Kyushu Univ. Japan)
contact-academic-sheikh Senior Lecturer
Coordinator, Wind Engineering for (Urban, Artificial, Man-made) Environment i-kohzaEmail:sheikh_zaki@kyudai.jp, sheikh.kl@utm.my
Tel: 03 2203 1256

Research Interests

  • Urban Climatology
  • Urban Heat Islands
  • Building Environmental Engineering
  • Wind Engineering
  • Energy consumption
  • Indoor/Outdoor Thermal Comfort
  • Renewable energy

Professional Membership

  • Member of the International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC)
  • Member of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE)
  • Member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA – Japan)
  • Member of the AsiaFlux
  • Academic member of Malaysia Green Building Confederation (MGBC)
  • Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
Grants
  • Principal Researcher: MJIIT Grant (2012-2013). Estimation of wind induced ventilation in urban building of regular arrays with various layouts.
  • Principal Researcher: Research University Grant (NAS) (2012-2013). Aerodynamic parameters of urban building arrays with high aspect ratio.
  • Principal Researcher: Research University Grant (Tier 2) (2012-2013). Improvement of energy consumption dealing with on/off cooling schedule in dwellings.

Previous Positions

  • Tutor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College Science and Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (January 2000 – June 2002)
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College Science and Technology, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (June 2002 – November 2011)

Activities

  • Paper Reviewer, The HKIE Outstanding Paper Award for Young Engineers/Researchers 2012 (Ref No: A014-201204)
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Environmental Engineering
  • Reviewer, American Journal of Fluid Dynamics
  • External Grant Reviewer, Collaborative Research Fund, Research Grant Council of Hong Kong.

Awards

  • Teaching assistant in Kyushu University (June 2010 – September 2010)
  • An Educational and Research Promotion (Overseas Scientific Activity) Program for Doctor Course Students, Kyushu University (2009)
  • SLAI (Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia) scholarship award (2008-2011)
  • UTM Excellence Worker Service Award (2007 & 2011)

Selected Publications

  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., “Estimation of wind induced ventilation in urban building of regular arrays with various layouts”, 5th International Building Physics Conference, Kyoto, Japan, 28-31 May 2012.
  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J.,“Experimental study of wind-induced ventilation in urban building of cube arrays with various layouts”, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 103:31-40, 2012.
  • Ikegaya, N., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., Tanaka, Y., Narita, K., Zaki, S.A.,  “Geometric Dependence of the Scalar Transfer Efficiency over Rough Surfaces”, Boundary-Layer Meteorology 143:357-377, 2012.
  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., “Spatial distribution of pressure drag acting on rectangular block arrays with various layouts”,12th International Conference of Building Simulation, Sydney, Australia, Nov 14-16, 2011.
  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., Ikegaya, N., “Aerodynamic Parameters of Urban Building Arrays with Random Geometries,Boundary-layer Meteorology,  138:99-120, 2011.
  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., “Determination of Drag Coefficient of Urban Building Arrays with Random Geometries using Wind Tunnel Measurements”,  12th Cross Straits Symposium (CSS12), POSTECH, Pohang, South Korean, Nov 16-19, 2010.
  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., “Estimation of Aerodynamic Parameters of Urban Building Arrays with Random Geometries using Wind Tunnel Experiment”,Technical Papers of Annual Meeting of IBPSA-Japan,ISSN 1347-4391,2010.
  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., Ikegaya, N., “Wind Tunnel Measurement of Aerodynamic Parameters of Urban Building Arrays with Random Geometries”, Fifth International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering (CWE2010), Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA, May 23-27, 2010.
  • Zaki, S.A., Hagishima, A., Tanimoto, J., Kikuchi, Y., Manato, Y., “Aerodynamic Parameters of Urban Building Arrays with Random Geometry”, Seventh International Conference on Urban Climate, ,  Yokohama,  Japan,  June 29 –  July 3, 2009.
  • Manato, Y., Tanimoto, J., Hagishima, A., Kikuchi, Y., Zaki, S.A., Mochida, A., “A Wind Tunnel Study on Drag Coefficient for Complex Arrays of Various Types of Roughness Elements” Seventh International Conference on Urban Climate, ,  Yokohama,  Japan,  June 29 –  July 3, 2009.