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Dr. Khaista Rehman

Associate Professor




Area of Intreset

Applications of advanced geophysical, mathematical and statistical techniques in applied and exploration geophysics (e.g. K-means, Monte Carlo simulation in applied earthquake seismology; Fuzzy logic and neural networks for porosity analysis in exploration geophysics; 2D and 3D modelling in mineral exploration, Hydrogeophysics, Engineering geophysics, Environmental geophysics and Archaegeophyscis)

Academic Career

  • University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK), Seismology, PhD, 2006-2011
  • Quaid-e-Azam University (Islamabad, Pakistan), Geophysics, MSc, 2002-2004
  • University of Peshawar (Peshawar, Pakistan), Physics and Maths, BSc, 1999-2001



  • 2018-present Associate Professor, NCE in Geology, University of Peshawar
  • 2011-2018 Assistant Professor, NCE in Geology, University of Peshawar
  • 2005-2011 Research Associate, NCE in Geology, University of Peshawar
  • 2004-2005 Geophysicist, Bureaue of Geophysical Proepecting (Pakistan) International



  1. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Overseas PhD Scholarship Award, 2006
  2. University of East Anglia, UK PhD Scholarship Awar, 2006
  3. Young Scientists Training Award of the European Seismological Commission, 2008, Chania, Greece, 2008
  4. Student Conference Grant, European Seismological Commission, 2008, Crete, Greece
  5. Student Conference Grant, 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Republic of Macedonia, 2009
  6. MeDent Travel Grant, California, USA 2015
  7. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Travel Grant for 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa 2016
  8. Higher Education Commission of Pakistan Travel Grant for 1st International Congress on Earth Science in SE Asia, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 2017
  9. Shot-term research visit funding to Japan (2019), University of Shizuoka, Japan
  10. PostDoc funding to Bergen University, Norway under Higher Education Commission of Pakistan, 2020


Research Projects

  • National Center of GIS & Space Applications and Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.  Rs. 95 million, title ‘‘GIS & Space Applications in Geosciences” (Co-PI)
  • High resolution integrated sequence stratigraphic analysis of Eocene rock units in Indus offshore, Pakistan: implications for hydrocarbon potential through HEC worth Rs. 1,108,189/- (PI).
  • c. NCE-based Research Projects, 15 MS/MPhil students supervised under these projects and the resultant publications


Consultancy Services

  • Electrical Resistivity Survey Report to Assess Groundwater Potential for Installation of Tube well at PARD Premises for E/M Division PAK PWD Peshawar, 2014
  • Underground Imaging Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) in Darbar Hall, Governor House, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, 2014
  • Geophysical Surveys of magnetic, GPR and resistivity in Archaeological Sites of Rehman Deri and Newly Discovered Site, 2015
  • Geophysical exploration of manganese ore deposit Shawal, South Waziristan, Pakistan, 2021
  • Ground magnetic and Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) surveys for the investigation of manganese ore potential zones at village Dawezo/Inziri, district Mohammand, 2021
  • Applications of Geophysical methods in Archaeology, Pashto Acedmy, University of Peshawar



  1. Rehman K., Burton, P.W and Weatherill, G.A., 2014. K-means cluster analysis and seismicity partitioning for Pakistan, Journal of Seismology, 18, 401−419.
  2. Rehman K., Jadoon, T.,  Hussain,  M., Ahmed,  Z., Ali, A.,  2014. Tsunamigenic Analysis in and around Makran, Journal of Earthquake Engineering, 19:332–355.
  3. Qadri, S.M.T.,  Sajjad, S.H.,  Sheikh, R.A., Rehman, K.,   Rafi, Z., Nawaz, B., Haider., H., 2015. Ambient noise measurements in Rawalpindi–Islamabad, twin cities of Pakistan: a step towards site response analysis to mitigate impact of natural hazard, Natural Hazards, 78, 1111−1123.
  4. Rehman, K., Ali, A.,  Ahmed, S., Ali, W., 2015. Spatio-temporal variations of b-value in and around north Pakistan, Journal of Earth System Science, 124(7), 1445−1456.
  5. Ali, A., Faisal, S., Rehman, K.,   Khan, S., Ullah, N., 2015. Tectonic Imprints of the Hazara Kashmir Syntaxis on the Hinterland Zone of Himalaya, North Pakistan, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 8(11), 9857−9876.
  6. Rehman, K., Qadri, S. T., Ali, W., Ali, A., Ahmed, S., 2016. Analysis of the devastating Kashmir earthquake 2005 aftershocks, Arabian Journal of Geosciences 9:379
  7. Ali, A., Zubair, Hussain, M., Rehman, K., Toqeer, M., 2016. Effect of shale distribution on hydrocarbon sands integrated with  anisotropic rock physics based AVA modelling: A case study, Acta Geophysica, 64(4), 1139−1163.
  8. Khan, N., Rehman, K., Ahmad, S., Khokher, J., Hajana, M.I. and M. Hanif. 2016. Sequence stratigraphic analysis of Eocene Rock Strata, Offshore Indus, southwest Pakistan, Marine Geophysical Research. 37, 207–228
  9. Rehman, K., Ali, W.,  Ali, A., Ali, A., Barkat, A., 2017. Shallow and intermediate depth earthquakes in the Hindu Kush region across the Afghan-Pakistan border, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 148, 241−253.
  10. Ahmad, S., Ali, A., Rehman, K., 2017.  The Interrelationship of Micro-Meso and Macroscopic Structures on the Western Limb of the Hazara Kashmir Syntaxis, Pakistan. Acta Geologica Sinica, 5, 801−840
  11. Qadri, S.M.T.,  Islam, M.A., Shalaby, M.R., Rehman, K., Sajjad, S.H.,  2017. Characterizing site response in the Attock Basin, Pakistan, using microtremor measurement analysis, Arabian Journal of Geosciences 10:267
  12. Awais, M., Barkat, A., Ali, A., Rehman, K., Zafar, W. A., Iqbal, T., 2017. Satellite thermal IR and atmospheric radon anomalies associated with Haripur earthquake (Oct 2010; Mw 5.2), Pakistan, Advances in Space Research, 60, 2333−2344
  13. Ali, A., Ullah, M., Hussain, M., Bhatti, A.S., and Rehman, K., 2017. Estimation of the Shale Oil/Gas Potential of a Paleocene–Eocene Succession: A Case Study from the Meyal Area, Potwar Basin, Pakistan, Acta Geologica Sinica, 91(6), 2180–2199
  14. Rehman, K., Burton, P. W., Weatherill, G. A. and Bayliss, T. J., 2018. Application of Gumbel I and Monte Carlo methods to assess seismic hazard in and around Pakistan. Journal of Seismology, 22, 575-588.
  15. Barkat, A., Ali, A., Rehman, K., Awais, M., Riaz, M.S., Iqbal, T., 2018. Thermal IR satellite data application for earthquake research in Pakistan, Journal of Geodynamics, 116, 13−22.
  16. Barkat, A., Ali, A., Rehman, K., Awais, M., Tariq, M.A., Ahmed, J., Amin, M.A., Iqbal, T., 2018. Multi-precursory Analysis of Phalla Earthquake (July 2015; Mw 5.1) Near Islamabad, Pakistan, Pure and Applied Geophysics, 175, 4289–4304.
  17. Barkat, A., Ali, A., Hayat, U., Crowley, Q.G., Rehman, K., Saddique, N., Haider, T., Iqbal, T., 2018. Time series analysis of soil radon in Northern Pakistan: Implications for earthquake forecasting, Applied Geochemistry, 97, 197-208.
  18. Abbasi, F.R., Ali, A., Alves, T. M., Rehman, K., 2018. The accuracy of AVA approximations in isotropic media assessed via synthetic numerical experiments: Implications for the determination of porosity, Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 170, 563-575.
  19. Ahmed, S., Ullah, M., Ullah, S., Khan, S., Khan, Y., Jan, I.U., Rehman, K., Attaullah and Jan, S., 2018. Stratigraphic and Paleoclimatic Reconstruction of the Upper Carboniferous-Lower Permian strata from the Southern Gondwanaland remnants in Pakistan, Stratigraphy, 15 (2), 69−90.
  20. Khan, N., Rehman, K., 2019. Petrophysical evaluation and fluid substitution modeling for reservoirdepiction of Jurassic Datta Formation in the Chanda oil field, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, northwest Pakistan, Journal of Petroleum Exploration and Production Technology, 9(1), 159 −176.
  21. Hayat, M., Barkat, A., Ali, A., Rehman, K., Sifat, S.,  Iqbal, T., 2019. Fractal analysis of shallow and intermediate-depth seismicity of Hindu Kush, Chaos, Solitons and Fractals, 128, 71-82.
  22. Rehman, K. Burton, P., 2020. Seismicity and seismic hazard parameters in and around Pakistan, Journal of Seismology, 24, 635-653.
  23. Haidar, T., Barkat, A., Hayat, U., Ali, A., Awais, M., Alam, A., Rehman, K., Shah M.M. (2021). Identification of radon anomalies induced by earthquake activity using intelligent systems. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 222, 106709.
  24. Ali, A., Rehman, K., Tayyab, O., Zaman, T., Jameel, M., Khan, A., Ahmad, R., Irfan, M., 2020. Exploring Placer Gold Deposits through Integrated Geophysical and Geochemical Techniques at the Confluence of the Indus and Kabul Rivers, NW Pakistan, Acta Geologica Sinica, 95 (5), 1440-1450.
  25. Azeem, M. W., Rehman, K. Rehman, N., Afrasiab, Farooq, U., Arshad, A., 2021. Delineation of sinkhole in evaporite deposits using electrical resistivity survey: a case study of southern Kohat Plateau, Pakistan, Arabian Journal of Geosciences, 14:307.
  26. Khan, N., Rehman, K. Application of fuzzy logic and neural networks for porosity analysis using well log data: an example from the Chanda Oil Field, Northwest Pakistan, Earth Science Informatics,
  27. Rahman, Z., Rehman, K., Ali, W., Ali, A., Burton, P., Barkat, A., Ali, A., Qadri, S.M.T. 2021. Re-appraisal of Earthquake Catalog in the Pamir-Hindu Kush Region, Emphasising the Early and Modern Instrumental Earthquake Events. Journal of Seismology,
  28. Rehman, K. Manawer, M., and Ahmed, S., 2013. Seismic Reflectors in Miano Area, Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 46(2), 24-34.
  29. Ali, A., Rehman, K.,   Anjum, N., Ali, W., 2014. Landslide Hazard Zonation Map of Kurram Valley: Case Study of Landslide at Gharbina Village, Bulbulaq, Parachinar, Kurram Valley, Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 47 (2), 149-162.
  30. Rehman, K., Khan, M. Y., Turab, S. A., Ali, W. 2019. Strain energy release-based seismic hazard of Pakistan and its surrounding areas, Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 52 (1), 51-57
  31. Khan, M. Y., Rehman, K., Khan, M. Y., Turab, S. A., Latif, K., Iqbal, S. 2019. Characterization of ground-penetrating radar (GPR) wave response in shallow subsurface for forensic investigation in controlled environment, Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 52 (1), 58-64.
  32. Ali, W., Nafees, M., Turab, S. A., Khan, M. Y., Rehman, K. 2019. Drinking water quality assessment using water quality index and geostatistical techniques, Mardan District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Journal of Himalayan Earth Sciences, 65-85.



  1. ESRI (UK) Training Courses, Introduction to ArcGIS 1, Wednesday 27th- Thursday 28th June 2007
  2. Young Scientists Training of the European Seismological Commission, ESC 2008, Crete, Chania, Greece, 2-7 September 2008
  3. MagMapper, MagPick and Surfer Softwares, March 16th –19th , 2015, San Jose, California, USA



  1. 31st General Assembly of the European Seismological Commission, ESC 208, Hersonissos, Crete, Greece, 7-12 September 2008
  2. 14th European Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia, 2009
  3. Earth Science Conference (ESP ) Pakistan, NCEG, 2012, 2014 and 2016
  4. National Conference on the Archaeology and Cultural Heritage of Pakistan, Baragali Summer Campus, Abbotabad, University of Peshawar 205
  5. 35th International Geological Congress, Cape Town, South Africa, 27 August- 4 September, 2016
  6. International Conference on “Global Environmental Change and the Role of Geographers” to be held at Baragali Summer Campus, University of Peshawar during July 25-27, 2017


Synergistic Activities

  1. Conference Organizer. Earth Sciences Conference (ESP) Pakistan, NCE in Geology, University of Peshawar. 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018
  2. Reviewer of the Research Proposals under Phase V of PAKISTAN-US Science and Technology Cooperation Program, 2013
  3. Chair. Geophysics Research Group, 2011-present
  4. Geophysics Laboratory Incharge. NCE in Geology, University of Peshawar. 2011-present
  5. Member of the committee for Preparation of Business Plan. Training Workshop on Preparation of Business Plans under Tertiary Education Support Program (TESP), April 2013, Higher Education Commission of Pakistan


Collaborators & Other Afficliations


Burton, Paul-University of East Anglia, UK; Nanju, Kazuyoshi-University of Shizouka, Japan; Kijko, Andrzej-Pretoria University, South Africa, Jackson, Naeema-Geometric Inc, USA, Weatherill, Graeme-EUCENTRE Italy; Bayllis, James-Office for National Statistics; Ali, Aamir-Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad; Hayat, Shakeel- IM Sciences; Yousaf, Suhail-UET Peshawar; Qadri, Talha-U. of Fraser Valley, Canada; Barkat, Adnan-Chinese University of Hong Kong

Thesis Advisor (PhD)

  • PhD current Students (3 students thesis research proposals approved; one student submitted manuscript)