Chemistry is a basic science, which is overlapping biology, physics, pharmacy and material sciences. It is a fundamental and applied science that provides the foundation on which the understanding of the natural and material world depends. The UOS inherited the valuable traditions of postgraduate Department of Chemistry, which was established in 1991.
The department is offering PhD, MPhil, MSc & BS programs designed to meet the ever-emerging needs in the field of chemical sciences. A number of research projects of inter-disciplinary nature, funded by the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan and the University’s Office of Research, Innovation and Commercialization, are being run by experienced faculty in collaboration with national and international institutions.
The department has a very competent faculty including 23 PhD qualified members, 15 HEC approved supervisors and a number of visiting scientists and research associates. In the perspective of emerging growing trends of value-addition and knowledge-based economy, the faculty is conducting research at the forefronts of their disciplines such as natural antioxidants and nutraceuticals, biopolymers, drug design, asymmetric synthesis and catalysis, metal-based anti-cancer drugs, nanomaterials and computational chemistry.
This department is considered as one of the most productive departments of the university in terms of innovative research, international publications and research funding.