Dr Farhan Manzoor Ahmed Khan

Farhan Kahn

Position: Lecturer in Logistics

College: College of Business

Department: Derby Business School

Research Centre: Centre for Supply Chain Improvement

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I am currently working as a Lecturer and RFID Project Manager at the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement (SCI) at Derby Business School, University of Derby.

As part of my role, I take on-board national and international RFID-based projects and work along with other Centre members. We are currently involved in a number of projects with renowned organisations such as Boots Opticians and Toyota Motors.

Prior to joining Derby, I worked as an RFID Engineer at the Institute of Electronics, Communication, and Information Technology (ECIT) under the Centre for Security and Information Technology at Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. My work there included the fusion of RFID with computer vision systems to achieve accurate and autonomous people security systems for airports.

Teaching responsibilities

Improving Business Performance (6LO500)

Research interests

My research and experience background included working with RFID technology in the area of people monitoring towards security applications. As one of its main application areas, I wanted to shift towards the use of RFID in supply chain, warehouse, and inventory management, product visibility and improvement of manufacturing processes and therefore, joined the SCI team at Derby.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
  • Member the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)


Undergraduate qualifications

  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, (CIIT), Abbottabad BSc (Engineering) – Computer Engineering (BCE)

Postgraduate qualifications

  • The University of Liverpool, United Kingdom MSc (Engineering) – Microelectronic Systems

Research qualifications

  • National University of Ireland-University College Cork (NUI-UCC), Ireland PhD (Engineering)

Recent publications

RFID based Efficient Lighting Control

Manzoor, Farhan; Linton, David; Loughlin, Michael; Menzel, Karsten International Journal of RF Technologies: Research and Applications – IOS Press (vol. 4, no. 1, pp.1-21, ISSN: 1754-5730/49, DOI: 10.3233/ RFT-2012-0036)

Occupancy Monitoring using Passive RFID Technology for Efficient Building Lighting Control

Manzoor, Farhan; Linton, David; Loughlin, Michael; RFID Technology (EURASIP RFID), 2012 Fourth International EURASIP Workshop on, pp.83-88, 27-28 Sept. 2012, DOI: 10.1109/RFID.2012.10

DSP-based Implementation of a Half-Duplex Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) System

Manzoor, Farhan; Linton, David; Loughlin, Michael

23rd IET Irish Signals and Systems Conference (ISSC), Maynooth, Ireland, June 2012

Data Warehouse Model to support Optimized Operation and Energy Savings in Buildings

Stack, Paul; Cahill, Brian; Manzoor, Farhan; Menzel, Karsten

11th International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations (ICEBO), New York City, USA, October 2011

Indoor Localization for Complex Building Designs using Passive RFID Technology

Manzoor, Farhan; Menzel, Karsten

XXX General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of International Union of Radio Sciences (URSI), Istanbul, Turkey, August 2011

Management of Building Maintenance data using mobile RFID

Cong, Zixiang; Yin, Hang; Manzoor, Farhan

Forum Bauinformatik Conference, Berlin, Germany, September 2010

Passive RFID-based Indoor Positioning System, An Algorithmic Approach

Manzoor, Farhan; Huang, Yi; Menzel, Karsten; RFID-Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), 2010 IEEE International Conference on, pp.112-117, 17-19 June 2010, DOI: 10.1109/RFID-TA.2010.5529871

IEEE International Conference on RFID-Technology and Applications (RFID-TA), Guangzhou, China, June 2010 (Winner of Best Student Paper)

Determining Occupant Density and Patterns for FM operations using RFID

Manzoor, Farhan; Cong, Zixiang; Menzel, Karsten

IEEE International Conference on RFID (Poster Track), Orlando, USA, April 2010

Integration of RFID with BIM for Decentralised Information Management

Cong, Zixiang; Yin, Hang; Manzoor, Farhan; Tumwesigye, Emmanuel; Menzel, Karsten

International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering (ICCCBE), Nottingham, UK, June 2010

Tracking Occupants and Inventory Items in Buildings using RFID

Manzoor, Farhan; Cong, Zixiang; Menzel, Karsten

18th International Conference on the Application of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Weimar, Germany, June 2009

Decentralized Information Management in Facility Management using RFID

Cong, Zixiang; Manzoor, Farhan; Yin, Hang; Menzel, Karsten

2nd International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology in Engineering, Proceedings of the SPIE, Vol. 7493, WeiHai, China, 2009  

A Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) for Building Performance Monitoring

Stack, Paul; Manzoor, Farhan; Cahill, Brian; Menzel, Karsten

18th International Conference on the Application of Computer Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering, Weimar, Germany

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