Waheed is Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Aberdeen since 2015. Earlier, he was Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at the University of the Punjab, Lahore, where he worked for several years. He received his post-doctoral training from the University of California, Berkeley, PhD from École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris (MINES ParisTech) and MS and BSc(Engg) from the University of the Punjab, Lahore.
Waheed's research covers thermodynamics of carbon capture and utilisation, sulphur species in oil and gas systems, gas hydrates, biomass utilisation for fuels and high-value chemical products, and applications of ionic liquids in chemical processes. He has presented his findings in over 50 articles and technical presentations.