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Biography

Tahir Khan received his PhD (1992) and Sc.D (2013) from the University of Cambridge and has been working in Higher Education since 1995. He has held academic appointments at Brunel University (UK) and University of Calgary (Canada) where he was Professor of Materials Engineering since 2007. He was seconded to the University of Qatar in 2012 where took up an invited Qatar Petroleum Chair within the Faculty of Engineering. His research has focused on the “processing-microstructure-property” relationship across a wide range of alloys from light aerospace metals (e.g Ti-6Al-4V) to oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic and nickel superalloys. His interests include the joining of advanced alloys, surface engineering and recently the challenges of developing useful engineering products from nanostructured powders. He is looking at novel spraying and bonding methods that can apply nanostructured powders as coatings that will keep their unique nanostructure and extend wear life of components to a greater extent than possible with conventional microstructured coatings. He was awarded the Canada Foundation of Innovation in 2004. He has been invited through the United Nations Development programme (knowledge transfer) on a number of occasions to present his research, organize workshops and collaborate with scientific institutes and industry within Pakistan, India and Turkey.

Research

The “processing-microstructure-property” relationship across a wide range of alloys from light aerospace metals (e.g Ti-6Al-4V) to oxide dispersion strengthened ferritic and nickel superalloys. His interests include the joining of advanced alloys, surface engineering and recently the challenges of developing useful engineering products from nanostructured powders. He is looking at novel spraying and bonding methods that can apply nanostructured powders as coatings that will keep their unique nanostructure and extend wear life of components to a greater extent than possible with conventional microstructured coatings.