Dr Yousaf Khan


After graduating with my Chemistry BSc (Hons) from Kingston University, I completed my MSc in Chemical Research from the University College of London (UCL) where I specialised in physical, materials and computational chemistry. I returned to Kingston University to complete my PhD working on the synthesis and characterisation of organic-inorganic nanocomposites for photovoltaic, optoelectronic and semiconducting devices. I joined the teaching staff at Kingston University in 2019.

Academic responsibilities



  • BSc (Hons) Chemistry
  • MSc Chemical Research
  • PhD Materials Chemistry


My research interests span several areas of chemistry and are currently focused around:

Materials chemistry

  • Semiconductors and semiconductor devices.
  • Materials for post-Li ion batteries and renewable energies.
  • Intercalation compounds and solid-state ionic conductors.

Computational chemistry

  • Electronic properties and design of organic semiconductors and single molecular donor-acceptor systems.
  • Probing organic reactivity and reaction mechanisms.
  • Inorganic coordination complexes and chemical bonding.

Organic chemistry – Solventless and solid-state green organic synthesis.