Edited By Muhammad Wakil Shahzad
Improve Energy Efficiency in Surface Mines Using Artificial Intelligence
The goal of this book is to present the current knowledge regarding
energy efficiency implications of mining processes and future research directions.
This introductory chapter explains the purpose and motivation for this book, provides highlights of the book, provides strategies that a reader can use to read the
book, and identifies the key unanswered questions that require further research. It is
my hope that this book will be a valuable resource for industry professionals and
researchers and stimulate further discussions on energy efficiency in mining.
- How to Use This Book
- Future Research Directions
Dr. Muhammad Wakil Shahzad is a senior lecturer in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department, Northumbria University (NU), Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. He is an expert in hybrid desalination processes and renewable energy applications for water treatment. He has won many international awards for his innovative desalination cycle, including the National Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2021, Sustainability Medal 2020, Global Innovation Award 2020, National Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2020 and 2019, Excellence and Leadership Award 2019, and IDA Environmental & Sustainability Award 2019. His research has been highlighted at Yahoo Business, Nature Middle East, Arab News, and many other national and international platforms. Dr. Shahzad has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore and research training from KAUST Saudi Arabia. He has extensive experience in intellectual property development and the commercialization of innovative technologies. He holds eleven international patents. To date, he has published two books, seventeen book chapters, more than seventy peer-reviewed journal papers, and more than 110 conference papers. He also received three best paper awards in international conferences. He is an editor of International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, an editorial board member of SN Applied Sciences, and a guest editor for topical collections. He is a Chartered Engineer and a mentor for International Desalination Association’s Young Leader Program (IDA-YLP). He is also a member of many professional organizations, including the Institute of Mechanical Engineers, International Desalination Association (IDA), International Water Association (IWA), and American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).