There are four teaching, ten well-equipped research laboratories, two Instrumental labs and one computer lab in the fields of analytical, inorganic, organic/geochemistry, physical/electrochemistry and spectroscopy in the department. Internet facility is available in all the teaching and research labs. The main instruments available in the labs are; Polarimeter, Potentiometer, EDAC, UV-Visible spectrophotometer, FTIR, Atomic Absorption spectrophotometer, GC-FID, GC-FPD, GC-MS, HPLC-UV, Muffle Furnaces, Oven, Spee Control Centrifuges and other Analytical Instruments.
- Research Labs
- Food Chemistry
- Chromatography and mass spectrometry
Instrumentation (Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, UV-Vis Spectrophotometer, FTIR)
There is a general-purpose computer laboratory for students in the department containing 15 computers. All computers have Internet facility and are connected to the campus network at a speed of 100 Mbps. The lab is also used for teaching computer related courses
Departmental library contains more than 10,000 books and journals and is also affiliated with the central (Faisal Shaheed) Library. Internet Wifi facility is also available in the Library for students use.
Research is an essential part of the academic activities in the department. Highly qualified faculty, sophisticated research facilities and grants from university and government funding agencies have played a key role in the scientific development of department. The faculty members are actively involved in research in the following fieldsSynthetic Inorganic ChemistryDesigning, Synthesis, Characterization and Biological activities of various Inorganic compounds and study of their industrial uses
Phytochemical Study of medicinal plants their chemical components qualitatively and quantitatively, their medicinal uses for various health problems.
Functional Food Chemistry
Study of various foods in common use as a cure of various diseases, A replacement of medicine.
Toxic metal chemistry with respect to health problems and vital diseases and environmental pollution.
Fuel Cell Technologyl
Development of alternative energy resources, water splitting, use of HHO as fuel
Physical and electrochemistry:
Electro-polymerization and electrochemistry at polymer coated surfaces, Electroplating, Industrial electrodes and electrode process Novel electrode materials for anodic oxidation, Semiconductor anodes for light-assisted pollutant degradation, Mechanistic organo-electrochemistry.
Organic/Geochemistry: Study of natural product chemistry and zeolite chemistry, analysis of various organic compounds in the environment.
Environmental chemistry: Analysis of pollutants in food and environment; green chemistry
Inorganic synthesis/coordination chemistry: Synthesis and characterization of new coordination compounds including coordination polymers and the study of their dynamic effects and mechanistic aspects using spectroscopic techniques, solid state chemistry.
Food chemistry: Analysis and characterization of major and minor components of food, their physiological aspects, authenticity and origin; Bioactive constituents of foods; effect of processing on the composition, quality and safety of foods; food additives and preservatives; food database