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;

Colloids, Surfactants and Nanomaterials

  • Colloids and Surfactants, Responsive Surfactants, Colloidal Materials and Nanomaterials
  • Controlled Synthesis of Particles in different size and shapes and their applications such adsorption and photocatalysis
  • Surfactant Interactions, Electrochemistry of Surfactant systems
  • Spectroscopic studies of Surfactant based systems

Method Development & Chemosensing/Biosensing

  • Advance Microextraction Techniques 
  • Preconcentration & Sample Preparation 
  • Electrochemical Sensing
  • Biosensing
  • Nanocomposites for Chemosensing
  • Carbon Nanodots for Bioimaging

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

Water Research

Emerging problems that have to be addressed in this era are the water quality management.

  • 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.

Focus Areas

Thin films, Semiconductors, Nanocomposites, Solar Cells, Colloids, Surfactants, Adsorption,  Water Recycling, light emitting materials, biosensors, Bioimaging, Sample Preparation, Microextraction