Department of Aeronautical Engineering (AE)

Nafiz Ahmed Khan

Lecturer, Department of Aeronautical Engineering (AE)


B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering (MIST)

M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering (MIST)

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Theory Courses:                                                 

  1. AEAS 437- Aircraft Vehicle Design
  2. AEAS 319- Machine Design
  3. AEAS 315- Aircraft Stability and Control
  4. AEAV 451- Avionics Technology

Lab Courses: 

  1. AEAS 438- Aircraft Vehicle Design Sessional
  2. AEAS 320- Machine Design Sessional
  3. AEAS 324- Applied Aerodynamics and CFD sessional
  4. AEAS 210- Aeronautical Engineering Drawing II Sessional


MIST Dean’s list (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016)


M.Sc. Thesis: “Performance Analysis of Wind Turbines with Tip-Vanes (Winglet)”

Both Experimental and Computational analyses have done to predict the performance analysis of wind turbines. Then Winglet has designed, fabricated and incorporated at the tip of wind turbines’ blade to increase the performance (power and thrust coefficient) for harnessing more energy.

   B.S.c Thesis: ‘Comparative Assessment of Various Turbulence Models and Improved Performance of NACA0012 Airfoil with MSBLC (Moving Surface Boundary Layer Control)’’

   A comparative study was carried out to show the effect of turbulence models of ANSYS on flow analysis over NACA 0012 airfoil. The effect of moving surface boundary layer control was also observed by mounting a cylinder at the leading edge of the airfoil. (Undergraduate Thesis)


  • Design and fabrication of a Mother Ship with Small Aerial Vehicles:FUTURE FLIGHT DESIGN 2015, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • Design and fabrication of an Air to Air Target Drone. (On Going) (Member of Design Group)
  • 1st National Aero Design Competition arranged by MIST.


Journal Paper:

  1. Nafiz Ahmed Khan, Md. Quamrul Islam (2021) “Study on the Effects of Winglets: Wind Turbine Blades having Circular Arc Blade Section Profile”, International Journal of Energy and Environmental Engineering ,
  2. Md Abdus Salam, Vikram Deshpande, Nafiz Ahmed Khan, MA Taher Ali, 2019, "Numerical Analysis of Effect of Leading-Edge Rotating Cylinder on NACA0021 Symmetric Airfoil",European Journal of Engineering and Technology Research, 4 (7), 11-17;

  3. Mr. Kh. Md Faisal, Nafiz Ahmed Khan, Mr. Debanan Bhadra, Mr. M. A. Taher Ali, (2018) “Performance Analysis of a Symmetric Airfoil with Double Cylinder Configuration”, Journal of Thermal Energy Systems, Vol 3, No 3

Conference Paper:

  1. Nafiz Ahmed Khan, Md. Abdus Salam, Kh. Md. Faisal, and Debanan Bhadra, ‘‘Computational study of airfoil performance with the incorporation of a moving surface at the leading edge’’, 12TH International Conference on Mechanical,  AIP Conference Proceedings 1980, 040016 (2018);
  2. Shoyon Panday, Nafiz Ahmed Khan, Md Rasel, Kh. Md. Faisal, and Md. Abdus Salam, ‘‘Comparative assessment of turbulence model in predicting airflow over a NACA 0010 airfoil’ , 7th BSME International Conference on Thermal Engineering, AIP Conference Proceedings 1851, 020045 (2017);
  3. Abedin, Nafiz A. Khan, MST. Mousumi Rizia, and Md. Quamrul Islam, ‘‘Simulation of wind flow over square, pentagonal and hexagonal cylinders in a staggered form’’, Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Mechanical Engineering and Applied Science (ICMEAS 2017); AIP Conference Proceedings 1919, 020004 (2017);
  4. Shoyon Panday, Nafiz Ahmed Khan, Mobassera Belal Tiasha, Kh. Md. Faisal and Md. Abdus Salam, ‘‘Design of a Small Unmanned Mother Ship’ ’Proceedings of 12th Global Engineering, Science and Technology Conference, 23 – 24 December 2016, BIAM Foundation, 63 New Eskaton, Dhaka, Bangladesh, ISBN: 978-1-925488-25-8