Graduate Student (MS)

Muhammad Ahmad
Contact Information:
City Campus (Lincoln)



About Me:

Academic Degrees

· Master, Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska Lincoln, United States, 2021-Ongoing

· Bachelor, Polymer Engineering, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan, 2016-2020

Employment History

· University of Nebraska Lincoln, GRA, 06/2022-Present

· University of Nebraska Lincoln, GRA, 05/2021-12-2021

· University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, RA, 05/2017-03/2020

· Fibre Craft Industries, Intern Engineer, 06/2019-07/2019

Area of Research and Professional Interest

· Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Asphalt binders

· Thermo-chemical & Rheological Analysis of Asphalt Binders

· Modification and Recycling of Asphalt Binders

· Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Agricultural Waste

Research Experience

· Asphalt Binder Laboratory Short-Term Aging, Nebraska Department of Transportation, 07/2021-Present

· Effect of Antioxidant Additives and Recycling Agents on Performance of Asphalt Binders and Mixtures, Nebraska Department of Transportation, 06/2022-Present

· Research on Soybean Oil as a Sustainable Recycling Agent, Nebraska Soyabean Board, 10/2021-09/2022

· Using Corn Oil for Improving Performance of Asphalt Pavements, Nebraska Corn Board, 07/2021-07/2022

· PPE Treatment, Disposal and Management, Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy, 072021-12/2021

· Heterogenous Ion Exchange Membranes, University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, 05/2017-03/2020

Teaching Experience

· GTA for CIVE 378 (Materials of Construction) (Spring 2022)

Publications and Presentations

· Ahmad, M., Sarfraz, M., Ba-Shammakh, M., Naseer, K., & Ahmed, M. A. (2022). Optimizing membrane synthesis parameters via Taguchi method: An approach to prepare high performance mixed-matrix membranes for carbon capture applications. The Canadian Journal of Chemical Engineering, 100(1), 143–155.

· Ali, N. S., Ghaffar, A., Qaiser, A. A., Ahmad, M., & Khurram. (2021). Synthesis and characterization of polyaniline-polyimide thin-film composite membranes for vegetable oils/solvent separation. Polymer (Korea), 45(1), 68–78.

· Qaiser, A. A., Ahmad, M. (2020), Novel Heterogeneous Cation Exchange Membranes Synthesized Using In-Situ Diaphragmatic Deposition of PANI: Characterization and Electrodialysis Performance. ICMATSE, Paper ID:153.

· Ahmad, M., Qaiser, A. A., Huda, N. U., & Saeed, A. (2020). Heterogeneous ion exchange membranes based on thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU): effect of PSS/DVB resin on morphology and electrodialysis. RSC Advances, 10(6), 3029–3039.

· Muhammad Ahmad. Increasing the Efficacy of Recycling Agents with Simultaneous Addition of Antioxidants, Peterson Asphalt Research Conference (PARC‒2022), Laramie, Wyoming, United States, 07/20/2022.

· Muhammad Ahmad. Heterogeneous ion exchange membranes based on thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU): effect of PSS/DVB resin on morphology and electrodialysis, International Conference on Membrane Science and Technology (ICM-2020), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, 07/20/2020.

· Muhammad Ahmad. Heterogeneous ion exchange membranes based on thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU): effect of PSS/DVB resin on morphology and electrodialysis, Workshop on Membrane Technology: Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF’19), Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, 04/10/2019.

· Muhammad Ahmad. Synthesis and Electrochemical Characterization of Novel Heterogeneous Ion Exchange Membranes based on Thermoplastic Polyurethane for Desalination of Brackish Water using Electrodialysis, 4th Conference on Sustainability in Process Industry (SPI-2018), 10/24/2018.

Workshops/Conference Participation

· Nebraska Asphalt Paving Conference/Technical Workshop, Kearney, Nebraska, United States, 02/15/2022

· 39th Annual Geotechnical Conference (GeoOmaha-2022), Omaha, Nebraska, United States, 02/04/2022.

· Global Challenges Research Fund Workshop on Membrane Technology, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, 04/10/2019.

· One Day Workshop on Electrochemical Methods for Energy Applications, Islamabad, Punjab, Pakistan, 10/24/2018.


· Founder and President, University of Nebraska Pakistan Student Association, 07/01/2021-present. (This RSO is going through registration process).

· Member, UNL CEE Graduate Student Association, 05/2022-present.

· Member, Pakistan Membrane Society (PMS), 01/01/2020-12/30/2020.

Honors and Awards

· Card of Appreciation: Dasani Global Challenge 2019.

· Laptop award under Youth Development Program Pakistan (2017).