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Dr. Zuhair S Khan
Professor
Department of Energy System Engineering

USPCAS-E
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
USPCAS-E Building, NUST, Sector H-12, Islamabad
Tel : +92 51 9085 5100

Specialization
Advanced Energy Materials, Thin Films & Surface/Coatings Technology

Education
MS Engineering (Linkoping Univ., Sweden), Ph.D. (Kyoto Univ., Japan)

  • Ph.D. in Energy Science & Technology, Kyoto University, Japan  

  • M.S.Engineering in Materials Physics, Linkoping University, Sweden.

  • Email: zskhan@ces.nust.edu.pk ; zuhair@uspcase.nust.edu.pk ; dr.zskhan786@gmail.com 

Dr. Zuhair S. Khan works as Professor at the USPCAS-E, National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST). Prior to joining the NUST, he worked as Senior Research Fellow at the Chinese Academy of Sciences from 08/2010 to 08/2012. Dr Zuhair's main responsibilities include,

  • Graduate teaching and research
  • Academic administration & planning
  • Providing leadership in graduate programs
         (a) Energy Systems Engg. (M.S/Ph.D)
         (b) Thermal Energy Engg. (M.S/Ph.D)
         (c) Electrical Power Engg. (M.S)
  • Conference / seminars / event organization
  • Financial budgeting and planning of the Center
  • Establishing collaboration with HEIs (local and foreign) and the industrial sector for student/researcher training/exchange
  • Supervision of graduate research students
  • Reviewer services for national research grants and new graduate programs
  • Director Advanced Energy Materials & Systems Lab., USPCASE-NUST
  • Thermal Spray and Surface Engineering Facilities, USPCASE-NUST
  • Community works
  • Planning of large solarization project
  • Fielding of research proposals and PC-1  

Dr. Zuhair has also served as Assistant Prof. at the Bahauddin Zakariya University (Multan) and COMSATS Inst of Information Technology (Islbd.)

He was a postdoctoral research associate in the Nuclear Hydrogen Development and Proton Engineering Frontier Projects at the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI).

Dr. Zuhair has given many contributed talks and seminars, served as a reviewer for various scientific publications. He has authored and co-authored over 60 journal/confereence publications and carry a diverse experience in different aspects of Advanced Energy Materials & Processes. He especially focuses in Thin Films and Coatings, Surface  Engineering and Nanotechnology, Hot corrosion, etc. Moreover, Dr Zuhair has been Resource Person from Pakistan on Energy, Environment and Ecosystems (3E) Nexus Initiative for Sustainable Development in Asian Countries (forum headquarterd at the University of Tokyo, Japan). He is a Focal Person for arranging reviews of research proposals submitted under NRPU to the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan and also serves as expert reviewer for other HEC's award programs such as the "Best Scholar", "Best Paper", and Peridot, etc. He was also a winner of a competitive research grant (US$ 150000/-) from the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan under National Research Program for Universities (NRPU). 

Under the USPACS-E initiatives of the USAID, Dr Zuhair with a funding of ~$1.5 Mill, has directed the commissioning of the following state of the art research labs under the umbrella of "Advanced Energy Materials & Systems" domain: 

(a) Microstructure & microchemistry analyses
(b) Vapor phase deposition & plasma manufacturing
(c) Thermal spray facility 
(d) Wet-chemistry synthesis lab.
(e) Heat treatment facility 
(f) Machine shop and manufacturing
(g) Opto-electronic characterization
(h) Electromagnetic energy source processing
(i) Thermal analysis, etc

Dr Zuhair has worked as an HoD of this Center for 5 Yrs duration from April-2013 to March-2018. Center enrolls 250+ graduate students in different domains of Energy and has 20+ PhD strong faculty members in diversified areas such as Elect Engg, Mech Engg, Materials, Chemistry, Physics, Chem Engg, Economics, Biotechnology, etc. As an HoD at the USPCAS-E, Dr Zuhair directly supervised the conduct of admission interviews for 3xMS and 1xPhD programs, smooth conduct of semester/classes, examinations, and matters pertaining to curriculum development, procurement of books and equipment, etc. 

Dr Zuhair has further served as HoD-Research and Dir Local Quality Enhancemnet Cell (DLQEC) of the USPCAS-E.​

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Research Areas:
Advanced generation photovoltaics
High temperature fuel cells
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Development of thermal and environmental barrier coatings
Hot-corrosion, etc.

List of selected publications


1.      Muzammal Zulfqar, Rabia Ahmad, Zuhair S. Khan, Mustafa Anwar, "Enhancement in electrical transport of  gadolinium doped ceria (GDC) electrolyte via lutetium (Lu) as a co-dopant for IT-SOFC application"Under review in I.F Journal "Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance"

2.      Asghar Ali, Zuhair S. Khan*, Mahmood Jamil, Yaqoob Khan, Nisar Ahmad, S. Ahmed, "Simultaneous Reduction and Sulfonation of Graphene Oxide for Efficient Hole Selectivity in Polymer Solar Cells", Current Applied Physics 18 (2018), Pp. 599-610. (I.F. 1.97).   

3.     Humaira Asghar, Muntaha Azhar, Zuhair S. Khan*, "Reduction of graphene oxide in the development of Si/MWCNTs/G anode material for lithium ion battery”, International Conference on Solid State Physics, 2017 (ICSSP'17), Punjab University, Lahore. Dec. 10~14, 2017. Under Review in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A (I.F. 1.874)

4.     Mariah Batool, Maria Sattar, Ussama K. Barki, Zuhair S. Khan, “Synthesis of Ni/YSZ based anode and investigation of effect of PVA as pore-former upon porosity, microstructure and thermal behavior for potential use in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs)” under review in I.F journal “International Journal of Materials Research” 

5.     Mariah Batool, Maria Sattar, Zuhair S. Khan​, “Development of Ba(Ce0.59Zr0.2Y0.15Gd0.06)O2.97-δ (BCZYG59) electrolyte for protonic ceramic fuel cells (PCFCs) via different synthesis routes and temperature based study of its structure, morphology and electrical properties” under review in I.F journal “Materials Chemistry and Physics" (I.F 2.084)

6.     Hina Pervaiz, Zuhair S Khan, "Synthesis and characterization of Electrophoretically deposited chalcopyrite Copper Indium Sulfide (CuInS2) quantum dots (QDs) for solar cell applications", Under review in I.F journal "Thin Solid Films" (I.F. 1.867)

7.     Maham Akhlaq , Maria Batool, Zuhair S.Khan, "Synthesis and characterization of TiO2-SnO2 nano-fibers using co-axial electro-spinning for application in advance generation solar cells", under review in I.F journal “Materials Chemistry and Physics" (I.F 2.084)

8.     Humaira Asghar, Usman Salahuddin, Zuhair S. Khan, "Comparative study of Silicon based carbonaceous cathode material for Lithium-Air Batteries", under review in I.F journal “Materials Chemistry and Physics" (I.F 2.084)

9. Mahmood Jamil , Zuhair S. Khan, Asghar Ali, Naseem Iqbal, “Studies on solution processed Graphene-Nb2O5 nanocomposite based photoanode for dye-sensitized solar cells”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 694, (2017)  401-407. (I.F~3.01)

10. Hafiz M. Saleem, Zahid Nazir, Zuhair S. Khan*, Kamal Mustafa, M.S. Awan “Investigations of the effects of DMF addition on LaMgAl11O19 formation and its hot corrosion studies for environmental and thermal barrier applications”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Vol. 706 (2017) pp. 280-288. (I.F~3.13)

11.   M. Naveed Akbar, Mustafa Anwar, Zuhair S. Khan*, Naveed K. Janjua, “Effect of lanthanum and hydrogen peroxide on the thermal and microstructural properties of NiO-Ce0.8Sm0.2O1.9 composite”, Journal of the Australian Ceramic Society, DOI 10.1007/s41779-017-0140-9, pp. 1-7, 17 September 2017. (I.F ~ 0.744)

12.   Maria Sattar, Mariah Batool, Zuhair S. Khan, Oxidation protection study for Monel 400 Super-alloy via slurry deposition of Al2O3 coating for gas turbine engine application, 2nd International conference on Impact of Nano-Science on Energy Technologies, Oct 25-27 NANO-SET 2017, Lahore, Pak.

13.   Hina Pervaiz , Maham Akhlaq , Zuhair S. Khan*, “The influence of different electrophoretic deposition (EPD) parameters on thickness of Titanium  dioxide film”, 3rd Conference on Emerging Materials and Processes (Nov  13-14 CEMP 2017) Conference held at the School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME), NUST, Islamabad, Pak. 

14.   Maham Akhlaq , Hina Pervaiz ,  Zuhair S. Khan*, “Synthesis and characterization of TiO2 nano-fibres on FTO glass via Electro-spinning”, 3rd Conference on Emerging Materials and Processes (Nov  13-14 CEMP 2017) Conference held at the School of Chemical and Materials Engineering (SCME), NUST, Islamabad, Pak. 

15.   Zuhair S. Khan*, Asghar Ali, Zahid Nazir, Xueqiang Cao, “Effect of calcination temperature on the degree of polymorphic transformation in Y2SiO5 nanopowders synthesized by sol-gel method”, Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, Vol. 432 (2016), pp. 540–544. (IF~ 2.124)

16. Zuhair S. Khan*, Binglin Zou, Xueqiang Cao, "Hot corrosion behavior of La2(Zr0.7Ce0.3)2O7 based coatings prepared by plasma spraying and exposed to molten salts at 1050℃ in air", Materials & Corrosion, Vol# 67, Issue#11, 2016, Pages 1195-1203. (I.F ~ 1.26)

17. Muzammal Zulfqar, Muhammad Raza Shah, Zuhair S. Khan*, "Investigations on Gadolinium doped Ceria (GDC) electrolyte prepared via sol-gel and co-precipitation routes for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cell (IT-SOFC) applications", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development" (Nov. 1-3, EESD 2016), ISBN# 978-969-7710-00-3. Conference held at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan.

18. Muhammad Raza Shah, Muzammal Zulfqar,  Zuhair S. Khan*, "Inorganic-Organic Nano Composite Hybrid Membrane Based on Titania and Polystyrene for High Temperature Abstract PEM Fuel Cell", Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development" (Nov. 1-3, EESD 2016), ISBN# 978-969-7710-00-3. Conference held at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan.

19. Ijaz Husnain, Warda Mushtaq, Zuhair S Khan, "Comparison of thin film versus crystalline PV modules for utility-scale electric power production in Pakistan" Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on "Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development" (Nov. 1-3, EESD 2016), ISBN# 978-969-7710-00-3. Conference held at the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Jamshoro, Pakistan.​

20. Mustafa Anwar, Zuhair S. Khan*, Kamal Mustafa, Akmal Rana, “Effects of some rare earth and carbonate based co-dopants on structural and electrical properties of samaraium doped ceria (SDC) electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells”, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Vol. 29, No. 24 (2015), p.# 1550179 (14pages). (I.F~0.850)

21. Sehar Shakir, Zuhair S. Khan*, Asghar Ali, Naveed Akbar, Warda Musthaq, “Development of copper doped titania based photoanode and its performance for dye sensitized solar cell applications”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, Volume 652, 15 December 2015, Pages 331–340. (I.F~3.014)

22. Kamal Mustafa, Mustafa Anwar, Akmal Rana, Zuhair S. Khan*, “Development of cobalt doped lithiated NiO nano-composites and hot corrosion testing of LiAlO2 matrices for molten carbonate fuel cell (MCFC) applications”, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Volume 164, 15 August 2015, Pages 198-205. (I.F ~ 2.10)

23. M. Akmal Rana, M.N Akbar, Mustafa Anwar, Kamal Mustafa, Sahar Shakir, Zuhair S. Khan*, "Sol-gel fabrication of novel electrolytes based on neodymium doped Ceria for application in low temperature solid oxide fuel cells", Materials Today: Proceedings 2 ( 2015 ) 5649–5653. 

24.   Zuhair S. Khan, Binglin Zou,Xiaolong Chen, Hafiz M. Saleem, Tanveer Zia, M.B. Khan, Xueqiang Cao, "Thermal cycling behavior and hot corrosion performance of the plasma sprayed Er2Si2O7 coatings deposited on Cf/SiC composites", Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, Vol. 3, PP. 123–129, 05-Mar-2015.​

25. Zuhair S. Khan, "Enhancing The Efficiency Of Electricity Generation by Advanced Materials Technologies With An Ultimate Agenda Of GHG Mitigation", Invited Lecture with Abstract published in Conference booklet, International Workshop on “Energy, Environment and Ecosystems (3E) Nexus Initiative for Sustainable Development in Asian Countries”, 26-27th Feb 2015, Bali, Indonesia.

26. M. Jamil, A. Ali, I. Husnain, W. Mushtaq, N. Iqbal, Zuhair S.Khan*, "Effect of calcination on the particle size of nano-Nb2O5 for development as photo-anode material in advanced generation DSSCs" (6 pages), Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015, 10-11 June 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), DOI: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312194, ISBN#978-1-4673-6812-4

27. I. Husnain, W. Mushtaq, M. Jamil, A. Ali, Zuhair S Khan*, "Low cost and non-toxic preparation of Cu2ZnSnS4 absorber material for thin film photovoltaics and studies its structural and thermal properties", (4 pages), Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015, 10-11 June 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), DOI: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312197, ISBN#978-1-4673-6812-4

28. H.M.Saleem, K. Mustafa, Z. Nazeer, M.S. Awan, Zuhair S.Khan*, "Investigation of the effects of calcination temperature on structure of LaMgAl11O19 for thermal barrier coating applications", (4 pages), Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015, 10-11 June 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), DOI: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312208, ISBN#978-1-4673-6812-4

29. W.Mushtaq, I. Husnain, M. Jamil, Zuhair S. Khan*, M. Mujahid, "Investigation on physical properties of solution-processed inorganic metal-oxides based charge extraction layers for 3G hybrid solar cells", (7 pages), Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015, 10-11 June 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), DOI: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312193, ISBN#978-1-4673-6812-4

30. A. Ali, M. Jamil, A. Habib, S. Ahmed, N. Ahmad, Zuhair S. Khan*, "A study of inter-step stirring effects on the thickness and yield of graphene oxide prepared through an improved Hummers method", (5 pages), Power Generation System and Renewable Energy Technologies (PGSRET), 2015, 10-11 June 2015, Islamabad, Pakistan, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), DOI: 10.1109/PGSRET.2015.7312195, ISBN#978-1-4673-6812-4

31. Zuhair S. Khan et al., “Thermal cycling behavior and hot corrosion performance of the plasma sprayed Er2Si2O7 coatings deposited on C/SiC composites, Journal of Asian Ceramic Societies, Volume 3, Issue 1, March 2015, Pages 123-129.

32. Zuhair S. Khan, "Low-carbon energy technologies backed by innovations in advanced energy nanomaterials and surface engineering", Invited Lecture with Abstract published in conference booklet, International Conference on Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology (ICNN2014), Karachi, Pakistan, April 07-09, 2014.

33. Zuhair S. Khan, "GHG emission mitigation by renewable and alternative energy technologies backed by innovations in advanced materials", Invited Lecture with Abstract published in Conference booklet, International Workshop on “Asia-Pacific Regional Initiative on Energy, Environment and Ecosystem (3E) Nexus for Sustainable Development”, 24-25 Feb. 2014, Maldives.

34. Naveed K. Janjua, Naveeda Firdous, Arshad S. Bhatti, Zuhair S. Khan "Preparation and catalytic evaluation of γ-Al2O3 supported Ir and Ru catalysts for hydrazine decomposition in a 1 N microthruster",  Applied Catalysis A: General, Vol. 479 (2014), p. 9-16.  IF= 3.942

35. Binglin Zou, Shunyan Tao, Wenzhi Huang, Zuhair S. Khan, Xizhi Fan, Lijian Gu, Ying Wang, Jiaying Xu, Xiaolong Cai, Hongmei Ma, Xueqiang Cao, "Synthesis and characterization of in situ TiC–TiB2 composite coatings by reactive plasma spraying on a magnesium alloy", Applied Surface Science, Vol 264, PP 879-885, 01-Jan-2013. (I.F.~2.54)

36.   Jae-Won Park, Zuhair. S. Khan, Hyung-Jin Kim, Sung-Deok Hong and Yong-Wan Kim, “Reduction of vacuum sublimation by ion beam treatment for e-beam deposited SiC films”, Vacuum, Volume 91, May 2013, p. 24–27. (I.F 1.43)

37. Zuhair S. Khan et al., “Synthesis and characterization of Yb & Er based monosilicate powders and durability of plasma sprayed Yb2SiO5 coatings on C/C-SiC composites”, Materials Science and Engineering B 177 (2012) p.184–189.  (IF~ 1.85)

38. Zuhair S. Khan, Binglin Zou, Xiaolong Chen, Chunjie Wang, Xizhi Fan, Lijian Gu, Wenzhi Huang, Xueqiang Cao, “Novel double ceramic coatings based on Yb2Si2O7/La2(Zr0.7Ce0.3)2O7 by plasma spraying on Cf/SiC composites and their thermal shock behavior”, Surface & Coatings Technology, Vol. 207 (2012), p. 546–554.  (IF~1.94)  

39. Shuibing Zeng, Yangjia Liu, Wenzhi Huang, Xizhi Fan, Lijian Gu, Binglin Zou, Xiaolong Chen, Zuhair S. Khan, Daowu Yang and Xueqiang Cao, "Thermal shock resistance of air plasma sprayed 8YSZ thermal barrier coatings on titanium alloy", Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 21 (2012), 335-343. (I.F.~1.84)

40.  Chunjie Wang, Yue Wang, Yongliang Cheng, Wenzhi Huang, Zuhair S. Khan, Xizhi Fan, Ying Wang, Binglin Zou, Xueqiang Cao, "Preparation and thermophysical properties of nano-sized Ln2Zr2O7 (Ln=La, Nd, Sm and Gd) ceramics with pyrochlore structure", Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 47 (2012), 4392-4399. (I.F.~2.16)

41. Xizhi Fan, Lijian Gu, Shuibing Zeng, Ling Zhu, Chunjie Wang, Ying Wang, Binglin Zou, Wenzhi Huang, Xiaolong Chen, Zuhair S. Khan, Xueqiang Cao, “Improving stability of thermal barrier coatings on magnesium alloy with electroless plated Ni-P interlayer”, Surface & Coatings Technology 206 (2012) 4471–4480. (I.F.~1.941)

42. Liu Yangjia, Fan Xizhi, Zeng Shuibing, Wang Ying, Zou Binglin, Gu Lijian, Chen Xiaolong, Zuhair S. Khan, Yang Daowu, Cao Xueqiang, "Corrosion behavior of coating with plasma sprayed 8YSZ on the surface of carbon steel", Journal of Rare Earths, Vol. 30, No. 6, June 2012, P. 592. (I.F.~1.363)

43. Binglin Zou, Zuhair S. Khan, Lijian Gu, Xizhi Fan, Wenzhi Huang, Ying Wang, Chunjie Wang, Hongmei Ma, Xueqiang Cao, “A new ultra-high temperature oxidation protective coating of Yb2SiO5/LaMgAl11O19 for C/SiC composites: microstructure, oxidation protection and failure mechanism”, Corrosion Science Vol. 62 (2012) 192–200.  (IF~ 3.61)

44. Chunjie Wang, Yue Wang, Wenzhi Huang, Binglin Zou, Zuhair S. Khan, Yu Zhao, Jili Yang, Xueqiang Cao, “Influence of CeO2 addition on crystal growth behavior of CeO2–Y2O3–ZrO2 solid solution”, Ceramics International, Vol. 38 (2012), 2087-2094 (IF~ 1.79)

45. W. Huang et al., "Effect of the organic additions on crystal growth behavior of ZrO2 nanocrystals prepared via sol–gel process”, Chemical Engineering Journal 168 (2011), 1360–1368. (IF~ 3.46)

46.  Xizhi Fan, Yangjia Liu, Zhenhua Xu, Ying Wang, Binglin Zou, Lijian Gu, Chunjie Xiaolong Chen, Zuhair S. Khan, DaowuYang, Xueqiang Cao, "Preparation and Characterization of 8YSZ Thermal Barrier Coatings on Rare Earth-Magnesium Alloy”, Journal of Thermal Spray Technology, Vol. 20(4) June 2011, p. 948-957. (I.F.~1.812)

47.  C. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Cheng, L. Zhu, B. Zou, Y. Zhao, W. Huang, X. Fan, Zuhair S. Khan, X. Cao, “Synthesis of nanocrystalline La2O3–Y2O3–ZrO2 solid solutions by hydrothermal method: A crystal growth and structural study”, Journal of Crystal Growth 335 (2011) 165-171. (I.F. ~1.726)

48.    Jae-Won Park, Zuhair S. Khan, Hyung-Jin Kim, and Yongwan Kim, "A Surface Modification of Hastelloy X by a SiC Coating and an Ion Beam Irradiation for a Potential use for IS Cycle in Nuclear Hydrogen Production System" Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 1125, p. 65-72, 2009.

49. Zuhair S. Khan et al., "Interactions between Ion-Beam-Modified SiC Films on a Ni-Based Superalloy with Intermediate Maxthal Layers", Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 54, pp. 2119_2123, 2009. (IF~ 1.2 @ Year 2007)

50.  Jae-Won Park, Zuhair S. Khan, Hyung-Jin Kim and Yong-Wan Kim, "Enhanced Interfacial Reaction of SiC Films Deposited Hastelloy X Substrates by Ion-Beam Mixing" Journal of the Korean Physical Society, Vol. 54, pp. 2124_2128, 2009. (IF~ 1.2 @ Year 2007)

51.  Hyung-Jin Kim, Zuhair S. Khan and Jae-Won Park, "Enhanced Adhesion of Color Coatings on Mg Surfaces by Ion-Beam Mixing" Journal of the Korean Physical Society,  Vol. 54, pp. 2138_2142, 2009. (IF~ 1.2 @ Year 2007)

52.    T. Hinoki, L.Snead, Zuhair S. Khan, Y. Katoh, C. Blue, and A. Kohyama, "Influence of W powder on microstructure evolution of W coated SiC formed by plasma-arc lamp", Published In Spring Meeting of Japan Institute of Metals (JIM), Japan, 29-Mar-2005.

532. Zuhair S. Khan, T. Hinoki, A. Kohyama, "Microstructure of environmental barrier mullite and erbium silicate coatings on SiC-fiber bonded composites" Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 287, pp. 471-476, 2005. (IF~0.3)

54.   Zuhair S. Khan, T. Hinoki, A. Kohyama, "Development of Tungsten Coatings on Silicon Carbide (SiC) for Nuclear Fusion Applications", Published In 21st Annual Meeting of Japan Society of Plasma Science & Nuclear Fusion Research (JSPF) Proceedings, Japan, PP 104, 23-Nov-2004.

55. T. Hinoki, S.J.Son, L.L. Snead, Craig Blue, Zuhair S. Khan, A. Kohyama, "Development of tungsten armored silicon carbide and silicon carbide composites", International Symposium on Advanced Si-based Ceramics & Composites (ISASC-2004), S. Korea, 21-Jun-2004.​

56.  U. Helmersson, Zuhair S. Khan and J. Alami, "Ionized-PVD by pulsed sputtering of Ta for metallization of high aspect ratio structures in VLSI" The 3rd Intl. EuroConference on Adv. Semiconductor Devices & Microsystems, Smolenice Castle, Slovakia (2000), IEEE Catalog#. 00EX386, p. 191, ISBN:0-7803-5939-9.​

(1) Teaching at UG and PG Levels: 

Mechanics and Thermodynamics (UG)
Electricity, Magnetism and Optics (UG)
Applied Physics for Engineers (UG)
Materials Science (MS/PhD)
Engineering Materials and Phase Transformations (MS/PhD)
Thin Films Technology (MS/PhD)
Fuel Cells (MS/PhD)
Vacuum Science & Technology (MS)
Recent Trends in Energy Systems Engineering (PhD)
Socio-Economic Aspects of Energy Systems (PhD)

​​(2) Conceived the Working Paper of current PhD program in Energy Systems Engineering and got it approved from The Academic Council Meeting (ACM), NUST. Especially, following elective and compulsory courses were developed:

ESE 903   Contemporary Materials for Advanced Energy (Complete working paper)
ESE 904   Advanced Energy Materials: Synthesis & Characterization (Complete working paper)
ESE 901   Recent Trends in Energy Systems Engineering (Contributed)
ESE 902   Socio-Economic Aspects of Energy Systems (Contributed)

(3) Memeber National Curriuclum Review Committee (NCRC) of the HEC on Energy Systems Engineering

(4) Developed and got approved the working papers for BS/MS in Materials Engg at the Institute of Advanced Materials, BZU-Multan.

(1) ​Manager R&D, Advanced Engineering Research Organization (AERO), ​NESCOM​ (The work entailed the development of vacuum technology and cryogenics facility for detectors)
(2) Provided consultancy in private capacity to steel/metal pipe manufacturing indutsry at Kot-Lakhpat, Lahore