Dr. Mohammad Mansoob Khan

mansoob.khan@ubd.edu.bn

Senior Assistant Professor, Faculty of Science

               

                              

Dr. Mohammad Mansoob Khan is a Professor (Senior Assistant) Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Sciences, Universiti Brunei Darussalaam, Brunei Darussalaam. Before joining UBD, Dr. Khan has worked in India, Ethiopia, Oman and South Korea and has demonstrated excellence in teaching and research.

At present Dr. Khan is working in the cutting edge area of nanochemistry, nanosciences and nanotechnology especially in the field of inorganic nanohybrid materials such as synthesis of gold, silver nanoparticles, nanocomposites and band gap engineering of semiconductors (metal oxides). Their applications in the hydrogen production, photocatalysis, photoelectrodes, sensor, peroxidase mimic and solar cells.

Dr. Khan is also working on synthesis of graphene and graphene-based nanocomposites for various novel applications.

Dr. Khan has 95 publications in international peer-reviewed journals, and conference proceedings, books and book chapters having overall more than 5200 citations with 38 h-index and 64 i10-index. Dr. Khan also got 04 Patents (Korean) and has opportunity to address conferences as Keynote Speakers (03 Keynote) and Invited Speakers (05 talks). Reviewers of about 5 dozens of International journals.

Dr. Khan is also:
i. Editor of two books published by Springer (2017) and Elsevier (2018).
ii. Guest Editors of following four Journals:
· Journal of Saudi Chemical Society (2015)
· Journal of Nanomaterials (2017)

EDUCATION

B.Sc. (Honors in Chemistry);
M.Sc. (Chemistry); and
Ph.D. (Chemistry) from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

1. Green syntheses of metal nanoparticles, metal oxides, inorganic nanohybrid and nanocomposite materials.

2. Band gap engineering of metal oxide (semiconductors) nanostructures for catalysis, photocatalysis and water splitting.

3. Synthesis of different types of nanomaterials for hydrogen production, energy related applications such as Microbial Fuel Cells and environmental remediation.

4. Synthesis of binary, ternary, and quaternary nanocomposites for sensors (Enzymatic and non-enzymatic), optoelectronic devices and photoelectrodes.

5. Synthesis of graphene and g-C3N4 as well as graphene- and g-C3N4-based nanocomposites for various novel applications.

6. Applications of above mentioned materials in catalysis, photocatalysis, visible light-induced photocatalysis, hydrogen production, water splitting, sensor, optoelectronics, photo-voltaics, electrode materials, photoelectrodes and capacitors as well as super capacitors.

FUTURE PROJECTS

Development of novel and smart nanomaterials for sustainable energy and environment applications.

Synthesizing novel and smart nanomaterials using green approach for sustainable energy and environment applications.


Applications Invited
PhD, MSc, and BSc (FY Project)

Fabrication of novel perovskites nanomaterials for energy and environment.

Synthesizing novel perovskites nanomaterials for possible energy and environment applications.


Applications Invited
PhD, MSc, and BSc (FY Project)

Development of graphene-based nanomaterials for energy and environment applications.

Fabrication of novel and graphene-based nanomaterials using green approach for energy and environment applications.


Applications Invited
PhD, MSc, and BSc (FY Project)
87

Scopus Publications

5260

Google Scholar Citations

38

Google Scholar h-index

64

Google Scholar i10-index

Scopus Publications

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

1. S. Parwaiz, M. Mansoob Khan, and D. Pradhan, CeO2-based Nanostructures: An advanced alternative to TiO2 and ZnO in sunscreens, Materials Express, 2019, Vol. 9, No. 3, 185–202.

2. M. Mansoob Khan, N. H. Saadah, M. E. Khan, M. H. Harunsani, A. L. Tan, M. H. Cho, Phytogenic synthesis of band gap-narrowed ZnO nanoparticles using the bulb extract of Costus woodsonii, BioNanoScience, 2019, 9, 2, 334–344. DOI: 10.1007/s12668-019-00616-0

3. M. Hojamberdiev, M. Mansoob Khan, Z. Kadirova, K. Kawashima, K. Yubuta, K. Teshima, M. Hasegawa, and R. Riedel, Synergistic effect of g-C3N4, Ni(OH)2 and halloysite in nanocomposite photocatalyst on efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation, Renewable Energy, 2019, 138, 434-444.

4. A. U. Khan, M. Khan, N. Malik, M. H. Cho, M. Mansoob Khan, Recent progress of algae and blue–green algae-assisted synthesis of gold nanoparticles for various applications, Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 2019, 42, 1, 1–15, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00449-018-2012-2

5. M. Mansoob Khan, N. H. Saadah, M. E. Khan, M. H. Harunsani, A. L. Tan, M. H. Cho, Potentials of Costus woodsonii leaf extract in producing narrow band gap ZnO nanoparticles, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 2019, 91, 1, 194-200.

6. M. M. Khan, N. H. Saadah, M. E. Khan, M. H. Harunsani, A. L. Tan and M. H. Cho, Potentials of Costus woodsonii leaf extract in producing narrow band gap ZnO nanoparticles, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 2019, 91, 194-200.

7. M. Hojamberdiev, Y. Cai, J. J. M. Vequizo, M. Mansoob Khan, R. Vargas, K. Yubuta, A. Yamakata, K. Teshimaf and M. Hasegawa, Binary flux-promoted formation of trigonal ZnIn2S4 layered crystals using ZnS-containing industrial waste and their photocatalytic performance for H2 production, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 3845-3856.

8. M. E. Khan, T. H. Han, M. Mansoob Khan, M. R. Karim, M. H. Cho, Environmentally Sustainable Fabrication of Ag@g-C3N4 Nanostructures and Their Multifunctional Efficacy as Antibacterial Agents and Photocatalysts, ACS Appl. Nano Mater., 2018, 1 (6), 2912–2922.

9. M. E. Khan, M. M. Khan, M. H. Cho, Recent progress of metal–graphene nanostructures in photocatalysis, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 9427-9440.

10. M. E. Khan, M. Mansoob Khan, M. H. Cho, Environmentally sustainable biogenic fabrication of AuNP decorated-graphitic g-C3N4 nanostructures towards improved photoelectrochemical performances, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 13898-13909.

11. M. E. Khan, M. Mansoob Khan, B. K. Min, M. H. Cho, Microbial fuel cell assisted band gap narrowed TiO2 for visible light induced photocatalytic activities and power generation, Scientific Reports 2018, 8, 1723.

12. S. Parwaiz, K. Bhunia, A. K. Das, M. Mansoob Khan, and D. Pradhan, Cobalt-Doped Ceria/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite as an Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalyst and Supercapacitor Material, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121,20165–20176.

13. M. E. Khan, M. Mansoob Khan, M. H. Cho, Ce3+ -ion, Surface Oxygen Vacancy, and Visible Light-induced Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Photocapacitive Performance of CeO2-Graphene Nanostructures, Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 5928.

14. R. Saravanan, M. Mansoob Khan, F. Gracia, J. Qin, V. K. Gupta, and A. Stephen, Ce3+ -ion-induced visible-light photocatalytic degradation and electrochemical activity of ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite. Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 31641.

15. M. E. Khan, M. Mansoob Khan, and M. H. Cho, CdS-graphene Nanocomposite for Efficient Visible-light-driven Photocatalytic and Photoelectrochemical Applications. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2016, 482, 221-232.

TOP PUBLICATIONS

1. A. Mohammad, M. R. Karim, M. E. Khan, M. Mansoob Khan, M. H. Cho, Biofilm-Assisted Fabrication of Ag@SnO2-g-C3N4 Nanostructures for Visible Light-Induced Photocatalysis and Photoelectrochemical Performance, J. Phys. Chem. C 2019, 123, 34, 20936-20948.

2. M. Hojamberdiev, M. Mansoob Khan, Z. Kadirova, K. Kawashima, K. Yubuta, K. Teshima, M. Hasegawa, and R. Riedel, Synergistic effect of g-C3N4, Ni(OH)2 and halloysite in nanocomposite photocatalyst on efficient photocatalytic hydrogen generation, Renewable Energy, 2019, 138, 434-444.

3. M. M. Khan, N. H. Saadah, M. E. Khan, M. H. Harunsani, A. L. Tan and M. H. Cho, Potentials of Costus woodsonii leaf extract in producing narrow band gap ZnO nanoparticles, Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, 2019, 91, 194-200.

4. M. Hojamberdiev, Y. Cai, J. J. M. Vequizo, M. Mansoob Khan, R. Vargas, K. Yubuta, A. Yamakata, K. Teshimaf and M. Hasegawa, Binary flux-promoted formation of trigonal ZnIn2S4 layered crystals using ZnS-containing industrial waste and their photocatalytic performance for H2 production, Green Chem., 2018, 20, 3845-3856.

5. M. E. Khan, M. M. Khan, M. H. Cho, Recent progress of metal–graphene nanostructures in photocatalysis, Nanoscale, 2018, 10, 9427-9440.

6. M. E. Khan, M. M. Khan, M. H. Cho, Environmentally sustainable biogenic fabrication of AuNP decorated-graphitic g-C3N4 nanostructures towards improved photoelectrochemical performances, RSC Adv., 2018, 8, 13898-13909.

7. M. E. Khan, M. Mansoob Khan, B. K. Min, M. H. Cho, Microbial fuel cell assisted band gap narrowed TiO2 for visible lightinduced photocatalytic activities and power generation, Scientific Reports 2018, 8, 1723.

8. S. Parwaiz, K. Bhunia, A. K. Das, M. Mansoob Khan, and D. Pradhan, Cobalt-Doped Ceria/Reduced Graphene Oxide Nanocomposite as an Efficient Oxygen Reduction Reaction Catalyst and Supercapacitor Material, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2017, 121,20165–20176.

9. M. E. Khan, M. M. Khan, M. H. Cho, Ce3+ -ion, Surface Oxygen Vacancy, and Visible Light-induced Photocatalytic Dye Degradation and Photocapacitive Performance of CeO2-Graphene Nanostructures, Scientific Reports 2017, 7, 5928.

10. M. E. Khan, M. M. Khan, M. H. Cho, Defected graphene nano-platelets for enhanced hydrophilic nature and visible light-induced photoelectrochemical performances, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 2017, 104, 233–242.

11. R. Saravanan, M. Mansoob Khan, F. Gracia, J. Qin, V. K. Gupta, and A. Stephen, Ce3+ -ion-induced visible-light photocatalytic degradation and electrochemical activity of ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite. Scientific Reports 2016, 6, 31641.

12. M. Mansoob Khan, S. F. Adil, and A. A. Mayouf, Metal oxides as Photocatalysts. Journal of Saudi Chemical Society, 2015, 19, 462-464.

13. R. Saravanan, M. Mansoob Khan, V. K. Gupta, E. Mosquera, F. Gracia, V. Narayanan and A. Stephen,ZnO/Ag/Mn2O3 nanocomposite for visible lightinduced industrial textile effluent degradation, uric acid and ascorbic acid sensing and antimicrobial activity. RSC Adv., 2015, 5, 34645–34651.

14. M. Mansoob Khan, S. A. Ansari, M. E. Khan, M. O. Ansari, and M. H. Cho, Visible light-induced enhanced photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic studies of gold decorated SnO2 nanostructures. New Journal of Chemistry, 2015, 39, 2758–2766.

15. M. Mansoob Khan, S. A. Ansari, D. Pradhan, M. O. Ansari, D. H. Han, J. Lee and M. H. Cho, Band gap engineered TiO2 nanoparticles for visible light induced photoelectrochemical and photocatalytic studies. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 637–644.

GRANT DETAILS

1. Grant type: URG, Grant Number: UBD/ORI/URC/RG(330)/U01,

Project Title: Band gap engineering of metal oxides for possible applications in photocatalysis, photoanode and optoelectronic devices,

Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Dr. Mohammad Mansoob Khan (PI) and Dr. Mohammad Hilni bin Harun sani (Co-Pi),

Funding Details: Seed grant, Start Date: 31/12/2015, End Date: 30/12/2018
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2. Grant type: Block grant, Grant Number: UBD/RSCH/1.4/FICBF(b)/2018/012

Project Title: Nanomaterials for Biological and Photocatalytic Applications

Investigators (PI/Co-PI): Dr. Mohammad Mansoob Khan (PI), Dr. Tan Ai Ling, Dr. Mohammad Hilni bin Harun sani and Dr Norhayati (Co-Pi),

Funding Details: Block grant, Start Date: 01/8/2018, End Date: 31/07/2021

RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

1. 90 International Research articles

2. 02 Books Editor (Published by Springer and Elsevier)

3. 01 Published book

4. 08 Book chapters (Elsevier, Springer and Wiley)

5. 04 Patents (South Korean)

6. Reviewer of more than 5 dozens of journals published by Royal Society of Chemistry, American Chemical Society, Elsevier, Springer and Wiley.

CONSULTANCY

Our group provide consultancy services upon request.

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Collaborating with following 05 Universities/Institutions:

1. Yeungnam University, South Korea

2. Chungnam National University, South Korea

3. Pukyong National University, Busan, South Korea

4. Technische Universitaet, Germany

5. Indian Institute of Technology, India

6. Jaipur National University, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Academic industry

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

Our research is useful for environment and energy related applications and remediation which can be used for the benefits of academics, economy and social life.