Mohammad Zainullah Khan

Mechanical & Robotics Engineer

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I am completing my master’s degree in mechanical engineering, specializing in robotics, design, and mechatronics.  I’m an engineer who enjoys tinkering and prototyping and constantly seeks to develop my cross-functional technical skills palette.

I am currently working as a graduate research assistant at the Design of Innovative Machines Lab (University of Dayton) where I get to work on robotic applications and design novel mechanisms & machines.

I also have 3.5+ years of industrial experience and 2 years of R&D experience.

In my free time, I love reading, playing chess, or helping out aspiring engineers via my youtube channel (Engineering Simplified) where I teach robotics & programming languages in bite-sized videos.

Where I’ve worked


Master's in Mechanical Engineering
University of Dayton
GPA: 4.0
Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering
Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute (GIK)
GPA: 3.89  (1st position out of 100 students in the department)

📊 Skills ⚙️


  • Python
  • C++
  • LaTeX
  • Embedded C (Arduino)


  • CAD (SolidWorks, PTC Creo, Fusion 360)
  • 3D Printing (Ultimaker Cura)
  • MATLAB (Simulink, Simscape, Stateflow)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint,
    Power BI, certified in Excel)
  • RoboDK
  • Git


  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Power & Hand Tools
  • Lathe & Milling 
  • CNC Machines
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Soldering & Circuits


  • Product Design
  • Sensors & Actuators
  • Modelling & Simulation
  • Troubleshooting
  • Project Management
  • Robot Modeling 
  • Video Editing


  • English (Proficient)
  • Hindi (Proficient)
  • Urdu (Native)

My ‘Hands-on’ workstation

🏆 Awards & Achievements ⚡️

  • Winner of 2023 National Science Foundation/ASME Design Essay Competition out of 500+ submissions ($1500 award)
  • A. T. Yang Memorial Award for best paper at ASME conference out of 200+ papers ($1,000 prize).
  • Awarded 100% scholarship for Master’s degree due to academic & industrial excellence.
  • Academic Gold Medalist for securing the highest position in the department (out of 100 students).
  • Winner of Reckitt Benkiser’s nationwide design competition ($4,500 prize).
  • Special Recognition award for implementing cost-saving measures of $110k/year.
  • Best Young Author Award for book chapter on 3D scanners.
  • Invited twice to CISCO to deliver keynote sessions on Robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI) & ChatGPT.

📝 Publications 📌

  • Liu, J., Khan, M.Z., Myska, D., Murray, A. (2023) ‘The Synthesis Of P-Drivable Single Degree Of Freedom Spatial Mechanisms’, Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, IDETC 2023.
    DOI: 10.1115/DETC2023-116938
  • Khan, M.Z., Hasan, M., Haroon, A., Shahrukh, M. (2021) ‘3D Scanner: An Application of Functional Reverse Engineering’ In Functional Reverse Engineering of Strategic and Non-Strategic Machine Tools. CRC Press, USA, pp.3-16.
    eBook ISBN: 9780367808235
  • Khan, M.Z., Ali, Y., Bin Sultan, H., Hasan, M. and Baloch, S. (2020) ‘Future of currency: a comparison between traditional, digital fiat and cryptocurrency exchange mediums’, Int. J. Blockchains and Cryptocurrencies, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp.206–224.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJBC.2020.109003

Research Presentations

  • Khan, Mohammad. ‘Task Allocation and Dead-Lock-Free Trajectory Planning for Collaborative Multi-Robot System’, University of Dayton Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium, 19 April 2023. (link)
  • Khan, Mohammad. ‘Multi-Robot Path Planning with Collision Avoidance ’, University of Dayton Brother Joseph W. Stander Symposium, 20 April 2022. (link)

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