Department of Chemistry
Our department is located within a picturesque landscape surrounded by mountains. Due to the geographic location, we have more than 200 sunny days. Our field, chemistry, is an important branch of science that involves the professional study of the composition, structure and properties of organic and inorganic substances. As a reminder, we quote here two famous slogans coined by chemists “Is there anything in life which does not involve chemistry?” and “What in the world isn’t chemistry?”
In our department, all the faculties and staffs are well qualified, cooperative and hard-working, as well as very friendly with the students. Our students are very eager to learn and very dedicated in obtaining their B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD degree.
Our chemistry graduate (M.Sc. and PhD) and undergraduate students of pure and applied chemistry are extensively engaged in research with faculty members. Research is underway in many exciting areas in chemistry, notably cutting-edge work in inorganic chemistry, bioinorganic and nanobioinorganic chemistry, analytical and bioanalytical chemistry, physical and computational chemistry, nanochemistry and nanotechnology, organic chemistry, polymer science, catalysis science and technology, environmental chemistry, water treatment, advanced materials, fuel cells, instrumentation, advanced energy materials, magnetochemistry, as well as applied and industrial chemistry.
We urge you not to forget to look at our faculties’ homepages. We also invite you to find ways in which you can become a member of a cutting edge research group in the next future.
• 1. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry including Chemometrics, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Electrochemical Analyses, Chemical and Biochemical Sensors, Separation and Ultra-trace Analysis, Instrumentation and Measurement, Advanced Energy Materials, Solar Cells, Electrosynthesis, Atomic Spectroscopy, and Supercritical Fluid Science and Technology.
Illustration of the designed electrochemical biosensor for SDM determination.
• 2. Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry including Electocatalysts, Photocatalysts, Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes, Organometallics, Inorganic Photochemistry, Inorganic Electrochemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Anticancer Drugs and Metal-drug Complexes, Nanobioinorganic Chemistry, Advanced Materials, Magnetochemistry, Nanomaterials, Inorganic Nanocarriers, Semiconductors, Nanocatalysts, Inorganic Pigments, MOFs, Inorganic Polymers, and Industrial Inorganic Chemistry.
Design and synthesis of gatekeeper coated dendritic silica/titania mesoporous nanoparticles.
• 3. Organic Chemistry including Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals and Biologically Active Compounds, Polymer Chemistry, Catalysis and Physical Organic Chemistry, and Preparative and Computational Chemistry.
Schematic illustration of IB-CTF preparation.
• 4. Physical Chemistry including Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS), Sensors, Molecular Spectroscopy, Mass Spectrometry, Fuel Cells, Thermodynamics of Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Systems, MD Simulation, Quantum Computational Chemistry, Synchrotron Radiation-based Experiments, Industrial Electrochemistry, and Laser.
Schematic illustration for the fabrication of Fe2O3 nanoparticles on iron pure substrate by anodization (Step 1) and photo deposition of CdS on the prepared Fe2O3 nanotubes surface (Step 2).
Honors and awards
- Our four faculty members are among the TOP 1% World Scientists in the chemistry field based on the ISI Essential Science Indicators Database.
- Our seven faculties are among The Distinguished Researcher of the year of IRAN.
- Our four professors are among the Distinguished Scientist of the Islamic-Word Countries.
- Some of our faculties are also among the Best Researcher of the year in Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), The Distinguish Researcher of the Year in Isfahan Province, and Allameh Tabatabaei Award for Iranian distinguished scientists and researchers.
The aim of the undergraduate program (B.Sc.) is to enable students of pursuing either professional careers in industry and chemical education or advanced graduate studies. Our undergraduate students must take 20 credit hours in general courses, 26 credit hours in basic science courses, 71 credit hours in core courses, and 15 credit hours in elective courses (132 credits in total) to qualify for the degree of B.Sc. in chemistry.
Our Master of Science (M.Sc.) program provides the research-oriented training and education necessary for students entering the doctoral programs in chemistry or for training professional chemists qualified to function in technical and industrial positions.
Our department offers two programs for achieving the M.Sc. degree. The first is a non-thesis program suitable for those who may already have extensive research experience, for educators who seek to upgrade their academic skills but do not require research experience, or for those who need to broaden their chemical background. The second is a traditional apprenticeship in research leading to a written thesis. The students admitted to the thesis program have to be accepted into an individual lab. Starting with a common core, both the non-thesis and thesis options may be developed into a final degree program in any of the six broad areas in chemistry: 1) Applied Chemistry, 2) Analytical Chemistry, 3) Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry, 4) Physical Chemistry, 5) Nanochemistry, and 6) Organic Chemistry. The students and their supervisors must work together to develop a research plan. A thesis embodying the results of original research shall be submitted to and be approved by the department of chemistry and the IUT Graduate Studies. A written thesis together with an oral presentation is required for the final approval.
Graduate students must take a total of 30 graduate credit hours to qualify for the M.Sc. degree.
You can download M.Sc. curriculum from here.
Our chemistry PhD program at department of chemistry is designed to develop outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching at leading universities throughout IRAN and other countries. Our PhD program emphasizes empirical and theoretical approaches to chemical research. Our PhD students are required to integrate basic skills in chemistry with focal studies in an emphasized area.
Our PhD students, according to their area of study (Organic, Inorganic, Analytical, and Physical Chemistry), must take 15 graduate credit hours and one seminar (1 credit). They are also required to pass a Standard English Test such as IELTS and TOEFL (or equivalent). After finishing their coursework, the students must pass the comprehensive exam consisting of written and oral components. They will then submit a written dissertation proposal to the director of graduate studies in chemistry and will work on the subject under the supervision of a faculty member (20 credits). To evaluate the student’s progress in its research project, two oral presentations of the results of the research, at intervals of six months, are required. This will be judged by a committee of professors and specialists in the field.
Our graduate students also benefit from two advanced central labs.
You can download PhD curriculum from here.
Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Isfahan 84156-83111, IRAN