Prof. Dr. Wasim Ahmed Khan

Prof. Dr. Wasim Ahmed Khan


Qualifications: PhD, CEng, FIMechE
Research Interests: Virtual Reality, Virtual Manufacturing, Operations Research, Education Management
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  • Prof. Dr. Wasim A. Khan holds the first degree in Mechancial Engineering from NED Univeristy of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan. He later obtained a PhD degree in the area of Operations Research from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Shieffield, England, UK. He is a life member of Pakistan Engineering Council. He is also a chartered engineer (CEng) of the Engineering Council, UK; and a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE), UK. He has diverse work experience including working with manufacturing industry, software development for local and over- seas clients and teaching production engineering, business and computer science students. Professor Dr. Wasim A. Khan is currently working as a Professor in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, , GIK Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology. He is also acting as the Director, Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization (ORIC); Senior Advisor, The Incubator, and; Coordinator, GIK Institute Professional Education Program.
Professional Development

  • Introducing Program Self Assessment Practices through Quality Enhancement Cells (2011)
  • Quality Assurance in Higher Education workshop – Pakistan Institute of Quality Control (PIQC), Islamabad, Pakistan (2009)
  • Logframe and Proposal Writing workshop – British Council, Karachi, Pakistan (2006)
  • International Workshop on Computer Vision and Parallel Processing – Department of Electronics, Quaid-I-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (1995)
  • Dbase Plus II – Pakistan Institute of Management (1991)
  • Index CNC Programing – Werke GmbH and Co, Esslingen, Germany (1991)
Professional Membership

  • Life Member, Pakistan Engineering Council (PE)
  • Chartered Engineer – Engineering Council, UK (CEng)
  • Fellow – Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK (FIMechE)
  • Member IEEE, USA
  • Member IEEE Computer Society, USA
Conferences Papers

  1. M. Abbas, A. Abbas and W. A. Khan; (2016); ‘Scheduling job shop – A case study’; 14th International Symposium on Advanced Materials; IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 146 (2016) 012052 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/146/1/012052.
  2. M. Shakeel, S. Khan and W. A. Khan; (2016);’ Forecasting of indirect consumables for a Job Shop’; 14th International Symposium on Advanced Materials; IOP Conf. Series: Materials Science and Engineering 146 (2016) 012053 doi:10.1088/1757-899X/146/1/012053
  3. Khan, W.A.;’ Augmented Reality Methodology for Computer Numerical Machines’; International Conference on Manufacturing Research, 2008, Brunel University, London, UK
  4. Khan W.A.;’ Modeling of Tool Path movement as TSP at Parallel Virtual Machine’; 14th IASTED Conference on Applied Simulation and Modeling, 2005, Benalmadena, Spain
  5.  Sharf. Z; Khan W.A.; ‘An Investigation into the Skills Gap in the Software Industry of Pakistan’; Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies, 2005, Karachi, Pakistan.
  6. Khan, W.A.; Kadir K.; Shaikh, Z. A.; Kidwai R; ‘Impacts of Influx of Computer Science Graduates From Developing Countries to Europe and North America’; Proceedings IEEE FIE 2001 conference ‘The Future Impact on Engineering Science Education’, 2001, Reno, Nevada, USA
  7. Khan, W.A.; ‘Convergence Behavior of Simulated Annealing Algorithm for Random Topology of Productive Contours Formed at the Machine Tools’ Proceedings Vth International Symposium on Materials ; 1997, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  8. Chattha, J.A.; Khan, W.A; Qureshi, B.M.; ‘Automatic Coding Facility for Product Life Cycle; Proceedings R’99 – Recovery, Recycling, Re-integration World Congress, 1998, Geneva, Switzerland
  9. Khan, W.A; Shakil, M.;’ GENPP – A Computer Aided Generative Process Planning System’; Proceedings VIIth National Conference on Aeronautics; 1995; College of Aeronautical Engineering, Risalpur, Pakistan.
Journal Papers

  1. Khan, W.A. and Hayhurst, D.R; (1991); “Computer Aided Part Program Segmentation and Reconstruction for Minimization of Machine Tool Residence Time”; Int. J. of Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Vol. 4; No. 5;pp.300-314.
  2. Khan, W.A. And Hayhurst, D.R; (1991) “Computer Aided Parametric Design and Manufacture of Hand Tool”; Journal of Engineering Design; Vol. 2; No. 1.
  3. Khan, W.A.; Khan, M. A. (1998); “A Review of Traveling Salesman Problem”; vol. 35, No. 2, 133-145, Proceedings of Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
  4. Khan, W.A., Hayhurst, D.R., and Cannings, C.; (1999); “Determination of Optimal Path Under Approach and Exit Constraints”; 117, 310-325, European J. of Operational Research.
  5. Khan, M. A.; Khan, W. A.; (1999); “A Parallel Implementation of Simulated Annealing Algorithm”; 36(2), 95-101, Proceedings of Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
  6. Khan, W.A; Hayhurst, D.R. (2000); “Two and Three Dimensional Path Optimization for Production Machinery”; Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Transactions of ASME, Nov 1999, Vol. 121/1.
  7. Khan, W.A.; Khan, M. A.; Hayhurst, D.R.; (2000); “Use of Technological Constraints as Enumeration Criteria for the Solution of TSP Applicable to Production Machinery”; Journal of Engineering Manufacture: Proceedings of   the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Vol.   214 part B.
  8. Khan, W.A.; Al-Doussari S.M.R; Al-Kahtani A.H.M; (2002), “Establishment of   Engineering Laboratories for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education”; Vol.27, No. 4, 425-435, European J. of Engineering Education.
  9. Aldoussari S.M.R.; Khan W.A. (2003), “TSP Solution Using Enumeration at Serial Computing Machines”; Vol. 2, No. 4, 425-435, June 2003 issue; Proceedings Pakistan Academy of Sciences.
  10. Khan, W.A.; Siddiqi A.B.; Ahmed; Ahmad, F.; (2006) ; “Migration of Computer Science Graduates from South Asia to Europe and North America”; European J. of Engineering Education, Vol. 31, No. 3, 311-319.
  11.  Afifi A. A.; Hayhurst D.R; Khan W.A. (2010); “Non Productive Tool Path Optimization of Multi-Tool Part Programs”; Under Review at International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology.
  12.  Afifi A. A.; Hayhurst D.R; Khan W.A. (2010); “Non Productive Tool Path Optimization for Four Axes Milling Using the Simulated Annealing Algorithm”; accepted at International J. of Production Research.
  13. A. A. Afifi, W. A. Khan, Hayhurst D. R.;(2011); ‘Adaptation of the Simulated Annealing Optimization and Algorithm to Achieve Improved Near Optimum Objective Function Values and Computation Times for Multiple Component Manufacture’, Int. J. of Advance Man Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-011-3620-z
  14. Khan, W. A.; Hussain, A.; (2014); “Automatic Object-Oriented Coding Facility for Product Life Cycle Management of Discrete Products”; International J. of Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Taylor and Francis.
  15. B. B. Lemopi Isidore, G. Hussain, S. Pourhassan Shamchi and Wasim A Khan, (2016); ‘Prediction and control of pillow defect in single point incremental forming usingnumerical simulations’; Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology 30 (5) (2016) 2151~2161, Springer.
  16. Shakeel M., Khan W.A., Rahman K.; (2017);’Fabrication of cost effective and high sensitivity resistive strain gauge using DIW technique’;Volume 258, Pages 123-130,Elsevier. 

  • W. A. Khan and A. Raouf; 2006; “Standards for Engineering Design and Manufacturing”; (Dekker Series in Mechanical Engineering), CRC Press/ Taylor and Francis, USA.
  • W. A. Khan, A. Raouf, Kai Cheng; 2011; “Virtual Manufacturing”; (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing), Springer Verlag, London, UK.
Editor of the Proceedings

  • W.A. Khan, F. Ahmed; (2005); “First International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies”; an IEEE sponsored conference.
  • W.A. Khan, A. Hussain; (2007); “Second International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies”; an IEEE sponsored conference.
  • W.A. Khan, A. Hussain; (2009); “Third International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies”; an IEEE sponsored conference.
  • W.A. Khan, A. Hussain; (2011); “Fourth International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies”; an IEEE sponsored conference.
Book Series Editor


CRC Presss (Taylor & Francis Group, USA) Book Series Editor

Book Series Theme ‘ Computers in Engineering Design and Manufacturing’



  • PKR 127 Million grant (2016-2019) for ‘entrepreneurship development via establishment and strengthening of technology incubation centers at education institutions’ (Donor: Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
  • PKR 101 Million grant (2017-2019) for ‘Promoting Enterprises of Reverse Engineering’ (Donor: Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)
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