Department of Chemistry
Dr. Mohammad Zain Khan
|Qualification :||PhD, PDF (University College London, UK 2011 and IIT Delhi, 2013)|
|Designation :||Assistant Professor|
|Thrust Area :||Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergy; Microbial Fuel Cell and Microbial Electrolytic Cell; Nanosensors, Batteries and Supercapacitors|
|Address :||Amin Pradhan Street, Dhorra Mafi Aligarh 202 002|
|Telephone :||0571-2703515 (4480)|
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Dr Khan did his Masters in Industrial Chemistry and PhD in Chemistry (Bioremediation of toxic organic pollutants) from AMU Aligarh in the year 2007 and 2011 respectively. Later, he was awarded with the prestigious Erasmus Mundus Fellowship by the European Union to work at the prestigious University College of London (UCL) as post-doctoral fellow (PDF). He remained there till late 2012 and later joined the department of Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, IIT Delhi as Project Scientist under the DST Fast Track Young Scientist Scheme. He has also been awarded the Dr DS Kothari post-doctoral fellowship by the UGC. He has qualified NET examination and was awarded JRF and SRF during his doctoral studies. He joined the department of Chemistry, AMU Aligarh as Assistant Professor in the early 2014. He also holds a PG Diploma in Chemoinformatics.
His main area of interest is the Bioelectrochemistry and bioremediation of organic compounds in aqueous media along with energy recovery in the form of electricity/methane/hydrogen using Bioelectrochemical systems (BES). BES has the potential to generate biofuels and value added products and can reduce carbon foot prints in the atmosphere. His work further includes characterization of the microbial communities using molecular biology techniques such as 16S rRNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR), denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) and quantitative real time PCR. Moreover, he is also focusing on the development of chemical sensors, batteries and supercapacitors based on nanomaterials and their testing based on cyclic voltammetry, chronoamperometry and impedance spectroscopy.
Currently, he is running research projects funded by the Science & Engineering Research Board (SERB) and Council of Science & Technology, Uttar Pradesh (CSTUP). He is also handling consultancy projects. He is the member of the prestigious scientific bodies such as ACS, RSC, CRSI, Water Science Forum and ICC etc. He is the Faculty Advisor of ACS International Chapter, AMU Aligarh. He has visited many countries for academic pursuit- United Kingdom, United States, Turkey, Thailand, UAE and KSA etc.
He has published number of research papers including review articles and book chapters with internationally reputed publishers and presented papers in various national and international conferences. Following is the list of few journals in which he has made his contribution-
Advance in Colloid & Interface Sciences
New Journal of Chemistry, RSC
RSC Advances, RSC
Journal of Hazardous Materials etc.
List of Five Best Publications
1. Bioelectrochemical conversion of waste to energy using microbial fuel cell technology. Process Biochem. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.procbio.2017.04.001.
2. Microbial electrolysis cells for hydrogen production and urban wastewater treatment: A case study of Saudi Arabia. App. Energy 2017, 185, 410-420.
3. Effect of co-substrates on biogas production and anaerobic decomposition of pentachlorophenol. Bioresource Technology 238 (2017) 492–501.
4. Bioelectricity Generation and Bioremediation of an Azo-Dye in a Microbial Fuel Cell Coupled Activated Sludge Process. PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138448.
5. Bio-electro degradation of azo-dye in a combined anaerobic–aerobic process along with energy
recovery. New J. Chem., 2015, 39, 9461--9470.