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Dr Muhammad Ali Khan
Assistant Professor
Department of Engineering Sciences

PNEC
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Room PG - 105, Post Graduate Center, NUST Karachi campus
Tel : +92-21-99240750

Specialization
Condition Monitoring and Failure diagnosis

Education
PhD (Mechanical Engineering) University of Manchester, UK

Dr Khan is an Assistant Professor in the Engineering Sciences department at NUST Karachi Campus.  Upon receiving his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from NEDUET Karachi in 2002, he joined Technology Promotion Internationals for 3 years, where he worked as a Research Engineer mainly on automation of fault diagnosis of defense applications. In 2006, he went to University of Manchester for his doctoral studies and completed his PhD in 2008. He joined University of Hertfordshire as a Post doctoral research associate in 2009 for two years and worked on a UK MOD project related to aerospace transmission fatigue diagnosis. After his post doctorate, he briefly taught Mechanical Engineering at Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Malaysia) as a lecturer in 2011.

His professional and academic research expertise covered areas of Non destructive testing techniques, failure analysis specially fatigue and real time failure diagnosis and prognostics. Dr Khan has published his research in more than 15 Journal and peer reviewed international conference proceedings. His current research interests are analytical modeling of fatigue failure, machine vibration and acoustic spectrum on high fatigue loads and wear/oil debris analysis.

Dr Khan has certifications of Chartered Engineer and Professional Engineer from UK and Pakistan Engineering Councils respectively. He is a full time member of IMechE, ASME and PEC.​​​

​​Dr Khan is currently working on following research areas are:

 

1-      Analytical modeling of fatigue failure

2-      Machine vibration and acoustic spectrum on high fatigue loads

3-      Wear/oil debris analysis of gears and bearings. 

 
Journal:

1- Wear debris: basic features and machine health diagnostics by M.A.KHAN and A.G.STARR, INSIGHT Journal of BINDT, Vol 48 (8), 2006.

2- Academic and commercial efforts in wear debris analysis automation (WDAA), KHAN M.A., STARR A.G. and COOPER D, INSIGHT Journal of BINDT, Vol 49 (12), 2007.

3-  Theoretical and experimental working life comparison for a helical gear under linear pitting failure, M.A.KHAN and A.G.STARR, Applied Mechanics and Materials, 7-8, 95-100, August 2007.

4- A methodology for online wear debris morphology and composition analysis, Muhammad A Khan, Andrew G Starr and Dennis Cooper, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part J, Journal of Engineering Tribology, Vol 222 (7), 2008.

5- BS-ISO helical gear fatigue life estimation and wear quantitative feature analysis,Muhammad Ali Khan, Dennis Cooper and Andrew Starr, Strain, International Journal of Experimental Mechanics, Vol 45 (4), 2009.

6- The Stress Distribution of Gear Tooth Due to Axial Misalignment Condition, M Rizal Lias, T Rao, M Awang and Muhammad Khan, Journal of Applied Sciences, Vol 12(23), 2012. 

Peer reviewed Conferences:

1- Basic principles of wear phenomena, mechanisms and lubrication - a review by M.A.KHAN and A.G.STARR, Proceedings of European Conference LUBMAT 2006, Preston, UK.

2- Wear debris analysis automation: Past, Present and Future M.A.KHAN and A.G.STARR, Second world congress on Engineering Asset Management and the Fourth International Conference on Condition Monitoring, June 2007, Harrogate, UK.

3- Theoretical and experimental working life comparison for a helical gear under linear pitting failure, M.A.KHAN and A.G.STARR, 5th BSSM International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, September 2007, Manchester, UK.

4- Wear debris size distribution features for helical gear pitting failure diagnosis,  Muhammad Ali Khan, Dennis Cooper, Reduan Mat-Dan and Andrew Starr, First American Academy of Mechanics Conference, June 17-20 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana.

5- 3D particle image reconstruction for Online wear debris analysis, Reduan Mat-Dan, Muhammad Ali Khan, Dennis Cooper, and Andrew Starr, First American Academy of Mechanics Conference, June 17-20 2008, New Orleans, Louisiana.

6- Wear debris basic shape classification by using fuzzy logic, Muhammad Ali Khan, Dennis Cooper, Reduan Mat-Dan and Andrew Starr, The Fifth International Conference on condition monitoring and machinery failure prevention technologies, 15-18 July 2008, Edinburgh, UK.

7- The development of online wear debris analysis sensor using pseudo 3D images of particles and flow control, Reduan Mat-Dan, Muhammad Ali Khan, Dennis Cooper and Andrew Starr, The Fifth International Conference on conditon monitoring and machinery failure prevention technologies, 15-18 July 2008, Edinburgh, UK.

8- Development of pseudo 3d particle images reconstruction in online wear debris particle, Reduan Matdan, Muhammad A Khan, Andrew G Starr and Dennis Cooper, Third world congress on Engineering Asset Management and intelligent maintenance system Conference, October 2008, Beijing, China.

 9- Automation of wear debris analysis for machine health diagnosis under sudden failure conditions, Muhammad Ali Khan, Mission of Tribology research, Institute of Mechanical Engineers, December, London, UK

10-  The EUCAMS gear partnership – A model of industry and academic collaboration, Andrew Starr, Muhammad Ali Khan et al, The Eight International Conference on Condition monitoring and machinery prevention technologies, June 2011, Cardiff, UK.

11- The Stress Distribution of Gear Tooth Due to Axial Misalignment Condition, M Rizal Lias, T Rao, M Awang and Muhammad Khan, The 3rd International Conference on Production, Energy and Reliability (ICPER 2012), June 2012, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

 
Spring 2012:

ME-220 Engineering Mechanics

IME-333 Finite Element Analysis

Fall 2012:

ME-331 Mechanical Vibrations

MEA-803 Failure analysis and Condition based Maintenance

Spring 2013:

ME-331 Mechanical Vibrations

IME-333 Finite Element Analysis

ME-230 Engineering Dynamics ​

​​​June 1999 - July 1999:      Internee at Pakistan Petroleum limited at SUI Compression Station.

December 1999:                Internee at Pakistan Machine Tool Factory Karachi.

March 2002 - July 2002:    Trainee Engineer at Enar Petrotech Ltd Karachi.

July 2002 - Nov 2005:        Research Engineer at Technology Promotion International Karachi.​