Faculty Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan

Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan

Associate Professor
Summary

Dr. Zeeshan Ali Khan specializes in the fields of Air Quality Management, Energy Management and Energy & Emissions. His research group is currently undertaking research studies focused on waste to energy conversion, air quality monitoring, air pollutants emission control technology, emission inventories development for various sectors, renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass) resource potential assessment for Pakistan, techno-enviro-economic feasibility assessment for utilization of renewable energy resources at domestic and utility scales and life cycle assessment for various energy/industrial processes.

Academic Background
PhD (Air Pollution) Asian Institute of Technology August 17, 2009 - December 31, 2013
Honours and Awards
HEC Overseas MS leading t April 01, 2007
SCEE Best researcher 2019 Best researcher Award 2019 for SCEE September 01, 2020
Publications
Energy potential assessment and geospatial site suitability analysis for crop residue-based power plants in Pakistan March 01, 2024 Salsabeel Fatima, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Sustainable Production and Consumption - Volume:45, Page:488-508
Solar energy resource mapping, site suitability and techno-economic feasibility analysis for utility scale photovoltaic power plants in Afghanistan March 01, 2024 Javeedullah Hamad, Momina Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Energy Conversion and Management - Volume 303, Article Number: 118188
Performance comparison of a photosynthetic and mechanically aerated microbial fuel cell for wastewater treatment and bioenergy generation using different anolytes December 01, 2023 Zia Ullah, Zeshan Sheikh, Waqas Qamar Zaman, Muhammad Zeeshan, Waheed Miran, Jiansheng Li, Muhammad Abdul Nasir Khan, Shanza Shabbir, Journal of Water Process Engineering - Volume 56, Article Number 104358
An integrated Geographic Information System and Analytical Hierarchy process based approach for site suitability analysis of on-grid hybrid concentrated solar-biomass powerplant November 01, 2023 Huma Naeem Abbasi, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews - Volume:187, Article Number: 113786
A comparative techno-economic analysis of combined oil and power production from pyrolysis and co-pyrolysis plants utilizing rice straw and scrap rubber tires September 15, 2023 Shoaib Raza Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Salsabeel Fatima, Daniel Ciolkosz, Ioanna Dimitriou, Hongyue Jin, Fuel - Volume 348, Article Number 128639
Life cycle multi-objective (geospatial, techno-economic, and environmental) feasibility and potential assessment of utility scale photovoltaic power plants September 01, 2023 Momina Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Junaid Aziz Khan, Energy Conversion and Management - Volume 291, Article Number 117260
Comparative analysis of indoor air quality in offices with different ventilation mechanisms and simulation of ventilation process utilizing system dynamics tool August 01, 2023 Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Journal of Building Engineering - Volume 72, Article Number 106687
Synthesis and two-step KOH based activation of porous biochar of wheat straw and waste tire for adsorptive exclusion of chromium (VI) from aqueous solution; thermodynamic and regeneration study July 01, 2023 Usama Jamil, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Shoaib Raza Khan, Sara Saeed, Journal of Water Process Engineering - Volume 53, Article Number 103892
Simplistic Comparative Analytical Methodology for Accuracy Determination of In-Cylinder Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient Models of Diesel Engine Operating with Water Injection using Experimental Pressure Signals March 01, 2023 Asad Asghar Janjua, Sami Ur Rahman Shah, Emad Ud Din, Jawad Aslam, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Xavier Tauzia, Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering - Pages 1-14
Multi-objective optimization of concentrated solar power plants from an energy-water-environment nexus perspective under distinct climatic conditions – Part B: Environ-economic analysis January 20, 2023 Momina Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Journal of Cleaner Production - Volume 385, Article Number 135689
Application of low-cost natural zeolite catalyst to enhance monoaromatics yield in co-pyrolysis of wheat straw and waste tire December 01, 2022 Absar Ahamed, Shoaib Raza Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Journal of the Energy Institute - Volume 105, Pages 367-375
Investigating the gender differences in indoor thermal comfort perception for summer and winter seasons and comparison of comfort temperature prediction methods December 01, 2022 Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Shoaib Raza Khan, Nabia Farrukh Sohail, Journal of Thermal Biology - Volume 110, Article Number 103357
Multi-objective optimization of concentrated solar power plants from an energy-water-environment nexus perspective under distinct climatic conditions – Part A: Techno-economic analysis November 15, 2022 Momina Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Journal of Cleaner Production - Volume 375, Article Number 134099
A techno-economic study to evaluate the impacts of feedstock ratio on commercial scale co-pyrolysis plants of biomass and waste tire October 01, 2022 Shoaib Raza Khan, Daniel Ciolkosz, Juliana Vasco-Correa, Muhammad Zeeshan, Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis - Volume 17, Article Number 105699
Observed and predicted precipitation variability across Pakistan with special focus on winter and pre-monsoon precipitation August 16, 2022 Fasiha Safdar, Muhammad Fahim Khokhar, Fatimah Mehmood, Zeeshan ali khan, Muhammad Arshad, Environmental Science and Pollution Research - Pages 1-21
Operation of microalgal horizontal twin layer system for treatment of real wastewater and production of lipids August 01, 2022 Sahar Saleem, Zeshan, Rashid Iftikhar, Muhammad Arshad, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Muhammad Hassan, Journal of Water Process Engineering - Volume 48, Article Number 102932
Retrieval of NO2 Columns by Exploiting MAX-DOAS Observations and Comparison with OMI and TROPOMI Data during the Time Period of 2015– 2019 June 01, 2022 Ahmad Iqbal, Naveed Ahmad, Hassan Mohy ud Din, Michel Van Roozendael, Muhammad Shehzaib Anjum, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Muhammad Fahim Khokhar, Aerosol and Air Quality Research - Volume 22, Issue 6, Article Number 210398
Impact of policy changes on financial viability of wind power plants in Pakistan June 01, 2022 Rabab Rabbani, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Renewable Energy - Volume 193, Pages 789-806
Validation of weather reanalysis datasets and geospatial and techno-economic viability and potential assessment of concentrated solar power plants April 15, 2022 Momina Ahmad, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Energy Conversion and Management - Volume 256, Article Number 115366
Microbiological indoor air quality of hospital buildings with different ventilation systems, cleaning frequencies and occupancy levels April 01, 2022 Ahmad Hassan, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Atmospheric Pollution Research - Volume 13, Issue 4, Article Number 101382
Effect of low levels of oxytetracycline on anaerobic digestion of cattle manure April 01, 2022 Moniba Mushtaq, Zeshan, Muhammad Zeeshan, Ismat Nawaz, Muneeb Hassan, Bioresource Technology - Volume 349, Article Number 126894
Catalytic potential of low-cost natural zeolite and influence of various pretreatments of biomass on pyro-oil up-gradation during co-pyrolysis with scrap rubber tires January 01, 2022 Shoaib Raza Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan, Energy - Volume 238, Part B, Article Number 121820
The influence of dual‑catalyst bed system of zeolitic and metal oxide catalysts on the production of valuable hydrocarbons during co‑pyrolysis of rice straw and waste tire October 30, 2021 Shoaib Raza Khan, Ahsan Masood, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Sara Qaisar, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery - Pages 1-12
Comparison of synthetic and low-cost natural zeolite for bio-oil focused pyrolysis of raw and pretreated biomass September 01, 2021 Shoaib Raza Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan, Absar Ahmed, Absar Ahmed, Sara Saeed, Sara Saeed, Journal of Cleaner Production - Volume 313, Article Number 127760
Indoor and outdoor microbiological air quality in naturally and mechanically ventilated university libraries August 01, 2021 Ahmad Hassan, Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Faraz Bhatti, Atmospheric Pollution Research - Volume 12, Issue 8, Article Number 101136
Promoted three-way catalytic activity of the Co3O4/TiO2 catalyst by doping of CeO2 under real engine operating conditions July 01, 2021 Bilal Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan, Sidra Iftekhar, Mika Sillanpaa, Atmospheric Pollution Research - Volume 12, Issue 7, Article Number 101088
A comprehensive study on upgradation of pyrolysis products through co-feeding of waste tire into rice straw under broad range of co-feed ratios in a bench-scale fixed bed reactor March 15, 2021 Shoaib Raza Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Faheem Khokhar, Zeshan, Iftikhar Ahmad, Biomass Conversion and Biorefinery - Pages 1-15
Trends of Aerosol Optical Thickness Using VIIRS S-NPP During Fog Episodes in Pakistan and India February 11, 2021 Muhammad Umar, Salman Atif, Mark L. Hildebrandt, Ali Tahir, Muhammad Azmat, Muhammad Zeeshan, Atmosphere - Volume 12(2), Article Number 242
Effect of structural promoters on calcium based sorbents from waste derived sources September 01, 2020 Azra Nawar, Majid Ali, Mariam Mahmood, Mustafa Anwar, Zeeshan Ali Khan, Materials Today Communications - Volume 24, Article No. 101075
Indoor temperature, relative humidity and CO2 monitoring and air exchange rates simulation utilizing system dynamics tools for naturally ventilated classrooms August 01, 2020 Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Building and Environment - Volume 180, Article Number 106980
Exploring the suitability of MERRA-2 reanalysis data for wind energy estimation, analysis of wind characteristics and energy potential assessment for selected sites in Pakistan July 01, 2020 R. Rabbani, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Renewable Energy - Volume 154, Article Number 1240e1251
Thermal Comfort and Ventilation Conditions in Healthcare Facilities - Part 1: An Assessment of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) June 01, 2020 Mawara Khan, Muhammad Jamaluddin Thaheem, Musfira Khan, Ahsen Maqsoom, Muhammad Zeeshan, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal - Volume 19, No. 6, Pages 917-933
Enhancement of hydrocarbons production through co-pyrolysis of acid-treated biomass and waste tire in a fixed bed reactor April 01, 2020 Shoaib Raza Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Ahsan Masood, Waste Management - Volume 106, Pages 21-31
Investigating use of metal-modified HZSM-5 catalyst to upgrade liquid yield in co-pyrolysis of wheat straw and polystyrene December 01, 2019 Madiha Razzaq, Muhammad Zeeshan, Sara Qaisar, Hera Iftikhar, Bushra Muneer, Fuel - Volume 257, Article Number 116119
Influence of in-situ and ex-situ HZSM-5 catalyst on co-pyrolysis of corn stalk and polystyrene with a focus on liquid yield and quality November 10, 2019 Bushra Muneer, Muhammad Zeeshan, Sara Qaisar, Madiha Razzaq, Hera Iftikhar, Journal of Cleaner Production - Volume 237, Article Number UNSP 117762
A system dynamics - based economic performance simulation of construction waste reduction management: effective application of prefabrication November 01, 2019 Ahsen Maqsoom, Asad Ali Qureshi Hashmi, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Qumail Arshad, Adnan Nawaz, Badar ul Ali Zeeshan, Hammad Salahuddin, Environmental Engineering and Management Journal - Volume 18, No. 11, Pages 2363-2376
Co-pyrolysis of sugarcane bagasse and polystyrene with ex-situ catalytic bed of metal oxides/HZSM-5 with focus on liquid yield October 01, 2019 Hera Iftikhar, Muhammad Zeeshan, Saeed Iqbal, Bushra Muneer, Madiha Razzaq, Bioresource Technology - Volume: 289 Article Number: 121647
Metal tolerant bacteria enhanced phytoextraction of lead by two accumulator ornamental species July 01, 2019 Maria Manzoor, Iram Gul, Iftikhar Ahmed, Muhammad Zeeshan, Imran Hashmi, Bilal Ahmad Zafar Amin, Jean Kallerhoff, Muhammad Arshad, Chemosphere - Volume 227, Page 561-569
Crop residue open field burning in Pakistan; multi-year high spatial resolution emission inventory for 2000-2014 July 01, 2019 Ramisha Azhar, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Khunsa Fatima, Atmospheric Environment - Volume 208, Pages 20-33
Assessment of indoor and outdoor microbial air quality of cafeterias of an educational institute March 01, 2019 Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Jahanzaib, Atmospheric Pollution Research - Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 531-536
Co-pyrolysis of cotton stalk and waste tire with a focus on liquid yield quantity and quality January 01, 2019 Syed Asfand Yar Shah, Dr. Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Zohaib Farooq, Naveed Ahmed, Naseem Iqbal, Renewable Energy - Volume 130, Pages 238-244
Investigation on bio-oil yield and quality with scrap tire addition in sugarcane bagasse pyrolysis September 20, 2018 Naveed Ahmed, Muhammad Zeeshan, Naseem Iqbal, Muhammad Zohaib Farooq, Syed Asfand Shah, Journal of Cleaner Production - Volume 196, Pages 927-934
Thermal management of newly developed non-noble metal-based catalytic converter to reduce cold start emissions of small internal combustion engine May 04, 2018 Shoaib Raza Khan, Muhammad Zeeshan, Saeed Iqbal, Chemical Engineering Communications - Volume: 205, Issue: 5, Pages: 680-688
Microbial quality assessment of indoor air in a large hospital building during winter and spring seasons May 01, 2018 Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan Ali Khan, Imran Hashmi, Uzma Zahid, Muhammad Faraz Bhatti, Building and Environment - NULL
Indoor temperature, relative humidity and CO2 levels assessment in academic buildings with different heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems April 01, 2018 Ayesha Asif, Muhammad Zeeshan, Muhammad Jahanzaib, Building and Environment - Volume 133, Pages 83-90
Influence of waste tire addition on wheat straw pyrolysis yield and oil quality February 01, 2018 Muhammad Zohaib Farooq, Muhammad Zeeshan, Saeed Iqbal, Naveed Ahmed, Syed Asfand Yar Shah, Energy - Volume 144, Pages 200-206
Effect of synthesis route on catalytic properties and performance of Co3O4/TiO2 for carbon monoxide and hydrocarbon oxidation under real engine operating conditions January 10, 2017 Waleed Ahmad, Tayyaba Noor, Muhammad Zeeshan, Catalysis Communications - Volume: 89, Pages: 19-24
Estimation of light duty vehicle emissions in Islamabad and climate co-benefits of improved emission standards implementation February 01, 2016 Izhar Hussain Shah, Muhammad Zeeshan, Atmospheric Environment - Volume 127, Pages 236-243
Relationship of MISR component AODs with black carbon and other ground monitored particulate matter composition January 01, 2015 Muhammad Zeeshan, Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh , Atmospheric Pollution Research - Volume 6, Issue 1, Pages 62-69
Assessment of the relationship between satellite AOD and ground PM10 measurement data considering synoptic meteorological patterns and Lidar data March 01, 2014 Muhammad Zeeshan, N.T. Kim Oanh, Science of the Total Environment - Volume 473, Pages 609-618
Conferences
Associate Professor NUST August 01, 2020 - February 18, 2022
Assistant Professor National University of Science and Technology (NUST), Pakistan April 14, 2014 - August 01, 2020
Apprentice Engineer Fauji fertilizers, Pakistan February 08, 2006 - February 13, 2007