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Dr. Sajid Khan

Postal Address: Department of Physics, Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, 26000, Pakistan.

Official Email Address: sajidkhan@kust.edu.pk

Contact Number: 0092 348 0910177 


Research Interests

  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Development and Characterization of Scintillation Materials
  • Physical Processes in Luminescent Materials
  • Radiotherapy and Radiation Shielding
  • Artificial Radioactivity
  • Modeling and Simulation of Materials for Radiation Detection


  • Ph.D in Physics: Kyungpook Natioal University, Daegu, South Korea (2015)
  • Master in Physics: Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan (2008)

Ph.D Thesis Title

Development and Characterization of Lithium Contained Scintillators for Rare Event Search (Advisor: Professor Dr. HongJoo Kim)


  • Single crystal growth of semiconductor and scintillation materials using Czochralski and Bridgman techniques
  • Measurement of luminescence properties under X-ray and UV excitations
  • Data acquisition and analysis for scintillation characterization at room and low temperatures
  • Presentation, report writing and publication of research results, good computer skills

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of Kyungpook National University (KNU) Honors Scholership
  • Brain Korea Research Scholership during Ph.D studies

Teaching Experience

  • Kohat University of Science and Technology (2008 to 2015)

           Lecturer in Physics                     

  • Kohat University of Science and Technology (2016 to present)

           Assistant Professor of Physics

Conference Talks/Poster Presentations

  1. SCINT 2013

 International Conference on Inorganic Scintillators and Their Applications, Shanghai, China April 15 -19, 2013.

“Growth and characterization of pure and doped Lithium Fluoride crystals”

(Poster Presentation)


          Nuclear science symposium medical imaging conference, Seoul, Korea, Oct 27-Nov 2, 2013.

          “Zone Refining and Crystal Growth of Bismuth triiodide crystals”

           (Oral Presentation)


  1. ICABU 2014

           18th International Conference on Accelerators and Beam Utilization, Daejeon, Korea, Nov 12-14, 2014.

            “Search for a New Li-based Scintillator for Neutron Detection”

             (Poster Presentation)

  1. SCINT 2015

           International Conference on Inorganic Scintillators and Their Applications, Berkeley, USA, June 7 -12, 2015.

          “Scintillation Characterizations of Tin Doped Lithium Iodide Crystals at Room and Low Temperature”

            (Oral Presentation)



  1. Sajid Khan, H.J. Kim, Gul Rooh and Sunghwan Kim, Growth and characterization of doped LiF crystals, Korean Phys. Soc., 65 (2014) 1951-1955.
  2. Sajid Khan, H.J. Kim and Y.D. Kim, Scintillation characterization of the thallium doped lithium iodide crystals, Instr. and Meth. Phys. Res. A, 793 (2015) 31-34.
  3. Sajid Khan, H.J. Kim, H. Park, Bibi Ruqia, J.Y. Lee and Fawad, Search for new Li-based scintillator for neutron detection, J. Korean Phys. Soc., 67(8) (2015) 1463-1468.
  4. Sajid Khan, H.J. Kim, Y. D. Kim, and M.H. Lee, Scintillation Characterizations of Tin doped Lithium Iodide crystals at room and low temperature, IEEE T. Nucl. Sci., 63 (2016) 448-452.
  5. Sajid Khan, J.Kim and M.H.Lee, Scintillation properties of the silver doped Lithium Iodide single crystals at room and low temperature, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. Phys. Res. A, 821 (2016) 81-86.
  6. Hyunja Jeong, Sunghwan Kim, Kyuho Jeoung, Sajid Khan, H.J. Kim, Jongkyu Cheon and Uk-won Nam, Themoluminescence properties of Tl doped LiF single crystal, J. Ceram. Process. Res., 15 (2014) 146-148.
  7. Fawad, Gul Rooh, H.J. Kim, H. Park, Sunghwan Kim and Sajid Khan, Scintillation properties of Li6Y0.5Gd0.5(BO3)3: Ce3+ single crystal, J. Cryst. Growth, 410 (2015) 18-22.
  8. Fawad, Hong Joo Kim, H. Park, Sunghwan Kim, and Sajid Khan, Luminescence and Scintillation Properties of Czochralski Grown LYGBO Crystals, IEEE T. Nucl. Sci., 63 (2016) 1720-1725.
  9. Fawad, H.J. Kim, Sajid Khan, Matiullah Khan and Luqman Ali, Photoluminescent properties of white-light-emitting Li6Y(BO3)3:Dy3+ phosphor, Solid State Sciences, 62 (2016) 1-5.
  10. Fawad, H.J. Kim, H. Park, Sunghwan Kim, Sajid Khan, Czochralski growth and scintillation properties of Li6LuxY1_x(BO3)3:Ce3+ single crystals, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. Phys. Res. A, 806 (2016) 117-122.
  11. Gul Rooh, H.J.Kim, Sunghwan Kim, Sajid Khan, Growth and scintillation characterization of Ce3+-doped Rb2LiGdBr6 single crystals, Nucl. Instr. and Meth. Phys. Res. A, 832 (2016) 187-190.
  12. Y. Lee et al.,(AMoRE Collaboration, including Sajid Khan), A Study of Radioactive Contamination of 40Ca100MoO4 Crystals for the AMoRE Experiment, IEEE T. Nucl. Sci., 63(2), (2016) 543-547.
  13. Joseph Daniel, H.J. Kim, Sunghwan Kim, Sajid Khan, Thermoluminescence kinetic features of Lithium iodide (LiI) single crystal grown by vertical Bridgman technique, Optical Mterials, 70 (2017) 120-126.
  14. Alenkov et al.,(AMoRE Collaboration, including Sajid Khan), First results from the AMoRE-Pilot neutrinoless double beta decay experiment, Eur. Phys. J. C, 79 (2019) 791-802.
  15. Sajid Khan, Shams U Zaman, Rashid Ahmad, Nasir Mehmood, Muhammad Arif and H. J. Kim, Ab initio investigations of structural, elastic, electronic and optical properties of the fluoroperovskite TIXF3 (X= Ca, Cd, Hg, and Mg) compounds, Res. Express, 6 (2020) 125923.
  16. Vuong, H. J. Kim, Arshad Khan, Sajid Khan, S.H. Kim, Hyeonseo Park, Jungho Kim, Silver-doped LiI Crystal: A sensitive thermal neutron detector with pulse shape discrimination, IEEE T. Nucl. Sci., 67 (2020) 2290-2294.
  17. R. Pandey, D. J. Daniel, H. J. Kim, Y. D. Kim, M. H. Lee and Sajid Khan, Characterization of Silver-Doped LiF Crystal Grown by Czochralski Technique for Dark Matter Search Application, IEEE T. Nucl. Sci., 67 (2020) 915-921.
  18. Sajid Khan, Rashid Ahmad, Nasir Mehmood, Faryal Hina, Alatf Ur Rehman, Shams U Zaman, J. Kim, First-principles investigation of the physical properties of indium based fluoroperovskites InAF3(A = Ca, Cd and Hg),  Mater. Sci. Semicond. Process., 121 (2021) 105385.
  19. Khan, S. Khan, H. J. Kim, M. H. Lee, Y. Kim, Optical properties of the Czochralski grown Cs2MoO4 crystal, Optik, 242 (2021) 167035.
  20. IR Pandey, S Khan, A Khan, YD Kim, HJ Kim, MH Lee, Growth, optical, and luminescence characterization of LiCsMoO4 crystal, Journal of Crystal Growth, (2021), 126466.
  21. Arif, Muhammad, Ali H. Reshak, Shams U. Zaman, Mudasser Husain, Nasir Rahman, Syed Awais Ahmad, Muhammad Saqib, Sajid Khan, Muhammad M. Ramli, and Aurangzeb Khan. "Density functional theory based study of the physical properties of cesium based cubic halide perovskites CsHgX3 (X═ F and Cl)." International Journal of Energy Research,(2021), 2467-2476.
  22. Sonila Zahir, Nasir Mehmood, Rashid Ahmad, Sajid Khan, Altaf Ur Rahman Alaa Dahshan, Structural, elastic, mechanical, electronic, magnetic and optical properties of half-Heusler compounds CoFeZ (Z = P, As, Sb): A GGA+U approximation, Sci. Semicond. Process, 143 (2022) 106445.
  23. Altaf Ur Rahman, Asif Jamil, Sajid Khan, Muhammad Ibrar, Imran Ullah, Rashid Ahmad and Alaa Dahshan, First‑Principles Computational Exploration of Thermoelectric Properties of Bulk‑GaN and Monolayer‑GaN, Journal of Electronic Materials, (2022), 3317-3328.
  24. Anwar Zaman, Rashid Ahmad, Safia Bibi and Sajid Khan, Randomizing quantum walk, International journal of theoretical physics, 61 (2022), 1-10
  25. Shams U. Zaman, Sajid Khan, Nasir Mehmood, Altaf Ur Rahman, Rashid Ahmad, Nadia Sultan, Farhat Ullah and H. J. Kim, Heavy thallium based fluoroperovskite TlAF3(A = Ge, Sn and Pb) compounds: a computational investigation, Optical and quantum electronics, 54 (2022), 1-12.
  26. Sajid Khan, Nasir Mehmood, Rashid Ahmad, Asma Kalsoom, Khalid Hameed, Analysis of structural, elastic and optoelectronic properties of indium-based halide perovskites InACl3(A = Ge, Sn, Pb) using density functional theory, Material science in semiconductor processing, 150 (2022), 106973.
  27. Alenkov et al.,(AMoRE Collaboration, including Sajid Khan), Alpha backgrounds in the AMoRE-Pilot experiment, Eur. Phys. J. C, 82 (2022) 1140.
  28. Luqman KhanAnwar ZamanRashid Ahmad and Sajid Khan, Experimentally Implementing the Step-Dependent Discrete Time Quantum Walk on Quantum Computers, Canadian Journal of Physics.
  29. Abdullah, Umar Ayaz Khan, Sajid Khan, Sara J. Ahmed, Naimat Ullah Khan, Hamid Ullah, Shehla Naz, Lamia Ben Farhat, Mongi Amami, Vineet Tirth, and Abid Zaman, Structural, Electronic and Optical Properties of Titanium Based Fluoro-Perovskites MTiF3(M = Rb and Cs) via Density Functional Theory Computation, ACS Omega, 7, 51, (2022) 47662–47670.

Graduate Supervision

  1. Mr. Shams U Zaman (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: A Simulation Study of Structural, Elastic and Optoelectronic Properties of Thallium Based Fluoropervoskite Compounds TlXF3 (X = Ca, Cd, Mg, Hg)

  1. Mr. Ihteshan Ghani (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: Study of Luminescence Properties of Samarium Doped Telluro-Germinate Glass

  1. Ms. Nadia Sultan (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: Ab Initio Study of Structural, Electronic and Optical Properties of the Fluoroperovskite Compounds TlXF3 (X = Ge, Pb, And Sr) 

  1. Ms. Bushra Sarfaraz (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: Simulation Study of Heavy-Metal Gallate Glasses for the Shielding of Gamma Radiation

  1. Mr. Farhat Ullah (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: Ab Initio Study of Structural, Elastic, and Optoelectronic Properties of Fluoroperovskite Compounds TlXF3 (X = Zn, Sn And Mn)

  1. Mr. Rizwan Nasir (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: A Simulation Study of Thallium Tellurium based Oxide Glasses for Gamma Radiation Shielding

  1. Ms. Komal Mehmood (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: A Simulation Study of Structural, Elastic and Optoelectronic Properties of Fluoropervoskite (InGeF3, InPbF3, InBaF3) Compounds

  1. Mr. Imran Ullah (M.Phil Completed)

Project Title: A Comparative Study of Electronic and Thermoelectric Properties of Bulk GaN and its Monolayer using DFT Technique

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