Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Tech, 2021
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd Univ of Petroleum and Minerals, 2014
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, National University of Sciences and Tech, 2011
Additional Education & Training
  • Received certified training from GUNT Hamburg for compression refrigeration system and centrifugal pump.
  • Got certified training on Hot Disk TPS 500S thermal constants analyzer.
Professional Honors
  • Recipient of the Hong Kong PhD Fellowship Scheme (HKPFS) from the Government of Hong Kong.
Professional Affiliations
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Dr. Siddiqui is an engineering consultant who offers technical expertise to clients and supports dispute resolution cases. As an expert in mechanical engineering, he helps clients understand the root cause of product failures and provides recommendations on mitigation strategies for a safe product design. He has supported several litigation and international arbitration cases involving technical disputes, product liability claims, and recalls. He has expertise in areas involving thermal-fluid engineering, HVACR, renewable energy, heat exchangers, power plants, and desalination. 

Dr. Siddiqui has experience with optical characterization techniques such as optical tensiometry and high-speed imaging; thermal characterization techniques such as infrared imaging, thermal conductivity analysis, and differential scanning calorimetry; rheological characterization techniques such as viscometry; colloid characterization techniques such as zeta potential/nanoparticle size analysis and UV-vis spectrophotometry; colloid stabilization techniques such as steric and electrostatic stabilization, colloid synthesis techniques such as ultrasonication bath and probe sonication, and surface characterization techniques such as electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), optical microscopy and optical profilometry. He is proficient in finite element analysis (FEA) and modeling software such as Solidworks, COMSOL Multiphysics, and Ansys Fluent, mathematical software such as MATLAB and Engineering Equation Solver (EES), and real-time data acquisition software such as LabView. Dr. Siddiqui applies these characterization techniques to solve problems involving electronic packaging, batteries, HVAC, industrial chillers, and heat exchangers.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Siddiqui worked as a research assistant at the Center of Research Excellence — Renewable Energy at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia. There he designed storage systems to address intermittency issues in solar absorption chillers. Dr. Siddiqui also worked as a design engineer for a start-up company and later held a lecturer position at the University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia.