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Md Sharif Khan, Post Doctoral Research Fellow

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When asked what he likes or finds interesting about Boise, Khan replied: “I like the variation of the weather here (extreme summer and extreme winter). A city with a few high-rise buildings and public transportation.”

Md Sharif Khan is from Bangladesh, and is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Boise State University.

He received his BS and MS degrees in chemistry from Jagannath University in Bangladesh. Following that, in 2016, he relocated to Chiba University in Japan to pursue his doctorate in the same field. After finishing his PhD program, he moved to France to work as a researcher at the French Atomic Energy Commission. Before coming to Boise State, he was a visiting research fellow at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom.

Outside of work Khan loves traveling, and he is a gastronome. He enjoys cooking and reading books.

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