Name: Dr.Majid KHAN
Designation: Assistant Professor (TTS)
Department: Physics


January 2016 – date            Assistant Professor (TTS)       

Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan


March 2015-Feb 2016         Postdoc

                Department of Physics, Institute of Fusion Theory and Simulations

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China


April 2014- March 2015         Assistant Professor (BPS 19)

                                               Kohat University of Science & Technology, KPK. Pakistan


June 2012- Aug 2014             Assistant Professor (IPFT &Contract)

                                               Quaid-i-AzamUniversity, Islamabad, Pakistan


May 2012                               PhD

                                               Leopold-FranzensUniversity of Innsbruck, Austria


May 2008–April 2012Employed by the University of Innsbruck, Austria, as scientific collaborator (in the Association EURATOM-OEAW) and as research associate to the Plasma Physics group at the institute for theoretical Physics, Innsbruck Austria.


Nov 2006–Dec 2010Holderof a Pakistan Overseas PhD Scholarship within the frame oftheAustrian/Pakistan Exchange Service (ÖAD)                           


2004–2006National Engineering and Scientific Commission (NESCOM) fellowship at QAU Islamabad, Pakistan


Jan –Nov, 2006Lecturer (Physics) at National University of Computers and Emerging SciencesFAST Islamabad, Pakistan


2007–2012                             PhD thesis, Plasma and Energy Physics, institute for theoretical Physics, University of Innsbruck, Austria

                                               Thesis title: Synergetic and resonant effects on fast ion transport      in tokamaks.


 June 2006                              M.Phil. in Plasma Physics

                                               Quaid-i-AzamUniversity, Islamabad, Pakistan

2004–2006                             M.Phil thesis, Department of Physics

                                               Thesis title: Shielding of a test charge in dusty plasma with a dust size distribution.

2002–2004                             M.Sc. in Physics (4th position)

                                               Quaid-i-AzamUniversity, Islamabad, Pakistan


1999– 2001                            B.Sc. in Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science                   University of Peshawar, Peshawar, Pakistan


     1999                                   Pre-Engineering, Govt.PostGraduateCollegeKohat, Pakistan


1997                                        Completion of High School, PeshawarBoard, Pakistan


Phone: +9251 9064 2065
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Research experience


July. 2018-      Postdoc Research


Recently we have started working, along with the nonlinear effects in nonthermal plasma problems, in PIC simulations. For that I visited University of Innsbruck to become familiar with one of the best plasma computational tool namely the Particle in Cell (PIC) that provide an ideal numerical tool for plasma study providing direct simulations of plasma particles. In particular we dealt with the kinetic plasma edge modelling using the electrostatic 1D3V PIC Monte Carlo (MC) code BIT1. This code has been used for studying of general properties of the plasma edge low temperature plasmas, edge plasmas of our day and next generation tokamaks, as well as for teaching of students. Obviously in a short research visit I concentrated on learning the most basic concepts involved in development of BIT1 and get used to it, and to be able to successfully run the code in an MPI environment to reproduce some fundamental plasma physics phenomena, e.g. electrons plasma oscillations in unmagnetized plasmas.The simulation geometry of the code corresponds to a plasma bounded between two conducting walls, diverter plates, and corresponds to the Scrape-off Layer (SOL) of the tokamaks. Different elastic and inelastic processes, such as collisions between charged and neutral particles, different plasma - wall interactions, as well as synthetic diagnostics are implemented into the code. BIT1 uses optimized memory management and allows scaling of massively parallel simulations for at least 8000 cores, allowing simulation of large scale systems with finest resolution.


Dec. 2006-March. 2012          PhD studies

                                               Development of an orbit following code based on symplectic integration algorithm (SIA). The developed code is called SIDOC (symplectic integration drift orbit code) and the FORTRAN document is available at Plasma and Energy Physics group, institute for theoretical Physics,   Leopold-Franzens University of Innsbruck, Austria

                                               Research topic(s): Development of Monte-Carlo orbit following code to calculate fast ions, in particular fusion born alpha particle, trajectories and radial diffusion coefficient in the presence of different magnetic perturbations in tokamak plasma.


Dec. 2006-March. 2012          M. Phil. studies

Analytical and numerical studies of charge particle motion in dusty plasmas with different dust size distributions.



June 27 – July 2, 2004           Attended of 54thMeeting of Nobel Laureates (Physics) in Landau Germany(2004)


March 2006                   Pakistan Institute of Physics (PIP) Conference at Department of Physics, University Of Engineering and Technology, LahorePakistan (2006)


Mar. 27 – Apr. 1, 200612th Regional Conference on Mathematical Physics,Islamabad

Pakistan (2006)



Aug. 21–Sep. 1, 2006          International Workshop on Frontiers of Plasma Sciences, the Abdus Salam ICTP, TriesteItaly (2006)


Nov. 3 – Nov. 14, 2008         GOTiT course on Gyro-kinetic Theory and Numerics at Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics, Garching Germany 2008


Feb. 22–24, 20111st Fast Ions Modelling and Diagnostic (FIMAD1) Workshop, InnsbruckAustria (2011)


Jan. 25–27, 20122nd International Workshop on Fast Ions Modelling and Diagnostic (FIMAD2), InnsbruckAustria (2012)


June 24–July 26, 2013        38thInternational Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary needs, Nathiagali Pakistan. 


Nov. 2013                             First ICTP-NCP International College on Plasma Physics, Islamabad, Pakistan.


Mar. 10–14, 2014                  International Scientific Spring, Islamabad, Pakistan.


August 4–9, 2014                 39th International Nathiagali Summer College on Physics and Contemporary needs, Nathiagali Pakistan. 

May 18-21, 2015                   9th International West Lake Symposium,18-21 May, Hangzhou, China

Mar. 12–16, 2018                  International Scientific Spring, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Quaid-i-Azam University Islamabad, 45320, Pakistan.
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