Assistant Professor


Imran Ullah Khan received Bachelor of Chemical Engineering in 2006 from NFC Institute of Engineering & Technology, Multan, Pakistan. He did his Master degree in Chemical Engineering from Karlstad University Sweden in 2009. During his master studies, he worked on Pulp, Paper and Surface Treatment Technology. After MS studies, he worked at NUST (SCME) as a lecturer in the Chemical Engineering Department. In 2015, he started his PhD studies in Universiti Teknologi Malaysia under the Faculty Development Program of NUST. During PhD, he worked in Advance Membrane Technology Research Centre (AMTEC) and was entirely focused on the synthesis of Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks Nanoparticles and Fabrication of Mixed Matrix Hollow Fiber Membrane for Natural Gas Purification. After Successful completion of his PhD studies, he joined NUST as an Assistant Professor at SCME, Department of Chemical Engineering on 28, December 2018.

His extracurricular activities are worth mentioning for being the President of International Student Society Central at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia for the session of 2017/2018. Furthermore, He has been officially appointed as an Educational Ambassador of UTM Malaysia for Pakistan, Bangladesh, China, Afghanistan, and India.


  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jan 2019
  • M.Sc., Chemical Engineering, Karlstads universitet, Sweden, NOV 2011
  • M.Bc, Chemical Engineering, NFC Institute of Engineering and Technology, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan 2006


  • 1. Khan, Imran Ullah, et al. "Biogas as a renewable energy fuel–A review of biogas upgrading, utilization, and storage." Energy Conversion and Management 150 (2017): 277-294. (IF= 8.208, Q1)
  • 2. Khan, Imran Ullah, et al. "Status and improvement of dual-layer hollow fiber membranes via a co-extrusion process for gas separation: A review." Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 52 (2018): 215-234. (IF= 3.841, Q2)
  • 3. Khan, Imran Ullah, et al. "Structural transition from two-dimensional ZIF-L to three-dimensional ZIF-8 nanoparticles in aqueous room temperature synthesis with improved CO2 adsorption." Materials Characterization 136 (2018): 407-416. (IF= 3.562, Q1)

Research Interests

Synthesizes of nanomaterial’s for separation processes96%
Membrane Separation Processes99%
Wastewater treatment99%