Jafar Khan, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellows


Research Interests

Dr. Jafar’s major research interests are directed towards photophysics of semiconductors, in particular photocarrier recombination processes in highly excited crystal employing ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy. In addition my research is focused applying the 4D electron microscope, a combination of spatial and femtosecond temporal resolution, implemented to study the field of materials science.

Selected Publications

  • Effect of Ion Vibration Potential for 1-1Electrolytes
    J.I. Khan, M. Wang, H.I. Schlaberg, P. Guan
    Chemical Physics Vol 425, pp 14-18, (2013)
  • Towards Nano-Particle Resonance Imaging for Use in Breast Cancer Imaging
    P. Guan, M. Wang, H.I. Schlaberg, J.I. Khan, V. Speirs
    Elsevier, special issue, (2009)
  • Ultrasound Vibration Potential Measurement Techniques for Imaging, Nuclear engineering and design
    H.I. Schlaberg, M. Wang, P. Guan, J.I. Khan
    CElsevier, special issue, (2009)
  • Short XUV pulses to characterize field-free molecular alignment
    F. Lepine, M. F. Kilng, Y. Ni, J. Khan, O. Ghafur, T. Martchenko, E. Gustafsson, P. Johnson, K. Varju, T. Remmeter, A. L’Huillier, M.J.J. Vrakking
    Journal of Modern Optics Vol. 54, No. 7, 953–966, (2007)
  • Control of Electron Localiz ation in Molecular Dissociation
    M. Kling, Ch. Siedschlag, A.-J. Verhoef, J. Khan, M. Schultze, Y. Ni, T. Uphues, M. Uiberacker, M. Drescher, F. Krausz, M.J.J. Vrakking
    Science 312, 246, (2006)
  • Interference of Attosecond Electron Wavepackets
    T. Remetter, P. Johnsson, K. Varju, Y. Ni, F. Lepine, E. Gustafsson, M. Kling, J. Khan, R. Lopez-Martens, J. Mauritsson, M.B. Gaarde, K.J. Schafer, M.J.J. Vrakking, A. L’Huillier
    Nature Physics, (2006)
  • Angularly resolved electron wave packet interferences
    K. Varju, P. Johnsson, J. Mauritsson, T. Remetter, T. Ruchon, Y. Ni, F. Lepine, M. Kling, J. Khan, K.J. Schafer, M.J.J. Vrakking, A. L’Huillier
    J. Phys. B, (2006)


  • PhD, University of Leeds, UK, 2010
  • MSc, Physics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2004
  • BSc., Physics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2002

Professional Profile

  • 2013-Present: Postdoctoral Fellow, KAUST, Saudi Arabia
  • 2013-2013: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leeds, UK
  • 2010-2011: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Leeds, UK

KAUST Affiliations

● Solar & Photovoltaics Engineering Research Center (SPERC)

● Division of Physical Sciences and Engineering (PSE)

Research Interests Keywords

Spectroscopic and Microscopic imaging system Nanomaterials Photophysics Photochemistry