About Us

The Department of Chemistry has been launched in COMSATS University Islamabad, Lahore Campus. Chemistry is an important discipline as it deals with nature of matter, its measurement and modeling. In that sense chemistry really matters as it is essential to explain the entire real world. Traditionally, it is divided into sub-disciplines, such as organic, inorganic, physical, biological, theoretical, and analytical, but these distinctions blur as it is increasingly appreciated how all of science, let alone chemistry, is interconnected. Modern interdisciplinary chemistry research is resulted in synthesis of novel drugs, creation of new materials, and tailoring of material properties of all sorts. It is no wonder then that chemistry is called the "Central Science".

The Department of Chemistry offers exciting learning opportunities for graduate students in chemical sciences along with cutting-edge instrumentation and facilities in research. Faculty in the department is a dynamic community of researchers creating and disseminating new knowledge at the forefront of the chemical sciences through teaching and research. Grounded in traditional subfields (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry), research in the department extends from Organic synthesis, Natural Products, Nanotechnology, Catalysis, Microbial fuel cells to Environmental Chemistry, and onto theoretical and Computational Chemistry. Distinguished faculty instructs students and offers diversity and equal opportunity in higher education that lead to their independent careers. The equipment and techniques available to the student include nuclear magnetic resonance, visible, ultraviolet, and infra-red spectrometers, X-ray powder diffraction (XRD) , Gas Chromatography-mass spectrometry, High-performance liquid chromatography, Scanning Electron Microscope, Atomic absorption spectrophotometer, high-vacuum, high-pressure, and low-temperature equipment and others.

Vision, Mission & Aims

Our mission is to

  • March towards new frontiers through vision, collaboration and innovation
  • Promote and support scientific culture in society by a knowledge platform
  • Educate and polish future leaders
  • Foster solutions of problems of global significance
  • collaborate across many disciplines both within and external to CUI