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Dr. Zeeshan Ali Khan (HEC Approved PhD Supervisor)
Assistant Professor
Environmental Engineering

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
Tel : +92-51-9085-4354

Satellite remote sensing of atmospheric particulate matter

PhD (Environmental Engineering and Management Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand) MSc (Environmental Engineering and Management) Bachelor (Chemical Engineering)

Education University / Country
Year of Passing Discipline
PhD ​Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand ​2014 ​Environmental Engineering and Management ​Satellite Remote Sensing of Particulate Matter
​MS/M.Phil ​Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand ​2009 ​Environmental Engineering and Management ​Air Pollution
​Bachelor ​NWFP University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar, Pakistan ​2005​ ​Chemical Engineering ​Petroleum and Refinery Processes
Research Areas

  1. Monitoring of air pollutants.

  2. Air pollution source inventory development.

  3. Catalytic co-pyrolysis of biomass and plastics.​


  1. Azhar, R., Zeeshan, M., & Fatima, K. (2019). Crop residue open field burning in Pakistan; multi-year high spatial resolution emission inventory for 2000–2014. Atmospheric Environment. (IF 3.7)

  2. Ahmed,N., Zeeshan, M., Iqbal, N., Farooq, M. Z., & Shah, S. A. Y. (2018). Investigation on bio-oil yield and quality with scrap tire addition in sugarcane bagasse pyrolysis. Journal of Cleaner Production, 196, 927-934. (IF 5.71)

  3. Shah, S. A. Y., Zeeshan, M., Farooq, M. Z., Ahmed, N., & Iqbal, N. (2018). Co-pyrolysis of cotton stalk and waste tire with a focus on liquid yield quantity and quality. Renewable Energy, 130, 238-244. (IF 4.36)

  4. Asif, A., Zeeshan, M., & Jahanzaib, M. (2018). Indoor temperature, relative humidity and CO 2 levels assessment in academic buildings with different heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems. Building and Environment, 133, 83-90 (IF 4.05)

  5. Asif, A., Zeeshan, M., Hashmi, I., Zahid, U. & Bhatti, M. F. (2018). Microbial quality assessment of indoor air in a large hospital building during winter and spring seasons. Building and Environment, 135, 68-73 (IF 4.05)

  6. Farooq, M. Z., Zeeshan, M., Iqbal, S., Ahmed, N., & Shah, S. A. Y. (2018). Influence of waste tire addition on wheat straw pyrolysis yield and oil quality. Energy, 144, 200-206 (IF 4.5)

  7. Khan, S. R., Zeeshan, M., & Iqbal, S. (2018). Thermal management of newly developed non-noble metal-based catalytic converter to reduce cold start emissions of small internal combustion engine. Chemical Engineering Communications, 205(5), 680-688 (IF 1.29)

  8. Ahmad, W., Noor, T., & Zeeshan, M. (2017). Effect of synthesis route on catalytic properties and performance of Co3O4/TiO2 for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon oxidation under real engine operating conditions. Catalysis Communications, 89, 19-24 (IF 3.5)

  9. Shah, I. H., & Zeeshan, M. (2016). Estimation of light duty vehicle emissions in Islamabad and climate co-benefits of improved emission standards implementation. Atmospheric Environment, 127, 236-243 (IF 3.6)

  10. Muhammad, Z., & Thi, K. O. N. (2015). Relationship of MISR component AODs with black carbon and other ground monitored particulate matter composition. Atmospheric Pollution Research, 6(1), 62-69 (IF 1.63)

  11. Zeeshan, M., & Oanh, N. K. (2014). Assessment of the relationship between satellite AOD and ground PM10 measurement data considering synoptic meteorological patterns and Lidar data. Science of the Total Environment, 473, 609-618 (IF 4.9)​

  • ENE-817 Air & Noise Pollution Control

  • ENE812 Modeling of Environmental Systems

  • ENE-454 Energy Resources and Management

  • ENE-441 Air and Noise Pollution Control​


Assistant Professor (April 2014 Onward)

Institute of Environmental Science and Engineering (IESE) National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) Islamabad, Pakistan

Apprentice Engineer (Operations) (Feb 2006 to Feb 2007)

Fauji Fertilzers Company Limited, Goth Machi, Sadiqabad, Pakistan

Junior consultant (Oct 2005 to Feb 2006)

Ravi Gas Private Limited, Islamabad , Pakistan​