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Chemistry Department

Department of Chemistry has been established in the University of Sulaimani since 1968 until its removal to Erbil by the central Government in Baghdad among the Political turmoil  in 1981 and has been renamed as  Salahaddin University. The Department then was re-established at the University of Sulaimani in 1995 with limited resource and with the help of a group of hard-working staff. 

The department is actively involved in both academic teaching and scientific research and it includes various teaching branches such as Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Renewable and Green Chemistry, Petroleum and Industrial Chemistry. Meanwhile, different novel subjects such as Colloids and Biomaterials, Environmental and Nanoscience are currently given to undergraduate and postgraduate students. The department includes a group of highly active staff members whom have expertise in various areas of Chemistry and have different academic levels as Professors (1 Member), Assistant Professors (8 Members), Lecturers (15 Members) and Assistant Lecturers (29 Members).

In this Department we offer a range of Undergraduate and Postgraduate course that reflect the modern needs for Chemistry in industry and society, the most important goals of this department are substantially crucial in developing employees for private and public sectors, namely for health, industrial and educational sectors in governmental establishments. The Department is a friendly and supportive environment in which to both study and carry out research in various areas of chemistry with work collaboratively in laboratories; these will be useful to teach the undergraduate and postgraduate students in the department.

  Laboratories used for scientific research take various forms because of the differing requirements of specialists in the various fields of Chemistry. Analytical chemistry laboratory might contain an atomic absorption spectrometer (AAS)  or atomic emission spectrometer (AES) for identifying atomic elements in an unknown solution, while Organic chemistry  laboratory could have Fourier transform infrared spectrometer (FTIR), Ultra violet-visible spectrometer (UVIS), Mass spectrometer (MS) or Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometer (NMRS) for characterization of organic molecules such as Drug ingredients in a medicine tablet. A chemist  might use different laboratories for different purpose; the different purposes for which labs are used depend upon the procedures of the experiments and research methodology techniques for chemistry investigation. In some laboratories, such as those commonly used by postgraduate researchers, chemists will use different Labs to design, build, and test new chemical compounds. Chemistry Department has 22 scientific laboratories at the University of Sulaimani, the Labs name, space of one student in each Lab, supervisors name and their instruments will be explained beneath: