Dr. Khurshida Khayer
Dr. Khurshida Khayer Professor, Department of Chemistry



Khurshida Khayer, the eldest daughter of Abul Khayer and Mahmuda Khayer and wife of A. A. Mamun was born on 27 July 1966 in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. She passed SSC and HSC examinations with first division from Kamrunnesa Govt. Girls High School (Dhaka) and Viqarunnisa Noon School & College (Dhaka) in 1981 and 1983, repectively. She passed BSc (Hons.) and MSc (Thesis)  in Chemistry with first class from Jahangirnagar University in 1986 and 1987, respectively.  Khurshida married A A Mamun on 25 December 1991 (before joining Jahangirnagar University as a lecturer).

Khurshida received MPhil (in 1996), and PhD (2005) in Organic Chemistry from the University of St Andrews and Ruhr-University Bochum, respectively. She attended many national and international workshops and conferences. She is the life member of the Bangladesh Chemical Society.


Organic Chemistry


1.      Khurshida Khayer  and Tahmina Haque: : Density Functional Theory Calculation on the Structural, Electronic and Optical    Properties of Fluorene Based Azo Compounds, ACS Omega., 5 (9), 4507-4531 (2020).

2.      Khurshida Khayer and Tahmina Haque: Structural properties and vibrational spectra of diazene by DFT method, Jahangirnagar Univ. J. Sci., 41 (2), 09 (2018).

3.     Khurshida Khayer and Wolfram Sander: Solvent effects on thermal cis-to-trans         isomerization of azobenzene: UV/Vis spectroscopic studies, J. Bangladesh Aca. Sci., 32 (1), 111 (2008).

4.     Khurshida Khayer and Wolfram Sander: The Study of Transition State of Azobenzene by Density Functional Theory, J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc, 20 (1), 55

5.       Khurshida Khayer:  Synthesis of Boc-Cys-Pro-Aib-Cys-OCH3,
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J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc. 20 (1), 64 (2007).

6.     Khurshida Khayer: The -turn conformation of cyclo (Boc-Cys-Pro-Aib-Cys- OCH3),      Jahangirnagar Univ. J. Sci. 30, 21 (2007).

7.    Khurshida Khayer: Geometric structure of azobenzene by using density functional theory, Jahangirnagar Univ. J. Sci. 29, 44 (2006).

8.    Md. Rabiul Islam, Khurshida Khayer and Ahsan Ghani: Synthesis of 7-bromoisatin and its 2-1,3,4-thiadiazoline, 1,2,4-triazino and quinoxaline derivatives, Jahangirnagar Univ. J. Sci. 25, 1 (2002).

9.     M. Rabiul Islam, Khurshida Khayer, and Mozaffar Ahmad: Synthesis of 3-      methylpyrazolin-5-one and its 3,3-dimethyl-5,5´-ethene-bis-2-pyrazolin-4,4´-     dione, substituted cyclic triazathione and -N-acetylated derivatives, J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc. 14 (1), 33  (2001).

10.    Mahbub H. Lingcon, Rafiqul Islam, Khurshida Khayer and M. Rabiul Islam:     Cyclization of substituted indole-2-one-3-thiosemicarbazones to noble heterocyclic systems,  J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc. 14 (2), 127 ( 2001).

11.     Md. Rabiul Islam, M. Jainal Abedin, Khurshida Khayer and  Rafiqul Islam:        Synthesis of 5-spiro (5´-methoxyisatin)-4-acetyl-2-(acetylamino)-2-1,3,4- thiadia-zoline and of 5-spiro (5´-methoxyisatin)-4-acetyl-2 (5´-methoxyisatin-3- hydrazino)-2-1,3,4- thiadiazoline,  Indian.  J. Chem. 40B, 240 (2001).

12.    Md. Rabiul Islam, Khurshida Khayer and Md. Ilias Mahmud: Reactions of isatin with  2-aminothiophenol leading to spiroheterocycles having anticancer activity, Jahangirnagar Univ. J. Sci. 24, 17 (2001).

13.    Khurshida Khayer, Thierry Jenn, Mahmoud Akhtar, Robert john and David Gani:  Synthesis of (R)- and (S)- 2,3-diaminopropyl sulfate: mechanism based inhibition of  glutamate 1-semialdehyde aminomutase, Tetrahedron Letters 41, 1637  (2000).

14.    Md. Rabiul Islam, Khurshida Khayer, Md. Ilias Mahmoud, Mahbub Hasan Lingcon, Rafiqul Islam and Helmut Duddeck: Cyclization of some isatin 3- thiosemicarbazones leading to 2-1,3,4-thiadiazoline and their selective deacetylation with hydrazine hydrate,  J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc. 13, 149 (2000).

15.    Md. Rabiul Islam, Khurshida Khayer, Shamina Rahman and Md. Ahsan Ghani:   Synthesis of 5-spiro (5´- and 6´-methoxyisatin)-4-N-acetyl-2-(acetyl amino) and 2-(acetyl hydrazine)- 2-1,3,4-thiadiazoline, Jahangirnagar Univ. J. Sci. 22, 57 (2000).

16.   M. Rabiul Islam, Khurshida Khayer and Md. Asadul Alam: Synthesis of 3,4,7,8 tetraphenyl-1,2,5,6-tetraaza-cyclooctatetraene (2,4,6,8), 3;3,4,6,9,10-tetrapheny-1,2,5,6,8-pentaaza- cyclodecapentane (2,4,6,8,10), 4 and 5,6-diphenyl-1,2,4-tetrazine, 5 from benzil,  J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc. 12 (1),  63 (1999).

17.       M. Rabiul Islam, Khurshida Khayer and Rafiqul Islam: Synthesis of 7- ethylisatin and its 2 -1,3,4-thiadiazoline, 1,2,4-triazino and quinoxaline derivatives, Jahangirnagar  Univ. J. Sci.  21, 1 (1997).

18.      Khurshida Khayer, Mahmoud Akhtar, John Wilkie, David Gani, Hans Jung, Klaus  D. Schnackerz, G. S. Jagannatha Rao, Paul F. Cook: Influence of charge neutralization on the -amino pk of aspartate bound to aspartate aminotransferase, Protein & Peptide Letters  3 (5),  309  (1996).

19.       Khurshida Khayer, Mesbah U. Ahmad and M. Rabiul Islam: Behaviour of formic acid, hydrazine hydrate, tin-hydrochloric acid and sodium borohydride as reducing agents towards some 2,4-dinitrophenyl hydrazone: Reduction of benzene ring, J. Bangladesh Chem. Soc.  5 (2),  153 (1992).

20.       Goutam Chandra Saha, Khurshida Khayer and Md. Rabiul Islam:  Synthesis of          thiocarbohydrazide, some thiocarbohydrazones and their cyclized products as probes for pharmacological studies,  Indian  J. Chem.  31B, 547 (1992).

21.     M. Rabiul Islam and Khurshida Khayer: Leuckart Wallach reaction on adamantanone with benzidine and p-phenylene diamine: Secondary and tertiary adamantylamines, Jahangirnagar Review A  13, 15  (1992).


Symposium Attend/Poster Presentation:

1.       Konformation und Dynamic von Peptiden, C. Kolano, Khurshida Khayer und
W. Sander,Symposium des SFB  452, 13th March 2001, Essen, Germany.

2.      Konformation und Dynamic von Peptiden: Voruntersuchungen an Spalt-und Schaltbaren Precursorn, C. Kolano, Khurshida Khayer und W. Sander, Symposium des SFB 452, Moleculare Erkennung˝, 7th – 9th March 2002, Essen, Germany.

3.      Conformation and Dynamics of Photoswitchable Peptides, Khurshida Khayer und
W. Sander, Symposium des SFB 452, 13th March 2004, Essen, Germany.

Academic Info

Name of Examination Board/ University Year of Passing Group/Subject Division/Class
S. S. C. Dhaka
1981 Science First Division
H. S. C. Dhaka
1983 Science First Division
B. Sc. (Hons.) Jahangirnagar
1986 (held in 1988) Chemistry First Class  (2nd Position)
M. Sc. (Thesis) Jahangirnagar
1987 (held in 1990) Organic Chemistry First Class (6th Position)
M. Phil. (By research) University of St. Andrews 1997 Organic Chemistry  
Ph. D. Ruhr-Universität Bochum 2006 Organic Chemistry  


Research/Teaching Experience:

1. Ph.D.Research: Four Years (May 2000 – June 2004): Successfully completed the Ph.D.thesis at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany) for the degree of Dr. rer.nat. Title of the thesis: Synthesis and Kinetic Studies of Some Model Peptides.

2. M. Phil Research: Two years:  Successfully completed the M. Phil. Thesis at the University of St. Andrews (UK) for the degree of M. Phil. Title of the thesis: Synthesis of some potential substrates and inhibitors for pyridoxal phosphate dependent enzymes.

3. M. Sc. Research: One year six months (January 1990 – June 1991): Successfully completed the Masters thesis at the Jahangirnagar University for the degree of M. Sc. Title of the thesis: Synthesis of amines by Leuckart-Wallach and Schiff Base Reduction method.

4. Scientific Officer: Three Months (October 1991 – December 1991): The Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

5. Lecturer: Five years five months (11 January 1992 – 11 June 1997): Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar Uniuversity, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

6. Assistant Professor:  Eight Years (12 June 1997 – 31 July 2005): Department of      Chemistry, Jahangirnagar  University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

7. Associate Professor: 31 July (afternoon) 2005 to date: Department of Chemistry, Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

8. Visiting Scientist:  2nd March 2009 to 1st April 2009:  Centre for Biomolecular Sciences, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.


Dr. Khurshida Khayer

Department of Chemistry
Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka-1342, Bangladesh.
Email: khurshida_khayer@juniv.edu