Tsinghua University has awarded CNY 150K (approx. £15.5K) to support Zulfiqar Khan collaborative research in nano coatings incorporating corrosion for a multitude of industrial applications. The award will support his visit to the University, participate in collaborative research, developing a research proposal and delivering guest speaking.
Zulfiqar has developed significant research collaboration with Tsinghua University‘s State Key Laboratory of Tribology Beijing PR China for several years in the area of design for durability through nano coatings within complex interacting systems & energy efficiency.
This programme has been kicked off by its first PhD student recruitment, who has already started to conduct research in “Energy Recovery at Thermodynamic Expansion and Thermal Boosting Through Convection in Flat Plate Solar Thermal Systems (FPSTS)”, a 2nd PhD student to conduct research in “Developing Thin Film Nano-Composite Coatings for Advanced Industrial Applications” is under recruitment process and a 3rd PhD studentship in “Development of thermally activated self-lubricated ceramic-based polymeric Nano composite coatings for enhanced performance in conventional lubricants under sliding contact” is currently being advertised.
He has also developed research collaborations with Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences & Technology Pakistan, & PES University Bangalore India and MoUs with these two institutions have been signed.