Introduction of the Chairman
The Department of Chemistry is progressing under the dynamic and research oriented Chairmanship of Dr. Iftikhar Hussain Bukhari, who assumed the charge as Chairman on 22nd April, 2011. Dr. I. H. Bukhari completed his Ph.D degree in Inorganic Chemistry from Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan in 2003. He has more than 25 years of teaching and research experience. He has experienced to teach in Department of Chemistry, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan and also in the Department of Chemistry, University of Sargodha, Sargodha. He did his Post Doctoral Research from Saudi Arabia. He has more than 32 research papers in well renowned National and International Journals and author of two Chemistry books. Dr. Bukhari is also HEC approved Ph.D Supervisor. Under his supervision 04 Ph.D and 05 M.Phil students are working and 11 students have obtained their M.Phil degree. Dr. I. H. Bukhari is Associate Secretary of The Chemical Society of Pakistan (CSP-Punjab Chapter). Earlier he had served as Executive Council Member of The Chemical Society of Pakistan. He has almost 15 years of administrative experience in different assignments in different institutions.
The vision of the Department is to promote quality research in the various branches of chemistry to ensure a viable and practical solution to all the problems in the respective areas.
The Chemistry Department is committed to the advancement of highest level of theoretical and practical knowledge of chemistry. The department pledges to train Chemists capable of making significant contribution in the areas of medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and related fields.
Introduction of the Department
Chemistry is a science of development of human civilization. From European Industrial Revolution in 19th Century to the present day, the scenario of Biotechnology and Nanotechnology is all related to chemical sciences. In the arena of scientific development Chemists are the major stake holders. Be it Peace, war or mission to Mars, Chemists are the main players in these endeavors. The recent developments in nuclear chemistry, missile technology, environmental sciences, and understanding of intricacies of genetic engineering and biological processes, biosensors, industrial growth and energy are all due to chemistry in one way or the other. It not only adds value to the raw materials but also provides new raw materials for high-tech industries like pharmaceuticals, textiles, agro-industry, medicines, biomechanics, space science and so on. Therefore it alleviates human sufferings and proves to be an effective tool to fight against poverty.
The Department of Chemistry is one of the major departments of the GC University, Faisalabad. Presently around 800 students are enrolled in the graduation, M.Phil and Ph.D programes. The Department has well defined areas of Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Biochemistry. The department has a clear thinking that a nation of 180 million people needs world class expertise in chemical sciences which can meet the needs of common people. The schemes of study of the Department of Chemistry have been designed in this backdrop. The major focus of the Department is to train the students in their respective specializations like Nano science, Polymer Sciences, Biosensors, Synthesis of Natural Products and Drugs and Bioassays. Pakistan is blessed with enormous reservoirs of coal and minerals. Expertise is available in the department to explore these latent/hidden reservoirs.
The department has developed state-of-art research facilities and has recently inducted young, talented and very experienced academicians. It has also moved to its new premises in Basic Science Block, First Floor. It comprises four teaching laboratories for performing experiments and has four big and ventilated lecture theatres with seating capacities of 80 students each. In order to cater to the research activities of students and staff, four research laboratories are also being maintained. Moreover, a big seminar/symposium room and an auditorium is also being used for the instruction and carrying out scholarly activities. The Faculty of the Department of Chemistry is striving hard to produce dynamic students with high vision, clear cut aims and market oriented objectives. All these activities are aimed to the training of these students as entrepreneurs for creating the jobs rather than looking for the jobs themselves.