Dr. Muhammad Zubair Khan

DR. MUHAMMAD ZUBAIR KHAN
zubair.khan@fcm3.paf-iast.edu.pk

Dr. Muhammad Zubair Khan , PhD

Assistant Professor

Biography

Dr. Zubair Khan has completed his BS in Materials Engineering from GIK Institute, MS and PhD in Advanced Energy and System Technology from the Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea. Dr. Zubair Khan has been actively engaged in research and development for the last 8 years. He has pursued his doctoral research work in solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs) where his focus was on durability improvement of SOFC materials and lifetime prediction modeling the anode supported SOFCs.

Dr. Zubair Khan has worked as Research Scientist for 01 year at Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea before the Ph.D. study. After his Ph.D., he continued postdoctoral research in the field of SOFCs at the KIER and then served as Assistant Professor at Faculty of Materials and Chemical Engineering, GIK Institute.

His current research interests include composite materials, nanomaterials, oxide-dispersed steels, ceramics for novel energy conversion, materials characterization, clean coal technology SOFCs, and direct carbon fuel cells.
He has published numerous research papers in international journals of repute with high impact factors and citations. He has received six international research excellence awards on outstanding performance. He has presented his work in renowned international conferences in Europe, China, and South Korea.

Professional Appointments

  • Assistant Professor, Pak-Austria Fachhochschule: Institute of Applied Sciences and Technology, 2021 – Present
  • Assistant Professor, Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology, 2020 – 2021
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Fuel Cell Laboratory, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea, 2018 – 2019
  • Research Scientist, Clean Fuel Laboratory, Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea, 2014 – 2015

Education

  • Ph.D in Advanced Energy and System Technology Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), KIER Campus, South Korea.
  • MS in Advanced Energy Technology Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), KIER Campus, South Korea.
  • BS in Materials Engineering Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIKI) of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Swabi, KPK, Pakistan.

Research Interests:

Composite Materials, Nanomaterials, Oxide-Dispersed Steels, Ceramics for Novel Energy Conversion, Materials Characterization, and Fuel Cells.

Publications

  • S. Kim, D.W. Joh, D.Y. Lee, J. Lee, H.S. Kim, M.Z. Khan, J.E. Hong, S.B. Lee, S.J. Park et al. Microstructure tailoring of solid oxide electrolysis cell air electrode to boost performance and long-term durability, Chemical Engineering Journal, 410 (2021) 128318.
  • M.Z. Khan, R.H. Song, M.T. Mehran, S.B. Lee, T.H. Lim, Controlling cation migration and inter-diffusion across cathode/interlayer/electrolyte interfaces of solid oxide fuel cells: A review, Ceramics International, 47 (2021) 13-43.
  • R. Khan, M.T. Mehran, M. M. Baig, B Sarfraz, S.R. Naqvi, M.B.K. Niazi, M.Z. Khan, A.H. Khoja, 3D hierarchical heterostructured LSTN@NiMn-layered double hydroxide as a bifunctional water splitting electrocatalyst for hydrogen production, Fuel, 285 (2021) 119174
  • M.Z. Khan, R.H. Song, A. Hussain, S.B. Lee, T.H. Lim, J.E. Hong, Effect of applied current density on the degradation behavior of anode-supported flat-tubular solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of the European Ceramic Society, 40 (2020) 1407-1417.
  • M.T. Mehran, T.H. Kim, M.Z. Khan, S.B. Lee, T.H. Lim, R.H. Song, Highly durable nano-oxide dispersed ferritic stainless steel interconnects for intermediate temperature solid oxide fuel cells, Journal of Power Sources, 439 (2019) 227109.

Awards & Prizes

  • Best Paper Award, Korea Hydrogen and New Energy Society Spring Conference (KHNES), 2018
  • Best Paper Award, Twenty-sixth International Conference on the Processing and Fabrication of the Advanced Materials (PFAM-XXVI), 2017
  • Research Excellence Award (4th), Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Daejeon, South Korea , 2016
  • Research Excellence Award (Silver), Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Daejeon, South Korea, 2015
  • Research Excellence Award (Bronze), Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), Daejeon, South Korea, 2014
  • PhD Scholarship Korea University of Science and Technology (UST), Korea, 2015