Hassnain Abbas Khan, Ph.D.

Research Scientists

Research Scientist

Research Interests

​The research application area is catalytic aftertreatment systems in connection to internal combustion engines. The objective is to bridge these research areas to enable more environmental friendly vehicles. The focus is on reactor experiments and kinetic modeling. The application areas are Methane, diesel and blend fuel combustion, particulate matter capture and catalytic oxidation. Main areas of interest are Design of catalytic systems, Experiments (MoE), Multivariate data analysis (MVA) and Parameter estimation methods.

Selected Publications

  • Stabilization of Pt at the inner wall of hollow spherical SiO2 generated from Pt/hollow spherical SiC for sulfuric ...
    H. A. Khan, P. Natarajan, K. Deog-Jung
    Applied Catalysis B: Environmental 231, 151-160, (2018)
  • Synthesis of Pt/mesoporous SiC-15 and its catalytic performance for sulfuric acid decomposition
    H. A. Khan, P. Natarajan, K. D. Jung
    Catalysis Today, 303, 25-32, (2018)
  • One-pot synthesis of Pt–Sn bimetallic mesoporous alumina catalysts with worm-like pore structure for n-butane dehyd...
    P. Natarajan, H. A. Khan, S. Yoon, K. -Deog Jung
    ournal of industrial and engineering chemistry 63, 380-390, (2018)
  • Facile synthesis of alfa-nickel hydroxide by an ultrasound-assisted method and its application in energy storage de...
    S. A. Abbas, M. I. Iqbal, S. H. Kim, H. A. Khan, K. Deog-Jung
    Applied Surface Science 474, 218-226, (2019)
  • Pt encapsulated hollow mesoporous SiO2 sphere catalyst for sulfuric acid decomposition reaction in SI cycle
    H. A. Khan, M. I. Iqbal, A. Jaleel, I. Abbas, S. A. Abbas, K. Deog-Jung
    International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 44, 2312-2322, (2019) 


  • ​Ph.D., Clean Energy, and Chemical Engineering, KIST School-UST, Seoul, South Korea, 2019
  • BE, Chemical Engineering, Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro Pakistan, 2014

Professional Profile

  • 2014-2016: Research Assistant Clean Energy Research Center, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Seoul, South Korea


  • ​KIST School Research Excellence Award-2019

Research Interests Keywords

Heterogeneous Catalysis Automotive exhaust After-treatments Sustainable Energy with Low Carbon and Low Pollutant Emissions