Dr. Khalid Khan

Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics

School of Engineering

JB Firth Building, JB010

+44 (0) 1772 89 5684

Subject Areas: Fire and Fire Safety

Dr Khan is currently a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Mathematics in the school of Engineering. He teaches on a range of mathematics modules within the Fire degree programmes and contributes to other mathematics teaching within the School and College.

Full Profile

Dr Khan gained his BSc (Hons), MSc and PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology. Dr Khan spent two years as an consultant engineer working on safety and risk problems in the nuclear energy industry. Subsequently, he moved abroad and after spending six years as an assistant professor of mathematics at Eitisalat University College in the U.A.E, Dr Khan returned to the UK and took up a position at UCLan.


BSc (Hons) Mathematical Physics, U.M.I.S.T, 1985

MSc Control Systems, U.M.I.S.T, 1986

PhD Control Systems, U.M.I.S.T, 1989

PGCE (Further and Higher Education), Bolton Institute of Higher Education, 1993

Post-Graduate Certificate in PhD Research and Supervision, 2010

Membership of professional and learned bodies

Fellow of the Higher Educational Academy (FHEA)


P. Cook and K. Khan ‘Unification of some simple Chaotic Models’, IMACS, World Congress on Scientific Engineering, July - 1988, Paris Vol. 4, pp. 433-435.

P. Cook and K. Khan ‘Unification of Some Simple Chaotic Models’, revised edition, Journal of International Applied Mathematics and Computer Simulation, November 1989.

K. Khan, ‘Chaotic Behaviour in Some Discrete –Time Adaptive Control Systems’, The 6th Chaotic Modelling & Simulation International Conference CHAO-2013’, Presentation, Istanbul, Turkey, July 2013

K. Khan ‘Chaotic Behaviour in Some Discrete –Time Adaptive Control Systems’, International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Vol. 4, Issue 11, November-2013, pp. 826-831.


The behaviour of nonlinear dynamical systems and the complex form of nonlinear behaviour in systems are of important concern to engineers. Determining the conditions under which chaotic behaviour can be expected to occur and its implications to system stability.

Analysis and design of adaptive systems within a deterministic framework can be considered. Main area of interest is the extent to which adaptive systems can function satisfactorily under conditions different from those assumed in their design.

Mathematical modelling of systems applicable to areas of energy, engineering and mathematics.

Pedagogic research into developing methods of learning to improve success rates and retention of students.

External Affiliations and Roles

Member of a journal review panel board, reviewing research papers, Universal Journal of Engineering Science, Horizon Research Publishing Corporation.

University Review Panel Member.


Mathematics modules on Foundation programme, Degree programme and Master’s programme within Fire Engineering section. Teaching a range of Mathematics modules within the School and College.

Module tutor for FV1301, FV1302 and FV2301.
Contributing in teaching on FZ4601, FV1502, FZ1027 and FZ1033.
Course Leader for FdSc. Fire Safety Engineering.