Department of Civil Engineering
Dr. Iftheker Ahmed Khan  Assistant Professor
Name :
Dr. Iftheker Ahmed Khan
Employee ID
710001954
Designation
Assistant Professor  
Department
Department of Civil Engineering
Faculty
Faculty of Engineering
Personal Webpage
http://faculty.daffodilvarsity.edu.bd/profile/ce/iftheker.html
E-mail
driftheker.ce@diu.edu.bd
Phone
Cell-Phone
+8801728309913

Ph.D.in Environmental Engineering  (2012)
University of South Carolina, USA

M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering          (2009)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering           (2004)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

A.Teachers' training program
Institute: Daffodil International University, Bangladesh
Duration: May 2, 2017 to May 8, 2017
Training Description:
• Universal Human Values and Professional Ethics.
• Bloom's Taxonomy and Outcome Based Teaching and Learning (OBTL): How to relate to exam question; questioning, invigilation and Evaluation Techniques.
• Understanding the background of students and how they learn?
• Implementing peer review process; doing quality research and publishing in indexed Journal.
• Planning a course and specifying contents; designing a content based lesson; preparing model for assessment and classroom teaching.

B.Hands-on training on transmission electron microscopy
Institute: University of Rhode Island, USA
Duration: Mar 1, 2014 to Mar 28, 2014
Training Description: Details on TEM and its operation for science, engineering, and medical research.

C.Teachers’ appreciation workshop
Institute: BUET, Bangladesh
Duration: Mar 21, 2006 to Mar 22, 2006
Training Description: Teaching and evaluation process for BUET undergraduate students.

D.Industrial training on process engineering and plant operations
Institute: KAFCO, Bangladesh
Duration: Jul 14, 2003 to Jul 28, 2003
Training Description: Onsite training on process maintenance and control room operation; completion of project on water treatment facility; major equipment design and handling study.

A. Environmental Engineering
• Environmental Engineering Process Modeling
• Water & Wastewater Treatment
• Chemistry for Civil Engineers
• Water Chemistry for Environmental Engineers
• Air Pollution

B.Fluid Mechanics
C.Material and Energy Balance for Industries
D.Engineering Materials
E.Nanotechnology
• Introduction to Nanotechnology
• Major tools for Nanotechnology Education & Research
• Environmental Nanotechnology

Journal Articles:

  1. Bothun, G. D.; Ganji, N.; Khan, I. A.; A. Xi; C. Bobba. Anionic and cationic silver nanoparticle binding restructures net-anionic PC/PG monolayers with saturated or unsaturated lipids. Langmuir 2017, 33(1), 353-360
  2. Khan, I. A.; Flora, J.R.V.; Afrooz, A.R.M. Nabiul; Aich, Nirupam; Schierz, P.A.; Ferguson, P. L.; Sabo-Attwood, T.; Saleh, N. B. Change in chirality of semiconducting single-walled carbon nanotubes can overcome anionic surfactant stabilisation: a systematic study of aggregation kinetics. Environ Chem. 2015. 12(6), 652-661
  3. Khan, I. A.; Berge, N. D.; Sabo-Attwood, T.; Ferguson, P. L.; Saleh, N. B., Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Transport in Representative Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Conditions. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, 47(15), 8425-8433.
  4. Khan, I. A.; Afrooz, A. R. M. N.; Flora, J. R. V.; Schierz, P. A.; Ferguson, P. L.; Sabo-Attwood, T.; Saleh, N. B., Chirality Affects Aggregation Kinetics of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013,47(4), 1844-1852.
  5. Khan, I. A.; Aich, N.; Afrooz, A. R. M. N.; Flora, J. R. V.; Schierz, P. A.; Ferguson, P. L.; Sabo-Attwood, T.; Saleh, N. B., Fractal structures of single-walled carbon nanotubes in biologically relevant conditions: Role of chirality vs. media conditions. Chemosphere 2013,93(9), 1997-2003.
  6. Afrooz, A. R. M. N.; Khan, I. A.; Hussain, S. M.; Saleh, N. B., Mechanistic Heteroaggregation of Gold Nanoparticles in a Wide Range of Solution Chemistry. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013,47(4), 1853-1860.
  7. Saleh, N. B.; Caicedo, J.; Johnson, A.; Afrooz, ARM Nabiul; Khan, I. A. , Nano in a Global Context: Modular Course Design with Integrated Ethics Improves Core Knowledge in Nanotechnology. J.  Nano Edu. 2014,6(2), 124-131.
  8. Sanpui, P., Zheng, X., Loeb, J., Bisesi Jr, J.H., Khan, I.A., Afrooz, A.R.M.N., Liu, K., Badireddy, A. R., Wiesner, M.R., Ferguson, P.L., Saleh, N.B., Lednicky, J., Sabo-Attwood, T. Single-walled carbon nanotubes increase pandemic influenza A H1N1 virus infectivity of lung epithelial cells. Particle and Fibre Toxicology2014, 11 (66), 1-15.
  9. Zhang, W.; Zhao, S.; Rao, W.; Snyder, J.; Choi, J. K.; Wang, J.; Khan, I. A.; Saleh, N. B.; Mohler, P. J.; Yu, J.; Hund, T. J.; Tang, C.; He, X., A Novel Core-Shell Microcapsule for Encapsulation and 3D Culture of Embryonic Stem Cells. J. Mater. Chem. B 2013,1(7), 1002-1009.
  10. Zaib, Q.; Khan, I. A.; Yoon, Y.; Flora, J. R.; Park, Y.-G.; Saleh, N. B., Ultrasonication Study for Suspending Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Water. J. Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 2012,12(5), 3909-3917.
  11. Zaib, Q.; Khan, I.; Saleh, N.; Flora, J. V.; Park, Y.-G.; Yoon, Y., Removal of Bisphenol A and 17β-Estradiol by Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Aqueous Solution: Adsorption and Molecular Modeling. Water, Air, Soil Pollut. 2012,223(6), 3281-3293.
  12. Aich, N.; Zohhadi, N.; Khan, I. A.; Matta, F.; Ziehl, P.; Saleh, N. B., Applied TEM Approach for Micro/Nanostructural Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Cementitious Composites. J. Res. Updates Polym. Sci. 2012,1(1), 14-23.
  13. Surdo, E. M.; Khan, I. A.; Choudhury, A. A.; Saleh, N. B.; Arnold, W. A., Barrier Properties of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Membranes Containing Carbon Nanotubes or Activated Carbon. J. Hazard. Mater. 2011,188(1–3), 334-340.
  14. Joseph, L.; Zaib, Q.; Khan, I. A.; Berge, N. D.; Park, Y.-G.; Saleh, N. B.; Yoon, Y., Removal of Bisphenol A and 17α-Ethinyl Estradiol from Landfill Leachate Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes. Water Res. 2011,45(13), 4056-4068.
  15. Saha, S.; Hasan, M. N.; Khan, I. A.,Double diffusive mixed convection heat transfer inside a vented square cavity. Chem Eng Res Bulletin2009, 13 (1), 17-24.
  16. Ali, M. S.;  Khan, I. A.; Hossain, M. I., Chemical analysis of ordinary Portland cement of Bangladesh. Chem Eng Res Bulletin2008, 12 (1), 7-10.

 

Book Chapter:

  1. Saleh, N. B.; Afrooz, A. R. M. N.; Plazas-Tuttle, J.; Khan, I. A.; Hussain, S. M., Aggregation Rate and Aggregate Structure Determination of Nanomaterials under Biological Exposure Conditions. In Characterization Techniques for Nanotoxicology, In press. [Book Chapter]
  2. Saleh, N. B.; Lead, J. R.; Aich, N.; Das, D.; Khan, I. A., Environmental Interactions of Geo-and Bio-Macromolecules with Nanomaterials. In Bio-Inspired Nanotechnology, Springer: 2014; pp 257-290. [Book chapter]

 

Conference (selected only):

  1. Khan, I. A.; Ganji, N.; Bothun, G. D. Predicting nanoparticle insertion into biological membranes, SNO Conference, Boston, MA, Nov 2014.
  2. Zaib, Q.; Khan, I. A.; Saleh, N. B.; Flora, J RV; Yong-Gyun, P.; Yoon, Y. Adsorption mechanism of bisphenol A and 17a-estradiol onto single-walled carbon nanotubes in aqueous solution, 2012 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, South Korea, Sep. 2012
  3. Joseph, L.; Zaib, Q.; Khan, I. A.; Berge, N. D.; Yong-Gyun, P.; Saleh, N. B.; Yoon, T. Adsorption of endocrine disrupting chemicals from landfill leachate using single-walled carbon nanotubes, 2012 South Carolina Environmental Conference, Mrytle Beach, Mar., 2012.
  4. Zohhadi, N., Aich, N., Khan, I. A., Matta, F., Saleh, N. B., Ziehl, P., "Graphene Nanoreinforcement for Cement-Based Composites", 4th International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction, May 20-22, 2012, at Crete, Greece
  5. Joseph, L., Zaib, Q., Khan, I. A., Berge, N., Park, Y.-G., Saleh, N. B., Yoon, Y. " Removal of Bisphenol A and 17a-Ethinyl Estradiol from Landfill Leachate Using Carbon Nanotubes", American Water Works Association ACE11, June 12-16, 2011, at Washington, DC.
  6. Yoon, Y., Saleh, N. B., Joseph, L., Zaib, Q., Khan, I. A., Berge, N., Park, Y.-G. "Removal of Micropollutants from Landfill Leachate, Seawater, and Brackish Water Using Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes", Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology, May 29-June 3, 2011, at Waterville Valley, NH.
  7. Saleh, N. B., Khan, I. A., Ferguson, P. L., Sabo-Attwood, T. “Aggregation Kinetics and Fractal Structures of Chirally Separated Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes in Environmental and Biologically Relevant Systems”, Gordon Research Conference on Environmental Nanotechnology, May 29-June 3, 2011, at Waterville Valley, NH.
  8. Khan, I. A., Ferguson, P. L., Sabo-Attwood, T., Saleh, N. B. "Chirality affects aggregation kinetics of single-walled carbon nanotubes", ACS National Meeting, Mar 27-31, 2011, CA.
  9. Khan, I. A., Ferguson, P. L., Sabo-Attwood, T., Saleh, N. B. " Fractal structures of single-walled carbon nanotubes in environmental and biologically relevant aqueous conditions: Role of chirality", ACS National Meeting, Mar 27-31, 2011, Anaheim, CA.
  10. Khan, I. A., Ferguson, P. L., Sabo-Attwood, T., Saleh, N. B. “Systematic Change in Chirality Affects Aggregation Kinetics of Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, ACS National Meeting, Aug 22-26, 2010, Boston, MA.
  11. Aich, N., Afrooz, ARM N., Khan, I. A., Saleh, N. B. “Deposition Behavior of Anisotropic Nanomaterials”, ACS National Meeting, Aug 22-26, 2010, Boston, MA.
  12. Sabo-Attwood, T., Brusch-Richardson, L., Ariza, M. E., Khan, I. A., Saleh, N. B. “Assessment of Immunomodulatory Potential of Engineered Nanoparticles” Environmental Effects of Nanoparticles and Nanomaterials, SETAC-Clemson University, Aug 22-26, 2010, SC.
  13. Zaib, Q., Khan, I. A., Flora, J., Park, Y.-G., Saleh, N. B., Yoon, Y. “The Effects of Water Chemistry on Removal of Bisphenol A and 17b-Estradiol by Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes”, 2010 Water Quality and Technology Conference, AWWA, Nov 14-18, GA.

Provisional Patents and Invention Disclosures:

  1. Saleh, N. B., Matta, F., Zeihl, P., Aich, N., Zohhadi, N., Khan, I. A. "Novel colloidal technique for TEM imaging of carbon nanotube reinforced cementitious composites", Serial# 61/626,617 (provisional).
  2. Saleh, N. B., Matta, F., Zeihl, P., Aich, N., Zohhadi, N., Khan, I. A. " Polymeric additive for strength, deformability, and toughness enhancement of cemetitious materials and composites” United States Patent 8907050
  3. Saleh, N. B., Matta, F., Zeihl, P., Aich, N., Zohhadi, N., Khan, I. A. "Condensed and transportable graphitic materials for nano-reinforced cementitious material application", SCRF# 00923 (invention disclosure).

Field of Interests:

  • Environmental Nanotechnology: Fate and transport of nanoparticles
  • Characterization of nanoparticles for size, shape, surface charge and morphology
  • Integration of Nanotechnology in undergraduate education and research
  • Air pollution modeling

Thesis/Design/Dissertation:

  • Dissertation      : Aggregation Behavior of Chiral Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes and Their Transport in Landfill Conditions
  • MS Thesis        : Predictive Model for Air Pollutants Applied to North Dhaka Brick Kiln Cluster
  • Thesis Title      : Chemical Analysis of Ordinary Portland Cement

Consultancy in Projects (selected only):                                                       

  • Design, commissioning and supervision of CS2 Plant of Karnaphuli Paper Mill [BCIC; Supervisor: Dr. A.K.M.A. Quader]
  • Small study on air quality impacts of the north Dhaka brickfield cluster by modeling of emissions and suggestions for mitigation measures including financing models [World Bank; Supervisor: Dr. Ijaz Hossain]
  • Gas Emission Measuring Study of Steel Re-Rolling Mills in Bangladesh [UNDP; Supervisor: Dr. A.K.M.A. Quader]
  • Modeling of air pollution from Bibiyana Power Plant [Agency: BCAS]
  • USC Graduate School Dissertation Fellow 2012
  • ACS Environmental Chemistry Graduate Student Award 2011
  • M. Bert Storey Endowed Graduate Fellowship, USC 2010-2011
  • Second-Place Winner in Poster, USC 2012
  • USC Travel Grant Award 2011
  • Dean’s Award, BUET 1999-2004
  • Government Scholarship, Bangladesh 1991-2004

Post-doctoral Fellow (NSF NUE Project)      (2013-2015)
Chemical Engineering, University of Rhode Island, USA

Postdoctoral Researcher        (2012-2013)
US Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

Graduate Research Assistant  (2009-2012)
University of South Carolina, USA                 

Lecturer                                  (07/2005-02/2009)
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Bangladesh

Sr.Production Officer             (01/2005-06/2005)

Renata Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh