Prof. Dr. Shahid A Khan is serving as Dean Faculty of Engineering at CIIT Islamabad Campus. He has got his first degree in Electrical Engineering from UET Lahore followed by MS in Electronic Engineering and PhD in RF Engineering from U.K. He has more than 25 years of industrial, research and teaching experience.
In 2003, he joined CIIT as Assistant Professor and elevated to Professor within few years. Due to his extraordinary and outstanding vision and leadership acumen he has been assigned the responsibility of HoD, Chairman and Dean, Faculty of Engineering. Additionally he has been assigned the duties of Incharge Academics, Director CAST, Director CIIT Wah Campus, Incharge Islamabad Campus, and Director Rector Secretariat.
Prof. Dr. Khan is the founder of the engineering programs in different campuses of CIIT. Under his supervision and able guidance, engineering education in CIIT has grown beyond expectations with Electrical, Civil and Mechanical Engineering departments having over 8000 students, 20 BS programs, 08 MS programs and 06 PhD programs starting from few hundred students with only 3 BS programs. He has secured funding worth millions from HEC and other national/international funding organization to establish state-of-art teaching and research labs in all engineering departments at all campuses of CIIT.
Prof. Dr. Khan is actively involved in establishing international linkages and is instrumental in materializing MoUs signed between CIIT and many international Universities. Linkages with international Universities to raise not only the standard of education to international level but also provide an opportunity to the students to get a degree from a high ranked international Universities. Times Higher education UK ranked Faculty of Engineering at CIIT among top 301-400 in the 2018 Times Higher Education Engineering and technology subject ranking. To date no University or department of any University in Pakistan has been ranked among first 400 in the world by any known international ranking organization.
In the area of faculty development, he played pivotal role in securing numerous scholarships from national and international organizations (HEC, Lancaster University UK, NDSU USA etc) for Engineering Faculty, catering to enhance the academic level. Consequently, each department in Engineering Faculty is having all MS/PhD qualified teachers conducting research and teaching in all the campuses of the CIIT. CIIT is the only Institute of HE in Pakistan with more than 150 PhDs in Engineering Faculty.
His research publications encompass 90 – papers published in International Journals/Conferences of good repute and one US Patent. So far he has supervised numerous MS level projects andproduced four PhDs in the field of Electrical Engineering and five more PhD students are conducting research under his supervision. On the basis of his meritorious services he has been honored with multiple awards and memberships in the field of engineering education.