Muhammad Jahan, Ph. D.

Muhammad Jahan

Assistant Professor

Garland 56L

Research Interests

  • Micro and nano-machining processes
  • Conventional & non-conventional manufacturing processes
  • SPM based nano-machining and nano-patterning
  • Laser machining/welding and surface modification


  • Postdoctoral studies, Mechanical Engineering
    University of Arkansas
  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
    National University of Singapore
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering
    Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

Years of Service on this Faculty

  • Assistant Professor, 2016-present

Related Experience

  • 2012–2016 Assistant Professor, Western Kentucky University
  • 2010–2012 Research Assistant, University of Arkansas
  • 2009–2010 R&D Engineer, Makino Asia Pte Ltd, Singapore
  • 2005–2009 Research Scholar, National University of Singapore
  • 2002 Internship Engineer, Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory Limited (BMTF Ltd.)

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • ASEE
  • Epsilon Pi Tau
  • SME
  • ASME

Honors and Awards

  • Prolific Proposer Award, Office of Sponsored Program & Research, WKU, 2015.
  • Early Investigator Award, Office of Sponsored Program & Research, WKU, 2015.
  • Best Paper Award, ATMAE Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2014.
  • A.M. Strickland Prize, for best paper published in the Proceedings of IMechE, London, 2010.
  • JUÁN DE LA CIERVA research grant, Ministry of Science and Innovation, Spain, 2010.

Principal Publications


  • “Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM): Types, Technologies and Applications” (Editor: M.P. Jahan), Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, 2015.

Book Chapters

  • M.P. Jahan, M. Rahman and Y.S. Wong, “Micro-EDM: processes, varieties and applications”, “Comprehensive Materials processing, Volume 11: Advanced Machining Technologies, chapter 14, pp. 333-371, ISBN: 978-0-08-096533-8; Editor in Chief: Saleem Hashmi, Elsevier, May 2014.
  • M. Rahman, M.P. Jahan, A.B.M.A. Asad, and Y.S. Wong, “Compound and Hybrid Micromachining Processes”, “Comprehensive Materials processing, Volume 11: Advanced Machining Technologies, chapter 5, pp. 89-112, ISBN: 978-0-08-096533-8; Editor in Chief: Saleem Hashmi, Elsevier, May 2014.
  • M.P. Jahan, “Micro-Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM)” to be published in “NONTRADITIONAL MACHINING PROCESSES: Research advances” (Editor: Prof. J. Paulo Davim), Chapter 4, Springer, 2013.
  • M.P. Jahan, “Electro-Discharge Machining”, to be published in “Modern Manufacturing Processes and Technology” (Editors: T. Özel, M. Koç, P. Bartolo), Chapter 16, John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
  • M.P. Jahan, Pegah Kakavand, “EDM of Shape Memory Alloys”, Chapter 14 in “Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM): Types, Technologies and Applications” (Editor: M.P. Jahan), Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, 2015.
  • M.P. Jahan, “Die-sinking Electrical Discharge Machining”, Chapter 1 in “Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM): Types, Technologies and Applications” (Editor: M.P. Jahan), Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, 2015.

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Mychal-Drew Moses, M.P. Jahan, Micro-EDM Machinability of Difficult-to-cut Ti-6Al-4V against Soft Brass, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 1345-1361, 2015.
  • Dawood Abdulhameed, Gregory K. Arbuckle, M.P. Jahan, A comparative study on the machinability of titanium alloy (Ti-6Al-4V) using conventional flood coolant and dry machining, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, Vol. 17, No. 6, pp. 507-528, 2015.
  • M.P. Jahan, Gregory K. Arbuckle, Dawood Abdulhameed, A Comparative Study on the Effectiveness of Coated and Uncoated Tungsten Carbide Tools for Dry Machining of Ti-6Al-4V, The Technology Interface International Journal, 2015 (accepted, in press).
  • M.P. Jahan, Gregory K. Arbuckle, Dawood Abdulhameed, A Comparative Study on the Micromachining Performance of Copper, Brass and Aluminium, The International Journal of Engineering Research and Innovation 7(1), 23-31, 2015.
  • M.P. Jahan, Pegah Kakavand, E.L.M. Kwang, M. Rahman, Y.S. Wong, An Experimental Investigation into the Micro-Electro-Discharge Machining Behaviour of Aluminium Alloy (AA 2024), International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Springer, 78:1127–1139, 2015.
  • Lan Xu, Venkata Ramana Manda, Louis McNamara, Muhammad P. Jahan, Hemali Rathnayake and Nathan I Hammer, Covalent Synthesis of Perylenediimide-Bridged Silsesquioxane Nanostructures and Their Electronic Propeties, RSC Adv., 2014, 4 (57), 30172 – 30179.
  • Venkata Ramana Manda, Stephen Guffey, John Ferguson, Muhammad P. Jahan, Hemali Rathnayake; Enhancing device performance of P3HT/PDIB donor-acceptor system using spray-coating fabrication, ScienceJet, 2015, 4:153 Cognizure.
  • M.P. Jahan, K.R. Virwani, K.P. Rajurkar, A.P. Malshe, A Comparative Study of the Dry and Wet Nano-scale Electro-machining, Procedia CIRP 6 (2013) 627–632.
  • Pegah Kakavand, Farshid Alavi, M.P. Jahan, A comparative study on the micro-EDM induced surface modification of Ni-Ti and Ti-6Al-4V, Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance (Under review).
  • Jack S. Wassom, M.P. Jahan, Study of the Effects of Machining Parameters in Micro-EDM of Ti-6Al-4V with Focus on Surface Finish, Journal of Micro and Nano Systems (Under review).