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Md. Khairul Amin

Assistant Professor

Research Interest:

Synthesis, Nanocomposites, Spectroscopy, Wastewater Treatment, Adsorption, Micropurous Polymers, NLO   
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  • Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, Commonwealth Scholarship Commission of the UK, 2019
  • National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship, Ministry of Science and Technology, Bangladesh, 2013
  • Directorate of Secondary and Higher Study Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Bangladesh, 2012
  • Shahjalal University of Science and Technology Merit Grants, 2007-2011


Md. Khairul Amin is currently pursuing his PhD in Chemistry degree at the University of Edinburgh, UK with  the Commonwealth Scholarship. He received his B.Sc. (Hon's) and MS in Chemistry from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST), Bangladesh. He did his "Undergraduate & MS Thesis" on "Organic Synthesis" with Professor Muhammad Younus. In 15th September, 2015 he joined as a "Lecturer" in Chemistry at Khulna University, Bangladesh. Now he is  working as an Assistant Professor in Chemistry since 16th October, 2017. He was awarded Commonwealth PhD Scholarship, National Science and Technology (NST) Fellowship, Directorate of Secondary and Higher Education Scholarship, SUST Merit Grants etc. Mr. Khairul is also a member of different professional organizations. He has published 17 articles in renowned peer-reviewed journals and international conferences. His research interest covers Organic Synthesis, Nano-composites, Wastewater Treatment etc.  


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)
Research Supervision
  1. Palash Kumar Nandi (MS); "Novel Metal-Polymer-Metaloxide Composites for Efficient Dye Removal from Wastewater", Status: Ongoing, 2018
  2. Md. Nahid Kaysar (Undergraduate); ''Effect of Chemicals on Agriculture'', Status: Ongoing, 2018
  3. Palash Kumar Nandi (Undergraduate); "Fabrication of Novel Metal-Polymer-Metaloxide Composite: Characterization and Application", Status: Completed, 2017
  4. Sagar Kumar Dutta (MS); "Removal of toxic dye from wastewater using low cost natural adsorbent: Mechanism, kinetic and thermodynamic parameters”, Status: Completed, 2017
Research Funding
  • Principal Investigator (PI), "Removal of toxic dye from wastewater using low cost natural adsorbent: Mechanism, kinetic and thermodynamic parameters"; Khulna University Research CellStatus: Completed, 2016
Technical Proficiency

 Organic-Inorganic Synthesis  Nano-composite  Adsorption  Schlenkline Technique  Wastewater Treatment  Chromatography  TLC ║ Solvent Drying ║ FT-IR ║ UV-Visible ║ NMR ║ Mass DEPT Analysis ║ Elemental Analysis Photoluminescence Spectroscopy (PL) ║ Polarized Optical Microscopy (POM) TGA  DTA ║ DSC NLO SEM EDS XRD

Course Taught (Selected)
Chemical SpectroscopySurface SpectroscopyOrganometallic Chemistry ║ Coordination Chemistry ║ Analytical Chemistry Chemical ThermodynamicsCrystallography
  • Oriental Journal of Chemistry, August 17, 2018
  • International Journal of Chemical Reactor Engineering, August 1, 2019 
Current Research
Organic-inorganic nanocomposites have recently received enormous attention because of their potential applications in material chemistry, electronics, optics, environmental chemistry, biology, information technology etc. Currently, we are trying to fabricate novel Metal-Polymer-Metaloxide composites. 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 natural adsorbent. The efficiency of natural adsorbent over chemical adsorbent will also be considered. My research area covers organic synthesis, composite materials, non-linear optics, wastewater treatment etc. 

Figure: Photodegradation of dye using Ce-doped ZnO/CNT Nanocomposite [Reference]

Figure: Synthesis of donor-acceptor based π-conjugated phenyleneethynylenes [Reference]


                              Figure: FTIR and 1H-NMR spectrum of compound 4 [Reference]

                                                    Figure: POM and DSC curve of an organometallic compound [Reference]


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Peer-Reviewed Articles

1. M. M. R Khan, M. Akter, M. K. Amin, M. Younus and N. ChakrabortySynthesis, 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

2. P. K Dhar, M. A. Zubaer, M. K. Hasan, M. S. Hossain and M. K. Amin; Unusual Solubility Behavior of Catechol-Arginine Derivative, Journal of Basic and Applied Chemistry, 8(2), 14-18, 2018

3. M. K. Amin, M. M. Rahman, M. Naher, T. Islam, M. F. Ahmad, M. A. Khan, M. M. R. Khan, M. K. Biswas, Y. Haque and M. Younus; Acceptor and donor substituted alkoxy(phenyleneethynylenes) (Alkoxy-PEs): Synthesis, thermal, linear & non-linear optical properties, Synthetic Metals (Elsevier), 232, 96-102, 2017 

4. M. Elias, M. K. Amin, S. H. Firoz, M. A. Hossain, S. Akter, M. A. Hossain, M. N. Uddin and I. A. Siddiquey; Microwave-assisted synthesis of Ce-Doped ZnO/CNT composite with enhanced photocatalytic activity, Ceramics International (Elsevier), 43 (1), 91, 2017 

5. M. R. Karim, H. Takehira, M. M. Rahman, A. M. Asiri, M. K. Amin, R. Ohtani and 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

6. N. Akter, M. A. Hossain, M. J. Hassan, M. K. Amin, M. Elias, M. M. Rahman, A. M. Asiri, I. A. Siddiquey and M. A. Hasnat; Amine modified tannin gel for adsorptive removal of brilliant green dye, Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering (Elsevier), 4, 1231–1241, 2016

7. M. K. Biswas, M. K. Amin, P. K. Das, E. Hoque, S. M. Sharafuddin, M. Younus, S. K. Das and 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

Conference  Proceedings

1. S. K. Dutta, M. Elias, J. Ahmed and M. K. 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

2. A. B. M. N. Islam, U. S. Sultana, M. M. Hasan, M. A. Habib, M. Mahiuddin and M. K. 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
3. M. M. R. Khan, M. Akter, M. K. Amin, M. Younus and 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
4. S. K. Dutta, P. K. Nandi, J. Ahmed, M. Elias, M. Mahiuddin, A. B. M. N. Islam and M. K. 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. M. K. Amin, M. Naher, M. K. Biswas, M. A. Alam, Y. Haque and M. Younus; A novel series of symmetrical phenylenes with donor-acceptor based moiety: synthesis, characterization, optical, and thermal properties, 16th Asian Chemical Congress, Dept. of Chemistry, BUET, Bangladesh, 2016
6. M. M. R. Khan, M. Akter, M. K. Amin and 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
7. M. K. Amin, J. F. Moon, M. K. Biswas and 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
8. M. Elias, M. A. Hossain, M. A. Samdani, M. K. Amin, M. H. Suhag, J. A. Safowan, N. U. Ahamad and M. A. 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, p. 671-678, 2013
9. M. K. Amin, S. S. Rupa and 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
10. M. K. Amin, E. Hoque, M. Younus and M. K. Biswas; Synthesis and non-linear optical properties of polyaniline derivatives, Bangladesh Chemical Congress, Bangladesh Chemical Society, University of Dhaka, Dept. of Chemistry, Bangladesh, 2012