Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to supporting excellence in chemical education and research to meet the strategic needs of Abu Dhabi, the UAE and the international community through scientificinnovation and technological advancement in diverse fields that can be better approached withfundamental and in-depth understanding of matter and its transformations on the macroscopic and the molecular level.

The department strives towards its goals by actively developing modern experimental and computational research and teaching settings, and by providing appropriate mechanisms for technical exchange, collaboration, and employment of students.The department currently offers two programs, a BSc degree in Chemistry and an MSc in Applied Chemistry.

The department currently embraces a multifaceted international community of full-time scholars who are actively engaged in both fundamental and applied research covering vital areas such asenvironment, energy, and human health.

1) BSc in Chemistry

The BSc in Chemistry at Khalifa University educates future scientists to design, develop, and investigate chemical processes at the fundamental level. A chemistry education provides a holistic set of skills (e.g. computational, analytical, numerical and synthetic) andmethodologies for looking at the physical world. Chemistry students further have an opportunity to pursue their interests in more specialized sub-disciplines of chemistry through available degree-tracks, designed to serve the country’s needs in three vital areas: environmental, materials and forensic sciences.

(i) The “Environmental Chemistry” track is expected to promote a sustainable development through environmental monitoring and assessment, green chemistry and renewable energies.

(ii)The “Materials Chemistry” track will contribute to downstream petroleum-based industries such as the manufacture of polymers and plastics.

(iii)The “Forensic Chemistry” track will support the investigative skills linked with criminology and the police force.

2) MSc in Applied Chemistry

The MSc in Applied Chemistry degree is awarded to candidates who successfullycomplete the academic courses and research project thesisrequirements of the program. The program is intended for candidates with abachelor degree in chemistry or other related specialization. The program’s typical length is four semesters, with the first three semesters requiring the completion of a combination of course work and thesis work, and the final semester only requiring thesis work and writing. The program is designed to give candidates an opportunity to enhance their knowledge of chemistry and develop research expertise and skills in instrumentation and methodology that will prepare them for careers in applied chemistry or to pursue a doctorate degree.

Dr. David Sheehan

Professor

Dr. Avin Pillay

Professor

Dr. Mirella Elkadi

Associate Professor

Dr. Ahmed F. Yousef

Assistant Professor

Dr. Suryani Lukman

Assistant Professor

Dr. Maguy Abi Jaoude

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sharmarke Mohamed

Assistant Professor

Dr. Ibrahim Yildiz

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mohammad Abu Haija

Assistant Professor

Dr. Mutasem Omar Sinnokrot

Assistant Professor

Dr. Lina F. Yousef

Assistant Professor

Dr. Paul Rostron

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sulafudin Vukusic

Assistant Professor

Dr. Selena Richards

Assistant Professor

Meriem Bildsten

Lecturer

Mualla Kara

Lecturer

Rehana Rostron

Lecturer

Ziad Aoudi

Lecturer

Mary Mc Dermott

Lecturer

Johnson Manuel

Laboratory Engineer

Sasi Stephen

Laboratory Instructor

Abeer Shunnar

Laboratory Engineer

Safaa Yousif

Laboratory Instructor

Haifa Bayer

Laboratory Technician

Gigi Xavier

Laboratory Technician

Sanaa Jamaly

Laboratory Instructor

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