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Dr Jibran Khaliq

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Jibran Khaliq is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical and Construction Engineering at Northumbria University. Dr. Khaliq joined Northumbria University in September 2017 after successful postdoctoral experience gained at the Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Khaliq was involved in developing Ultra-hard ceramics for body armours at one of the most successful spin-out companies in London (Nanoforce technology ltd.).

Dr. Khaliq was awarded Doctor of Philosophy, (Ph.D.) in Advanced Energy Materials from the Queen Mary University of London in late 2014. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Engineering and Technology Lahore, Pakistan in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, followed by an MS in materials and surface engineering from the National University of Science and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan. His research interests lie in the area of Smart Materials, ranging from ceramics (synthesis and characterisation) to Polymers and Composites. He has collaborated actively with researchers in several countries focusing on developing state-of-the-art material for sensing and actuation applications.

Dr. Khaliq has published several papers on the synthesis of advanced materials in reputed peer-reviewed international journals and holds four patents. Dr. Khaliq has also given invited talks at several national and international conferences. Dr. Khaliq has generated/managed a vast portfolio of research income that exceeds £1M. Notable projects include:

  1. The Royal Society: worth £12,000 (PI)
  2. Innovate UK (Knowledge Transfer Partnership): worth £291,919 (PI)
  3. Innovate UK (Knowledge Transfer Partnership): worth £228,223 (Co-I)
  4. Northumbria University Research and Development Fund (RDF): worth 100,000 (PI)
  5. British Council Institutional Link: worth £297,286 (Co-I)
  6. Postdoctoral Fellowship: The Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands,  worth €350,000 (PI)
  7. Ph.D. Fellowship: Queen Mary University of London, UK worth ~£100,000 (PI)
Jibran Khaliq

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Dr. Khaliq’s research is primarily focused on improving functional properties of SMART engineering materials using fillers and compositional design. Recently, his focus has been in developing advanced functional materials (ceramics, polymers and composites). 

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Na2CaV4O12: A low-temperature-firing dielectric with lightweight, low relative permittivity, and dielectric anomaly around 515 oC, Liu, C., Wu, S., Liu, L., Lei, X., Xu, J., Khaliq, J., Li, C. 1 Mar 2022, In: Ceramics International
  • An experimental investigation on tool wear behaviour of uncoated and coated micro-tools in micro-milling of graphene-reinforced polymer nanocomposites, Shakoori, N., Fu, G., Le, D., Khaliq, J., Jiang, L., Huo, D., Shyha, I. 1 Apr 2021, In: International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology
  • Factors Affecting the Piezoelectric Performance of Ceramic-Polymer Composites: A Comprehensive Review, Eltouby, P., Shyha, I., Li, C., Khaliq, J. 1 Jul 2021, In: Ceramics International
  • Influence of cation order on crystal structure and microwave dielectric properties in xLi4/3Ti5/3O4-(1-x)Mg2TiO4 (0.6 ≤ x ≤ 0.9) spinel solid solutions, Nong, L., Cao, X., Li, C., Liu, L., Fang, L., Khaliq, J. 1 Dec 2021, In: Journal of the European Ceramic Society
  • In Situ Printing and Functionalization of Hybrid Polymer-Ceramic Composites Using a Commercial 3D Printer and Dielectrophoresis—A Novel Conceptual Design, Tselikos, G., Rasul, S., Groen, P., Li, C., Khaliq, J. 17 Nov 2021, In: Polymers
  • Low-temperature sintering, dielectric performance, and far-IR reflectivity spectrum of a lightweight NaCaVO4 with good chemical compatibility with silver, Xiong, Y., Xing, Z., Weng, J., Ma, C., Khaliq, J., Li, C. 1 Aug 2021, In: Ceramics International
  • Micro-End-Milling of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites Manufactured using Three Roll Mill Technique, Le, B., Kernin, A., Khaliq, J., Fu, G., Huo, D., Bilotti, E., Zhang, H., Shyha, I. 1 Oct 2021, In: Journal of Manufacturing Processes
  • Phase transformation and ionic conductivity mechanism of a low-temperature sintering semiconductor Na2CaV4O12, Liu, C., Wu, S., Yin, C., Xu, J., Xiong, Y., Liu, L., Khaliq, J., Li, C. 15 Dec 2021, In: Journal of Alloys and Compounds

PGR Supervision

  • Doan Quoc Bao Le Micromachining of Carbon Nanofiller Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites Start Date: 01/09/2020 End Date: 19/11/2021
  • Vincent Nkwenti Synthesis And Characterization Of Smart Materials Using 4d Printing Start Date: 01/10/2019
  • Pakinam Eltouby Synthesis and Characterisation of Piezoelectric Composites for sensing and actuation applications Start Date: 01/10/2018


  • Materials Engineering PhD
  • Materials Engineering MSc
  • Materials Engineering BEng (Hons)
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy FHEA 2019
  • Registered Engineer RE(PEC)

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