Chemistry Discipline, Room No. 3473, Kobi Jibanananda Das Academic Building, Khulna University, Khulna-9208, Bangladesh

Md. Khairul Amin (মোঃ খায়রুল আমীন)
Assistant Professor

Md. Khairul Amin is currently pursuing his PhD in Chemistry degree at The University of Edinburgh, UK with a Commonwealth Scholarship. He received his B.Sc. (Hon's) and MS in Chemistry from the Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh. During his MS and Undergraduate Research, he worked with Professor Muhammad Younus on conjugated organic materials synthesis. Later, he joined as a Lecturer in Chemistry at the Khulna University, Bangladesh on 15 September 2015. Currently, he is working as an Assistant Professor since 16 October 2017. He was awarded Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, Vice Chancellor's Award, National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education Scholarship, SUST Merit Grants etc. Mr. Khairul is also involved with different professional and voluntary organizations. He has published 29 articles in renowned peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His research interest covers organic synthesis, microporous polymers, nanomaterials, water purification, and NLO. 


  1. Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, 2019
  2. Vice Chancellor's Award, Khulna University, 2019
  3. National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, 2013
  4. Directorate of Secondary and Higher Study Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, 2012
  5. SUST Merit Grants, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, 2007-2011

Research Interest
Synthesis, Nanocomposites, Spectroscopy, Water Purification, Porous Polymers, NLO
Technical Proficiency
Synthesis (Organic/Inorganic/Polymer), Nano-composite, Membrane/Film Casting, Adsorption, Schlenkline Technique, Wastewater Treatment, Chromatography, TLC, Solvent Drying, FT-IR, UV-Visible, NMR, Mass, DEPT, Elemental Analysis, Photoluminescence, Non-linear Optics, SEM, EDS, XRD, Polarized Optical Microscopy (POM), TGA, DTA, DSC, BET, GPC
Current Research
Organic-inorganic nanocomposites have recently received enormous attention because of their potential applications in material chemistry, electronics, optics, environment etc. Currently, we are trying to fabricate novel composite materials. The usability of the synthesized composites will be studied. Water poisoning for its nearby industries is becoming a great threat for Bangladesh. So, efforts are also being made to treat the wastewater using low-cost adsorbents. My research interest covers organic-inorganic synthesis, composite materials, porous polymers, non-linear optics, wastewater treatment etc.



Current Research Project/Collaboration

SL Title Research Role Awarded Date Completion Date Funding Agency
1 Removal of Toxic Dye From Wastewater Using Low Cost Natural Adsorbent: Mechanism, Kinetic and Thermodynamic Parameters Principal Investigator 8 December, 2016 23 April, 2019 National

Professional Appointments
  • Assistant Professor, Chemistry Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh (October 16, 2017-Present)
  • Lecturer, Chemistry Discipline, Khulna University, Bangladesh (September 15, 2015-October 15, 2017)
Administrative Appointment
  • Assistant Provost, Khan Jahan Ali Hall, Khulna University, Bangladesh (August 8, 2018- August 5, 2019)
Course Taught (Selected)
Chemical SpectroscopySurface SpectroscopyOrganometallic Chemistry ║ Coordination Chemistry ║ Analytical Chemistry Chemical ThermodynamicsCrystallography ║ Advanced Organic Chemistry  

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SL Title Degree Role Start Date End Date
1 Removal of Toxic Dye from Aqueous Solution Using Low-Cost Natural Adsorbent Masters Co-Supervisor June, 2017 May, 2018
2 Synthesis, Characterization and Application of a Noble Polyazo Dye: Sodium 4-((E)-(4-((E)-(4-((E)-(4-dimethylamino)phenyl)diazenyl) phenyl)diazenyl)benzenesulfonate Masters Co-Supervisor June, 2017 May, 2018
3 Synthesis and Characterization of a Noble Schiff Base Ligand (N-S donor) and its Metal Complex Masters Co-Supervisor June, 2017 May, 2018
4 A Comparative Study of the Adsorption Capacity of Tea Leaves and Orange Peel for the Removal of Fe (III) Ion from Wastewater (TBC) Bachelor Co-Supervisor January, 2018 March, 2019
5 Preparation and Characterization of Amine Functionalized Glycidylmethacrylate Grafted Non-woven Polyethylene Fabric and Its Application in the Removal of Cr (VI) Ion from Aqueous Solution Bachelor Supervisor January, 2018 February, 2020
6 Investigation of the Effect of Surface Charge on the Wettability of Glass Surface for Controlled Surface Bio-Fouling Bachelor Co-Supervisor January, 2018 March, 2019
7 A Comparative Study on Aspirin Tablets Commercially Available in Bangladesh Bachelor Co-Supervisor April, 2016 March, 2017
8 Investigation of the Wettability of Solid Surface with Varied Interface Chemistry Bachelor Co-Supervisor April, 2016 March, 2017
9 Fabrication of Noble Meta-Polymer-Metaloxide Composites: Characterization, Thermal Stability and Application Bachelor Supervisor March, 2017 February, 2018
10 Establishment of an Effective Method for Obtaining the Point of Zero Charge on Various Solid Surfaces Bachelor Co-Supervisor March, 2017 February, 2018
11 Synthesis and Characterization of a New Schiff Base Ligand Derived from s-benzyldithiocarbazate and p-hydroxy-m-methoxybenzaldehyde Bachelor Co-Supervisor March, 2017 February, 2018

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Peer-Reviewed Articles

18. MMR KhanMK Amin, N Chakraborty, Advances and prospects of biodegradable polymer nanocomposites for fuel cell applications, Chapter 17 of book Biodegradable and biocompatible polymer nanocomposites: processing, characterizations, and applicationsElsevier2023
17. MM Talukder, MMR Khan, MK Amin, A review on polyaniline (PANI) based nanocomposites for water purification, South African Journal of Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), 44, 276-282, 2023 
16. SK Dutta, M Akhter, PK Dhar, J Ahmed, MK Amin, J Islam, Catalytic degradation of toxic organic dye using an aluminum-doped Cu0.4 Zn 0.6-x Al x Fe2O4 (x = 0.0, 0.2, 0.4, 0.6) spinel ferrite in a photo-Fenton system, Environmental Quality Management (Wiley), 1-12, 2022 
15. MMR Khan, M Islam, MK Amin, S Paul, S Rahman, MM Talukder, MM Rahman, Simplistic fabrication of aniline and pyrrole-based poly(Ani-co-Py) for efficient photocatalytic performance and supercapacitorsInternational Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier), 47(89), 37860-37869, 2022  

14. N Rahman, MN Kayser, MK Amin, NC Dafader, S Sultana, MN Sardar, MS Rana, Fabrication of a novel and efficient radiation grafted functionalized polymer adsorbent and investigation of its applicability in the adsorptive removal of Cr (VI) ion from aqueous solution, International Journal of Polymer Science & Engineering, 8(1), 2022

13. SK Dutta, MK Amin, J Ahmed, M Elias, M Mahiuddin, Removal of toxic methyl orange by a cost-free and eco-friendly adsorbent: mechanism, phytotoxicity, thermodynamics, and kinetics, South African Journal of Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), 40, 195-2082022
12. SK Dutta, M Akter, J Ahmed, MK Amin, PK Dhar, Synthesis and catalytic activity of spinel ferrites: a brief reviewBiointerface Research in Applied Chemistry, 12 (4), 4399-4416, 2022

11. PK Dhar, P Saha, MK Hasan, MK Amin, MR Haque, Green synthesis of magnetite nanoparticles using Lathyrus sativus peel extract and evaluation of their catalytic activity, Cleaner Engineering and Technology (Elsevier), 3, 10011, 2021

10. IP Nitu, MN Islam, M Ashaduzzaman, MK Amin, MI Shams, Synthesis, optimization of processing parameters for the manufacturing of jute stick binderless particleboard, Journal of Wood Science (Springer), 66:65, 2020

9. US Sultana, MA Habib, MK Amin, M Mahiuddin, MKE Zahan, ABMN Islam, Synthesis, structural properties of hydrazine carbodithioate schiff base and their metal complexes and evaluation of their biological activity, Egyptian Journal of Chemistry2020

8. MMR Khan, M Akter, MK Amin, M Younus, N Chakraborty, Synthesis, luminescence and thermal properties of PVA–ZnO–Al2O3 composite films: towards fabrication of sunlight-induced catalyst for organic dye removal, Journal of Polymers and the Environment (Springer), 26, 3371-3381,  2018

7. PK Dhar, MA Zubaer, MK Hasan, MS Hossain, MK Amin, Unusual solubility behavior of catechol-arginine derivative, Journal of Basic and Applied Chemistry, 8(2), 14-18, 2018

6. MK Amin, MM Rahman, M Naher, T Islam, MF Ahmad, MA Khan, MMR Khan, MK Biswas, Y Haque, M Younus, Acceptor and donor substituted alkoxy(phenyleneethynylenes) (Alkoxy-PEs): synthesis, thermal, linear & non-linear optical properties, Synthetic Metals (Elsevier), 232, 96-102, 2017 

5. M Elias, MK Amin, SH Firoz, MA Hossain, S Akter, MA Hossain, MN Uddin, IA Siddiquey, Microwave-assisted synthesis of Ce-Doped ZnO/CNT composite with enhanced photocatalytic activity, Ceramics International (Elsevier), 43 (1), 91, 2017 

4. MR Karim, H Takehira, MM Rahman, AM Asiri, MK Amin, R Ohtani, S Hayami, Magnetic and liquid crystalline property of long-alkyl chain appended iron (II) imidazole complexes, Journal of Organometallic Chemistry (Elsevier), 808, 42-47, 2016

3. N Akter, MA Hossain, MJ Hassan, MK Amin, M Elias, MM Rahman, AM Asiri, IA Siddiquey, MA Hasnat, Amine modified tannin gel for adsorptive removal of brilliant green dye, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), 4, 1231–1241, 2016

2. MK Biswas, MK Amin, PK Das, E Hoque, SM Sharafuddin, M Younus, SK Das, Y Haque, Single beam Z-Scan for the calculation of nonlinear refractive Index (n2) for poly (2,5-dimethylaniline), Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics & Materials (World Scientific), 24 (3), 1550039-1, 2015

1. M Elias, MA Hossain, MA Samdani, MK Amin, MH Suhag, JA Safowan, NU Ahamad, MA Hasnat, Kinetic and thermodynamic studies of adsorption of benzoic acid on to activated charcoal, International Conference on Climate Change Impact and Adaptation, Dept. of Civil Engineering, DUET, Gazipur, Bangladesh, 671-678, 2013

Conference  Proceedings

11. MK Amin and NB Mckeown, Novel synthetically accessible Polymers of Intrinsic Microporosity (PIMs), The Joseph Black Conference, School of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2022 

10. MN Kayser, N Rahman, MK Amin, NC Dafadar, S Sultana, MN Sarder, MS Rana, Application of amine functionalized glycidyl methacrylate grafted non-woven polyethylene fabric in the removal of Cr (VI) Ions from aqueous solutionInternational Conference on Science & Technology (ICSTB-2021)Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR), Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2021

9. SK Dutta, M Elias, J Ahmed, MK Amin, Bio-sorption of organic dye using eco-friendly, low-cost natural adsorbent: kinetics, isotherms and thermodynamic studies, International Conference on Chemical Science & Technology, Dept. of Chemistry, KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2018

8. ABMN Islam, US Sultana, MM Hasan, MA Habib, M Mahiuddin, MK Amin, Synthesis and characterization of transition metal complex coordinating new Schiff base ligand, International Conference on Chemical Science & Technology, Dept. of Chemistry, KUET, Khulna, Bangladesh, 2018
7. MMR Khan, M Akter, MK Amin, M Younus, N Chakraborty, Synthesis luminescence and thermal properties of polymer-metaloxide nanocomposite films: Towards fabrication of catalyst for organic dye removal, International Conference on Nanotechnology and Condensed Matter Physics, Dept. of Physics, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2018
6. SK Dutta, PK Nandi, J Ahmed, M Elias, M Mahiuddin, ABMN Islam, MK Amin, Removal of toxic methyl blue dye from wastewater using low-cost natural adsorbent, Conference on Material Science & Nano-Electrochemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Rajshahi, Rajshahi, Bangladesh, 2017
5. MK Amin, M Naher, MK Biswas, MA Alam, Y Haque, M Younus, A novel series of symmetrical phenylenes with donor-acceptor based moiety: synthesis, characterization, optical, and thermal properties, 16 Asian Chemical Congress, Dept. of Chemistry, BUET, Bangladesh, 2016
4. MMR Khan, M Akter, MK Amin, M Younus, Synthesis of PVA-ZnO-Al2O3 composite films with enhanced photoluminescence property & controllable thermal stability, 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Bangladesh Chemical Society, Dept. of Chemistry, BUET, Bangladesh, 2016
3. MK Amin, JF Moon, MK Biswas, M Younus, Synthesis, characterization, optical, and thermal properties of donor-acceptor based ethynyl compounds, International Conference on Material Chemistry, Dept. of Chemistry, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, 2014
2. MK Amin, SS Rupa, M Younus, Comparative study of non-linearity in polyaniline derivatives using Z-scan, 36th Annual Conference, Bangladesh Chemical Society, Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science and Technology University, Dept. of Chemistry, Dinajpur, Bangladesh, 2013
1. MK Amin, E Hoque, M Younus, MK Biswas, Synthesis and non-linear optical properties of polyaniline derivatives, Bangladesh Chemical Congress, Bangladesh Chemical Society, University of Dhaka, Dept. of Chemistry, Bangladesh, 2012