Syakila Ahmad

SA  Syakila Ahmad
B.IT.,M.Sc. UKM, Ph.D. UPM
Fluid Mechanics
Room no : 130, Ext: 4782
syakilaahmad@usm.my

Profile

Main research areas

1MathematicalModelling

2Fluid Dynamics

3.  ConvectiveHeatandMassTransfer

Post-grad studentsgraduated under main supervision:

 AzizahMohd Rohni, PhD(2013). Multiple Similarity Solutions of Steady and Unsteady      ConvectioBoundaryLayer Flowsin ViscousFluidsand Nanofluids.

Publicationswithinthelast5years:

J.H.Merkin, I.Popa nS. Ahmad(2015Note on thmeltineffect on mixeconvectioboundary- layer floover a vertical flat surface embedded in a poroumediumInternationaJournal of Heat and MassTransfer, 84,786–790.

Azizah MohRohni, Syakila Ahmad anIoan Pop (2014Flow anheat transfeat a stagnation-          poinoveran exponentially shrinkinvertical sheet with suctionInternationalournal of Thermal Sciences75, 164–170.

Azizah Mohd Rohni, Syakila AhmadJohHMerkin and Ioan Po(2013) Mixed convectioboundary layer flow along a vertical cylindeembedded in a poroumedium filleby a nanofluidTransport in PorouMedia, 96,237–253.

Details

Full Name

Dr. Syakila Ahmad

Academic Qualifications

B.IT, M.Sc. (UKM), Ph.D. (UPM)

Current Professional Membership

Persatuan Sains Matematik Malaysia (PERSAMA)

Current Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities

MAT514

Previous Employment

July, 2003 – July 2009 – ASTS Fellow, School of Mathematical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Pulau Pinang

July, 2001 – June, 2003 – Information System Officer at Computer Centre, Universiit Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah

March, 1998 – July, 2001 – Assistant Manager at Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad, Kuala Lumpur

Conferences and Training

2005

1. Seminar Matematik dan Masyarakat 2005, KUSTEM, Terengganu, Malaysia, 26 – 27 February 2005.

2. The 2nd International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics, Residence Hotel, Selangor, Malaysia, 25 – 27 May 2005.

3. the Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke-13, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, 31 May – 2 June 2005.

4. The International Advanced Technology Congress, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 6 – 8 December 2005.

2006

1. The International Conference on Modeling and Simulation 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3 – 5 April 2006.

2. The 2nd IMT-GT 2006 Regional Conference on Mathematics, Statistics and Applications, Penang, Malaysia, 13 – 15 June 2006.

2007

1. The 2nd International Conference on Mathematical Sciences 2007, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia, 28 – 29 May 2007.

2. The 12th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Cairo, Egypt, 29 – 31 December 2007.


2009

1. Seminar Matematik Gunaan, Pusat Pengajian Sains Matematik, USM, Penang, 17 Jun 2009.

2. The 5th Asian Mathematical Conference (AMC 2009), PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, 22 – 26 June 2009.

3. Bengkel Penyediaan Artikel, Hotel Park Royal, Penang, 30 October – 1 November 2009.

2010

1. Seminar Group Methods for Differential Equations, PPSM, USM, 15 January 2010.

2. Seminar Forced and Convective Flow in Porous Media, PPSM, USM, 22 January 2010.

3. Seminar by Prof. Ioan Pop – Flow and Heat Transfer in nanofluids, PPSM, USM, 8 February 2010.

4. Bengkel Writing Effective Grant Proposals and Techniques and Tips on Writing Research Paper, Hotel Vistana, Penang, 12 April 2010.

5. Expository Workshop of Mathematica V7 2010, PPSM, USM, 14 April 2010.

6. Bengkel Bengkel Kajian Semula Program Sarjana Sains dan Hari Keluarga Pusat Pengajian, Hotel Regency Tower, Ipoh, Perak, 28-30 May 2010.

7. Kursus Sijil Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran, Dewan Persidangan, PP Sains Kemasyarakatan, USM, 10 – 22 June 2010.

8. A Mathematica talk and a 6-hours Mathematica Workshop 2010, PPSM, USM, 2 August 2010.

9. Bengkel Research Methodology and Scientific Writing for Mathematical Sciences, PPSM, USM, 26 and 27 November, 31 December 2010.

10. Bengkel Self Review Report, PPSM, USM, 9 December 2010.


Research and Publications

Research
< 10 years experience

1. Co-researcher of Research University Grant Scheme (RUGS), Universiti Putra Malaysia entitled “Similarity solutions for convection boundary layer flows along vertical moving thin needles”, July 2007 – December 2009.

2. Principal researcher of Incentive Grants (Lecturer), USM, entitled “Mixed convection boundary layer flow from a vertical truncated cone in a porous medium with variable viscosity”, 7 December 2009 – 6 December 2010.

3. Principal researcher of Incentive Grants (Post Graduate), USM, 8 Disember 2009 – present.


Publications

Papers published in journals


2008

1. S. Ahmad, N. M. Arifin, R. Nazar and I. Pop (2008) Free convection boundary layer flow over cylinders of elliptic cross section with constant surface heat flux, European Journal of Scientific Research. 23(4), 614-626.

2. S. Ahmad, N. M. Arifin, R. Nazar and I. Pop (2008) Mixed convection boundary layer flow along vertical moving thin needles with variable heat flux, Heat and Mass Transfer. 44(4), 473-479.

3. S. Ahmad, N. M. Arifin, R. Nazar and I. Pop (2008) Mixed convection boundary layer flow along vertical thin needles: Assisting and opposing flows, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer. 35(2), 157-162.

4. M. Z. Salleh, S. Ahmad and R. Nazar (2008) Numerical solutions of the forced convection boundary layer flow at a forward stagnation point, European Journal of Scientific Research. 18(4), 644-653.

5. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Mohd Nazar, Abdul Aziz Jaafar and Ioan Pop (2008) Mathematical modeling of boundary layer flow over a moving thin needle with prescribed wall temperature, Matematika. Special Edition, Part 1, 127-134.


2009

1. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan M. Arifin, Roslinda Nazar, Ioan Pop (2009) Mixed convection boundary layer flow past an isothermal horizontal circular cylinder with temperature-dependent viscosity, International Journal of Thermal Sciences. 48(10), 1943-1948.

2010

1. Syakila Ahmad and Ioan Pop, (2010) Mixed convection boundary layer flow from a vertical flat plate embedded in a porous medium filled with nanofluids, International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, 37. 987-991.

2. Syakila Ahmad, Azizah Mohd Rohni & Ioan Pop (2010) Blasius and Sakiadis problems in nanofluids, Acta Mechanica, DOI 10.1007/s00707-010-0414-6.


Paper published in book chapter

2009

1. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Nazar and Ioan Pop (2009) Mathematical modeling of boundary layer flow over a moving thin needle with variable heat flux, Advances in numerical methods. Part 1: Applied Mathematics, Chapter 4, pp. 43-54, Springer Verlag.


Papers published in international proceedings

2005

1. Syakila Ahmad, Roslinda Mohd Nazar and Ioan Pop (2005) Laminar forced convection boundary layer flow on an isothermal horizontal circular cylinder, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Research and Education in Mathematics, Residence Hotel, Selangor, Malaysia, 25 – 27 May 2005, pp. 306–316.

2. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Mohd Nazar and Ioan Pop (2005) Laminar free convection boundary layer flow over cylinders of elliptic cross section with constant surface heat flux, Proceedings of International Advanced Technology Congress, Putrajaya, Malaysia, 6 – 8 December 2005 (CD-ROM).

2006

1. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Mohd Nazar and Ioan Pop (2006) Mixed convection boundary layer flow along a moving vertical slender cylinder, Proceedings of the International Conference on Modeling and Simulation 2006, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 3 – 5 April 2006, pp. 398-402.

2. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Nazar and Ioan Pop (2006) Effect of temperature-dependent viscosity on free convection over cylinders of elliptic cross section, Proceedings of the International Heat Transfer Conference 2006, Sydney, Australia, 13 – 18 August 2006, Paper No. NCV-29, pp. 1-11.

2007

1. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Nazar and Ioan Pop. 2007. Mathematical modeling of boundary layer flow over a moving thin needle with variable heat flux, Proceedings of the 12th WSEAS International Conference on Applied Mathematics, Cairo, Egypt, 29 – 31 December 2007, pp. 48-53.


Paper published in regional proceedings


2009

1. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Mohd Nazar and Ioan Pop (2009) Effect of temperature-dependent viscosity on free convection over cylinders of elliptic cross section with constantwall heat flux. Proceedings of the 5th Asian Mathematical Conference (Volume II), 22 – 26 June 2009, pp 664 - 671. ISBN: 978-967-5417-54-2.

Papers published in national proceedings


2005

1. Syakila Ahmad and Roslinda Mohd Nazar (2005) Aliran lapisan sempadan olakan bebas terhadap silinder bulat mengufuk dengan fluks haba permukaan malar (in Malay language), Prosiding Seminar Matematik dan Masyarakat 2005, KUSTEM, Terengganu, Malaysia, 26 – 27 Feb 2005, pp. 97 – 106.

2. Syakila Ahmad, Roslinda Mohd Nazar and Ioan Pop (2005) Forced convection boundary layer flow over a horizontal circular cylinder with constant surface heat flux, Proceedings of the Simposium Kebangsaan Sains Matematik ke-13, Alor Setar, Kedah, Malaysia, 31 May – 2 June 2005, Vol. 2, pp. 505 - 511. 


2006

1. Ummul Khair Salma Din, Fudziah Ismail, Mohamed Suleiman and Syakila Ahmad (2006) Fifth order Runge-Kutta method for parallel execution, Prosiding Seminar Kebangsaan Sains Kuantitatif 2006, Pulau Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia, 19 – 21 December 2006 (CD-ROM).


Paper accepted for publication

2010

1. Azizah Mohd Rohni, Syakila Ahmad and Ioan Pop, Boundary layer flow over a moving surface in a nanofluid beneath a uniform free stream, International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow.


Exhibition

2006

1. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Mohd Nazar and Ioan Pop. Mixed convection boundary layer flow along vertical moving thin needles with variable heat flux, Exhibition of Invention, Research and Innovation UPM (PRPI 2006) (bronze medal).

2007

2. Syakila Ahmad, Norihan Md. Arifin, Roslinda Mohd Nazar and Ioan Pop. Mixed convection boundary layer flow along vertical thin needles: assisting and opposing flows, Exhibition of Invention, Research and Innovation UPM (PRPI 2007) (silver medal).


Consultancy

Community Service

Facilitator of Mathematic Games Activity in PI-Month Programme organized by Petrosains in collaboration with Jabatan Pendidikan Negeri Pulau Pinang, PERSAMA and School of Mathematical Sciences, USM at Petrosains Playsmart BKE, Pulau Pinang on 21 Mac 2010.

Other Relevant Information

Reviewer

2010

1. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids: manuscript entitled “Mixed convection boundary layer flow over a stretching vertical surface in a thermally stratified fluid” .

2. International Journal of Numerical Methods for Heat and Fluid Flow: manuscript entitled “Mixed convection boundary layer flow from  a horizontal circular cylinder in a nanofluid”.

3. Sains Malaysiana: manuscript entitled “MHD stagnation-point flow towards a stretching sheet with prescribed surface heat flux” and “   Aliran lapisan sempadan bersebelahan plat tegak dengan suhu permukaan malar”. 

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