Applied and Analytical Chemistry

Our research group emphasizes on the integrated chemistry research by applying theoretical chemistry concepts to practical applications and to the challenges posed by the needs of local and international industry. We are working on different stream in Applied and Analytical Chemistry. Mainly our research is focused on;

Water Research:

Emerging problems that have to be addressed in this era are the water quality management, adequate and safe food supply, energy crises and the use of technology to boost the world economy.

  • Development of technologies for the treatment and recycling of wastewater.
  • Media development from indigenous materials for the removal of arsenic and other heavy metals from potable water.

Materials for Solar cells and other Photosensitive Applications:

  • Synthesis of bi and tri metallic oxide/sulphidenanomaterials or composites either in powder form or thin films form and their characterization
  • Adsorption mechanisms onto oxide nanomaterials surfaces for water treatment
  • Thin films solar cell materials
  • Trimetallic oxide phosphore nanomaterials
  • Ferrites

Colloids and Surfactants:

  • Colloids and Surfactants
  • Responsive Surfactants
  • Controlled Synthesis of Particles in different size and shapes and their applications
  • Surfactant Interactions
  • Electrochemistry in Surfactant systems
  • Spectroscopic studies of Surfactant based systems


Focus Areas

Thin films, Semiconductors, Nanocomposites, Solar Cells, Colloids, Surfactants, Adsorption,  Water quality management, functional foods, light emitting materials, biosensors,