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Currently, Dr. Khan is working as a Distinguished Associate Researcher at Sichuan University, Chengdu, China. He is engaged in research and teaching in the field of thermo-fluids since 2006. He was honored with the prestigious Thousand Talents Plan 2019 \"for the Introduction of High-level Talents at Home and Abroad in Sichuan Province\". Dr. Khan was also included in the world ranking of scientist (top 2%).  In 2020, his three research papers were selected by the web of sciences as highly cited papers.


Academic Degrees

Ph.D. Industrial Mathematics

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U.K.

Department of Mathematics & Statistics
Dissertation: Mathematical modelling of moving evaporation fronts in porous media.

(Oct 2008 – Jan 2012)

Master of Science: Applied Mathematics

COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad, Pakistan
Department of Mathematics
Dissertation: Analytical study of heat transfer in hollow sphere.
(Mar 2006 – Sep 2007)


Specialization and Research Interests

Industrial Mathematics

Liquid-vapour phase change problems in porous media

Nanofluid Dynamics

Honors and Awards

Thousand Talents Plan 2019 “for the Introduction of High-level Talents at Home and Abroad in Sichuan Province”

Dr. Shah Jahan Prize (2018) for Scientists under 40 in Mathematics

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Research Productivity Award 2017

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Research Productivity Award 2016

Pakistan Council for Science and Technology Research Productivity Award 2015

Highly Cited Research in Results in Physics 2016

Highly Cited Research in Chinese Journal of Aeronautics 2016

Outstanding reviewer 2015: Canadian Journal of Physics


Research Experience

College of Water Resource & Hydropower, Sichuan University China

Distinguished Associate Researcher (September 2019 – Present)

School of Mathematical Sciences, Peking University, Beijing, China

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Advisor: Zhang Pingwen

Research Project: Heat and mass transfer of nanofluids

(July 2012 – July 2014)

The Mathematical Institute & St Hugh’s College, Oxford, U.K.

Problem Presenter: C. Sean Bohun

Problem title: Modelling a cadaver decomposition island to estimate time of death

Team: M.J. Barons, A. Gideon, T. Ranner, N. Smith &Z.H. Khan

(06-09 April 2010)


Teaching Experience

University of Malakand, Department of Mathematics, KPK, Pakistan

Assistant Professor in Mathematics.

Courses: Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Introduction to partial differential equations.

(July 2016–September 2019)

University of Malakand, Department of Mathematics, KPK, Pakistan

Lecturer in Mathematics.

Courses: Fluid Mechanics, Introduction to partial differential equations, Dimensional analysis.

(July 2014–July 2016)


Selected Publications

(Journal Papers)

Khan, Z. H., Khan, W. A., Tang, J., &Sheremet, M. A. (2020). Entropy generation analysis of triple diffusive flow past a horizontal plate in porous medium. Chemical  Engineering Science, 228, 115980.

Khan, Z. H., Khan, W. A., Hamid, M., & Liu, H. (2020). Finite element analysis of hybrid nanofluid flow and heat transfer in a split lid-driven square cavity with Y-shaped obstacle. Physics of Fluids, 32(9), 093609.

Khan, Z. H., Khan, W. A., &Sheremet, M. A. (2020). Enhancement of heat and mass transfer rates through various porous cavities for triple convective-diffusive free convection. Energy, 201, 117702.

Hamid, M., Khan, Z. H., Khan, W. A., &Haq, R. U. (2019). Natural convection of water-based carbon nanotubes in a partially heated rectangular fin-shaped cavity with an inner cylindrical obstacle. Physics of Fluids, 31(10), 103607.

Makinde, O. D., Khan, Z. H., Ahmad, R., & Khan, W. A. (2018). Numerical study of unsteady hydromagnetic radiating fluid flow past a slippery stretching sheet embedded in a porous medium. Physics of Fluids, 30(8), 083601.

Khan, Z. H., Qasim, M., Ishfaq,  N., & Khan, W. A. (2017). Dual solutions of MHD boundary layer flow of a micropolar fluid with weak concentration over a stretching/shrinking sheet. Communications in Theoretical Physics, 67(4), 449.

Khan, W. A., Makinde, O. D., & Khan, Z. H. (2016). Non-aligned MHD stagnation point flow of variable viscosity nanofluids past a stretching sheet with radiative  heat. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 96,     525-534.

Khan, Z. H., & Pritchard, D. (2015). Anomaly of spontaneous transition to instability of liquid–vapour front in a porous medium. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 84, 448-455.

Khan, Z. H. (2014). Transition to instability of liquid–vapour front in a porous medium cooled from above. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 70, 610-620.

Khan, Z. H., Khan, W. A., & Pop, I. (2013). Triple diffusive free convection along a horizontal plate in porous media saturated by a nanofluid with convective boundary condition. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 66, 603-612.

Khan, Z. H., Khan, W. A., Qasim, M., & Shah, I. A. (2013). MHD stagnation point ferrofluid flow and heat transfer toward a stretching sheet. IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, 13(1), 35-40.

Makinde, O. D., Khan, W. A., & Khan, Z. H. (2013). Buoyancy effects on MHD stagnation point flow and heat transfer of a nanofluid past a convectively heated stretching/shrinking sheet. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 62, 526-533.

Khan, Z. H., & Pritchard, D.  (2013). Liquid–vapour fronts in porous media: Multiplicity and stability of front positions. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 61, 1-17.


Research projects

Open fund of State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering (Sichuan University); 2019-2020.

Open fund of Ministry of education, Key Laboratory of Reactor Engineering and security (Tsinghua University);2018-2019.

Contact Email: zhkhan@scu.edu.cn

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