Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan, Pakistan

About Vice Chancellor, Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Khurshid Khan
Vice Chancellor,
Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan
Email: vc@awkum.edu.pk


Professor M. Khurshid Khan received his BEng, PhD and MBA degrees from the University of Bradford in 1983, 1987 and 1997. His PhD was on experimental and theoretical study of air turbulence in Nuclear AGR Boilers. From 1987 to 1990, he worked for Pepsi-Cola International as Technical Services Manager in the Middle East, Far East and Africa Regions. In 1990, he joined University of Bradford, where he is Professor of Manufacturing Systems Engineering. He has held a number of senior posts within School of Engineering: Director (Design and Mechanical Engineering), Associate-Dean (International Programmes:ADIP), Associate-Dean (Learning and Teaching).

During his tenure as the ADIP, he developed the vision/strategy to establish the School's international operations, with an initial focus on the Far East and the Near East. This was followed by the development of the further strategy to consolidate and grow in the Far East and develop the Middle East.The strategic focus was in four key areas: franchising & dual certification of degree programmes, affiliation agreements, direct recruitment and research links. The international strategy was successful in all four areas with over 8 BEng/MEng/MSc programmes franchised/dual certified in Malaysia, Singapore and Pakistan, and currently over 1000 students are registered overseas on these programmes of study. He was the first Projet Director for NAMAL University (Pakistan), a project of the Chancellor Imran Khan, taking it from an idea (Knowledge City) to its launch in 2008.

His research interests are in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI)/Knowledge-Based Systems and their applications to Manufacturing & Quality Systems, Strategy, Planning, Control, Scheduling, and Supply Chain Management. He has published over 100 journal/conference papers. He has also had research collaboration with local (NTR Weatherby, Flexitallic), national (Ford, BAE Systems) and international (Proton, Profen, Perodua) manufacturing organisations.

Professor at University of Bradford
1990 - 2015 (26 years)

Technical Services Manager at PepsiCo
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1987 - 1990 (4 years)

Production Engineer, Graduate Trainee, Apprentice at Renold PLC
1977 - 1983 (7 years)

Bradford University School of Management
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), 1995 - 1997

University of Bradford
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Fluid Mechanics (Measuring and Modelling Air Turbulence in Nuclear AGR Boilers), 1983 - 1986

Activities and Societies: Squash Club
University of Bradford
Bachelor's Degree, BEng in Mechanical Engineering, 1979 - 1983

Activities and Societies: Squash Club
Grange Comperehensive School, Bradford
1973 - 1979