Khan, Ishrat M.
Clark Atlanta University

Ishrat M. Khan Clark Atlanta University
Professor of Chemistry

Ishrat is a Professor of Chemistry at Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta , GA, where he teaches organic and polymer chemistry and directs research on helical polymers, polymer-peptide non-covalent adducts and polymers for tissue engineering applications. He earned a B.A at Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, in 1979 and a Ph.D. (under the supervision of Thieo Hogen-Esch) in organic chemistry from the University of Florida in 1984. After a post-doctoral stay (Johannes Smid) at SUNY-College of Environmental Sciences and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, he joined the faculty at Clark Atlanta University. Ishrat is active in the reform movement of undergraduate science education. He served as an Assistant Dean of 2001 PKAL Summer Institute, Science for all Students, Snowbird, Utah and is currently a member of the National Research Council's Standing Committee on Undergraduate Science Education, Term 2002 to Dec. 31, 2004. He is also a member of the steering committee of NRC's Bio 2010 Summer Institutes. He has published over 50 refereed papers and edited 2 ACS Symposium Series Books. He is the 2003 recipient of Clark Atlanta's Aldridge-McMillin Faculty Achievement award in the Overall area i.e. combining teaching, research and service.