The Department of Chemistry is among few departments which were established simultaneously with that of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. The department is based in University College of Science Shankar (UCSS) a campus of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan. Currently, the department offers BS (4-year), BS Integrated (4-year), M.Sc (2-year)with specialization in Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry. Our department also offers M.Phil and PhD degree programs.
Since its establishment, our department has attracted highly qualified and dedicated faculty. Currently, we have 17 faculty members out of which 13 are Ph.D degree holders. The faculty has diverse areas of expertise including polymer, materials science, heterogeneous catalysis, organic synthesis, natural products, analytical, pyrolysis, organometallics, water and soil analysis, bioinorganic/biochemical toxicology, and molecular imprinted polymers. The faculty members are actively engaged in teaching and cutting-edge research. Their publications, in both national and international journals, are always admired by the researchers.
In addition to well-equipped laboratories, the department has recently established a state of the art research facility-Central Instrumental Laboratory (CIL), equipped with the latest and high-end equipment ranging from atomic absorption, (CHNSO analyser (Perkinelmer), UV spectrometer (Perkinelmer), FTIR (IR Affinity 1, Shimadzu), HPLC (RF 20A, Shimadzu), GC system (Agilent Technologies), and Microwave synthesizerat a cost of approximately 25 million PKR. The department is highly indebted to Prof. Dr. Ihsan Ali, Vice Chancellor, AWKUM, for providing such facilities to the department.
I welcome you all to the Department of Chemistry.