Skip to main content

Dr. Muhammad Khan

Lecturer in Materials Engineering

School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Automotive Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing



With a professional background of mechanical engineering I spent more than 15 years in industrial and academic research activities related to composite manufacturing, modelling and simulation, material characterisation, mechanical testing and machining. My PhD studies (2006-09) were mainly focussed on the development of a computational model for forming simulation of textile composites from INSA de Lyon, France. Before joining Coventry University I worked as Senior Research Fellow in Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) and contributed in an automotive composite research project of VARCITY co-funded by Innovate UK and JLR (2013-15).


  • PGCert in Higher Education, Coventry University
  • PhD, Mechanical Engineering, INSA de Lyon (France)
  • Mechanical Systems and Materials MSc, UTT de Troyes (France)
  • Mechanical Engineering BSc, UET Lahore (Pakistan)

Research interests

My research mission includes, but not limited to, design, analysis and development of high performance lightweight structures exploiting advanced materials, innovative manufacturing techniques and novel design solutions. Some selected research projects include:

  • Vehicle Architecture for CITY cars (VARCITY)
  • Charge Automotive Composite (CAC) project
  • Formula Student Carbon (FSC) project
  • Charge Automotive Composite Design Optimisation (CAC-2) project

Recent outputs and publications

Teaching modules

My teaching responsibilities include the delivery of modules related to advanced materials and manufacturing processes at undergraduate and master level as a module leader and guest lecturer at Coventry University and abroad. The course programs include Mechanical, Aerospace, Automotive, Oil and Gas Engineering.

Following are the list of modules:

  • Advanced Engineering Materials and Processes (M11EKM)
  • Advanced Engineering Materials and Manufacturing (M09MAM)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (M08MAM)
  • Advanced Materials and Manufacture (338MAE)
  • Engineering Materials and Manufacturing Technology 2 (251MAM)
  • Engineering Materials for Oil and Gas (M04MAM)
  • Manufacturing Technology and Materials (102EMM)
  • Metrology and Lightweight Advanced Materials (M07MAM)

Areas of expertise

  • Professional Teaching in Higher Education
  • Preforming Simulation of Aligned Fibrous Materials
  • Material Characterization of Structural Composites at Processing Conditions
  • Mechanical Testing of Structural Composites using ASTM standards
  • Process Development for Composite Structural Parts
  • Full-field Optical Strain Measurements
  • Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Design and Analysis of Mechanical Structures
  • Thermo-forming and Stamp-forming Analysis
 Queen’s Award for Enterprise Logo
University of the year shortlisted
QS Five Star Rating 2023