Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan

Dr. Kamran Ahmed Khan

Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971 (0)2 401-8227

Fax: +971 (0)2 447-2442


Dr. Kamran A. Khan is an assistant professor in Aerospace Engineering at Khalifa University of Science and Technology, UAE. He received both M.S. and Ph.D. degree 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.

Professor Kamran research interests includes 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 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, light weight smart and multifunctional architected materials for healthcare, automotive, aerospace structure and energy applications. Professor Kamran has published over 50 publications in archival journals and conference proceedings. He has served as the principle/co-principal investigator of more than 5 projects sponsored by various agencies and industries; he is responsible for more than $1.1 Million. He led several collaborative research and industrial sponsored projects including supervising M.S., Ph.D. and Postdoctoral Fellows. He is currently a reviewer of the several international research journals. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and 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
  • Engineering Design
  • Aerospace Material
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Composite Materials Design
  • Aerospace Structures
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Aerospace Materials Manufacturing
  • Continuum Mechanics
  • Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
  • Viscoelasticity of Solids and Structures
  • Computational solid mechanics
  • Viscoelasticity of materials and structures
  • Multiscale and multi-physics modeling of multifunctional and smart materials, architected cellular materials, and composites.
  • Additive manufacturing and 3D printing of advanced materials, architected materials and composites.
  • Composite manufacturing simulations related to liquid composite molding, thermo-chemical-mechanical spring in deformation of advanced composite structures.
  • Multiscale and Multiphysics modeling of textile composites materials and light weight sandwich structures containing 2D and 3D textile reinforcements.

Google Scholar  

  • Khan, K.A., Muliana, A., K. R. Rajagopal, and Alan Wineman, On Viscoelastic Beams undergoing Cyclic Loading: Determining the Onset of Structural Instabilities, International Journal of Nonlinear Mechanics, accepted, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.ijnonlinmec.2017.10.021
  • Khan, K. A., Abu A-Rub, R.K, Modeling Time and Frequency Domain Viscoelastic Behavior of Architectured Foams, Journal of Engineering Mechanics, DOI: 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0001448, 2017
  • Ali, M.A., Umer, R., Khan, K.A., Samad. Y.A., Liao, K., Cantwell W., Graphene Coated Piezo-resistive Fabrics for Liquid Composite Molding Process Monitoring, Composite Science and Technology, Vol. 148, pp. 106-114, 2017. DOI:10.1016/j.compscitech.2017.05.022
  • Khan, K.A., Umer, R., Modeling the viscoelastic compaction response of 3D woven fabrics for liquid composite molding processes, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0731684417707263
  • Choudhry, R.S. Khan, K.A., Khan, S.Z., Khan, M.A., Hassan, A., Micromechanical modeling of 8-harness satin weave glass fiber-reinforced composites, Journal of Composite Materials, 2017. DOI: 10.1177/0021998316649782.
  • Khan, K.A., Muliana, A., Atitallah, H.B. and Ounaies, Z., Time-dependent and Energy Dissipation Effects on the Electro-Mechanical Response of PZTs, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 102, pp. 74–89, 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.mechmat.2016.08.001
  • Diab W. A, R.K. Abu Al-Rub, A. S. Dalaq, D.W Lee, Khan, K.A., I. Jasiuk., Effective conductivities and elastic moduli of novel foams with triply periodic minimal surfaces, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 95, pp. 102-115, 2016.  DOI:10.1016/j.mechmat.2016.01.004
  • Khan, K. A., Wafai, H. and El Sayed, T., A Variational Constitutive Framework for the Nonlinear Viscoelastic Response of a Dielectric Elastomer, Computational Mechanics, Vol. 52, No. 2, pp. 345 - 360, 2013.DOI: 10.1007/s00466-012-0815-6
  • Khan, K. A., P., Barello, R., Muliana, A.H., and Lévesque, M., Coupled Heat Conduction and Thermal Stress Analyses in Particulate Composites, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 33, No. 10, pp. 608-625, 2011.DOI: 10.1016/j.mechmat.2011.06.013
  • Khan, K. A., and Muliana, A., A Multi-scale Model for Coupled Heat Conduction and Deformations in Functionally Graded Materials, Special Issue on Blast/impact on engineered (nano)composite materials Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 40, No. 6, pp. 511-521, 2009. DOI:10.1016/j.compositesb.2009.02.003