Sami Khan, PhD


Dr. Sami Khan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Sustainable Energy Engineering at Simon Fraser University. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2020, and a Masters in Technology and Policy Studies from MIT in 2016. 

At SFU, Dr. Khan leads the Engineered Interfaces for Sustainable Energy (EISEn) group, which aims to improve the performance and longevity of sustainable energy systems by fundamentally understanding and tuning electro-chemo-physical interactions at interfaces, with a particular focus on enhancing CO2 capture and conversion processes. He has previously worked in the rare-earth mining industry in Canada and was a Science and Technology Advisor to the Chief Scientist of Natural Resources Canada. 

Alongside research, Dr. Khan is passionate about volunteerism and service, having received the Priscilla Gray Public Service Fellowship from MIT in 2018 to install a biodigester facility in a community in Takengon, Indonesia towards providing convenient, renewable cooking gas.