Independent University, Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Amir Hussain Khan
Prof. Dr. Amir Hussain Khan
Department of Pharmacy,
School of Pharmacy and Public Health
Room No: C10003
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    Research Profile

Journal Paper,
Conference Paper,
Book Chapter,

S. B. Rasul, A Mansur Kajal and A. H. Khan

, "Quantifying Uncertainty in Analytical Measurements: Lead in Soil by GF-AAS and Pesticides in water by GC-MS methods", J. Bangladesh Acad. Sci., J. Bangladesh Acad. Sci., Vol. 41, No. 2 , 2017,

M. Nabi, A. Hussam and A. H. Khan

, "Speciation of Cadmium (Cd) and Lead (Pb) Carbonate and Bicarbonate in Sea Water", Bangladesh Chemical Congress 2012 (BCC12), University of Dhaka , 2012,

A. Islam, S.Z. Haider and A. H. Khan

(This presentation was a part of the PhD Dissertation of A. Islam, Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, 2000, Trace Elements Profile in Bangladesh Agroenvironment A Case Study in Sonargaon, Bangladesh

, "Bio-Essential and Ecotoxic Trace Elements in Bangladesh Agroecosystem: A Case Study in two Rural Agricultural Fields, Invited Lecture ", Bangladesh Chemical Congress, , 2010,

A.H. Khan

, "Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh: Ensuring Safe Drinking Water through Mitigation Measures, Presented in the Seminar on Arsenic Problem, in Bangladesh", Seminar on Arsenic Problem in Bangladesh , Bangladesh Academy of Sciences , 2010,

A. H. Khan

, "Hazardous Chemicals in the Natural Environment: Ensuring Human Health Safety through Risk Analysis, Workshop on Chemical Hazards, Safety and Environment", ICCTB , Bangladesh Chemical Society (BCS), University of Dhaka , 2010,

Sayed M. Shamsuddin, Gazi Nurun Nahar Sulatana, Luba Shabnam and Amir H. Khan 

, "Status of some essential and toxic elements in different varieties of market rice in Bangladesh", Dhaka Univ. J. Sci, 57 (1): 93-96 , , 2009,

A. H. Khan 

, "Metal Contamination in the Aquatic Environment: Ensuring Safe Drinking Water through Mitigation Measures, In: Environment and Resources", AASA (Association of Academies in Asia) Workshop, Izmir, Turkey , 2009,

A. H. Khan 

, "Water Management and Sustainable Development, Presentation in the 1st Symposium On Science and Technology for Sustainable Development", JSPS, Jahangirnagar University, Jahangirnagar University, Savar , 2009,

Zia Ul Abedin, Z. Rahman, M. Hoque, T. Raihan, A. Hoque and A. H. Khan

, "Ion-Pair Liquid Chromatography for Melamine Analysis in Complex Sample Matrix: Quality Control and Method Validation for Trace Concentrations in Infant Formula Milk", 31st Annual Conference, Bangladesh Chemical Society, University of Dhaka , 2009,

 Zia Ul Abedin, Z. Rahman, M. Hoque, T. Raihan and A. H. Khan

, "Quality Control and Method validation of Method for Analysis of Melamine by Ion-Pair Liquid Chromatography : Application Milk Powder and Milk Products, Abstract", 12th Annual Scientific Conference ( ASCON II) on Health System Research: People’s Needs First, ICDDR,B Dhaka, Bangladesh , 2009,

A.H. Khan

, "Chemical contamination of Food: Ensuring Food Quality and Food Safety through Risk Assessment and Legislative Control Measures", 7th Annual Conf. on Food Security and Food Safety: Towards a One World, One Health approach, Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University , 2009,

A. H. Khan 

, "Mitigation of Arsenic Contamination of Groundwater in Bangladesh, Proceeding Sym. Arsenic Calamity of Groundwater Contamination in Bangladesh: Contamination of Water, Soil, and Plants,", IECL, Nihon University, Japan , 2008,

Gazi N. Nahar Sultana and Amir H. Khan 

, "Direct determination of Aluminum and Zinc in serum by graphite furnace Zeeman Effect background correction", Eurasian J. Anal. Chem. 3 (2): 212-222 , , 2008,

S.N Afzal, A. A. Shaikh, C. M. Mustafa, M. Nabi, M.Q. Ehsan and A.H. Khan 

, "Study of Aluminum Corrosion in Chloride and Nitrate Media and its Inhibition by Nitrite", J. Nepal Chem. Soc., 22, 26-33, , 2007,

Julian E. Spallholz, L Mallory Boylan, M. Mahbubur Rahman, Daniel Katz, , J. David  Robertson, ABM  Zakaria,  A. H. Khan, M. Alauddin, M. Bhattacharjee, S. Sultana, S. Khanam and Z.Choucair

, "Selenium content of rice, mixed plant foods and fish from Bangladesh", Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry, , 2007,

A. A. Shaikh, B. Tripura, T. Shireen, P.K. Bakshi, M.Q. Ehsan and A.H. Khan 

, "Estimation of Arsenic in Groundwater Using Different Voltammetric Techniques at Gold Electrodes: A Comparative Study", J. Saudi Chem. Soc., 10(2), 211-218, , 2006,

A. H. Khan

, "Electrochemical Science: Frontiers in Research, Development and Applications", Plenary Lecture, Silver Jubilee Conference, Bangladesh Chemical Society, Special Issue, , 2004,

A. K. M. Fazlul Hoque, M. Khaliquzzaman, M. Dilder Hossain and A. H. Khan

, "Fluoride Levels in Different Drinking Water Sources in Bangladesh", Fluoride, 36(2), , 2003,

A. Hussam, M. Habibuddowla, M. Alauddin, Z. A. Hossain, A. K. M. Munir and A. H. Khan

, "Chemical Fate of Arsenic and Other Metals in Groundwater of Bangladesh: Experimental Measurement and Chemical Equilibrium Model", J. Environ. Sci. Health, A38 (1), 71, , 2003,

A. Hussam, M. Alauddin, A. H. Khan, D. Chowdhury, H. Bibi, M. Bhattacharjee and S. Sultana 

, "Solid Phase Microextraction: Measurement of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Dhaka City Air Pollution", J. Environ. Sci. Health, A 37(7), 1223, , 2002,

M. Khyrul Kabir, M. Q. Ehsan and A. H. Khan

, "Anodic Stripping Voltammetry in Biological and Environmental Studies", J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc, 15(1), , 2002,

A. K. M. Fazlul Hoque, M. Khaliquzzaman, M. Dilder Hossain, A. H. Khan

, "Determination of Fluoride in Water Residues by Proton–induced Gamma Emission Measurements", Fluoride, 35 (3), 176 , , 2002,

S. B. Rasul, A. K. M Munir, Z. A. Hussain, A. H. Khan, M. Alauddin and A. Hussam

, "Electrochemical Measurement and Speciation of Inorganic Arsenic in Groundwater of Bangladesh", Talanta, 58, 33, , 2002,

A. H. Khan

, "Heavy Metals Profile in Bangladesh Agricultural Environment: Soil and Irrigation Water Components", Project Completion Report, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Council (BARC), Principal Investigator, DU-BARC Contract Research , 2001,

L. N. Rahman, A. H. Khan, N. Nahar and M. Khaliquzzaman 

, "Electrochemical Studies of Copper (II) Complexation with Cysteine and Natural Organic Ligands in Sea Water", J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc., 13(1&2), 15 , , 2000,

A. H. Khan, S. B. Rasul, A. K. M. Munir, M. Habibuddowla, M. Alauddin, S. S. Newaz, A. Hussam

, "An Appraisal of a Simple Arsenic Removal Method for Groundwater of Bangladesh", J. Environ. Sci. and Health, A35 (7), 1021 , , 2000,

N. Nahar, M. N. Chowdhury and A. H. Khan

, "Chemical Speciation of Trace Metals in Aqueous Media", J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc. 12(2), 173 , , 1999,

A. H. Khan, A. Hussam, and M. Alauddin

, "Groundwater Chemistry and Arsenic Distribution in Groundwater of Bangladesh", International Conference on Arsenic in Bangladesh Groundwater, Wagner College, New York , 1999,

E. Nabi, S. Z. Haider, M. A. Islam, A. K. M. F. Kibria, and A. H. Khan

, "Stripping Voltammetric Studies of Copper Glutathione Complexation in Sea Water", J. Bangladesh Acad. Sci. 23(2), 2071 , , 1999,

A. Hussam, M. Alauddin, A. H. Khan, S. B. Rasul, and A. K. M. Munir

, "Evaluation of Arsine Generation in Arsenic Field Kit", Environ. Sci. Technol., 33, 3686 , , 1999,

A. H. Khan, M. Khaliquzzaman, M. Alauddin, A. Hussam, A. K. M. Munir, A. I. Kazi, and M. Aftabuddin

, "Analytical Science of Arsenic: Problems and Practice in Arsenic Analysis in the Bangladesh Laboratories", International Conference on Arsenic in Bangladesh Groundwater, Wagner College, New York , 1999,

A. Hussam, M. Alauddin, A. H. Khan, S. B. Rasul, and A. K. M. Munir

, "Arsine Generation in Arsenic Field Kit: A Health Hazard", International Conference on Arsenic in Bangladesh Groundwater, Wagner College, New York , 1999,

M. Alauddin, Y. Islam, M. Habibuddowla, and A. Hussam

, "Arsenic Measurement: The Right Approach for Bangladesh", International Conference on Arsenic in Bangladesh Groundwater, Wagner College, New York, Wagner College, New York , 1999,

S. B. Rasul, N. Ahmed, A. K. M. Munir, S. Washe, M. Khaliquzzaman, and A. H. Khan, and A. Hussam

, "Speciation of Arsenic in Groundwater of Bangladesh", International Conference on Arsenic in Bangladesh Groundwater, Wagner College, New York , 1999,

L. N. Rahman, M. Q. Ehsan and A. H. Khan

, "Copper Glutathione interaction for Complexation and Speciation Studies at TMF Electrode in Artificial Sea Water", Dhaka Uni. J. Sci, 46(2), 223 , , 1998,

M. Ali, A. H. Khan, A. K. M. Wahiduzzaman and M. A. Malek

, "Trace Element Concentration in the Hair of Bangladesh Children under Normal and Malnourished Condition", J. Radioanal. Chem, 219(1), 81, , 1997,

M. Khaliquzzaman, S. K. Biswas, S. A. Tarafdar, and A. H. Khan

, "Analytical Quality Assurance in Trace Elements Analysis using Different Techniques in the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission", IAEA-Sym-344/73, 343, , 1997,

A. M. S. Alam, M. A. Rahman, A. H. Khan and D. A. Chowdhury

, "Determination of Se (IV) with Differential Pulse Cathodic Stripping Voltammetry", Dhaka Uni. J. Sci., 44(2), 161 , , 1996,

H. U. Rashid, A. H. Khan, M. H. Sarker. S. Akhter and M. F. Khan

, "Effect of Hemodialysis on Serum Zinc, Copper and Magnesium Level in Patients with End Stage Renal Failure", Bangladesh Renal J., 15(1), 15, , 1996,

M. Khaliquzzaman, S. K. Biswas, S. A. Tarafdar, A. Islam and A. H. Khan

, "Trace Elements Composition of Air Particulate Matters in Urban and Rural Areas of Bangladesh", AECD/AFD- CH/3-44 Report, November, , 1995,

A. M. F. Kibria, M. Sh. Mridha and A. H. Khan

, "Electrochemical Studies of Nickel Electrode for the Hydrogen Evolution Reaction", Int. J. Hydrogen Energy, 20(6), 435 , , 1995,

S. Z. Haider, A. H. Khan N. A. Pasha, M. I. Mondal, A. Islam and M. M. Alam

, "On the Aspects of Greenhouse Gas Emission Studies in Bangladesh: Methane Emission from Rice Paddies", BAS Int. Sym. Dhaka, 27-30 March, , 1995,

M. Khaliquzzaman, S. K. Biswas S. A. Tarafdar, and A. Islam, A. H. Khan

, "Background Air Pollution Studies in Urban and Rural Areas of Bangladesh", Research Coordination Meeting Sydney. 26-31 March, , 1995,

 M. Khaliquzzaman, S. K. Biswas, S. A. Tarafdar, S. Akhter and A. H. Khan

, "Analytical Quality Assurance in Trace Element Analysis Through Intercomparison", Report, AECD/AFD-CH/1-38 June, , 1994,

S. M. Salehuddin, A. H. Khan, S. A. Tarafdar and M. M. M. Rahman

, "Study of Possible Contamination of Jute Fibre with Petroleum Based Hydrocarbons Carcinogens and their Migration to Foodstuffs", J. Bangladesh Acad. Sci., 18(2), 117-125, , 1994,

S. Z. Haider and A. H. Khan

, "Status of Science and Technology in Bangladesh", COMSTEC/OIC Publication , , 1994,

S. A. Tarafdar, A. H. Khan D. A. Hadi, F. B. A. Maroof and M. Ali

, "Application of PIXE, NAA and Other Techniques for the Determination of Toxic Elements in Foodstuffs and Drinking Water in Bangladesh", IAEA Report NAHRES-23, P. 71, , 1994,

A. H. Khan 

, "The Current Status of Nuclear Analytical Technology in Bangladesh: Materials Analysis and Environmental Studies (Coordination Meeting Report)", IAEA/UNDP/RCA Report on Sustainable Development, RAS/92/073 , , 1993,

A. H.  Khan, M. Khaliquzzaman, S. A. Tarafdar, S. K. Biswas and A. Islam

, "Background Air Pollution Studies in Urban and Rural Areas of Bangladesh using Nuclear-related Analytical Techniques (Conf. Report)", IAEA Report NAHRES – 19, p. 47 , , 1993,

M. A. Haque, S. Z. Haider S. A. Tarafdar and   A. H. Khan

, "The Inventory of Inorganic Nitrogen in the Surface Water Ecosystem (Lakes and Rivers) in and around Dhaka City", J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc., 6 (1), 15-23, , 1993,

A. M. S. Alam,  A. N. M. Emdadul  Hoque, M. Y. Ali, S. A. Tarafdar and A. H. Khan

, "Heavy Elements Contaminants in Aquatic Ecosystem", Proc. Int. Conference on Hypertrophic and Polluted Ecosystem, Dhaka University Publication , 1993,

S. M. Salehuddin and A. H. Khan

, "A Comparative Study of Different Stationary Phases of Gas-Liquid Chromatography for the Determination of Some Phenolic Compounds in Tobacco Condensate", J. Bangladesh Acad. Sci. 17 (2), 257 , , 1993,

S. M. Salehuddin, M. A. Motaleb and  A. H. Khan

, "Determination of Phenol in Aqueous Medium by Gas Chromatography", J. Bangladesh Acad. Sci., 16, , 1992,

S. K. Biswas, M. Khaliquzzaman and A. H. Khan, 

, "Elemental Analysis of Air Particulates collected on Air Filters using Tube Excited X-ray Fluorescence", AECD/CH/36, , 1992,

S. A. Tarafdar, M. Ali, A. Islam, and A.H. Khan

, "Level of Some Trace and Minor Elements in Bangladeshi Meat Products", Radioanal. NucI. Chem., 3(9), 152 , , 1991,

A. H. Khan, D. K. Saha and S. K. Biswas

, "Urine Level of Trace Elements in some Adults in Bangladesh under Workplace Environment", Int. J. Radiat. Isotopes, 41(2), 143 , , 1990,

Sh. Mridha, A. H. Khan and M. A. Wazed Miah

, "Hydrogen Energy Prospects in Bangladesh", Proc. Int. Conf. on Hydrogen Energy Progress VIII, Hawaii, vol. I, p 125, 22-27 July, , 1990,

M. Billah, DA Hadi, AH Khan, CR Chowdhury and SM Haque (GK Project

, "Fluoride Level of Some Drinking Supplies in the Dhaka City", Nul. Sci. Appl., Vol 1, No. 2 , , 1989,

A. H. Khan, S.A. Tarafdar, M. Ali, S. K. Biswas, S. Akhter, D. K. Saha, A. Islam, M. Billah, D. A. Hadi and F. B. A. Maroof 

, "The Status of Trace and Minor Elements in Some Bangladeshi Foodstuffs", J. Radioanal. Nuc1. Chem., 134(2), 367 , , 1989,

M. Ali, S. K. Biswas, S. Akhter and A. H. Khan

, "Multielement PIXE Analysis of Water Residue", Z. Anal. Chem., 322, 755, , 1985,

A. H. Khan, M. K. Zaman, M. B. Zaman, M. Hussain, M. Abdullah and S. Akhtar

, "Trace Element Composition of Blood in Adult Population in Bangladesh ", J. Radioanal. Chem. 57, 157 , , 1980,

M. Abdullah, M. B. Zaman M. K. Zaman and A. H. Khan

, "Analysis of Total Zinc in Soils by external beam PIXE", Anal. Chim. Acta, 118, 175 , , 1980,

M. A. Kalam, A. Hussam, M. Khaliquzzaman, A. H. Khan, M. M. Islam M. B. Zaman and M. Husain

, "Elemental Analysis in Solutions by Radioisotope Excited X-ray Fluorescence", Radioanal. Chem., 46, 285 , , 1978,

A. H. Khan and M. Khaliquzzaman M. Husain, M. Abdullah and A. A. Katsanos

, "Elemental Analysis of Liquids by External Beam PIXE Down to ppb Level", Nuc1. Instru. Method, 165, 253 , , 1978,

A. H. Khan, G. B. Saha and L. Yaffe 

, "Nuclear Charge Dispersion in 235U and 238U fissions with 20-80 MeV Protons ", Can. J. Chem., 48, 1924 , , 1970,

A. H. Khan and A. J. Gilmore 

, "Determination Gold by Ion-Exchange-Spectrophotometry", Department of Mines, Government of Canada, Report EMR-55-1, , 1965,
  1. Project Title: Quality Assurance and Measurement Uncertainty in Pharmaceutical Industries in Bangladesh (2018)
    Project Manager: USP
  1. Project Title: Food Contamination with heavy metals and pesticides in Bangladesh (2018)
    Project Manager: FAO Contracted Study,
  1. Project Title: Development of water quality monitoring plan for Meghna River (2016-17)
    Project Manager: ADB-DoE Consultant
  1. Project Title: Depth Profiling of River Pollution in the greater Dhaka Watershed to assess their suitability for drinking water supply (2015)
    Project Manager: WB-DWASA Contracted Study,
  1. Project Title: Environmental Impact Assessment of AILA Cyclone on Soil and Water Quality in Shatkhira District (2013)
    Project Manager: BROTEE Initiated Study
  1. PHA 305 : Pharmaceutical Analysis-I


To (Year)



Position held

Jan 2007

Oct 2019

Plasma Plus+ Application and Research Laboratory, Uttara ,Dhaka, Bangladesh

Chief Scientist and Consultant (Water Quality and Laboratory Management and Development Specialist) / Consultant (Air Quality Management Specialist) , Food Quality  (chemical) Testing Specialist, Anal Lab Quality Management Specialist.

Jul 2004

March 2020

Department of Environmental Science, State University of Bangladesh (SUB), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Visiting Faculty (Department of Environmental Science(Courses offered: Atmospheric Pollution Management, Environmental Analysis and Interpretation of Results, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Specialist), ( Air & Water Quality and Environmental Analysis Specialist)


Oct 2004

Oct 2006

Centre for Advanced Research in Physical, Chemical, Biological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Founder Director, To establish and operate 5 advanced research laboratories, in physics, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, clinical psychology and   one General Wet Chemistry Laboratory for sample preparation.

Jun 2004

Nov 2006

School of Environmental Science and Management, Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB)

Visiting Professor, To teach undergraduate students, Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology (Level II, IV)

Aug 1976

May 2004

Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University , Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Part time Teaching Position ( as Adjunct Faculty), To teach Nuclear Chemistry and Chemical Spectroscopy.

Mar 1994




Jul 2003


Department of Chemistry, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


Professor: Teaching and Research  at B.Sc & M.Sc, M.Phil & PhD level,  Technical Adviser/ Consultant (Water & Air Quality Specialist) / Water Quality Special Consultant, Laboratory Specialist for Water and Air Quality, Analytical Laboratory Development Specialist, Analytical Expert for Water Treatment Technology, Development of Arsenic Removal Technology

Jan 2002

Nov 2009

Specialist: TV-AM and ETV-SAM Projects on Arsenic Mitigation in Bangladesh, BCSIR—OCETA Projects, GOB- CIDA Project

Member, Technical Evaluation Committee(TEC) as Water Quality Expert  for technology performance verification  to supply  arsenic safe drinking water in Bangladesh


Dec 1971


Feb 1994


Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Chief Scientific Officer/ Director, Atomic Energy Centre, Dhaka / Senior Scientific Officer / Principal Scientific Officer/ Chief Investigator / Principal Investigator /, To plan, develop and implement  R &D programmes in chemical, analytical , environmental and health sciences, with emphasis on water, soil, air and food quality analysis and quality assurance.

September 1963

October 1968

McGill University, Montreal Canada

Academic studies for higher degrees (BSc Hons. PhD)

Jan 1963

Nov 1971

Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission, Karachi, Pakistan

Senior Scientific Officer

Elected Fellow of the Bangladesh Academy of Sciences (BAS) (1993), in the same year; he also received BAS Gold Medal Award in the Senior Group in Physical Sciences


First recipient of Al-Khwarizmi International Award from Bangladesh in Analytical X-ray Spectroscopy (PIXE) and its Applications in chemical, environmental, agricultural and health sciences (1993).

  • Ph.D in Nuclear Chemistry, 1968
    McGill University
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) in Chemistry, 1966
    McGill University
  • M.Sc. Inorganic-Analytical & Physical Chemistry (Research Group) , 1962
    University of Dhaka