Shuhab D. Khan

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Shuhab D. Khan

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Undergraduate Advisor
Professor of Geology (Tectonics, Remote Sensing, GIS)

Ph.D. Geosciences, University of Texas, Dallas (2001)

Office: 234 SR1
Office Hours: M/W | 8:30a - 4:30p or T/TH/F | 8:30a - 5:00p
Phone: (713) 743-5404

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Research Interests

Shuhab Khan is a broadly trained geoscientist who uses quantitative remote sensing and geophysical tools for tectonic studies. His research involves field observations, geomorphic and structural measurements, application of LiDAR, satellite radar interferometry (InSAR), GPS and geochemistry to a wide variety of Earth Science problems.

Specialty, Tectonics, Remote Sensing, GIS

Selected Publications

*(Khan’s students)

  • Ahmad, I., Khan, S. D., Lapen, T., Burke, K., and Jehan, N., 2013. Isotopic ages for alkaline igneous rocks, including a 26 Ma ignimbrite, from the Peshawar plain of northern Pakistan and their tectonic implications. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, in press, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jseaes.2012.10.025
  • *Ul-Hadi, S., Khan, S. D., Owen, L. A., Khan, A. S. 2013. Geomorphic response to an active transpressive regime: a case study along the Chaman strike-slip fault, Western Pakistan. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms; In press, DOI: 10.1002/esp.3272.
  • Khan, S. D., Chen, L., Ahmad, S., Ahmad, I., Ali, F. 2012. Lateral Structural Variation along the Kalabagh Fault Zone, NW Himalayan Foreland Fold-and-Thrust Belt, Pakistan. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 50, 79-87
  • *Petrovic, A., Khan, S. D., Thurmond, A. K. 2012. Reflectance Spectroscopy and Hyperspectral  Remote Sensing Investigations of Hydrocarbon-Induced Surficial Rock Alterations in Wingate Sandstone, Lisbon Valley, Utah, Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, 35, 292-308.
  • *Ozyavas, A., Khan, S. D., 2012. Role of Submarine Mud Volcanoes on the Caspian Sea level Change. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, 65, 1821-1830.
  • Sagintayev, Z., Sultan, M., Khan S. D., Khan. S. A., Mahmood, K., Yan, E., Milewski, A., Marsala, P. 2012. A Remote Sensing Contribution to Hydrologic Modeling in Arid and Inaccessible Watersheds, Pishin Lora Basin, Pakistan. Hydrological Processes, 26, 85-99.
  • *Mukherjee, D., Khan, S. D., Sullivan, C. 2012. Upper Albian rudist buildups of the Edwards Formation in central Texas: A GPR-assisted reservoir analog study. Sedimentary Geology; 247–248 71–81.
  • Shah, M. T., Alizai, A. H., Khan, S. D., 2012. Environmental Geochemistry of Surface and Subsurface Water from Dera Ismail Khan Division, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. J. Chem. Soc. Pak., 34 (1), 243-250.
  • *Xiong, Y., Khan, S. D., Mahmood, K., and Sisson, J. 2011. Lithological mapping of Bela Ophiolite with remote sensing data. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 32(16), 4641–4658.
  • Khan, S. D., Mahmood, K., Sultan, M. I., Khan, A. S., Xiong, Y., Sagintayev, Z. 2010. Trace element geochemistry of groundwater from Quetta Valley, western Pakistan. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences, 60, 573-582.
  • *Ozyavas, A., Khan, S. D., and Casey, J. F. 2010. A possible connection of Caspian Sea level fluctuations with meteorological factors and seismicity. Earth & Planetary Science Letters, 299, 150-158.
  • *Chen, L., Khan, S. D. 2010. InSAR Observations of the Strike Slip Faults in the NW  Himalayan Frontal Thrust System. Geosphere, 6, 731-736; doi: 10.1130/GES00518.1.
  • *Mukherjee, D., Heggy, H., Khan, S. D. 2010. Geoelectrical constraints on radar probing of shallow water-saturated zones within karstified carbonates in semi-arid environments. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 70, 181-191.
  • *Engelkemeir, R., Khan, S. D., Burke, K. 2010. Surface deformation in Houston, Texas using GPS. Tectonophysics, 490, 47–54.
  • *Sarmiento, S., Khan, S.D., 2010. Spatial-Temporal Variability of Great Slave Lake Levels from Satellite Altimetry. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 7(3), 426-429.
  • Stewart, R., Khan, S. D., Hall, S., Liner, C., Wong, J., 2010. Geophysics field education: Better learning by doing. The Leading Edge, 29(5), 546-550.
  • *Chen, L., Khan, S. D., 2009. Geomorphometric Features and Tectonic Activities in Western Himalayan Fold and Thrust Belt. Computers in Geosciences, 35, 2011-2019.
  • Strasen, J. L., Chafetz, H. S., Khan. S. D. 2009. Discrete lithofacies discrimination of Jurassic rocks using Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) Data, Bighorn Basin, Wyoming, USA. Sedimentology, 56 (5), 1535-1551.
  • Khan, S. D., Walker, D. J., Hall, S., Burke, K., Shah, M. T., and Stockli, L. 2009. Did Kohistan-Ladakh island arc collide first with India? Geological Society of America Bulletin, 121 (3/4), 366-384.
  • Khan, S. D., Mahmood, K. 2008. The application of remote sensing techniques to the study of ophiolites, Earth-Science Reviews, 89, 135-143.
  • Khan, S. D., *Jacobson, S. 2008. Remote Sensing and Geochemistry for Detecting Hydrocarbon Microseepages. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 120(1-2), 96-105.
  • Burke, K., Khan, S. D., *Mart, R. 2008. Grenville province and Monteregian carbonatite and nepheline syenite distribution related to rifting, collision and plume passage. Geology, 36(12), 983-986.
  • *Ozyavas, A., Khan, S. D. 2008. Assessment of recent short-term water level fluctuations in Caspian Sea using Topex/Poseidon. IEEE Geoscience and Remote Sensing Letters, 5(4), 1545-1550.
  • *Petrovic, A., Khan, S.D., Chafetz, H. 2008. Remote detection and geochemical studies for finding hydrocarbon-induced alterations in Lisbon Valley, Utah. Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 25, 696-705.
  • *Engelkemeir R., and Khan S. D. 2008. LiDAR Mapping of Faults in Houston, Texas, USA.  Geosphere, 4(1), 170-182.
  • Khan, S.D., Heggy, E., *Fernandez, J. 2007. Mapping exposed and buried lava flows using synthetic aperture radar and ground-penetrating radar in Craters of the Moon lava field. Geophysics, 72(6), 161-174.
  • Khan. S. D, Mahmood, K., Casey, J. 2007.  Mapping of Muslim Bagh Ophiolite complex  (Pakistan) using remote sensing and field data. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 30, 333-343.
  • *Engelkemeir R., and Khan S. D., 2007. Near Surface Geophysical Studies of Houston Faults. The Leading Edge, 26 (8), 1004-1008.
  • Khan, S. D. Flower, M. F. J., Sultan, M. I. Sandvol. E. 2006. Introduction to TETHYS- An Interdisciplinary GIS Database for Studying Continental Collisions. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 26(6), 613-625.
  • Khan, S. D., Glenn, N. 2006. New Strike Slip Faults and Litho-Units Mapped in Chitral (N.  Pakistan) Using Field and ASTER Data Yield Regionally Significant Results. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 27(2), 4495-4512.
  • Burke. K. and Khan, S. D., 2006. A Geoinformatics System for Global Nepheline Syenite and Carbonatite Distribution: Testing a Wilson Cycle Model. Geosphere, 2(1), 53-60.
  • Khan, S. D. 2005. Urban Development and Flooding in Houston Texas, Inferences from Remote Sensing Data using Neural Network Technique. Environmental Geology. 47(8), 1120-1127.
  • Khan, S. D, Stern, R. J., Manton, W. I., Copeland, P., Kimura, J. I. Khan,  M. A. 2004. Age, geochemical and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic constraints for mantle source characteristics and petrogenesis of Teru Volcanic Formation, Northern Kohistan terrane, Pakistan. Tectonophysics, 393, 263-280.
  • Sultan, M., Gheith, H., Sturchio, N. C., El Alfy, Z., (Khan) Danishwar, S., 2004. Origin and recharge rates of alluvial ground waters, Eastern Desert, Egypt. In, Proceedings of the Internatioanl Confrence on Water Resources Management in arid regions (WaRMAR) edited by Sherif, Singh and Al-Rashed. Hydrology and Water Resources, Swets & Zeitlinger B. V., Lisse, The Netherlands, 5, 121-134.
  • Shah, M.T. and (Khan) Danishwar, S. 2003. Potential fluoride pollution and its source of contamination in the drinking water of Naranji area, N.W.F.P., Pakistan. Environmental Geochemistry and Health, 25 (4), 475-481.
  • Rubin, D., Davila, N., Khan, S., and Tzoumis, K., 2002.  EPA Region Five's Planning Process for Determining a Potential Environmental Justice Community. Projections: The MIT Journal of Planning, 3(1), 172-189.
  • (Khan) Danishwar, S. Stern, R. J., Khan, M.A., 2001. Field Relations and StructuralConstraints on the Teru Volcanic Formation, northern Kohistan terrane, Pakistani Himalayas. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 9(5), 683-695