Basit Khan

Research Scientist Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: PhD, Env. Sci., University of Canterbury, New Zealand; Masters, Env. Sci., University of Auckland, New Zealand; Postgraduate Dipl., Env. Sci., University of Auckland, New Zealand

Research Websites: Mubadala Arabian Center for Climate and Environmental ScienceS (ACCESS)

Research Areas: Climate change, air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, urban climate change, urban heat island, extreme weather, human thermal comfort

Basit Khan, an esteemed Atmospheric Research Scientist, holds a PhD from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, building upon his postgraduate diploma and Master’s in Environmental Sciences from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Khan has over 13 years of experience in atmosphere and air pollution research at regional, urban, and micro-scales. Before joining  NYU, Khan worked at various prestigious universities and research institutions in Australasia, Europe, and the Middle East including the University of Canterbury and the University of Auckland, New Zealand, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,  and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (IMK-IFU), Germany.

Khan is an expert on the physical and mathematical modeling of the atmosphere and atmospheric chemistry. His work encompasses the application of numerical models to explore dynamical processes and investigate air pollutants within the atmospheric and urban boundary layers across various spatial and temporal scales. At Mubadala ACCESS - NYUAD, Khan endeavors to explore the regional impacts of climate change on the Arabian Peninsula with a focus on UAE,  urban climate change, and air quality.