Bilde av Virk, Muhammad  Shakeel
Bilde av Virk, Muhammad  Shakeel
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Muhammad Shakeel Virk


Professor / Head of Arctic Technology & Icing Research Group (arcICE)

Job description

Dr. Muhammad Virk is currently serving as Professor at the Institute of Industrial Technology (IIT) and research group leader of Arctic Technology & Icing Research Group (arcICE) at UiT- The Arctic University of Norway. At UiT, he has established the research activities and infrastructure related to cold climate technology, icing & renewable energy. Professor Virk has established a wide network of researchers on topics related to icing and cold climate. On International level, he has been part of a team to establish ‘Nordic Wind Energy Research Center’ in collaboration between researchers from Norway, Sweden, and Finland. He also established the foundations of Norwegian first atmospheric icing research centre at UiT through his nICE research project. He has received various distinguished awards of best project and research papers, an example is the winning of EU Arctic Award in 2018 from European Union, for one of his research projects focused on wind energy in cold climate. Professor Virk is also engaged in various applied research projects co-funded by industry and various national and European funding agencies. During last 14 years, he has successfully managed and participated as principal & co-investigator in 18 international research projects funded by the European Union, Norwegian Research Council, and industry. Presently, he is the author of 175+ scientific publications (peer reviewed journal publications, conference proceedings, workshops & seminars).


  • Yousuf Adeel, Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Optimizing Gridded Heater Arrangements in Anti-/De-icing Systems through Multiphysics Thermal Simulation
    2024
  • Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Samaneh Keshavarzi, Yousuf Adeel, Manaf Muhammed, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Derek Harvey et al.:
    Investigating Ice Nucleation and Heat Transfer Dynamics in Supercooled Liquid Water Using Thermography
    2024
  • Yousuf Adeel, Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Development of Anti-/De-Icing System based on Active Thermography
    2024
  • Manaf Muhammed, Anvesh Dhulipalla, Harsha Sista, Kiran Digavalli, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Hassan Abbas Khawaja et al.:
    Experimental study of superhydrophobic coating effects on dynamic ice accretion ice accretion process along S-1223 airfoil
    2024
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Pavlo Sokolov :
    Equations of motion for supercoolded water droplets in atmoshperic icing - an overview.
    2024
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Arefeh Lotfi, Jan-Arne Pettersen, Yousuf Adeel :
    An experimental investigation on the application of conductive heaters for anti-icing and de-icing on railway switches
    2024
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Xingbo Han, Jan-Arne Pettersen, Øyvind Søraas, Hamza Asif, Marius Wang et al.:
    Meteorological Parameters Effect on Atmospheric Icing - A Field Experimentation Study
    2024
  • Manaf Muhammed, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    On the Fidelity of RANS-Based Turbulence Models in Modeling the Laminar Separation Bubble and Ice-Induced Separation Bubble at Low Reynolds Numbers on Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Airfoil
    Drones 2024 FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Ying Deng, Jiang Xingliang, Hongxia Wang, Yang Yang, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Yi Liao et al.:
    Multimodal analysis of saddle micro-terrain prone to wind disasters on overhead transmission lines
    Electric power systems research 2024 DOI
  • Manaf Muhammed, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Ice Accretion on Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles—A Review Study
    Aerospace 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Manaf Muhammed, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Steady and Time Dependent Study of Laminar Separation Bubble (LSB) behavior along UAV Airfoil RG-15
    The International Journal of Multiphysics 2023 ARKIV / FULLTEKST / DOI
  • Wen-juan Lou, Yue-Long Zhang, Yi Gu, Gang Luo, Hang Bai, Ming-Feng Huang et al.:
    An improved rigid rod method for wind-induced swing response prediction of heavily iced transmission lines
    Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 2023 DOI
  • Yousuf Adeel, Hassan Khawaja, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Conceptual design of cost-effective ice detection system based on infrared thermography
    Cold Regions Science and Technology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Yousuf Adeel, Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    A review of infrared thermography applications for ice detection and mitigation
    Cold Regions Science and Technology 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Arefeh Lotfi, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Railway operations in icing conditions: a review of issues and mitigation methods
    Public Transport 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Pavlo Sokolov, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Study of Airflow Behavior for Duplex Circular Cylinders
    The International Journal of Multiphysics 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Arefeh Lotfi, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Jan-Arne Pettersen :
    Atmospheric Ice Accretion on Railway Overhead Powerline Conductors- A Numerical Case Study
    The International Journal of Multiphysics 2023 ARKIV / DOI
  • Pavlo Sokolov, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Study of Dry Ice Growth on Duplex Cylinders
    Multiphase Science and Technology 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Aleksei Kangash, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Pavel Maryandyshev :
    Numerical study of icing impact on the performance of pitch-regulated large wind turbine
    Wind Engineering : The International Journal of Wind Power 17. December 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Aleksei Kangash, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Pavel Maryandyshev, Alain Brillard :
    Simulating wind characteristics through direct optimization procedures: illustration with three Russian sites
    International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Jia Yi Jin, Timo Karlsson, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Wind Turbine Ice Detection Using AEP Loss Method - A Case Study
    Wind Engineering : The International Journal of Wind Power 2022 DOI
  • Manaf Muhammed, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Ice Accretion on Fixed-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle—A Review Study
    Drones 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Zeeshan Azad, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Cable Propelled Gondola System Operation in Icing Conditions
    International Journal of Safety and Security Engineering (IJSSE) 2022 ARKIV / DOI
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Bjørn Egil Nygaard, Jan-Arne Pettersen, Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Svein-Erik Sveen, Xingbo Han et al.:
    20th International Workshop on Atmospheric Icing of Structures (IWAIS 2024) Conference Proceedings
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Jiayi Jin :
    Multiphase modeling of atmospheric ice accretion on wind turbines
    Academic Press 2024 DOI
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Yngve Birkelund, Jinmei Lu, Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Javad Barabady :
    Exploring Knowledge Gaps on Atmospheric ice Accretion
    22. March 2024
  • Pravin Bhausaheb Punde, Yngve Birkelund, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Xingbo Han :
    Assessing the Performance of the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model in Simulating Atmospheric In-Cloud Icing Over Fagernesfjellet, Norway
  • Adeel Yousuf, Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Ice Detection System Prototype and Lab Results
    2023
  • Jibola Obafemi Owolabi, Sushmit Dhar, Manaf Muhammed, Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Amar Aganovic, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Investigating RANS Turbulence Models for Predicting Airflow Dispersion in Enclosed Environments: Numerical Simulation and Experimental Validation
    2023 ARKIV
  • Hassan Abbas Khawaja, Samaneh Keshavarzi, Manaf Muhammed, Adeel Yousuf, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Derek Harvey et al.:
    Investigating Ice Nucleation and Heat Transfer Dynamics in Supercooled Liquid Water Using Thermography
    2023 ARKIV
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Manaf Muhammed :
    In-Cloud Icing Effects on Aircraft/UAV Aerodynamics and Flight Operations
    2023
  • Arefeh Lotfi, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Jan-Arne Pettersen :
    Multiphase Numerical Study of Atmospheric Ice Accretion on Railway Overhead Powerline Conductors
    2022
  • Yousuf Adeel, Hassan Khawaja, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Conceptual Design of Ice Detection/Mitigation System Based on Infrared Thermography
    2022 ARKIV
  • Aleksei Kangash, E V Pankratov, I A Kosarev, Pavel Maryandyshev, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Investigation of ice accretion effect on the aerodynamic characteristics of a wind turbine blade tip after a short icing event
    2022 ARKIV
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Ran Li :
    Torsional stiffness of iced power transmission lines.
    2022
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Samaneh Keshavarzi :
    Droplet impact dynamics on hydrophobic surfaces.
    2022
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Guolin Yang :
    Study of Intelligent monitoring methods of icing environment parameteres.
    2022
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Atmospheric icing on structures, UiT research perspective.
    2022
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Ying Deng :
    Micro terrain effects on icing of structures.
    2022
  • hu Qin, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Review of anti/de-icing techniques for wind turbine blades.
    2022
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Zhang Yue-Long :
    Wind induced swing of iced power transmission lines.
    2022
  • hu hui, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Aircraft/ Aero-engine Icing Physics and Innovative Strategies for Inflight Icing Mitigation
    2022
  • Haiyang Hu, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, hu hui :
    Dynamic ice accretion process over the surface of a turbine blade pertinent to offshore turbine icing phenomena.
    2022
  • Pavlo Sokolov, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Study of Airflow Behavior for Duplex Circular Cylinders
    2022
  • Manaf Muhammed, Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Time dependent study of Laminar Separation Bubble (LSB) behavior along UAV airfoil RG-15
    2022
  • Reina Muto, Wakana Igarashi, Daiki Kurihara, Masafumi Yamazaki, Ken Ichi Iwai, Muhammad Shakeel Virk et al.:
    A note on ice detection of wind turbine blades by a rotating cylinder type ice sensor
    2022
  • Wakana Igarashi, Reina Muto, Daiki Kurihara, Masafumi Yamazaki, Ken Ichi Iwai, Hirotaka Sakaue et al.:
    Improvement of ILM calculation by Pre Processing of the Acquired Data
    2022
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk :
    Study of Wind Turbine Operations in Icing Conditions
    2021
  • Yousuf Adeel, Babur Zaman Khan, Farhan Hussnain, Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Dag Ravn Pedersen :
    Study of Ice Accretion Using an Open Loop Portable Icing Tunnel
    2021 DATA
  • Muhammad Shakeel Virk, Christopher Ouma Odongo, Mohamad Mustafa :
    Feasibility Study of Hydrogen Production from Wind Energy in Narvik
    UiT Norges arktiske universitet 2021

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