Prof. Dr. Iqbal Ahmed Khan
E-Mail: iqbal_khan47@yahoo.com
Designation: Professor & Chairman
Tel (Off.): (+9221) 9261300-7 Ext: 2250
Area of Research Interest:
Liquid Crystal Physics, Optics, Spectroscopy, Laser
Academic Qualifications:

Degree
Subjects
Institution/Awarding Body
Year
Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics Kent State University, Ohio, USA 1987
M.S. Condensed Matter Physics Kent State University, Ohio, USA 1982
M.S. Physics Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, USA 1980
M.Phil Spectroscopy University of Karachi. 1978
M.Sc Applied Physics University of Karachi. 1974
B.Sc.(P) Physics, Mathematics University of Karachi. 1969
Ph.D. Thesis: “Director dynamics above nematic – smectic (A,C) transitions”
M.Sc. Thesis: “Studies in the electronic spectra of diatomic molecules”.
Field:
Liquid Crystal Physics, Molecular Spectroscopy
Experience: Thirty Sixth years of Teaching & Research Experience
  • 1998 to date, as a Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Karachi, Karachi.

  • 1993 1998, as an Associate Professor in the Physics Department, University of Karachi, Karachi.

  • 1988 1993, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics, University of Karachi, Karachi.

  • 1987 as a Research Associate / Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A.

  • 1981 1986, as Teaching / Research Assistant in the Department of Physics, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A.

  • 1980 as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of Physics, Emporia State University, Emporia, Kansas, U.S.A.

  • 1974 1979 as a Lecturer in the Department of Physics, University of Karachi, Karachi.

  • 1970 1974 as a Demonstrator in Physics in the Government Islamia Science College, Karachi.

  • Awards / Achievements / Contributions:
  • Stood First Class First in M.Sc in the Dept. of Applied Physics, University of Karachi, Karachi, 1974

  • Members / Memberships:
  • Convener, Board of Studies, Department of Physics, University of Karachi, since August 2005

  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Physics, University of Karachi since 1993.

  • Conferences / Workshops / Seminars Attended:
  • The 9th Nat. Symp. Front. Phys., IIEE, PCSIR, Karachi, June 2001.

  • The 8th Nat. Symp. Front. Phys., Government College, Lahore, December 2000.

  • The 18th International Liquid Crystal Conference (ILCC), Sendai, Japan, July 24 28, 2000.

  • The 6th Nat. Symp. Front. Phys., Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, December 1997.

  • The 5th Nat. Symp. Front. Phys., Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, December 1995.

  • National Conference on Trends in Physics, Karachi, 1992.

  • International Workshop on Solid State Devices, Karachi University, 1992.

  • International Conference on Teaching of Physics, Karachi University, 1991.

  • The 2nd National Symposium on Frontiers of Physics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, December 1987.

  • Graduate Research Conference, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, U.S.A, April 1987.

  • Spring Meeting of the American Physical Society, New York, U.S.A, March 1987.

  • 10th International Liquid Crystal Conference, York University, England, July 1984.

  • 18th Annual science conference, Multan University, Pakistan, December 1977.

  • Thesis & Projects supervised / Research Projects
  • Supervised one Ph.D research project on “Classical and laser spectroscopy of alkali hydrides and alkali dimers”, Kamal Ahmed (1996).

  • Supervised M.Phil. student S. Mansoor Afzal, “Studies of critical exponents near the N-A transition”, (1994).

  • Supervised M.Phil. student Shahid Mehmood, “Development of lasers for spectroscopic studies”, (1994).

  • Supervised M.Phil. student Muhammad Latif, “Vibronic spectra of group V dimers”, (1994).

  • Supervised M.Phil. student S. Shujaul Hasan, “Spectroscopic of the LiK molecule”, (1996).

  • Supervised M.Phil. student Sarah Akhtar, “Director orientation studies in liquid display cells”, (1999).

  • Supervised 30 Thesis & Projects of M.Sc students, Department of Physics, University of Karachi.

  • National Science Research and Development Board (NSRDB) project “Phase Transition Studies in Liquid Crystals”, (1990 - 1993).

  • Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) project entitled “Optical Studies of Liquid Crystals”, (1991 – 1994).

  • Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) project entitled “Electronic Spectra of Diatomic Molecules”, (1993 – 1994).

  • List of Research Publications
    1. M.A. Khan, M. Rafi, I.A. Khan, M.A. Baig, “Absorption Spectra of SrH in the UV Region”, J. Phys. B9, 2313 (1976).

    2. M.A. Khan, M. Rafi, I.A. Khan, M.A. Baig, “Absorption spectra of SrD in the UV region”, J. Phys. B10, 111 (1977).

    3. I.A. Khan, M. Rafi, M.A. Khan, “Spectrum of SrH at 2680 A”, Nuovo Cimento 44B, 394 (1978).

    4. I.A. Khan and M. Rafi, “On the potential curves of hydrides of alkaline earths”, Karachi Univ. Jour. Sc. 6(1), 1(1978).

    5. M. Rafi, I.A. Khan, “The extension of F-X system of CaH and CaD”, Nuovo Cimento 49B, 199 (1978).

    6. M. Rafi, M.A. Khan, I.A. Khan, S.J.A. Hussainee, “Studies of CaH spectra around 2535A”, Nuovo Cimento 49B, 298 (1979).

    7. I.A. Khan, M. Rafi, M.A. Khan, “Spectrum of BaH at 3800 A”, Nuovo Cimento 53B, 364 (1979).

    8. R. Mahmood, I.A. Khan, C. Gooden, A. Baldwin, D.L. Johnson, M.E. Neubert, “Light scattering study of director dynamics above the nematic-smectic A phase transition”, Phys. Rev. A32, 1286-88 (1985).

    9. R. Mahmood, D. Brisbin, I.A. Khan, C. Gooden, A. Baldwin, D.L. Johnson, M.E. neubert, “Light scattering study of twist exponent near the nematic- smectic A transition”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1031-34, (1985).

    10. M.E. Lewis, I.A. Khan, H. Vithana, A. Baldwin, D.L. Johnson, M.E. Neubert, “Light scattering near a nematic-smectic A liquid crystal transition”, Phys. Rev. A38, 3702 (1988).

    11. M. Rafi, K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan, M.R. Husain, “Molecular spectra of alkali hydrides”, Proc. 3rd Nat. Symp. Front. Phys. Islamabad (1990)

    12. K. Ahmed, M. Rafi, I.A. Khan, M.R. Husain, “A new electronic transition of AlO”, Proc. 3rd Nat. Symp. Front. Phys., Islamabad (1990).

    13. I.A. Khan, Haseebur Rehman, S.M. Afzal, S. Mahmood, “Experimental setup for liquid crystal Freedericksz transition”, Proc.3rd Nat. Symp. Front. Phys., pp 91-97, Islamabad (1990).

    14. M. Rafi, K. Ahmed, M.R. Husain, I.A. Khan, “An electric furnace for spectroscopic studies”, Ind. J. Phys. 65B(4), 371 (1991).

    15. M. Rafi, K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan, M.R. Husain, “An ultraviolet system of sodium molecule at 2700A”, Nuovo Cimento 13D, 455 (1991).

    16. M. Rafi, K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan, M.R. Husain, “Ultraviolet bands of sodium and potassium molecules”, Z. Phys. D18, 379 (1991).

    17. I.A. Khan, “Introducing network theorems to physics students”, Proc. Int. Conf. Teaching Phys., Karachi University, 145 (1991).

    18. M.A. Baig, Z. Iqbal, M.A. Khan, M. Rafi, I.A. Khan, “High resolution studies of BaD molecule in the ultra violet”, Nuovo Cimento 13D, 1021 (1991).

    19. I.A. Khan, K. Ahmed and M. Rafi, “CuO bands near the ultraviolet region”, Proc. Current Trends Phys. Conf., Lahore (1991).

    20. M. Rafi, K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan, M.A. Baig, Z. Iqbal, “Rovibronic transition near the dissociation limit in the absorption spectrum of the LiH molecule”, J. Phys. B, 26, 1631(1993).

    21. M. Rafi, S.M. Naqvi, M. Jehangir, S. Mahmood, I.A. Khan, “F-X and G-X systems of potassium molecule”, Z. Phys. D27, 61 (1993).

    22. M. Rafi, M. Latif, S. Mahmood, I.A. Khan, M.R. Husain, “Two new electronic transitions of bismuth molecule”, Z. Phys. D25, 153 (1993).

    23. M. Rafi, N. Ali, K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan, M.A. baig and Z. Iqbal, “Near dissociation photo-absorption spectra of LiH, NaH and KH”, J. Phys. B26, L129 (1993).

    24. S. Mahmood, I.A. Khan, M. Rafi, I.M. Siddiqui, “A low cost functional nitrogen laser”, Sci. Int. (Lahore) A189, 304 (1994).

    25. M. Rafi, A. Al-Ghamdi, K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan, “Spectrum of BaH at 303.9 nm”, Phys. Lett. A189, 304 (1994).

    26. M. Rafi, I.A. Khan, M.R. Husain, S. Mahmood, K. Ahmed, “Recent studies in the spectroscopy of diatomics at University of Karachi”, Proc. Trends. Phys. Karachi (1993).

    27. I.A. Khan, Naseeruddin, S.M.M. Afzal, R. Mahmood, “Alignment of liquid crystal molecules on a polymer rubbed glass surface”, Proc. Int. Workshop Solid State Devices, Karachi University (1993).

    28. I.A. Khan and M.R. Husain, “Liquid crystal physics at Karachi University”, Proc. Trends Phys. Conf., pp163-165, Karachi University (1993).

    29. I.A. Khan, “Phase transitions in diverse physical systems”, J. Kar. Phys. Soc.4, pp57-66 (1993).

    30. I.A. Khan, “Temperature profile of thin glass samples using magnetically induced birefringence”, Proc. Fifth Nat. Sym. Front. Phys., Islamabad, pp130-133, (1995).

    31. I.A. Siddiqui and I.A. Khan, “Design and fabrication of a mono-chromator”, Proc. Sixth Symp. Front. Phys., Islamabad, pp27-29, (1997).

    32. Sarah Akhtar and I.A. Khan, “Parameters of a liquid crystal display cell”, pp87- 90, ibid.

    33. M. Rafi, R. Al-Tuwerqi, A. Bakry, A. Al-Gamdhi and I.A. Khan, “New Absorption bands of the AS - X S system of NaH molecule”, Indian J. Phys. 74(B) 1-6 (2000).

    34. M. Rafi, R. Al-Tuwerqi and I.A. Khan, “Near dissociation absorption bands of AS - X S system of KH molecule”, Asian Journal of Science, 4, 38-44 (2000).

    35. I.A. Khan and Sarah Akhtar, “An optical transmission study of liquid crystal display cell”, Proc. Tutorial course and symposium in topics of Semiconductors, Karachi University, April 2000.

    36. I.A. Khan, S.W. Azam, S. Akhtar and R. Mahmood, “Tilt angle measurement on a homogeneously aligned liquid crystal”, Mol. Cryst. Liq. Cryst. 329, pp89-97 (1999).

    37. R. Mahmood and I.A. Khan, “Nematic-Smectic A Transition”, Advances in Systems Science and Applications, 1, 58-63(1995).

    38. I.A. Khan and Sarah Akhtar, “Tilt angle variation of a liquid crystal layer with temperature”, Proc. 8th National Symposium on Frontiers of Physics, Government College, Lahore, November 2000.

    39. S.S. Hasan, K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan, R. Mahmood, “Ultraviolet systems of Kli in the region 300 to 390 nm”. The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, preprint # IC/35. (2001)

    40. K. Ahmed, I.A. Khan and S.S. Hasan, “Ultraviolet bands of Potassium Dimer”, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, preprint # IC/36. (2001)