An award is something given to a person in recognition of his excellence in a certain field. Research Excellence Awards (REA) was an effort of MT Research and Educational Services (MTRES) to recognition the research excellence and contribution of Editors, Reviewers and Authors in respective domain. Research Excellence Awards had been conferred in three categories: Editor of the Year, Reviewer of the Year and Author of the Year. After preliminary screen and carefully reviewing the nomination, total 21 academicians had been selected for Research Excellence Awards 2017. Meet one of the awardees, Mohd. Yunus Khan, who has been honoured with REA-2017.
Mohd. Yunus Khan a resident of Aligarh is now a successful teacher and mentor in his field of specialisation. With a hope of reaching great levels of excellence and liberty in life, Mr. Khan has achieved tons of rewards and appreciation. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Section of the University Polytechnic, Aligarh Muslim University. He has a working experience of more than 13 years. He is a highly qualified engineer and is respected for his hardwork and determination in life. He is an engineer and specialises in Thermal Engineering. Evidence of backbreaking work and constant effort is bet rewarded with honour and fame. He is rewarded with University Medal for standing 1st in M.Tech. (Examination) 2005. Mr. Khan pursued M. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from Aligarh Muslim University and has also completed B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the same University in the year 2005 and 2003 respectively. Before that he did SSSC in 1999 from A.M.U., Aligarh. His area of specialization is Alternative Fuels.
In a span of 13 year he paid his valuable services to Aligarh Muslim University in Aligarh. Initially he worked there as guest faculty in University Polytechnic, A.M.U. for about two academic sessions after which he was appointed on permanent basis as a lecturer in the same department. He has scored an extraordinary number of paper published in his name. He has authored 3 books and published 7 papers in national journals and 9 papers in international journals. And counting the number of papers published in international and national conferences are 17 and 32 respectively. He has presented number of research papers in conferences. Along with he has attended a huge number of conferences, seminar, short term course and workshops. With a total of 58, Mr. Khan has attended 28 conferences and 11 workshops along with 13 STCs /SSTPs etc. and including with them orientation, refreshers and other courses.
He has developed Alternative Fuels and Combustion Engineering Lab in the University Polytechnic of Aligarh Muslim University and planted about 50 jatropha curcas plants for biodiesel production. He has won Best Faculty Award, 6th Academic Brilliance Awards-2018 and 7th Academic Brilliance Awards-2019 by Education Expo TV, Noida. He has successfully organized a number of workshops, camps and programs in the University Polytechnic.
Apart from lecturing he has been part of university administration. He has been the President of AMU Horse Riding Club and Sport’s Coordinator, University Polytechnic. He has also served as the Coordinator of Nodal Centre for Entrepreneurship Management Development. He has been an elected member of Aligarh Muslim University Court (Supreme Governing Body of AMU) under Assistant Professor’s Category. Presently, he is Associate Member-in-Charge of Central Automobile Workshop and Petrol Pump of AMU. He is life member of Indian Science Congress Association, Combustion Institute, Indian Society of Technical Education, Intellectuals Society for Socio-Techno Welfare, Solar Energy Society of India, International Association of Engineers, member of Institute of Engineers and associate member of Institute of Research Engineers and doctor. This is just a brief description of all his achievements and we wish him luck for his upcoming endeavours.