Teaching Interest

The trend of engineering practice has been changing with the socio-economic structure and industrial diversification. Global economy, advancements of new science and changes of technology have been playing important roles in this changing trend. Therefore, to cope with the changing situation, engineers must have the ability to identify, formulate and solve new engineering problems, and understand the impact of their solutions in a global and social context.

Dr. Khan believes, in engineering education system, problem based learning can be an effective way as it helps students to solve open-ended engineering and scientific problems. “Mixed lecture” based classes with hands-on laboratories and tours to the real engineering sites strengthen the learning abilities of students. Interaction with industry personnel provides ideas to the students about their future prospects and responsibilities. Such industrial know-how motivates students, as they can correlate their course materials with the engineering profession. Moreover, multidimensional competitions among students can improve their skills which will be helpful in their future career.

Dr. Khan’s goal in teaching is to help students to develop their skills and knowledge, to know their strengths and comfort zones, and learn to address critical scientific questions. I comprehend my teaching responsibilities are Research Supervision, Classroom Teaching and other Departmental Administrative Works.

Research Supervision: Dr. Khan’s research interests and activities include Biotechnological and Environmental issues. He believes all research students should learn the fundamental background of their research topics so that they can tackle practical problems. He also believes in empowering research students, so that they can discover critical scientific problems and learn to solve them independently. Dr. Khan finds it is more important for students to structure their thinking and define the critical scientific questions before they start looking for the solution.

Dr. Khan expects his research students to regularly give seminars and group presentations. Research students should report their research findings in written form and when applicable, they should organize results and prepare drafts for scientific publications.

Last but not the least, it is equally important to meet students informally at tea, coffee, or lunch to allow free and vibrant discussions.

Classroom Teaching: Dr. Khan plans to provide Effective Teaching in the classroom, which will address deductive, inductive and global methods of teaching. He personally plans to adapt inductive method integrated with conventional deductive method to provide the appropriate learning environment.

It is important to bring out the best from students. Classroom assessment should target improving engineering perceptions of the students, make them more creative and keep them keen towards the course contents. Besides, to ensure proper assessment and grading, it is important to use a proper marking scheme and to give regular feedback to the students. Hence, Dr. Khan would like to design classroom evaluation to support students’ learning styles.