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Jibran Khaliq


Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

Dr. Jibran Khaliq joined Northumbria University in September 2017 after successful postdoctoral experience gained at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. The project was funded by Saudi Basic Industrial Corporation, the 4th largest multinational company in the world. Dr. Khaliq managed to raise 125K euros alongside 1 paper and 2 patent applications to United States Patents and Trademark office during my 3 years at Delft. 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 Advance energy materials from Queen Mary University of London in late 2014.


  • Ph.D.
  • MS Engg.
  • BSc. Engg (Hons.)

Key Publications and Outputs


1.            C. Li, H. Xiang, M. Xu, J. Khaliq, J. Chen, L. Fang, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2017 (Accepted Manuscript)


2.            J. Khaliq, J. A. C. Frescas, P. Vollenberg, T. Hoeks, S. van der Zwaag and P. Groen, Ceramics International, 2017, 43 (2), 2774


3.            M. N. Khan, N. Jelani, C. Li and J. Khaliq, Ceramics International, Accepted Manuscript, 2017, 43 (4), 3923


4.            D. Wang, H. Xiang, Y. Tang, L. Fang, J. Khaliq and C. Li, Ceramics International, 2016, 42 (13), 15094



1.            R. Bella, M. M. Almadhoun, J. A. C. Frescas, I. Al-Howaish, N. K. James, S. van der Zwaag, J. Khaliq and W.A. Groen, Method for making high piezoelectric voltage coefficient Lead free piezoelectric composites, 2015 (Patent, filed 1st April 2015)


2.            J. Khaliq, S. van der Zwaag, P. Groen, T. Hoeks, P. Vollenberg and J. A. C. Frescas, Fabrication of piezoelectric composites using high temperature dielectrophoresis technique, 2016 (Patent, Filed 8th August) 

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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).

Sponsors and Collaborators

  • Saudi Arabian Basic Industries Corporation, Saudi Arabia.
  • Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom.  
  • University of Manchester, United Kingdom.
  • European Thermodynamics Limited, Leicester, United Kingdom.
  • University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.   
  • Imperial College, London, United Kingdom.
  • National University of Computers and Emerging Sciences, Islamabad, Pakistan. 


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