Dr. Shahzad is working as a Lecturer in Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University (NU), Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom. He worked as a Research Scientist in the Water Desalination and Reuse Center of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology from 2014-2019 before joining NU, UK.
He is working on hybrid desalination processes, renewables and their integration for green water treatment processes. He won many international awards such as, National Energy Globe Award Saudi Arabia 2019, Excellence and Leadership in Water Award 2019, IDA Environmental & Sustainability Award 2019. His research was highlighted at Yahoo business, Nature Middle East, Arab News and many other national and international platforms. Their innovative hybrid water treatment cycle is successfully commercialized in Saudi Arabia and considered as one of the most efficient process.
Dr. Shahzad holds 7 international patents. To date, he published 1 book, 15 book chapters, 47 peer-reviewed journal papers and over 100 conference papers. He also received three best paper awards in international conferences. He is selected as a regional coordinator for International Desalination Association Young Leader Program (IDA-YLP) for Middle East & Africa region. He is a member of many professional organizations namely; International Desalination Association (IDA), The International Water Association (IWA) and American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME).