Department of Animal Nutrition

Dr. Nazir Ahmad Khan
Associate Professor (TTS)
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Mailing Address:
Department of Animal Nutrition,The University of Agriculture, Peshawar, 25130, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.
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Post-doctorate: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
PhD Animal Nutrition, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
MSc (Hons) Animal Nutrition, The University of Agriculture Peshawar
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Area of Specialization:
Ruminant nutrition (dairy and beef), Molecular spectroscopy, Feed chemistry, Feed processing and treatment, Silage quality evaluation, Animal husbandry and production, Nutrition physiology and biochemistry, Anaerobic digestion/fermentation, Nutrients digestion and metabolism, Biochemical pathways, Feed evaluation, Methane emission, Evaluation of animal products quality and their environment footprints
Professional Responsibilites & Activities:
  1. Teaching academic courses to DVM, MSc and PhD
  2. Supervision of DVM internship, and theses research of MSc and PhD students
  3. Editor Biomed Research International Sarhad Journal of Agriculture
  4. Member of various administrative and professional committees/forums
Research Projects:
  1. Project Title: "Optimizing the nutritive value of maize silage in relation to dairy cow performance and milk quality" funded by Pakistan Agriculture Research Council, under the Agriculture Linkage Program (PKRs 3.49 million).
  2. Project Title: "Optimizing the utilization of maize silage in smallholders and commercialization dairy and fattening rations in relation to feed-use efficiency, animal performance and farm profitability" funded by USAID under the Agriculture Innovation Program for Pakistan, Competitive Research Grants (PKRs 3.311 million).
  3. Project Title: "Exploiting the genetic diversity of traditional and novel cultivars/germplasm of wheat to optimize the nutritional value of wheat forage and wheat straws for ruminant livestock in Pakistan". Funded by International Livestock Research Institute (PKRs 1.1523 million).
  4. Project Title: "Quantifying the nutrient and fatty acid composition of forages to improve milk yield and composition of dairy cows” funded by Higher Education Commission Pakistan. (PKRs 0.50 million).
  1. PhD from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, and Post-doctorate from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada the world top-ranked Universities in Agriculture Sciences.
  2. Won high Citation Award: My research article was among the top 100 most cited articles in the Journal of Dairy Sciences (JDS), published in JDS since 2014.
  3. Won 5 research grants: Received funding as Principal Investigator from different local and international research funding agencies.
  4. Postdoctoral Fellowship: Awarded by University of Saskatchewan, Canada (2013-14)
  5. Junior Research Fellowship: Awarded by Wageningen Institute of Animal Science, Wageningen University, The Netherlands (2012)
  6. Overseas PhD Fellowship: Awarded by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Pakistan, on basis of strong academic performance and international GRE score (2007-2011)
  7. PhD Thesis Distinction: My thesis chapters were evaluated as “very good” by the academic board of Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  8. Gold Medal: Awarded by The University of Agricultural Peshawar, Pakistan, on basis of excellent academic performance during BSc (2004)
  9. Gold Medal: Awarded by The University of Agricultural Peshawar, Pakistan, on basis of excellent academic performance and research project during MSc (2006)
  10. Member of the Academic Council: Elected member of the Academic Council of the University of Agriculture Peshawar, Pakistan (2013-2015)
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