Research is an essential part of the academic activities in the department. Highly qualified faculty, sophisticated research facilities and grants from the 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 fields.
Physical and electrochemistry: Electro-polymerization and electrochemistry at polymer coated surfaces, Electroplating, Industrial electrodes and electrode processes, 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.
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
Environmental chemistry: Analysis of pollutants in food and environment; green chemistry