Imran Khan

Assistant Professor, Ph.D. (Chemistry)

Former affiliation
  • 843 Citations
  • 16 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Imran Khan joined as an Assistant Professor in Department of Chemistry, Sultan Qaboos University in the year 2016. Earlier from 2012 to 2016 worked as FCT Postdoctoral Fellow in the research group of Prof João A.P. Coutinho who run's the group famed as Process and Product Applied Thermodynamics (PATh), Dept. of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Dr Khan, focused on study of molecular interaction of Ionic Liquids with different solvent on the Project titled "Selection of Ionic Liquids as Entrainers for the Extractive Distillation of Water-Alcohols" funded by Fundaçãopara a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)” in the associated laboratory CICECO, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Aveiro, Portugal. Also, Dr Khan was the principal investigator of a Exploratory Research and Development Projects, Funded by FCT, Portugal (, Development of a sustainable technology for the extraction and purification of chlorophylls from biomass in year 2014. Since 2008, Dr. Khan published more than 40 scientific papers in international peer reviewed journals and nine book chapters, and has an h-index of 12. Dr Khan, also presented many scientific research paper in various International Conferences. Dr Khan, is also member of various scientific chemical society.


Physical Chemistry

Research interests

  • Chemical Thermodynamics and Phase Equilibria of Pure and Multi component liquid mixtures
  • Nanoparticles and Nanofluids: Application and characterization
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Separation and Purification using Ionic liquid & screening of with COSMO-RS
  • Polymer-Ionic Liquid Interaction: Characterization and Application
  • Vapor-Liquid Equilibria and Liquid-liquid Equilibria of binary system of Ionic Liquids with water/alcohols
  • Experience on Study of Adhesion Property of Rubber and their miscibility

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Research Output

  • 843 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 44 Article
  • 8 Chapter
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    Cloud Point Extraction of Chlorophylls from Spinach Leaves Using Aqueous Solutions of Nonionic Surfactants

    Leite, A. C., Ferreira, A. M., Morais, E. S., Khan, I., Freire, M. G. & Coutinho, J. A. P., Jan 2 2018, In : ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering. 6, 1, p. 590-599 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 12 Citations (Scopus)

    Elucidation of molecular interactions between ionic liquid [Emim][triflate] with 2-methoxyethanol & N-methylpyrrolidone: Experimental and COSMO-RS studies

    Aangothu, S. R., Khan, I., Munnangi, S. R., K., T. S. S. R. & Bollikolla, H. B., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids. 251, p. 286-295 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    Exploring molecular interactions of binary mixture (dimethyl carbonate + benzyl benzoate): Measurements and correlation

    Jyothirmai, G., Nayeem, S. M., Khan, I. & Anjaneyulu, C., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Molecular Liquids. 249, p. 1183-1194 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
  • 8 Citations (Scopus)