Dr. M. Mahabat Khan (PhD University of Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France)



Dr. Muhammad Mahabat Khan has done his Ph.D. in Computational Fluid Dynamics from Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France. He has worked as Advanced Development Engineer in Continental Automotive, France for more than five years. He was rewarded with research grant worth £20,000 at University of Leeds for developing Post Processing Methodology for Turbulent Flows in engines. He is also recipient of research award worth €2.3 million from Continental Automotive, France. His research interests include; Large Eddy Simulation of Turbulent Flows, Modeling and Simulation of Fuel Injection Systems, Multiphase Flows, Heat Transfer Enhancement etc. He is also reviewer of famous International Journals. Currently he is serving as Assistant Professor in department of Mechanical Engineering at Capital University of Science & Technology, Islamabad.

Ph.D. Computational Fluid Dynamics Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France 2014
MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering University of Leeds, UK 2009
BE Mechatronics Engineering Air University, Islamabad, Pakistan 2007
Associate Professor Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) Since – 2019
Assistant Professor Capital University of Science & Technology (CUST) 2015 – 2019
Advanced Development Engineer Continental Automotive France SAS, Advanced System Engineering 2010 – 2014
Research Scholar University of Leeds, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering 2009 – 2010
Registered Engineer Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
1. Research Grant (2009 to 2010) – Research grant of ₤20,000 at University of Leeds, UK was awarded for by Continental Automotive, France for developing post processing methodology for turbulent flows in engines.
2. Research Grant (2010 to 2013) – The research project of MAGIE (Modélisation et Approche Générique de l’Injection Essence at Continental Automotive France with a total budget of € 2.3 million.
3. Outstanding Reviewer of the year 2017 for International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer
  • Heat transfer enhancement
  • Latent thermal energy storages
  • Phase change materials
  • Large Eddy simulations
  • Turbulent flows
  • Atomization and sprays
  • Multiphase flows
  • Particulate flows
  • Engine combustion
  • Experimental and computational fluid dynamics
1. Ph.D. Numerical investigation of thermal-hydraulic performance of dimpled tubes- Scholar Name: Rizwan Sabir – Status: Thesis under preparation (Sep 2021)
2. Ph.D. Design of phase change material based enhanced thermal energy storage system – Scholar Name: Shahid Shafiq – Status: Research work in progress (Sep 2021)
3. Ph.D. Heat transfer enhancement of target surface using impinging jets – Scholar Name: Liaqat Hussain – Status: Preparing for Synopsis (Sep 2021)
4. MSc. Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Power Cycles for Waste Heat Recovery of Gas Turbine
5. MSc. Numerical study of laminar flow past circular cylinder with waviness in the confining walls
6. MSc. Heat transfer enhancement of latent thermal energy storage system using multiple tubes and modified shell designs
7. MSc. Energy Efficiency Enhancement of Residential Buildings in Pakistan by using Phase Change Materials in Building Envelope
1. Proper Orthogonal Decomposition of Turbulent flow in EngineContinental Automotive France SAS 2009 – 2010
2. MAGIE, Government of France 2010 – 2013
1. L. Hussain, M.M. Khan, M. Masud, F. Alam, R. Z. Rehman, L. Amanowicz, K. Rajiski, “Heat transfer augmentation through different jet impingement techniques: A state-of-the-art review”, Energies, 2021, Vol. 14 (20)
2. H.F. Ahmed, F.K. Malik, M.M. Khan, “Influence of passive wake control on thermal-hydraulic performance of a cylinder confined in wavy channel under high blockage ratios”, Thermophysics and Aeromechanics, 2021, Article in Press.
3. L. A. Khan, M. M. Khan, H. F. Ahmed, M. Irfan, D. Brabazon, IU Ahad , “Dominant roles of eccentricity, fin design and nanoparticles in performance enhancement of latent thermal energy storage unit”, Journal of Energy Storage, 2021, Vol. 43.
4. S. Shafiq, M. M. Khan, M. Irfan, “Performance Enhancement of Double-wall-heated Rectangular Latent Thermal Energy Storage Unit through Effective Design of Fins, Case Studies in Thermal Engineering, 2021, 27 (10).
5. M. Khan, A Khalid, WA Lughmani, M. M. Khan, “A use case of a wave power potential estimation in the exclusive economic zone”, Ocean Engineering, 2021, 237 (8).
6. F. Hasnain, M. Irfan, M.M. Khan, L.A. Khan, H.F. Ahmed, “Melting performance enhancement of a phase change material using branched fins and nanoparticles for energy storage applications”, Journal of Energy Storage, 2021, Vol. 38 (6).
7. L. A. Khan, M. M. Khan, “Influence of angular orientation of fins on thermal charging and discharging performance of latent heat storage unit”, High Temperature, 2021, Vol 59.
8. R. Qaiser, M. M. Khan, L. A. Khan, M. Irfan, “Melting performance enhancement of PCM based thermal energy storage system using multiple tubes and modified shell designs”, Journal of Energy Storage, 2021, Vol. 33.
9. L. Hussain, M. M. Khan, “Passive control of vortex shedding and drag reduction in laminar flow across circular cylinder using wavy wall channel”, Fluid Dynamics, 2021, Vol 56 (2).
10. L. A. Khan, M. M. Khan, “Role of orientation of fins in performance enhancement of a latent thermal energy storage unit”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2020, Vol 175.
11. R. Sabir, M. M. Khan, N. A. Sheikh, IU Ahad, D. Brabazon, “Assessment of thermo-hydraulic performance of inward dimpled tubes with variation in angular orientations”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2020, vol 170.
12. M. M. Khan, J. Hélie, M. Gorokhovski, “Computational methodology for non-evaporating spray in quiescent chamber using Large Eddy Simulation”, International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 2018, 102, 102-118
13. A. Ayub, N. A. Sheikh, R. Tariq, M. M. Khan , C. M. Invernizzi, “Exergetic Optimization and Comparison of Combined Gas Turbine Supercritical CO2 Power Cycles”, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, 2018, 10(4).
14. M. M. Khan , N. A. Sheikh, A. Khalid, W. A. Lughmani, “Experimental characterization of sprays under highly evaporating conditions” Heat and Mass Transfer, 2018, 54(5), 1531-1543
15. E. Khalid, S. Manzoor, N. A. Sheikh, M. Ali, H. M. Ali, M. M. Khan., “Numerical Investigation of Transient Response of a Coupled Two Degrees of Freedom Symmetric Airfoil before Flutter”, International journal of Aeroacoustics, 2018, 17 (3), 275-294
16. M. M. Khan, J. Hélie, M. Gorokhovski, N. A. Sheikh, “Experimental and Numerical study of Flash Boiling in Gasoline Direct Injection Sprays”, Applied Thermal Engineering, 2017, 123, 377-389
17. M. M. Khan, N. A. Sheikh, “Experimental characterization of sprays under highly evaporating conditions,” Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 2017, 31(4), 2015-2022
18. M. M. Khan, J. Helie, M. Gorokhovski, N. A. Sheikh, “Air Entrainment in Multi hole Gasoline Direct Injection Sprays”, Journal of Applied Fluid Mechanics, 2017, Volume 10 (4), 1223-1234
19. M. Ali, M. H. Iqbal, N. A. Sheikh, H. M. Ali, S. Manzoor, M. M. Khan “Performance investigation of air velocity effects on PV modules under controlled conditions”, International Journal of Photoenergy, 2017, 2017, 1-10
20. M. R. Bhatti, N. A. Sheikh, S. Manzoor, M. M. Khan, “Numerical studies of Hydrogen Peroxide Thermal Decomposition in a Shock Tube using OpenFOAM”, Journal of Thermal Science, 2017, 26(3)
21. M. M. Khan and N. A. Sheikh, “Identification and characterization of coherent structures in gasoline injector nozzle flow using proper orthogonal decomposition”, Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology, 2016, 30(8), 3673-3680
22. J. Hélie, M. M. Khan, M. Gorokhovski, “Large eddy simulation of a turbulent spray jet generated by high-pressure injection: impact of the in-nozzle flow”, Journal of Turbulence, 2016, 17(9), 823-846
23. N. A. Sheikh, S. Manzoor, M. M. Khan, M. Ali, “Hydrodynamic description of a vibrofluidized granular bed driven at high frequency”, The European Physical Journal Applied Physics, 2016 75(3)
24. Abbas, Q., Khan, M. M., Sabir, R., Khan, Y. M., & Koreshi, Z. U. (2010). Numerical simulation and experimental verification of air flow through a heated pipe. Int. J. Mechanical Mechatronics Eng, 10(2), 7-12.
1. A. Ayub, N. A. Sheikh, R. Tariq, M. M. Khan “Thermodynamic Optimization of Air Bottoming Cycle for Waste Heat Recovery”, Energy Systems for Sustainable development, Lahore, 2018.
2. M.M. Khan, J. Helie, N. Lamarque, J. Chesnel, N. Lu, “Large Eddy Simulations for atomization and spray”, LES4ICE– Rueil-Malmaison, Paris, France, 2014.
3. M. M. Khan, J. Helie, M. Gorokhovski, et. al, “Numerical analysis of multihole Gasoline Direct Injection sprays”, International Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems – Heidelberg, Germany, 2012
4. M. M. Khan, J. Helie, A. A. Burluka, “POD application for the flow characterization at the exit of a gasoline nozzle at low pressure”, European Conference on Liquid Atomization and Spray Systems – Estoril, Portugal, 2011

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