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Dr. Engr. Ahmad Nawaz Khan-(on leave)
Assistant Professor
Materials Engineering Department

SCME
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
H12, Islamabad.
Tel : 051-9085 5117

Specialization
Polymer Nanocomposites, Polymer Structure and Properties, Polymer Processing, Materials testing and characterization, Crystallization kinetics and morphology of Polymers, Polymer Physics.

Education
PhD in Materials Science from National Taiwan University of Sciences and Technology, Taipei

 Dr. Ahmad Nawaz Khan received his PHD in Materials Science from National Taiwan University of Sciences and Technology, Taipei; M.Sc. in Polymer Technology from Aalen University Germany and B.Sc. in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from UET Lahore, Pakistan. Post-doctorate from Institute of Charles Sadron (ICS), University of Strasbourg, France. His area of research interest includes Polymer Materials and Nano composites, Polymer Gels and Aerogels, Structure-Property Relationships of Polymers, Crystallization Kinetics and Morphology of Polymers, Polymer Processing. Dr. Ahmad Nawaz Khan is also the author of book Physics of Polymer/Clay Nano composites. He has published several research papers in international refereed Journals. He joined SCME, NUST since July 2010. Dr. Ahmad Nawaz Khan won the research grant of worth Rs. 12 millions from Higher Education Commission (HEC) under NRPU Program
​Structure-properties relationships of Biopolymers and polymers/nanofiller composites, crystallization kinetics of semi-crystalline polymers, Hybrid polymer gels and aerogels, Thermo-mechanical and dielectric properties of polymer based nanocomposites, EMI-shielding properties of polymer blends and polymer nanocomposites. Dr. Ahmad Nawaz Khan won the research grant of worth Rs. 12 millions from Higher Education Commission (HEC) under NRPU Program.
Book:         Ahmad Nawaz Khan, Physics of Polymer/Clay Nanocomposites; Lambert Academic Publishing (LAP), 2011, ISBN: 978-3-8383-9864-8
 
1.    A.N. Khan, M. Schmutz, J. Lacava, A. Ouahabi, T.T.T. Nguyen, P.J. Mesini, J.M. Guenet; Design of nanohybrid systems from partially fluorinated organogelator and syndiotactic polystyrene thermoreversible gel. Langmuir 31 (2015) 7666.
 
2.    A.N. Khan, A. Hayder, W.T. Chuang; Mechanism of intercalation extent in polymer/clay nanocomposites. Arab. J. Sci. Eng. (2015) DOI: 10.1007/s13369-015-1845-0.
 
3.    A.N. Khan, A. Hayder, W.T. Chuang, P.D. Hong; Glass transition behavior of poly(trimethylene 2,6-naphthalate) in nanoclay confinement. J. Polym. Sci. Series A: Polym. Phys. 57 (6) (2015).
 
4.    A. N. Khan, B. A. Ahmed; Comparative study of polyamide 6 reinforced with glass fibre and montmorillonite. Polym. Bull. 72 (2015) 1207.
 
5.    S. Muhammad, F.I. Ali, A. Asalam, V.U. Ahmad, A. N. Khan, I. A. Hashmi; Synthesis of thiosalicylate based hydrophobic ionic liquids and their applications in metal extraction from acqueous solutions. J. Chem. Soc. Pak, 37 (5) (2015).
 
6.    N. Mahmood, M. Islam, A. Hameed, S. Saeed, A.N. Khan; Polyamide-6 based composites reinforced with pristine or functionalized multi-walled carbon nanotubes produced using melt extrusion technique. J. Compos. Mat. 48 (2014) 1197.
 
7.    A.N. Khan, T.T.T. Nguyen, L. Dobircau, M. Schmutz, P.J. Mesini, J.M. Guenet; Investigation of the interactioins involved in the formation of nanotubes from organogelators. Langmuir 29 (2013) 16127.
 
8.    A.N. Khan, P.D. Hong, W.T. Chuang; Relaxation behavior of poly(trimethylene 2.6-naphthalate) in nanoclay confinement. J. Polym. Res. 20 (2013) 280.
 
9.    A.N. Khan, P.D. Hong, W.T. Chuang, K.S. Shih; Crystallization kinetics and structure of poly(trimethylene terepthalate)/monolayer nano-mica nanocomposites. Mater. Chem. Phys. 119 (2010) 93.
 
10.    A.N. Khan, P.D. Hong, W.T. Chuang, K.S. Shih; Effect of uniaxial drawing on the structure and glass transition behavior of poly(trimethylene 2,6-naphthalate)/layered clay nanocomposites. Polymer 50 (2009) 6287.
 
Conferences/Workshops:
 
1. Hybrid functional sPS gels and aerogels (Oral presentation), Seminar on Synthesis and characterization of functional materials, May 26-27, 2015, PINSTECH, Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
2.  Structure and properties of polymer/clay nanocomposites (Oral presentation), 3rd international conference on value addition and innovation in textiles (COVITEX), Mar. 27-29, 2015, Faisalabad, Pakistan.
 
3. Hybrid nanomaterials from self-assembled organogels (Oral Presentation), 3rd international ASEAN-PAK Conference on Materials Science (APCOMS-3), Book of abstract P-43, Nov. 25-27, 2014, Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
4. Glass transition behavior of PTN in nanoclay confinement (Oral Presentation), 13th International Symposium on Advanced Materials (ISAM), Book of abstract P- 15-16, Sept. 23 – 27, 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
5. Mechanism of intercalation extent in polymer/clay nanocomposites (Oral Presentation), Conference on Emerging Materials and Processes (CEMP), Book of Abstract P-37, Aug. 22 – 24, 2013, Islamabad, Pakistan.
 
6. Thermoreversible organogel behavior mediated by organic solvents (Poster Presentation), 1st International conference on ‘Frontier Research in Chemistry’ by European Research Council and Institute of Charles Sadron, Book of Abstract P-29, Nov. 22 – 24, 2012, Strasbourg, France.
 
7. Structure and chain dynamic behavior of PTN/layered clay nanocomposites (Oral Presentation), 5th international Asia-Europe Symposium on Procesing and Properties of Reinforced Polymers, Book of abstracts P-26, May 29 – June 01, 2011, Dresden, Germany. 
 
8. 36th International Nathiagali Summer College on Analytical Techniques for Nanomaterials, July 04 – 08, 2011, Pakistan.
 
9. Workshop on Synthesis and Characterization of Amorphous and Nanomaterials, December 12 – 16, 2011, PINSTECH, Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan
 
​Polymer Science & Engineering, Polymer Processing, Composite Materials, Engineering Materials, Materials Thermodynamics, Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Phase Transformation & Equilibria
​1.    Six months internship at BOSCH & SIEMENS (BSH) cooling appliances company, Giengen Germany. I worked in the Application Development Department on the characterization and development of PUR foam used for thermal insulation in refrigerators (Sept. 2005 - Feb. 2006).

2.    Worked in GKN Lohmar, Germany for the research of Master Thesis on 'TPE based Boot Materials for the Automobiles' (Dec. 2004 – July 2005).