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Research Interests

  • (Photo)electrochemical water splitting (OER/HER)
  • Photocatalytic H2O2 generation and CO2 conversion
  • Photocatalytic Degradation
  • Photoreforming of waste plastic and biomass; and
  • Electrochemical Charge Storage

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Chung Ang
University, South Korea

Brainpool Researcher




King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Postdoctoral Fellow




University of Petroleum and Minerals, Saudi Arabia

Lecturer in Chemistry




University of Malakand, Pakistan

Research Associate




University of Malakand, Pakistan

Lecturer in Chemistry



Key Publications

  1. Ibrahim Khan, Baig, A. Baki, M. Ashraf, M. Haroon, A. Saadi, M, N, Tahir, S Wooh, CuO and Pt Nanoparticles Decorated Three-Dimensional Laser-Induced Graphene for Durable Alkaline Oxygen and Hydrogen Evolution Reactions, Carbon, 213 (2023) 118292.
  2. Ashraf, N. Ullah, Ibrahim Khan, N. Tahir, M. Shahzad, W. G. Tremel, Photoreforming of Waste Polymers for Sustainable Hydrogen Fuel and Chemicals Feedstock: Waste to Energy, Chem. Rev. 2023, 123, 8, 4443–4509.
  3. Ibrahim Khan*, Pluronic-123 Assisted Synthesis of Cobalt Vanadate Microparticles (µ-CoV MPs) for Durable Electrochemical Oxygen Evolution Reaction in Seawater and Connate Water, Catalysts. 13(3) (2023) 1-15.
  4. Muhammad Ashraf, Roshan Ali, Ibrahim Khan, Nisar Ullah, M. S. Ahmad, T. Kida, S. Wooh, K. Al-Hooshani, W. Tremel, U. Schwingenschlög, M. N. Tahir, Bandgap Engineering of Melon using Highly Reduced Graphene Oxide for Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Hydrogen Evolution, Adv. Mater. 35 (2023) 2301342.
  5. Ibrahim Khan, S. Shah, A. H. Hendi, S. Ali, M. Ashraf, S. Ali, S. Wooh*, PAN-b-PFPA copolymer anchored mixed-phase TiO2 nanoparticles for improved hybrid supercapacitance, J. Alloys. Comp. 968. (2023) 172175.
  6. A. Lange, Ibrahim Khan, M. Ashraf, M.N Tahir*, P. Opitz, J. Hartmann, …W. Tremel*, High-Speed Fluorination of Tantalum Oxide with Teflon Scrap by Spark Plasma Sintering: TaO2F and Ta3O7F with High Photocatalytic Activity for Hydrogen Evolution from Water Oxidation. Adv. Mater. 33 (2021) 2007434-2007441.
  7. Ibrahim Khan*, Baig, S. Ali, M. Usman, S. A. Khan, K. Saeed, Progress in layered positrode and negatrode nanoarchitectures for charge storage devices: Challenges and future perspective, Energy. Stor. Mater. 35 (2021) 443-469.
  8. Ibrahim Khan,Z Khan, A Sufyan, MY Khan, SI Basha, A Khan., Controlled growth of monodispersed octahedral BiVO4 microcrystals for improved photoelectrochemical water oxidation, Ultrason. Sonochem. 68 (2020) 105233.
  9. Ibrahim Khan, Qurashi, G. Berdiyorov, N. Iqbal, K. Fuji, Single-step strategy for the fabrication of GaON/ZnO nanoarchitecture photoanode and their experimental and computational photoelectrochemical water splitting, Nano Energy, 4 (2018) 23-33.
  10. Ibrahim Khan, Qurashi, Sonochemical assisted in-situ electrochemical synthesis of Ag/α-Fe2O3/TiO2 nanotube-arrays for photoelectrochemical energy harnessing from water splitting, ACS Sus. Chem. Eng, 6 (2018) 11235-11245.


Selected Patents

  1. M Ashraf, MN Tahir, N Ullah, SS Shah, Ibrahim Khan, Energy storage device and supercapacitor, US Patent 11,887,782 (2024).
  2. A Qurashi, Ibrahim Khan, Photoelectrochemical water splitting, US Patent App. 11859295 (2024).
  3. Khan, Ibrahim Khan, M. Y. Khan, Large scale, Monodispersed octahedral BiVO4 microcrystals, photostability, and water oxidation thereof, US Patent App. 17506271 (2023).
  4. Ibrahim Khan*, M Ashraf, N. Baig, AHY Hendi, Hybrid photoactive heterojunction and method of preparation thereof, US Patent and Trademark Office, US Patent App. 11453599 (2022).
  5. A Qurashi, M Raashid, Ibrahim Khan, Anodization method for the production of one-dimensional (1D) nanoarrays of tin oxide. US Patent and Trademark Office, US Patent App. 11441232 (2022).


Selected Book Chapters

  1. Nafeesa Sarfraz, Ibrahim Khan*, H. Hendi ‘’Biomass and Chemically Derived Graphene-Based Supercapacitors.’ Biomass‐Based Supercapacitors: Design, Fabrication and Sustainability, Wiley 1, (2023) 269-287. ISBN:9781119866435
  2. Nafeesa Sarfraz, Ibrahim Khan*, Idrees Khan, Muhammad Ashraf, Muhammad Ayaz, Khalid Saeed, Nisar Ali, Muhammad Bilal, ‘’Iron Oxide/Polymer Magnetic Composite Nanoparticles’’ Smart Polymer Nanocomposites. Elsevier 1, (2022) 654, ISBN: 9780323916127.


Selected Awards

  1. Best oral presentation on “Robust electrocatalysts decorated three-dimensional laser-induced graphene for selective alkaline OER and HER” award at The Korean Society of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry (Fall meeting) (KSIEC) [08/2023].
  2. Brainpool Research Fellowship Awarded by National Research Foundation, South Korea [05/2021].
  3. Research Project as PI: Awarded by the Ministry of Education (MOE-SA) at KFUPM, KSA [08/2019].
  4. Best Creative PhD Research Work Award by King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), KSA, [03/2019].

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Hybrid Metal Oxide Nanoarrays: Fabrication, Properties and Energy Conversion Applications, Chemistry Department of King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

Jan 2014Aug 2018

Award Date: 17 May 2018


  • Chemistry
  • Materials Science and Engineering

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