Dr. M. Rashed Khan

( University of Nevada, Reno )


(775) 784-1798
  • Institution:University of Nevada, Reno
  • Departments: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Integrative Neuroscience
  • Research Fields: Chemical Engineering, Materials Science And Engineering, Soft Materials, Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, Biotechnology, Neorobioengineering, Soft Sensors, Soft Polymers, Wearable Microfluidics, Water Reusage, Pfas
  • Disciplines: Biochemical Engineering, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, General, Biomedical/Medical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electromechanical Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering, Materials Sciences, Neuroanatomy, Neurobiology and Behavior, Neurobiology and Neurosciences, Textile Sciences and Engineering
  • Location:Carson City
  • Funding:BLM - Bureau of Land Management, DHHS - Department of Health and Human Services, DoD - Department of Defense, DoE - Department of Energy, DRI - Desert Research Institute, EPSCoR - Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, GEAR UP - Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, HRSA - Health Resources & Services Administration, INBRE - IdeA Network for Biomedical Research Excellence, NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NIH - National Institutes of Health, NSF - National Science Foundation, NVDoE - Nevada Department of Education, ONR - Office of Naval Research, Private Industry, Space Grant - National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program, STEM - Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, UNLV - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, UNR - University of Nevada, Reno, USDA - U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDI - United States Department of the Interior, USDoE - United States Department of Education, USFS - U.S. Forest Service, USGS - U.S. Geological Survey


Khan group has mentored undergraduates, CREATE scholars, HONORS program students, NURA awardees, and CAPSTONE groups since 2019. So far, the group has mentored 27 undergraduate students (the majority are female students). We promote professional growth and support the students as much as we can. We have a match if you have a strong motivation to become a researcher.


Khan Lab@UNR aims to study, design, and develop soft materials, unconventional processes, and reconfigurable micro/nanodevices that can be harnessed and optimized further for advanced biochemical, biomedical, and physicochemical applications. The lab is also keen to establish a multidisciplinary smart-manufacturing research group, including researchers from various backgrounds. Through short and long-term active collaboration, Khan Lab@UNR would like to address fundamental challenges associated with soft micro-device fabrication, 3D/4D (bio)printing, and patterning, advanced hybrid sensor manufacturing, biomedical device development – which are still unnoticed and under-explored, and need further investigation.

Additionally, our group also focuses on computational neuroscience and neurobioengineering. Under this research direction, we study human brain, brain functions, brain structure so that the established knowledge can be broadly applicable to general biomecical science and knowledge of the brain and brain-diseases.