|Department of Chemistry - Overview
The Department of Chemistry, University of Agriculture Faisalabad, was established in 1973 and renamed as Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in 2008. It was bifurcated into two independent departments in September, 2014: Department of Chemistry and Department of Biochemistry. The Department of Chemistry is catering the academic and research needs of local and national population and awarding M.Sc., M.Phil., and Ph.D. degrees.
Our laboratories are well equipped with modern instruments like gas chromatograph, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, HPLC, double beam UV-visible spectrophotometers scanning spectrophotometers, digital sieve shakers, H T dyeing apparatus, high speed centrifuge machines, rotatory evaporator, digital tintometer, polarimeter etc. Environmental and Material Chemistry Laboratory has major emphasis on development of nano and composite materials for the remediation of environmental pollutants. Radiation Chemistry laboratory has been established with applications of ionizing radiations in food, wastewater treatment, textile industry and polymer synthesis. Industrial linkages are being developed with local industry to solve their problems. Pharmaceutical & Textile Chemistry group is working on the applications of new chemical approaches to improve synthesis of textile chemicals and evaluation of important bio functionalities of valuable green pharmaceuticals/natural products. Synthetic Chemistry group is working on the development of new routes and improvement of previous knowledge for synthesis and applications of organic and inorganic molecules. Bio-analytical Chemistry laboratory is well equipped and working on characterization of plants and agrowastes-based natural antioxidants and essential oils (extraction, purification/isolation, antioxidant and biological activities, qualitative and quantitative analysis of phenolic antioxidants, applications). Nano & Biomaterials group has been established with a focus on the fundamental and applied aspects of synthesis and characterization of nano-materials, composites and biomolecules. A research group is also actively working on the development of analytical methods for the analysis of various chemicals/pharmaceuticals. Most of the faculty members are at the list of supervisors approved by Higher Education Commission, Govt. of Pakistan. The faculty members of this department are highly qualified and well experienced in their respective fields. They truly care about development and success of their students, creating an atmosphere that is conducive to good science.