Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan
Dr. kamran khan Associate Professor Aerospace Engineering

Contact Information
kamran.khan@ku.ac.ae +97123123562


Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan is an Assistant Professor in Aerospace Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE. He received both his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University, USA. Before joining Khalifa University, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Khan's research interests include the development of experimentally validated macro/micro/nano-mechanics-based constitutive theories for small and large deformation multi-scale and multi-physics behavior of polymers, metals, particulate composites, fiber reinforced composites, metamaterials, smart materials, architected materials, multifunctional composites, and advanced manufacturing processes simulation, and the associated numerical implementation. He is an accomplished researcher in the field of coupled thermo-mechanical behavior of materials and structures for efficient thermo-mechanical systems and mechanics of soft materials. He has been recently focused on manufacturing simulation of advanced composites, characterization and thermo-mechanical modeling of additively manufactured metamaterials, lightweight smart and multifunctional architected materials for healthcare, automotive, aerospace structure, and energy applications. Professor Kamran has published over 100 publications in archival journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Khan has served as the principal/co-principal investigator of more than five projects, amounting to more than $1.1 million,  sponsored by various agencies and industries. He has led several collaborative research and industrial-sponsored projects including supervising M.S., Ph.D., and Postdoctoral Fellows. He is currently a reviewer of several international research journals. He is also a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the Association of Former students at Texas A&M University.

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University (USA), 2011
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University (USA), 2006
  • B.E., Mechanical Engineering, NED University of Engineering and Technology (Pakistan), 2002

  • Aerospace Materials (AERO220)
  • Aerospace Structures (AERO321)
  • Composite Materials Design (AERO426)
  • Engineering Design (ENGR111)
  • Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials (MEEN 631 )
  • Finite Element Analysis (ENGR455)
  • Mechanics of Solids (AERO225)
  • Aerospace Materials and Manufacturing (AERO 415)

Affiliated Research Institutes/Centers
  • Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing Center
  • Advanced Research and Innovation Center

Research Interests
  • Viscoelasticity of materials and structures
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Multiscale and multi-physics modeling of multifunctional lattice structures
  • Composite manufacturing characterization and process induced defect modeling
  • XCT assisted modeling of advanced composite structures
  • Multi-scale and multi-physics modeling of lightweight smart composite sandwich structures
  • Deployable smart composite structures

Research Projects

More smart and well-connected advanced composites for next generation Aircraft structures

Origami-Inspired Self-Deployable Composites with the nervous system for Space Applications

Research Staff and Graduate Students:

Dr Israr Uddin Post Doctoral Fellow
Dr Adnan Ahmed Post Doctoral Fellow
Dr Asha Viswanath Post Doctoral Fellow
Siddhesh Kulkarni Research Associate
Mohamad Khalil (Currently KU PhD Student) Research Associate
Aamna Hameed Research Associate
Aoun Hussnain Research Associate
Jefferson Andrew Jeyakumar Research Scientist
Mhd Omar Haitham Modrek (Graduated) Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant
Noora Mohamed Alahmed Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant
Mohamed Salman Sikandar Bathusha Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant
Ibrahim Hassan Mohammed Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant
Rajasekar Ramachandran Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant
Muhammad Khizer Ali Khan Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant
Sara Alzarooni Graduate Research /Teaching Assistant