About the Author
Imtiaz Ahmed Choudhury has degrees from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, Arizona State University, USA and Dublin City University, Ireland. He has been teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the University of Malaya since 1996. He conducts research in the field of traditional machining and non-traditional machining, and is investigating energy applications such as the use of nano-particle aided coolant in solar flat plate collectors to enhance heat transfer and improve collector efficiency. Professor Choudhury is a Fellow of Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK (IMecheE), and a life fellow of Institution of Engineers Bangladesh (IEB). He is also a chartered Engineer UK (CEng). He has supervised PhD and Masters students and authored many ISI papers and several book chapters, including working as Section Editor on recent MRW Comprehensive Materials Finishing (Sept 2016). Saleem Hashmi is Emeritus Professor in the School of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering at Dublin City University, Ireland. He founded the School in January 1987, in addition to setting up the Material Processing Research Centre (MPRC), a research centre of excellence in the field of material processing. In 1990, Professor Hashmi established Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (AMPT), a much-needed international conference in materials processing. He continues to be the chairperson of the Steering Committee for this series of conferences. In 1998 he was appointed as editor-in-chief of Elsevier Journal of Material Processing Technology and continued in this role until 2008. In 1995, Professor Hashmi was awarded the higher doctorate degree of DSc, by the University of Manchester, the highest academic degree any university in the UK can award. Professor Hashmi has supervised or co-supervised 110 PhD and 55 MEng research students to successful completion. Over the years he has also acted as an external examiner and expert assessor for PhD candidates and engineering departments with universities in Ireland, the UK, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, Canada, Australia, and Malaysia. He has published in excess of 430 papers and 12 books so far. He has been Editor-in-Chief on two MRWs with Elsevier, Comprehensive Materials Finishing and Comprehensive Materials Processing.