Department of Chemistry

Overview
Chemistry is one of the most important branches of basic sciences, which now plays an important role in daily life. Most of the fundamental scientific problems concentrate on the chemical nature of matters. The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry of Isfahan university of Technology provide a scientific and friendly environment where students at the undergraduate and graduate levels can explore, discover, and learn chemistry through coursework and research. The department uses the most modern educational and research instruments and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs.
The department offers the degrees of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Pure and Applied Chemistry.
The aim of the undergraduate program is to enable students of pursuing either professional careers in industry and chemical education or advanced graduate studies.
At the graduate level, the department offers the Master of Science (M.Sc) and PhD in the fields of Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry.

Research Activities

  • a.    Analytical Chemistry including Chemometrics, Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Chemical and Biochemical Sensors, Separation and Ultra Trace Analysis, Supercritical Fluid Science and Technology
  • b.     Inorganic Chemistry including Catalysts, Synthesis of Transition Metal Complexes, Organometallics, Photochemistry, Electrochemistry, Supramolecular Chemistry, Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • c.    Organic Chemistry including Chemistry of Pharmaceuticals and Biologically Active Compounds, Polymer Chemistry, Catalysis and Physical Organic Chemistry and Preparative and Computational Chemistry
  • d.    Physical Chemistry including Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS), Sensors, Spectroscopy,

Fuel Cells, Thermodynamics of Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Systems, MD Simulation Quantum Computational Chemistry, Quantum Computational Chemistry, Nano-chemistry, Synchrotron Radiation-based experiments, Industrial Electrochemistry.

Honors and awards

  • Three faculty members of this department are among TOP 1% World Scientists in Chemistry based on lSI Essential Science Indicators Database.
  • The Distinguished Researcher of the Year of IRAN
  • Distinguished Scientist of the Islamic-Word Countries
  • The best Researcher of the year in Isfahan University of Technology
  • The Distinguish Researcher of the Year in Isfahan Province
  • Allameh Tabatabaei Award for Iranian distinguished scientists and researchers

 

Academic Programs

UnderGraduate Programs:

The degree program at the baccalaureate level is designed for students preparing for professional careers as chemists in industry, academic researchers, and related professions, or for further graduate training in chemistry.

 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.

You can download theundergraduate courses curriculum from here and the undergraduate course description from here.

MSc Programs:

The Master of Science 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 positions.

The Department of Chemistry offers two programs for achieving the Master of Science 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 four broad areas in chemistry: 1) Analytical Chemistry, 2) Inorganic Chemistry, 3) Physical Chemistry, and 4) 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 Msc curricalum from here.

PhD Programs:

The doctoral program emphasizes empirical and theoretical approaches to chemical research. Students are required to integrate basic skills in chemistry with focal studies in an emphasized area. The program is designed to provide research experience and training appropriate for advanced positions in academic research and teaching, government and public agencies, and industry

Ph.D. 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 the 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.

You can download PhD curricalum from here.

Contact Information
Department of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology (IUT).
Website: http://chem.iut.ac.ir/en
Tel: +98-31- 33913252, Fax: +98-31-33912350

 

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