Ishaque KhanDepartment of Biological and Chemical Sciences
In science, what's small is big. "The heart and soul of today's scientific revolution is nanoscale science," says Professor Ishaque Khan. He has built a thriving research program in synthetic inorganic chemistry, which has earned him both a national and international reputation. He is leading an active research program focused on the design and synthesis of nanostructured materials, in particular, nanostructured systems for detection and catalytic removal of toxic gases, environmental decontamination, selective hydrocarbon transformation into useful industrial feed-stocks, energy storage and biomedical applications.
A speaker at more than 70 symposia, conferences and research centers worldwide, Khan has participated on the National Science Foundation's nanoscience and engineering panels and has received funding from NSF, the American Chemical Society's Petroleum Research Fund, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the Department of Defense, industry and Argonne National Laboratory.