The department of Applied Chemistry is always open to collaborative interdisciplinary research opportunities that advance science and technology.
The department has a diverse range of research areas spread amongst the members of the department. Some of the research covers the following fields of studies:
- Physical Science
Fundamentals of Intercalation Chemistry and applications in environmental remediation.
Optimization of clays for applications in flame retardation
- Analytical Chemistry
Electrochemistry with emphasis on electrode modification and electrocatalysis
Environmental monitoring, industrial quality control and biomedical analysis using electroanalytical techniques or just analytical techniques
- Environmental chemistry
Speciation of inorganic and organic pollutants, their transportation, mobility and fate, biogeochemical cycles of heavy metals, determination of bioavailability and bioaccessibility of heavy metals, health and environmental risk assessment studies due to exposure to pollutants, and application of new materials (adsorbents) for pollutant extraction of remediation studies.
Applications of nanotechnology in water purification systems.
- Organic Chemistry
Phytochemistry and structure elucidation of secondary metabolites from plants with bio-activity
- Polymer Science
Synthesis and characterization of novel ethylene and higher 1-olefin copolymers and terpolymers.
Development of new characterisation techniques for existing polyolefins.