Dr. Basit Khan

Basit Khan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows

Research Interests

  • Boundary layer dynamics and numerical modeling of meso-scale atmospheric processes
  • Investigation of dust transport mechanisms and its radiative properties
  • Air-Sea Interaction

Selected Publications

  • Sea-breezes over the Red Sea: Affect of topography and interaction with desert convective boundary layer
    B.A. Khan, G.L. Stenchikov, Y. Abualnaja
    Conference Paper presented at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly, Vienna, Austria, (2014)

  • Application of synoptic weather typing to an investigation of nocturnal ozone concentration at a maritime location, New Zealand
    B.A. Khan, C.R. de Freitas, D. Shooter
    Atmospheric Environment, 41, 5636-5646, (2007)
  • Dispersion modelling in New Zealand Part 1 - assessment of meteorological models
    N. Gimson, G. Olivares, B.A. Khan, P. Zawar-Reza
    Foundation for Research, Science and Technology (FRST), 49pp., (2007)
  • Education

    • Ph.D., Environmental Science, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2010
    • M.Sc., Environmental Science), The University of Auckland, New Zealand, 2006
    • M.Sc., Applied Environmental Sciences, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, 2002
    • B.Sc., General Science Group, Forman Christian College, Lahore, Pakistan, 1991

    Professional Profile

    • 2011-2014: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
    • 2007-2010: Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
    • 1997-2003: Environmental Management Systems Coordinator, Wärtsilä Corporation, Pakistan

    Non-KAUST Affiliations

    Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)