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Mechanical Engineering

Jamil A. Khan

Chair and Professor

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Phone: 803.777.1578
Fax: 803.777.0106
Office: 300 Main Street
Room A224
Columbia, SC 29208
Links: Curriculum Vitae
Enhanced Heat Transfer Lab

Dr. Khan's research interest include modeling of manufacturing processes, temperature distribution during machining, heat transfer and fluid flow with phase change (solidification/melting in casting, welding), computational and experimental fluid dynamics related to contaminants transport in rooms, heat transfer in porous media, micro-channel heat transfer, thermodynamic analysis of IC Engines, CFD analysis of combustion processes etc.


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 1988
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, 1984
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 1977

Selected Publications

  • Titan C. Paul, A.K.M.M. Morshed, Elise B. Fox, Jamil A. Khan, “Thermal performance of Al2O3 Nanoparticle Enhanced Ionic Liquids (NEILs) for Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) applications”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer Vol. 85, pp. 585-594, 2015.
  • Ruixian Fang and Jamil A. Khan, “Suppression of Two-Phase Flow Instabilities in Parallel Microchannels by using Synthetic Jets”, Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 135, Issue 11, 2013.
  • AKM M. Morshed, T C Paul, Jamil A. Khan, "Effect of NanoStructures on Evaporation and Explosive Boiling of Thin Liquid Films: A Molecular Dynamics Study" Applied Physics A : Materials Science & Processing, DOI: 10.1007/s00339‐022‐6577‐8.
  • Ruixian Fang, Wei Jiang, Jamil Khan, "The Effects of a Cross‐Flow Synthetic Jet on Single‐Phase Microchannel Heat Transfer", Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer. (Accepted Aug.,2011).
  • Wei Jiang, Ruixian Fang, Roger A. Dougal, Jamil Khan, "Parameter Setting and Analysis of a Dynamic Tubular SOFC Model". Journal of Power Sources, Volume 162, Issue 1 , 8 November 2006, Pages 316-326
  • Wei Jiang, Ruixian Fang, Roger A. Dougal, Jamil Khan, "Thermo-electric Model of a Tubular SOFC for Dynamic simulation". ASME, Journal of Energy Resources Technology, accepted in Jan. 2007