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Dr. Musaad Zaheer Nazir Khan
Assistant Professor
NICE

NICE
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST)
NICE, SCEE, NUST
Tel : +92-318-7221230

Specialization
Structural Engineering

Education
PhD (Structural Engineering, Curtin University, Perth, Australia), MS (Structural Engineering, Cardiff University, UK), BE (Civil Engineering) Pakistan

Dr. Musaad Zaheer Nazir Khan completed his PhD in the field of Civil/Structural Engineering from Curtin University, Perth, Australia. He has been awarded a Letter of Commendation by the Chancellor of Curtin University for submitting an outstanding research thesis. In addition, he also secured a Curtin International Postgraduate Research Scholarship to undertake PhD in the School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering of Curtin University.Dr. Khan holds a Masters in Structural Engineering from Cardiff University, UK and a Bachelor in Civil Engineering from National University of Sciences and Technology, Pakistan.

   Journal Publications

  1. Khan, M. Z. N., Shaikh, F. U. A., Hao, Y., & Hao, H. Synthesis of high-strength ambient cured geopolymer composite by using low calcium fly ash. Construction and Building Materials, 125, 809-820. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2016.08.097.
  2. Khan, M. Z. N., Shaikh, F. U. A., Hao, Y., & Hao, H. Effects of curing conditions and sand-to-binder ratios on compressive strength development of fly ash geopolymer. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 30(2), 04017267. DOI: https://ascelibrary.org/doi/10.1061/%28ASCE%29MT.1943-5533.0002119.
  3. Khan, M. Z. N., Hao, Y., Hao, H., & Shaikh, F. U. A. Mechanical properties of ambient cured high-strength hybrid steel and synthetic fibers reinforced geopolymer composites. Cement and Concrete Composites, 85(Supplement C), 133-152. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2017.10.011.
  4. Khan, M. Z. N., Hao, Y., Hao, H., & Shaikh, F. U. A. Experimental evaluation of quasi-static and dynamic compressive properties of ambient-cured high-strength plain and fiber reinforced geopolymer composites. Construction and Building Materials, 166, 482-499. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.01.166.
  5. Khan, M. Z. N., Hao, Y., Hao, H., Shaikh, F. U. A., & Liu, K. Mechanical properties of ambient cured high-strength plain and hybrid fiber reinforced geopolymer composites from triaxial compressive tests. Construction and Building Materials, 185, 338-353. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2018.07.092.
  6. Khan, M. Z. N., Hao, Y., Hao, H., & Shaikh, F. U. A. Mechanical properties and behaviour of high-strength plain and hybrid-fiber reinforced geopolymer composites under dynamic splitting tension. Cement and Concrete Composites, 104(2019-103343), DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cemconcomp.2019.103343.

 Peer-Reviewed Conference Publications


  1. Khan, M. Z. N., Shaikh, F. U. A., Hao, Y., & Hao, H. Workability and compressive strength properties of high-strength geopolymer mortars. Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials (ACMSM-24), Perth, Australia
  2. Khan, M. Z. N., Hao, Y., Hao, H., & Shaikh, F. U. A. Flexural responses of hybrid hook-end, spiral steel and synthetic fiber reinforced geopolymer composites. Proceedings of the 28th Biennial National Conference on Advances in Concrete Materials and Structures (Concrete-2017), Adelaide, Australia
  3. Khan, M. Z. N., Hao, Y., Hao, H., & Shaikh, F. U. A. Impact response of plain and fiber reinforced ambient-cured high-strength geopolymer composites. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design and Analysis of Protective Structures (DAPS-2017), Melbourne, Australia
  4. Cui, Y., Hao, H., Li, J., Chen, W., & Khan, M. Z. N. Mechanical properties of new short fiber reinforced geopolymer composite for skin of structural insulated Panels. Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Steel, Space, and Composite Structures SS-18), Perth, Australia
  5. Saad Ullah, M., Khan, M. Z. N., & Khaliq. W. Incorporating fracture mechanics in the design of reinforced concrete. Proceedings of the International Conference on Structural Engineering & Construction Management (ICSECM-2013), Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy, Srilanka
  6. Khan, M. Z. N., Amin, M. N. Usage of concrete mix characteristic length (lch) as a design parameter instead of f’c. Proceedings of the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (ICEES-2011), NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan
  7. Amin, M. N., Khan, M. Z. N., & Keun, J. K. Evaluation of heat generation models to predict hydration-induced stresses in dam structures. Proceedings of the International Conference on Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (ICEES-2011), NUST, Islamabad, Pakistan

 Other Publications

  1. Khan, M. Z. N., Hussain, R. R. “Innovative design philosophy for reinforced concrete structures based on derived mix Characteristics”. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing, ISBN-13: 978-3844318258​

Plain & Reinforced Concrete -1​

January 2019 – September 2019

Research Associate (School of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University)

Worked​​ on an ARC-funded project (DP160104557) in the “Centre for Infrastructural Monitoring and Protection” of Curtin University

Details of Main Responsibilities:

Ø  Performing calculations and preparing structural designs for OPC/sustainable “geopolymer” concrete based reinforced columns, footings, and slabs containing steel and basalt fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) rebar as per ACI440.1R-15 and AS-3600 specifications

Ø  Conceptualization and creation of formwork drawings in AutoCAD for the fabrication of concrete molds

Ø  Obtaining quotations, material safety data sheets, and construction materials from various suppliers both in Australia and overseas, thereafter documenting procedures for their use in the Job Safety Analysis, Hazard Risk Assessment and quality control forms

Ø  Investigating the dynamic impact behaviour of designed structural elements (primarily columns) under the lateral impact using pendulum impact tests in University of Western Australia

Ø  Conducting numerical studies to investigate the failure mechanisms and damage modes in bridge columns under accidental collisions/vehicle impacts

Ø  Co-supervising Final Year Projects of undergraduate students and carrying out collaborative studies with other group members and academic staff


(September 2012 – July 2015)

Lecturer (Assistant Professor (NUST Institute of Civil Engineering, NUST, Pakistan)

Details of Main Responsibilities:

Ø  Designed core curriculum and delivered lectures/tutorials to undergraduate students for various civil engineering courses including “Engineering Mechanics, Plain and Reinforced Concrete (Basic and Advanced), Structural Analysis, and Design of Concrete Structures

Ø  Conducted research on two university funded projects as a project leader including “Inclusion of fracture mechanics in the design of reinforced concrete structures” and “Improving the performance of highway bridges by using Fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) and  Glass composed FRP sheets

Ø  Worked as a team member of “Quality Enhancement and Assurance Cell” and “Curriculum Review committee”; responsible of reviewing the curricula of Undergraduate Civil Engineering, Masters, and PhD Structural Engineering Programs and thereafter reporting to the HEC, Government of Pakistan

Ø  Served as Academic Advisor, Research coordinator, and mentored the undergraduate students

 

(February 2012 – September 2012)

Lecturer (College of Engineering, King Faisal University, Al-Hofuf, KSA)

Details of Main Responsibilities:

Ø  Prepared outline for the Computer-Aided Design and Drafting course and taught AutoCAD-2010 software to 3 × sections; each section having at least 25 students or more

Ø  In-charge of Highway/Pavement Laboratory and assisted students with hands-on lab experiments

Ø  Team member of the “College Industrial Relation Committee”, mainly dealing with ARAMCO, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and promoted the industry-academia linkages

 

(February 2010 – January 2012)

Lecturer (NUST Institute of Civil Engineering, NUST, Pakistan)

Details of Main Responsibilities:

Ø  Functioned as a unit coordinator and conducted lectures/tutorials for several fundamental civil engineering courses, including “Strength of Materials, Engineering Mechanics (Theory & Lab), Structural Analysis (Basic and Advance), and Design of Concrete Structures”

Ø  Supervised two undergraduate final year research projects including “Blast resistant design of reinforced concrete structures” and “Experimental investigation into the usage of cement replacement materials (Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag) in concrete

Ø  Worked at an additional appointment of “Deputy Controller of Examinations” and managed/organized examinations of more than 800 enrolled students

  

(April 2008 – September 2008)

Lab Engineer (Military College of Engineering, NUST, Pakistan)

Details of Main Responsibilities:

Ø  Taught a class of 120 students one of the hardcore subjects of civil engineering, i.e. “Engineering Survey (Both Practical and Theory)” and ensured that the students are trained on variety of “Modern Total Stations and Internal Measurements Unit”, which was a wonderful experience