Salman Nazir

Førsteamanuensis

Fakultet for teknologi, naturvitenskap og maritime fag
Institutt for maritime operasjoner
Campus Vestfold (D3-66)
Salman Nazir is an Associate Professor at Buskerud and Vestfold University College, where he works in the Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences. He is the Head of Training and Assessment Research Group. He received his Masters and PhD in Chemical Engineering (focus System Engineering and Human Factors respectively) from Hanyang University, South Korea and Politecnico di Milano, Italy, respectively. Prof. Nazir is focused on Human Factors research. His research topics includes: Human Factors, Training Methods, Virtual Reality Training Simulators, Training Syllabus, Performance Indices, Performance Assessment, Performance Management, Learning Processes, Complex socio-technical systems, Situation Awareness and Distributed Situation Awareness. He is author/co-author of more than 45 peer-reviewed articles on international journals and conferences. Dr. Nazir has won several awards, scholarships and some research grants during his career (please see below for further details). In order to develop cutting edge solutions with multi-disciplinary approach, he has been collaborating with Human Factors specialists, Cognitive and Computer Scientists, Maritime Experts and Practationers. He was awarded with Cum Laude (outstanding honor) with the title of his ph.d.

Ansvarsområder

  • Head of Training and Assessment Research Group (TARG)
    • 2 ph.d. Students, 6 Graduate Students, 
  • Responsible for Human Techonology Organization course in Master of Maritime Management
  • Responsible for research applications to Research Council of Norway
  • Responsible for research applications to European Union
  • Responsbile for Interntational Collaborations (scientific)

 

Kompetanse

  • Human Factors and Safety in complex systems
  • Training Methods
  • Impact of Training on Performance
  • Maritime Educatino and Training
  • Training Simulators
  • Performance Management
  • Distributed Situation Awareness (DSA)
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Operator performance indicators (OPIs)
  • Design of Experiment
  • Virtual and Augmented Virtual Environments
  • Multi-criteria decision making
  • Accident Analysis
  • Safety Leadership

CV

                                  Salman NAZIR

   Projects, Awards and Achievements (selective)

  • Won a grant of 400 000 NOK (approx. 50 K Euros) under MARKOM 2020 (Workshops on Training and Performance Assessment in maritime domain, 2015)
  • Won a grant for PhD position funded by Maritime Technology and Innovation, MTDI, funded by MARKOM 2020
  • Chair of Human Factors in Management and Leadership
  • Achieved Cum Laude (highest honour) for the PhD title
  • Highest published PhD at Politecnico di Milano
  • Interviewed by the HBV media (2015) as well as Byavisa Tønsberg (2015) regarding research activities and international collaborations
  • Invited guest speaker at 2nd Offshore safety & risk, Forum 24 to 25 March, 2015, Bergen, Norway
  • Invited guest speaker (entitle: Advances in Training Methods and Assessment procedures for industrial operators) at Buskerud and Vestfold University College, Norway (August, 2013)
  • Invited guest speaker at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (entitle: Impact of Training on Operator Performance) (September, 2013)
  • Participated (officially) in the organization of the 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (1200 delegates from 62 countries)
  • Designed and conducted series of experiments to determine the effectiveness of different types of training methods and contributed in introducing novelty in training and assessment methods for complex systems
  • Won research grant (aimed at young researchers) from Politecnico di Milano (March to September, 2011) under supervision of prof. Davide Manca
  • Won research grant (aimed at young researchers) from Politecnico di Milano (from July to September, 2013) under supervision of prof. Davide Manca
  • Adapted models for Situation Awareness (SA) and identified relevant factors influencing SA for the operators of process industry and for the mariners/seafarers
  • Introduced the theoretical concept of evaluating Distributed Situation Awareness by devising performance indicators and later validated the theory with an experiment.
  • Contributed in development of the simulated virtual/3D model of a refinery section of the process industry (from both engineering and human factors perspective)
  • Worked with a team of different backgrounds (computer scientists, experiment psychologists, cognitive scientists, and process engineers) to develop a training (and performance assessment et) simulator for catalyst injection in polymerization processes
  • Developed and conducted an experiment to investigate the impact of training on a chemical operation i.e. the catalyst injection in polymerization processes
  • Developed Key Performance Indicators and Operator Performance Indicators for industrial processes, training evaluations and performance assessment

Sept 2015

  • Associate Professor at Maritime Technology and Innovation Department, HBV

Jan 2015 – Sept 2015

  • Postdoc at Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation (Traing and Assessment Research group), Buskerud and Vestfold University College

   Aug. 2014 – Dec. 2014

  • Researcher at Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation, Buskerud and Vestfold University College

    Mar. - 2014 – Jul. - 2014

  • Postdoc (temporary research fellow) at PSE-Lab at Department of Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering

     2011 - 2013

  • PhD in Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (with cum laude/honours), Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Specialization: Human Factors for complex systems

    2009 - 2011

  • Lecturer in chemical engineering department of a growing university named COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan

     2007 - 2009

  • Masters in Chemical Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea, CGPA 4.06/4.5 (Grade A). Specialization Process System Engineering
  • Graduate research assitant at Process System Engineering, Hanyang University, South  Korea.

     2002 - 2006

  • B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering, Bahuddin Zakariya University,   Pakistan (2nd position among 106 students, 2nd annual)
  • Invited guest speakers at the international symposium in Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of information and technology, Islamabad (June, 2010)
  • Qualified for a prodigious scholarship for masters in Chemical Engineering from South Korea (2007 – 2009)
  • Awarded with merit scholarship by Hanyang University, South Korea (2008)
  • Selected for attending 18th (July, 2007) & 19th (July, 2008) International Youth Forum held in Seoul, South Korea
  • Contributed in development of curriculum, infrastructure and laboratories at department of chemical engineering at COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan (2010)
  • Editor of e-Newsletter of Chemical Engineering department, COMSATS, Lahore, (2010 to 2011)
  • Ranked in top 5 positions among 106 students in bachelors at NFC-IET, Pakistan (2006)
  • Attained 2nd position in first professional of Bachelors of Engineering at NFC-IET, Multan, Pakistan (2002)
  • Declared as best debater in various competitions in high school (Multan Gems School, 1999)

Supervision

  • On-going: 6 Master Students 
  • Completed: 3 Master Students + 6 Bachelor Students
  • On going PhD Automated Performance Assessment in Maritime Operations.
  • Co-supervision of PhD students form LiverPool; John Moores University

Academic Experience

  •  Researcher at Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation (Human Factors  research group), Buskerud and Vestfold University College (from August to December,

·       Research Fellow at PSE-Lab at Department of Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Engineering (from March to July, 2014)

·       Research grant holder (aimed for young researchers) under the supervision of prof., Davide Manca, Chemical engineering department, Politecnico di Milano (June 2013 till July 2014)

·       Visiting researcher at Department of Computer Science and Cognitive Science, University of Duisburg-Essen (from September to November, 2013)

·       Visiting researcher at Department of Maritime Technology and Innovation (Human Factors research group), Buskerud and Vestfold University College (from July to September, 2013)

·       Research grant holder (aimed for young researchers) under the supervision of prof. Davide Manca, Chemical engineering department, Politecnico di Milano (March to September, 2011)

·       Lecturer (teaching assistant) for the laboratory lessons and exercises for courses Instrumentation and Process Control of Chemical Plants, Process Systems Engineering (2011 to 2014) at Chemical Engineering department, Politecnico di Milano

·       Visiting lecturer for the course Risk-Based Decision Making In Complex Systems at Chemical Engineering department, Politecnico di Milano

·       Lecturer/researcher in chemical engineering department of a growing university named COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Pakistan (2009 - 2011)

·       Graduate researcher in Process Systems Engineering laboratory as a graduate student in Hanyang University, South Korea (2007 - 2009)

  • Part time teaching experience (private) of English, where I was responsible for the coaching of IELTS and for speaking, writing and presentation skills (2005-2006)

Teaching Experience

  • Courses
    • Human Technology Organization (MTDI, Norway)
    • Simultaneous Heat and Mass Transfer 
    • Process Economics (2009) (Chemical Engg. department, COMSATS)
    • Instrumentation and Process Control of Chemical Plants, (Chemical Engg. department, Politecnico di Milano) 
    • Process Systems Engineering (Chemical Engg. department, Politecnico di Milano)
    • Calculus for Chemical Engineering (Chemical Engg. department, Politecnico di Milano)
    • Risk Based Decision Making in Complex Systems (visiting lecturer, Chemical Engg. department, Politecnico di Milano)
    • Organization and leadership (visiting lecturer, HBV)
    • Human Element in Shipping (visiting lecturer, HBV)

Selective Scientific Collaborations

·       Prof. Zaili Yang, Professor of Maritime Transport, Co-Director of Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine (LOOM) Research Institute, School of Engineering, Technology and Maritime Operations, Liverpool John Moores University

·       Prof. Annette Kluge, Computer Science and Cognitive Science, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany). She is a leading expert on the topics proposed in the project.

·       Prof. Alberto Gallace (Department of Psychology, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy).

·       Dr. Nicola Paltrinieri (Scientist at SINTEF, Norway).

·       Prof. Alessandra Beretta (Professor in Catalysis and Catalytic Processes research group at POLIMI).

·       Prof. Davide Manca. PSE-Lab, Chemical Engineering department Politecnico di Milano, Italy

·       Prof. Hokyoung Blake Ryu Professor at the Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management, Department of Industrial Engineering, Hanyang University, South Korea.

·       Prof. Paulo Carvalho. Leading expert on resilience engineering and safety in sociotechnical systems. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

·       Dr. Sashidharan Komandur, Associate professor, Ålesund University College.

·       Beata Mrugalska, Ph.D., Poznan University of Technology, Faculty of Engineering Management, Chair of Ergonomics and Quality Management

·       Working Closely with prof. Kjell Ivar Øvergåard that HBV and Collaborating with prof., Halvor Schøyen, prof., Anne Haugen Gausdal, prof. Karina Bakke Lokken Hjelmervik from MTDI as well as with Bent Moskvil from IMAR

 

Technical Skills

  • MS Word, Excel, Visio, PowerPoint, SPSS, MATLAB, HYSYS (Aspen), Sigmaplot, Paraview, R (basic), EndNote, Analytic Hierarchy Process, Scientific writing, Engineering Mathematics, Decision Matrices, Human Reliability Analysis, Task Analysis, SHERPA (Systematic Human Error Reduction and Prediction. Approach)

Language Skills

  • Excellent proficiency in English with effective technical and research writing skills. IELTS =7.5 (test taken in October 2010) band.
  • Proficient in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi also. Intermediate to basic level of Korean and Italian. Basic level of Arabic and Norwegian languages

Volunteer work and International forums (camps)

  • Lead a team for helping flood affected people in the worst flood in Sub Continent, 2009
  • Participated in Global Friendship Camp (2008) held in South Korea
  • Attended 18th & 17th International Youth Forum in Seoul with topics “Multiculturalism” and “Youth Challenges in the ASEM Context” in year 2007 and 2008 respectively
  • Participated in “International youth Camp”, Seoul, South Korea (2008)
  • Attended and partly organize an event “Global Students meeting Korean brands” (2007)
  • Worked in the rehabilitation of people after earth quake in North West of Pakistan on 14 Oct. 2005

Hobbies and Extra Curricular Activities

  • Traveling, Writing, Hiking, Snow Hiking, Trekking, Table Tennis, Yoga, Meditation, Running, Reading, Social Services

Selected International Journal Publications and Conferences

1.    Impact of Training Methods on Distributed Situation Awareness of Industrial Operators
S. Nazir, L. J. Sørensen, K. I.Øvergård, D. Manca
Safety Science, 73, 136-145 (2015)
2.    Critical incidents during dynamic positioning: operators’ situation awareness and decision-making in maritime operations
K. I.Øvergård, L. J. Sørensen,  S. Nazir, T. J. Martinsen
Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science (in press)
3.    Distributed Situation Awareness in Nuclear, Process and Maritime Domains.
S. Nazir., Carvalho, P. V. R., Gomez, J-O., Borges, R. S., Vidal, M. C. R., Øvergård, K. I., & Manca, D. 
Chemical Engineering Transactions (accepted)
4.    Hazards Of Mercury – Safety Perspectives And Measures
Tauqeer A., S.Nazir, Overgard K.I., Mutalib M.I.A., Khan E. 
Chemical Engineering Transactions (accepted)
5.    Process safety control for occupational accident prevention
B. Mrugalska, S. Nazir, E. Tytyk, K.I. Øvergård
Occupational Safety and Hygiene III (Taylor and Francis)
Edited by Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo, 2015
6.    Stability of Physically Immobilized Ionic Liquids Used for Hg Adsorption from Gas Stream
T. Abbas, K.C Lethesh, M. I Abdul Mutalib*, K.Y Cheun, S.N Shah, S. Nazir, A. Hassan, M. Abai and E. Khan. (under review)
Separation and Purification Technology (manuscript ID: SEPPUR-D-15-00716)
7.    Mercury emissions, hazards and preventive measures: a review
T. Abbas, S. Nazir, M.I.A. Mutalib, B. Mrugalska
Occupational Safety and Hygiene III (Taylor and Francis)
Edited by Pedro M. Arezes, João Santos Baptista, Monica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nelson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sergio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo, 2015
8.    Maritime Resource Management and Simulator Training
Øvergård, K. I., Hontvedt, M., Sorensen, L. J., & S. Nazir (accepted)
In M. S. Young and M. G. Lenné (eds.) Simulators for transportation human factors: research and practice (Ashgate)
9.    The role of Trainer in Training
Nazir, S. & Øvergård, K. I., & Manca, D. (Abstract accepted). 
6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) to be held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA July 26-30, 2015.
10.    Towards effective training for process and maritime industries
Nazir, S., Øvergård, K. I., Yang, Z. L. (Abstract accepted)
6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) to be held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA July 26-30, 2015.
11.    Assessing navigational teamwork through the situational relevance of communication
Øvergård, K. I., Sorensen, L. J., Nazir, S. Nielsen, A. R. (Abstract accepted). 
6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) to be held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA July 26-30, 2015.
12.    Virtual and real simulation to increase safety in extreme context - Space and chemical industry
Schlacht I., Nazir S., Manca D. (Abstract accepted). 
6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2015) to be held at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, USA July 26-30, 2015.
13.    Modelling Adequacy of Organisation in Human Reliability Analysis – A Case of Marine Engineering Operations (under review)
Abujaafar K.M., Yang, Z. L., J. Wang, Nazir, S., Øvergård, K. I.
European Safety and Reliability Conference ESREL to be held at ETH, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, in Zürich

2014

14.    How a Plant Simulator can Improve Industrial Safety
S. Nazir, D. Manca
Process Safety Progress, DOI 10.1002/prs (available online)
15.    Immersive Virtual Reality For Decision Making In Process Industry: Experiment Results
S. Colombo, S. Nazir, D. Manca
SPE Economics & Management, pre-print, Vol 6, issue 4 (2014)
16.    Advanced applications in process control and training needs of field and control room operators
A. Kluge, S. Nazir, D. Manca
IIE Transactions on Occupational Ergonomics and Human Factors, (2014)
DOI:10.1080/21577323.2014.920437
17.    Experiment-based decision making in complex systems
S. Colombo, S. Nazir, A. Gallace, D. Manca
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 36, 85-90, (2014)
DOI: 10.3303/CET1436015
18.    Procedure for automated assessment of industrial operators
D. Manca, S. Nazir, S. Colombo, A. Kluge
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 36, 391-396, (2014)
DOI: 10.3303/CET1436066
19.    How distributed situation awareness influences process safety
S. Nazir, L.J.Sorensen, K.I. Overgård, D. Manca
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 36, 409-414, (2014)
DOI: 10.3303/CET1436069
20.    Automation in process industry: cure or curse? How can training improve operator’s performance
S. Nazir, A. Kluge, D. Manca
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 33, 889-894 (2014)
21.    Immersive Virtual Environment or Conventional Training? Assessing the Effectiveness of Different Training Methods on the Performance of Industrial Operators in an Accident Scenario
S. Nazir, A.Gallace, D. Manca, (under review)
Ergonomics (manuscript ID: TERG-2014-0247)
22.    Morphological Based Mechanism for Adsorption of Hg from Natural Gas using Solid Supported Ionic Liquids
T. Abbas, M.I. Abdul Mutalib, A. Bustam, S. Nazir, M. Abai and E. Khan
International Gas Research Union Conference 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark September 17-19.
23.    Can immersive virtual environments make the difference in training industrial operators?
S. Nazir, A. Kluge, D. Manca, in D. De Waard, K De Waard, D., Toffetti, A., [more] (Eds.) (2014), Human Factors: a view from an integrative perspective. Proceedings HFES Europe Chapter Conference, 251-265, Turin 2013.
24.    Characteristics of Dynamic Positioning Operators’ Situation Awareness and Decision Making during Critical Incidents in Maritime Operations 
Øvergård, K. I., Sørensen, L. J., Tone J. Martinsen, S. Nazir 
5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, Kraków, Poland 19-23 July 2014
25.    Distributed situation awareness of industrial operators: Models and measurement methods
S. Nazir, L. Soerensen, K. Ivar Øvergård and D. Manca 
5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics AHFE 2014, Kraków, Poland 19-23 July 2014
26.    Multi-objective and Systematic Performance Analysis of Industrial Operators
S. Nazir, D. Manca, K. I. Øvergård
Human Factors in high reliability industries, HFES Europe Chapter Conference Lisbon, 2014.

2013

27.    Minimizing the risk in the process industry by using a plant simulator: a novel approach 
S. Nazir, S. Colombo, D. Manca
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 32, 109-114., (2013)
28.    A Plant Simulator to Enhance the Process Safety of Industrial Operators, 
D. Manca, S. Colombo, S. Nazir
Proceedings of SPE European HSE Conference and Exhibition Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility, 3, 1-11, (2013)
29.    Virtual Reality as Effective Means for Training: Results of Experiments Conducted with a Plant Simulator 
S. Colombo, S. Nazir, D. Manca
Proceedings of SPE European HSE Conference and Exhibition Health, Safety, Environment and Social Responsibility, 405-411, (2013)
30.    Testing and analyzing different training methods for industrial operators: an experimental approach
S. Nazir, S. Colombo, D. Manca
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 32, 667-672 (2013)
31.    Minimizing the risk in the process industry by using a plant simulator: a novel approach 
S. Nazir, S. Colombo, D. Manca
AIDIC Conference Series, 11, 271-280, (2013)

2012

32.    Virtual Reality And Augmented-Virtual Reality as tools to Train industrial operators
S. Nazir, R. Totaro, S. Brambilla, S. Colombo, D. Manca
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 30, 1398-1401, (2012)
33.    The role of Situation Awareness for the operators of process industry
S. Nazir, S. Colombo, D. Manca
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 26, 303-308, (2012)
34.    Performance indicators for the assessment of industrial operators
D. Manca, S. Nazir, F. Lucernoni, S. Colombo
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Vol 30, 1422-1426, (2012)
35.    Performance Indicators For Training Assessment Of Control-Room Operators
D. Manca, S. Nazir, S. Colombo
Chemical Engineering Transactions, 26, 285-290, (2012)
36.    Towards holistic decision support systems including human and organizational performances in the loop
S. Colombo, S. Nazir, D. Manca
Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 31, 295-299, (2012)
37.  Performance comparison of different training methods for industrial operators 
S. Nazir, S. Colombo, A.Gallace, M. Bordegoni, D. Manca, (2012)
Proceedings HFES Europe Chapter Conference Toulouse 2012, 235-242
38.    Use of virtual reality for anticipation and reduction of risks in process industry
S. Nazir, S. Colombo, D. Manca
Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Europe Annual Meeting, “Anticipating Major Risks”, Zurich, June 18-20, 2.1, 1-24, (2012)
39.    Use of virtual reality for anticipation and reduction of risks in process industry
S. Nazir, S. Colombo, D. Manca
Society of Risk Analysis (SRA) Europe Annual Meeting, “Anticipating Major Risks”, Zurich, June 18-20, 2.1, 1-24, (2012)
40.    Simulation Study of Producing NH4HCO3 From The Flue Gases of Brick Kiln - An Environmental Friendly Approach
T.Abbas, M. Ghauri, S. Nazir and Z. Rashid
Science International Lahore, 24(4),435-441, (2012)

2009 - 2011

41.    Artificial Neural Networks as Technical Computing Tools and Their Applications in Chemical 
S Nazir, F Ahmed, T Abbas
International Poster Journal of Science & Technology, 1, 70 – 74, (2011)
42.    Modeling for capture of carbon dioxide using aqueous ammonia from flue gases of a brick kiln
S. Nazir, Tufail M., Nisa W., Ghauri M., 2011 
International Journal of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, Volume 2(3)
43.    Modeling for capture of carbon dioxide using aqueous ammonia from flue gases of a brick kiln
S. Nazir, Tufail M., Nisa W., Ghauri M., 2011., 
International conference of chemical and environmental engineering (ICEEC 2010), Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
44.    A new soft sensor based on recursive partial least squares for online melt index predictions in grade-changing HDPE operations
Ahmed, F., S. Nazir, Yeo, Y.K.Y.
Chemical Product and Process Modeling 4 (1), 2009
45.    A Recursive PLS-based Soft Sensor for Prediction of the Melt Index during Grade Change Operations in HDPE Plant 
Ahmed, F., S. Nazir, Yeo, Y.K.Y.
Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering (KICHE), 26(1), 14-20, 2009

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