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Dr. M. Nuruzzaman Khan  
(DAAD Fellow, Germany)
Assistant Professor,
Department of Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering and Technology,
University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh
Tel: +880-2-9661920-70/7403(O), +880-01717057445 (Cell)
Email: mnuruzzaman.khan@du.ac.bd
http://www.du.ac.bd/department/common/facultymember.php 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  •     Surface modification and characterization
  •     Development of biomaterials and surface analysis.
  •     Tuning of Surface Biorepulsivity.
  •     Bioresorbable polymer composites for bone implants
  •     Preparation and Characterization of Nanoparticles.
  •     Preparation and Characterization of CuO-PVA Nanofluids.
  •     Effect of environmental estrogens in breast cancer.
  •     Removal of heavy metals from tannery waste.
  •     Fabrication of natural fiber reinforces composites for construction and engineering.

ACADEMIC CREDENTIALS

Doctor of Science  (D. Sc.) in Chemistry with DAAD scholarship                                 February -2014
Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg, Germany.
Thesis supervisor: Prof. Dr. M. Zharnikov.
Research topic: Chemical Lithography with Monomolecular Templates.
Key achievement: Developed a novel approach to immobilize ssDNA and to fabricate ssDNA nanopatterns in biorepulsive templates.(Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51,10303).


Master of Science  (M.Sc.)  in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering             June, 2009
First Class, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.  
Thesis supervisor:  Dr. Mubarak Ahmad Khan and Prof. Dr. Monoranjan Saha.
Research topic: Fabrication of Biocompatible porous composite for Bone Tissue Engineering.
Key achievement: Developed a new biomaterial for tissue engineering  (J. Biomed. Mater. Res. Part A 2012, 100A, 3020).
 
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Applied Chemistry and Chemical Technology             August, 2007
First Class, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.  
Research topic: Synthesis of biodegradable polyethylene.
 
Higher   Secondary   School   Certificate  (HSC), Science  Group                                2000
First Division, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh.  

Secondary School Certificate (SSC),  Science Group                                                  1998
First Division, Dhaka Board, Bangladesh.

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENTS

July, 2015 to till now : Assistant Professor, Dept. of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka

April, 2014 to June,2015: Lecturer, Dept. of Applied Chemistry & Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka

April, 2012 to 2013 : Teaching Assistant ,  Applied Physical Chemisty, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany

October, 2010 to February, 2014 : DAAD Research Fellow, Applied Physical Chemisty, Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany

ACADEMIC AWARDS 

Dr. Sophie Bernthsen Award, Germany.                                             2013
Awarded a grant for excellent performance as a Doctoral student at Heidelberg University, Germany.

German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Award, Germany.        2010-2014   
Awarded a grant for postgraduate study (Ph.D.) at Heidelberg University, Germany.

Graduate Academy Teaching Assistantship Award.                           2013
Awarded a grant under STIBET program at Heidelberg University, Germany.

63rd    Lindau Nobel Laureates Meeting Fellowship.                          2013
Awarded a grant through academic partner DAAD for participation in Lindau Nobel Laureates
Meeting, Chemistry, Lindau 2013. (550 awardees from 78 countries).

A. T. Kearney Award.                                                                       2012
Awarded a grant for participation in the International Conference on Future Breakthroughs in
Science and Society, Berlin 2012 and Falling Wall Lab, 2012 ( 100 awardees from 35 countries).

Graduate Scholarship.                                                                     2005-2006
Received scholarship for excellent performance as a graduate student at University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

 

 

 

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

(A) Contribution to Books

  1. Khan, M. Nuruzzaman; Islam, T.; Alam, M. A.; Khan, R. A. Bio-Protein: Fabrication and Application. In Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials, Mishra, M. K., Ed. Taylor & Francis LLC: New York, USA, 2016 .
  2. Khan, M. Nuruzzaman; Islam, M. M.; Sharmeen, S.; Luna, I. Z., Rahman, M. M., Cellulase in Waste Management Applications. In Microbial Cellulase System: Properties and Applications, Gupta, V. K., Ed. Elsevier: The Netherlands, 2016 (published).
  3. Khan, M. Nuruzzaman; Luna, I. Z.; Rahman, M. M., Microbial Enzyme: An Effective Replacement of Industrial Catalyst. In Microbial Catalysts, Gupta, V. K., Ed. Springer: Germany, 2015 (in review).
  4. Haque, P.; Rashid, T. U.; Salem, S.; Uzzaman, A.; Khan, M. Nuruzzaman.; Rahman, M. M., Recent Updates on Immobilization of Microbial Cellulose. In Microbial Cellulase System: Properties and Applications, Gupta, V. K., Ed. Elsevier: The Netherlands, 2016(published).
  5. Khan, M. Nuruzzaman.; Hasan, M.; Haque, P.; Rashid, T. U.; Uzzaman, A.; Khan, Rahman, M. M., Biomimetic  gelatin  nanocomposite  as  a  scaffold  for  bone tissue repair. Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials, Volume 8: Nanocomposites: Advanced Applications, Thakur, V.; Thakur, M.; and Kessler, M. R.; Ed. Wiley- Scrivener Publishing LLC, USA 2015 (in review).
  6. Rashid, T. U.; Islam, Md. S, Sharmeen, S.; Biswas, S,; Uzzaman, A.; Khan, M. Nuruzzaman.; Haque, P.; and Rahman, M. M., Applications of Chitosan Derivatives in Wastewater Treatment In Handbook of Composites from Renewable Materials, Vijay Kumar Thakur, Manju Kumari Thakur and Michael R. Kessler (eds.),Volume 6, (471–518) Wiley- Scrivener Publishing LLC, USA 2017 (In press).

(B) Contribution to International Peer reviewed journals

  1. Luna, I.Z.; Hilary, L.N.; Chowdhury, A.M.S.; Gafur, M.A.; Khan, M. N. and Khan, R.A. Preparation and Characterization of Copper Oxide Nanoparticles Synthesized via Chemical Precipitation Method. Open Access Library Journal, published online on 26 March 2015.
  2. Luna, I. Z.; Dam, K. C.; Chowdhury, A.; Gafur, M. A.; Khan, M. N.; Khan, R. A., Physical and Thermal Characterization of Alkali Treated Rice Husk Reinforced Polypropylene Composites. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, published online in July, 2015.
  3. Luna, I. Z.; Chowdhury, S.; Gafur, M. A.; Khan, M. N.; Khan, R. A., Preparation and Characterization of CuO-PVA Nanofluids for Heat Transfer Applications. Journal of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Research, 2 (5), 607-615 (2015).
  4. Weber, T.; Meyebröker, N.; Khan, M. N.; Zharnikov, M.; Terfort, A. UV-Mediated Tuning of Surface Biorepulsivity in Aqueous Environment. Chemical Communication 50, 4325-4327 (2014)
  5. Khan, M. N.; Zharnikov, M. Fabrication of ssDNA/Oligo(ethylene glycol) Monolayers by Promoted Exchange Reaction with Thiol and Disulfide Substituents. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 3093-3101 (2014).
  6. Khan, M. N; Zharnikov, M. Irradiation Promoted Exchange Reaction with Disulfide Substituents. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 14534-14543 (2013).(Cover Image)
  7. Khan, M. N.; Tjong, V.; Chilkoti, A.; Zharnikov, M. Spectroscopic Study of a DNA Brush Synthesized in Situ by Surface Initiated Enzymatic Polymerization. The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117, 9929-9938 (2013).
  8. Khan, M. N.; Zharnikov, M. Fabrication of ssDNA/Oligo(ethylene glycol) Monolayers and Patterns by Exchange Reaction Promoted by Ultraviolet Light Irradiation. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 117, 24883-24893 (2013).
  9. Khan, M. N.; Tjong, V.; Chilkoti, A.; Zharnikov, M. Fabrication of ssDNA/oligo (ethylene glycol) Monolayers and Complex Nanostructures by Irradiation Promoted Exchange Reaction.  Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 51, 10303-10306 (2012).
  10. Khan, M. N.; Islam, J.M.M.; Khan, M.A. Fabrication and Characterization of Gelatin-Based Biocompatible Porous Composite Scaffold for Bone Tissue Engineering. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 100A, 3020-3028 (2012).
  11. Khan, M. N.; Roy, J.K.; Akter, N.; Zaman, H.U.; Islam, T.; Khan, R.A. Production and Properties of Short Jute and Short E-Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene-Based Composites. Open Journal of Composite Materials 2, 40-47 (2012).
  12. Khan, R.A.; Khan, M.A.; Khan, M.N.; Zaman, H.U.; Sultana, S.; Saha, M.; Mustafa, AI. Comparative Studies of Mechanical and Interfacial Properties Between Jute and E-glass Fiber-reinforced Polypropylene Composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 29, 1078-1088 (2010).
  13. Khan, R. A.; Khan, M.A.; Sultana, S.; Khan, M. N.; Shubhra, Q.T.H.; Noor, F.G. Mechanical, Degradation, and Interfacial Properties of Synthetic Degradable Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites. Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 29, 466-476 (2010).
  14. Sultana, S.; Khan, R. A.; Khan, M.A.; Zaman, H.U.; Shahruzzaman, Khan, M. N.; M.; Banu, P.; Mustafa, A.I. Preparation and Mechanical Characterization of Gelatin-Based Films Using 2-Hydroxyethyl Methacrylate Cured by UV Radiation. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 49, 560-566 (2010).
  15. Khan, R. A.; Khan, M.A.; Zaman, H.U.; Mollah, M.; Khan, M. N.; Khan, A.; Dey, K.; Huq, T.; Noor, N.; Sarker, B.; Thermomechanical and Interfacial Properties of Calcium Alginate Fiber-Reinforced Polypropylene Composites.Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering 49(4), 325-331 (2010).
  16. Roy, J.K.; Akter, N.; Khan, M. N.; Zaman, H.U.; Ashraf, K.M.; Sultana S.; Shahruzzaman, M.; Rahman, M.A.; Islam, T.; Khan, M.A. Preparation and properties of coir fiber-reinforced ethylene glycol dimethacrylate-based composite. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials 2012. Published online 22 March 2012, DOI: 10.1177/089270571243956.

(C) Contribution to Conference Proceedings 

  1. Khan, M. N.; Tjong, V.; Chilkoti, A.; Zharnikov, M. Preparation and characterization of custom designed ssDNA arrays and brush patterns in biorepulsive templates by irradiation promoted exchange reaction, Proceedings, 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 16-19, 2016.
  2. Afrin, S.; Nahar, G.N.; Haque, P.; Rahman, M. M.; and Khan, M. N. A study on estrogenic effect of paraben in breast cancer. Proceedings, 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 16-19, 2016.
  3. Islam, M. M.; Khan, M. N.; Haque P.; and Rahman, M. M. Preparation and characterization of bijoypur clay-crystalline cellulose composite for industrial effluent treatment. Proceedings, 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Dhaka, Bangladesh, March 16-19, 2016.
  4. Khan, M. N.; Tjong, V.; Chilkoti, A.; Zharnikov, M. Fabrication of ssDNA Monolayers, Custom Designed ssDNA Arrays and Brush Patterns in Biorepulsive Templates by Promoted Exchange Reaction. Proceedings, AVS-61st International Symposium & Exhibition, Baltimore, USA, November 9-14, 2014.
  5. Khan, M. N.; Tjong, V.; Chilkoti, A.; Zharnikov, M. Programming of Complex 3D DNA Nanostructures on Chemical Template and Extension by Enzymatic Polymerization. Proceedings, 19th International Vacuum Congress, Paris, France, Sep 9-13, 2013.
  6. Khan, M. N.; Zharnikov, M. Complex Sculpturing 3D DNA Nanostructures on Protein Repelling Matrix Using Electron Beam Chemical Nanolithography. 2nd International Conference of Biosensors & Bioelectronics, Chicago, USA, June 17-19, 2013, J. Biosens. Bioelectron, 4 (3), p 125.
  7. Khan, M. N.; Zharnikov, M. Novel Approach to the Fabrication of Mixed Monomolecular Films and Chemical Patterns. Proceedings, DPG Spring Meetings, University Regensburg, Germany, March 10-15, 2013, p 368.
  8. Khan, M. N.; Tjong, V.; Chilkoti, A.; Zharnikov, M. New  Approach  to  the  Fabrication  of  ssDNA/Oligo(ethyleneglycol)  Monolayers  and  Complex  Nanostructures.Proceedings, DPG Spring Meetings, University Regensburg, Germany, March 10-15, 2013, p 375.
  9. Khan, M. N.; Khan, M. A.; Khan, R. A.; Saha, M.; Zaman, H. U.; Gafur, M. A. Studies on the Mechanical and  Degradation Properties of Short E-glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites. Proceedings, International Physical Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 15-17, 2009, p 28.
  10. Khan, M. N.; Khan, R. A.; Khan, M. A.; Saha, M.; Gafur, M. A.; Zaman, H. U. Study on Fabrication and Characterization of Jute, Gelatine and PEO Biopolymer. Proceedings, International Physical Conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 15-17, 2009, p 97.
  11. Khan, M. N.; Khan, M. A.; Khan, R. A.; Saha, M.; Zaman, H. U.; Gafur, M. A. Short Jute Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites: Fabrication and Characterization, Proceedings, International Physical conference, Dhaka, Bangladesh, May 15-17, 2009, p 104.
  12. Khan, M. N.; Sultana, S.; Karim, R.; Saha, M.; Khan, R. A.; Khan, M. A.; Zaman, H. U. Comparative Studies of Mechanical and Interfacial Properties between Jute and E-glass Fibers Reinforced Polypropylene Composites, Proceedings, Bangladesh Chemical Congress 2008, Dhaka University,  Bangladesh, 30 Jan-1 Feb, 2009, p 91

Research supervision Activities:
 
From April, 2014 to till now, supervised and co-supervised more than 10 Master and Doctoral thesis
students.
 
Applied Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Major Topics:   
(1)  Preparation  and  modification  of  mixed  monolayers  of  AT  molecules  and  ssDNA  by  UV promoted exchange reaction.  
(2) The effect of environmental estrogens in breast cancer patients based in Dhaka.  
(3) Gelatin/HAP based nanocomposite as a scaffold for bone tissue repair.
(4) Fabrication of adsorbent for removal of heavy metals from tannery waste.
From  2011 to 2013, supervised 3 Bachelor thesis students.
Applied Physical Chemistry, Heidelberg University, Germany.
Topics:  
(1) Irradiation Promoted Exchange Reaction (IPER) of AT molecules.
(2) ssDNA brush synthesis and chemical lithography with monolayers.
(3) Fabrication of polymer brush patterns by ATRP.
Laboratory Technologies and Protocols
Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) Laboratory, Physical Chemistry Institute, Germany
X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analysis Laboratory, Physical Chemistry Institute, Germany
and Synchrotron radiation facility at BESSY II, Berlin, Germany.
 
From 2010-2014
    Maintained the Scanning electron Microscope (SEM) and X-ray Photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) instrument.
    Trained and assisted more than 35 students.
    Worked on experimental techniques and data analysis methodology.
 
Experiments and Investigations
From 2010-2014, worked as DAAD Research Fellow.
Physical Chemistry Institute, Heidelberg University, Germany.
Topics:
    Fabrication of mixed self-assemble monolayers by promoted exchange reaction with thiol and disulfide substituents
    Irradiation Promoted Exchange Reaction (IPER) of AT molecules.
    UV-Mediated Tuning of Surface Biorepulsivity.
    Characterization of ssDNA/OEG Films with XPS and NEXAFS Spectroscopy.
    Hybridization of ssDNA/OEG array.
    Fabrication of complex ssDNA patterns by E-Beam Lithography.
    Synthesis of DNA brush in situ by surface initiated enzymatic polymerization.  
    Fabrication of Polymer Brushes in situ by ATRP.  
 
From 2008 – 2010, worked as Research Fellow  
Institute of Nuclear Science & Technology, Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC).
Topics:
o   Preparation  and  Characterization of  Controlled  Biocompatible  Gelatin-based  Nano- composite.
o   Fabrication of Jute and E-Glass Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites.

PARTICIPATION OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS
Oral Presentations
Invited   
2014  Young BB Conference, Dhaka.
2013  Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany
2012  Falling Wall Lab, Berlin, Germany.
2014-2016       Popular Science Lecture Series for Children at different schools, Dhaka.
Participated     
2016  16 Asian Chemical Congress, Dhaka.
2013  19th International Vacuum Congress, Paris, France.
2013  DPG Spring Meetings 2013, University of Regensburg, Germany.
2009  International Physical conference, Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh 
 
Poster Presentations

2013    DPG Spring Meetings 2013, University of Regensburg , Germany  
2009    Bangladesh Chemical Congress, University of Dhaka.
2009    International  Physical  conference,  Bangladesh  University  of  Engineering  and
Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh.


REVIEWER OF THE INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS  
   
    Journal of Physical Chemistry, ACS, USA
    Open Journal of Medical Microbiology (OJMM), SRP, USA
    Journal of Physical Chemistry, ACS, USA.
    Journal of composite Interface, Taylor & Francis, USA.
    Journal of Applied Polymer Science, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, USA.
 
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  
   
Life member, Bangladesh  Chemical Society (BCS).
Life member, Alumni Association of German Universities in Bangladesh (AAGUB)
Member, Bangladesh  Physical Society (BPC).
Member, Lindau Noble laureate meetings alumni.
Member, DAAD Alumni Association, Bonn, Germany.
Member, Falling wall Lab Alumni, Germany.
Member, Heidelberg Alumnai International, Heidelberg, Germany.
Member, ACCE Alumni Association, DU, Dhaka.
 
EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES  
 
Reading, Cooking, Watching Movie, Travelling, Hiking, Biking, Foreign Languages, Attending Theater and Classical Music Events.