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Dr. Zahid H. Khan

Full Professor of Physics in Jamia Millia Islamia 






Dr. Zahid H. Khan has been a Full Professor of Physics in Jamia Millia Islamia - Central University, New Delhi, India from 1994 to 2015, where he served for more than 39 years. He obtained Ph.D., M.Phil., M.Sc. (1969) and B.Sc. degrees from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. His research interests are primarily in molecular and laser physics, materials characterization and environmental science. He has published more than 60 research papers in peer-reviewed international and national journals and guided 15 research scholars leading to their Ph.D. degrees.

Dr. Khan has been a DAAD Fellow at the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany (1980-1981) and Free University Berlin (1981-1982). He has also been a Visiting Scientist at the Kaiserslautern University, Germany. Recognizing his outstanding commitment and leadership in promoting Indo-German Relations in the field of education, he was awarded the title of Honorary DAAD Advisor by President of DAAD.

Prof. Khan has vast experience in university administration and has served twice as the Registrar of the University. He is an expert in university laws and had been the Chairman of the Standing Committee for Act, Statutes and Ordinances of the University from 2007 to 2014. Simultaneously, he also served as the Director of FTK-Centre for Technology of the University from 1998 to 2014, and subsequently as its Honorary Advisor. Under his leadership, a state-of-the-art ICT infrastructure was created in the University, together with the implementation of ERP system and e-governance. Recognizing his rich experience in higher education and ICT, the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, coopted him as a member of the Standing Committee for the National Mission of Education Through ICT (NMEICT).

Following the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015), UNESCO nominated Prof. Khan as a National Contact for India for IYL 2015. During the same year, he was also nominated as a member of the Steering Committee of the International Working Group on Ibn Al-Haytham, as part of the UNESCO initiative. Currently, Prof. Khan is a Vice-President of the Ibn al-HaythamLHiSA(Light, History, Science and Applications) International Society, with its headquarter in Paris, France.

Prof. Khan has travelled extensively and delivered invited lectures in India and abroad. He also participated in various thought leadership forums. Prof. Khan has been member of committees in various Indian universities and has been providing them advisory services on diverse issues ranging from academic excellence to effective governance.