DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY
To explore and advance new chemical frontiers in all four disciplines of chemistry including physical, inorganic, organic and biochemistry through visionary research, innovation, collaboration, and scholarship.
Department of Chemistry at SBKWU aspires to excel in chemical education, research and services.
Our Strategic Goals`
- Maintain graduate and undergraduate teaching and research programs to develop the next generation of academic, industrial, and government laboratory chemists who will be called upon to solve new problems.
- Increase the depth and breadth of outreach activities and opportunities for technology transfer from the faculty and staff to the people of the region, state and nation.
- Encourage interdisciplinary research endeavors that draw on and add to the research base within SBKWU.
- Enhance the basic and applied research framework in the Chemistry Department.
- Enhance services to the community.
- Build collaborations with other universities and the industry to achieve the department goals
Chemistry involves the study of all things chemical – chemical processes, chemical compositions and chemical manipulation – in order to better understand the way in which materials are structured, how they change and how they react in certain situations. Having gained chemical understanding at molecular level, chemistry graduates may choose to apply this knowledge in almost unlimited ways, as it can be used to analyze all matter and therefore our entire environment.
Those who study chemistry go on to do many exciting things in a whole range of industries. Notable chemistry graduates include former prime minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher; famous novelist, Kurt Vonnegut (who wrote Slaughterhouse-Five and Cat’s Cradle); NASA astronaut Story Musgrave and, Marie Curie, the pioneering scientist behind the theory of radioactivity. Basically, the possibilities for chemistry graduates are endless. Studying chemistry doesn’t restrict you to a career in a laboratory; it can lead to many different careers across a wide range of sectors. So, what can you do with a chemistry degree?
- Academic researcher
- Analytical chemist
- Chemical engineer
- Clinical scientist, biochemistry
- Forensic scientist
- Research scientist (physical sciences)
- Scientific laboratory technician
- Enthusiastic researcher
Seminar/ Conferences (2017-2018)
- 2017- Three days’ workshop organized on Endnote note in Department of Chemistry SBK Women’s University Quetta.
- 2018- One day work shop on Chem draw software by Dr. Saleha Suleman Khan in the Department of Chemistry SBK Women’s University Quetta.
- 2018- Organize workshop in a global chemist code of ethics and laboratory safety and security event note in Department of Chemistry SBK Women’s University Quetta.
- Organize workshop on EndNote in the Department of Chemistry SBKWU Quetta.
Name of Degree program: M.Phil in Chemistry
Program Started: 2009
Duration of Program: 2 Years
Credit hours: 30 credit hours (24 Course work + 6 Research work)
Total Number of students enrolled: 268
Session wise enrollment of students:
- 2009-2011: 10
- 2013-2015: 19
- 2014-2016: 23
- 2015-2017: 38
- 2016-2018: 41
- 2017-2019: 45
- 2018-2020: 51
- 2019-2021: 41
Fig.1 Students strength in M.Phil Chemistry during 2009-2021
PhD faculty No. of Ph.D faculty members: 11
|PhD Faculty Details|
|SR.||Name & Designation||PhD Degree Status||Specialization||Experience||No. of Students being Supervised|
|Title & Subject Area|
|1||Dr. Uzma Jabeen (HOD & Assistant Professor||PhD in Chemistry||Physical Chemistry||16 years and 6 months||02||24|
|2||Dr. Farrukh Bashir (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Chemistry||Physical Chemistry||16 years and 6 months||01||06|
|3||Dr. Sabeena Rizwan (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Biochemistry||Biochemistry||16 Years||1 Years SST||6|
|4||Dr. Ayesha (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Biotechnology||Biochemistry||10 years||6 years Admin at SBKWU||17|
|5||Dr. Farida Behlil (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Chemistry||Organic Chemistry||10 years||03|
|6||Dr. Saima Mehar (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Chemistry||Organic Chemistry||6 Years||4 years||02|
|7||Dr. Nusrat Nabi (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Chemistry||Organic Chemistry||10 Years||01|
|8||Dr. Noureen Khan (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Chemistry||Organic Chemistry||5 years||9 years||02||08|
|9||Dr. Saleha Sulamen Khan (Assistant Professor)||PhD in Chemistry||Organic Chemistry||6 Years||12 Years||29|
|10||Dr. Saba Afzal (Lecturer)||PhD in Chemistry||Inorganic Chemistry||16 Years||03|
|11||Dr. Bibi Sherino (Lecturer)||PhD in Chemistry||Inorganic Chemistry||10 years||2 years intern experience in sbkwu||02||08|
M.Phil faculty No. of M.Phil faculty members: 08
|Faculty Details of MS/MPhil or Equivalent Degree|
|SR.||Name & Designation||MS/MPhil or Equivalent Degree||Specialization||Experience||No. of Students being Supervised|
|Title & Subject Area|
|1||Ms Farkhanda Shahid (Assistant Professor)||M.Phil. in Chemistry (waiting for PhD Viva)||Physical Chemistry||13 Years||02|
|2||Ms Shagufta Fahmid (Assistant Professor)||M.Phil. in Chemistry (PhD Research complete, thesis evaluation in progress)||Organic Chemistry||16 years and 6 months||5 years college experience||09|
|3||Ms Musarat Raiz (Assistant Professor)||M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)||Organic Chemistry||16 years||02|
|4||Ms Fazila Mandokhail (Assistant Professor)||M.Phil. in Chemistry||Biochemistry||10 Years||04|
|5||Ms Samina Aslam (Assistant Professor)||M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)||Organic Chemistry||10 Years||00|
|6||Ms Huma Ayub (Assistant Professor)||M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)||Inorganic Chemistry||3 Years||9 Years Research Experience||02|
|7||Ms Huma Tareen (Lecturer)||M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)||Physical Chemistry||11 Years||04|
|8||Ms Sana Ahmed (Lecturer)||M.Phil. in Chemistry (Enrolled in PhD)||Inorganic Chemistry||11 Years||02|
Research areas of published articles and books
|S.NO||Name of Faculty||Research areas|
|Physical Chemistry Section|
|1||Dr. Uzma Jabeen Assistant Professor (Chair Person )||Material Sciences|
|2||Dr. Farrukh Bashir (Assistant Professor)||Material Sciences|
|3||Ms Farkhanda Shahid||Physical Chemistry|
|4||Ms Huma Tareen (Lecturer)||Material Sciences|
|Organic Chemistry Section|
|1||Dr. Nusrat Nabi (Assistant Professor)||Food Chemistry|
|2||Dr. Farida Behlil (Assistant Professor)(M.Phil organizer)||Organic chemistry,Synthesis and extraction, Biological activities of synthesized compounds|
|3||Dr. Saima Mehar (Assistant Professor)||Isolation Chemistry, Natural Products, Synthesis chemistry|
|4||Dr. Noureen Khan (Assistant Professor)||Natural Product, Organic synthesis, Material Sciences|
|5||Dr. Saleha Sulamen Khan (Assistant Professor)(Organic section incharge)||Natural Product, synthetic Chemistry|
|6||Ms Shagufta Fahmid (Assistant Professor) (Ph.D continue)||Organic Chemistry, Bio Technology, To explore incidence of different diseases, Nano materials, Qualitative and quantitative assessment of Food toxins, Quality assessment of commercially available different items, Proteomic, Sustainable strategies of recycling, Bio diesel production, recycling of waste materials, Green chemistry, Plant pathogens identification and remediation Future intention of research: Extraction of beneficial compounds from biological sources, Molecular identification of pathogens, Targeted treatment and Drug discovery|
|7||Ms Musarat Raiz (Assistant Professor) (Ph.D continue)||Organic Chemistry|
|8||Ms Samina Aslam (Assistant Professor) (Ph.D continue)||Synthesis and extraction|
|In-Organic Chemistry Section|
|1||Ms Huma Ayub (Assistant Professor)|
|2||Dr. Saba Afzal (Lecturer)|
|3||Dr. Bibi Sherino (Lecturer||Inorganic chemistry, Nano materials|
|4||Ms Sana Ahmed (Lecturer)|
|1||Dr. Sabeena Rizwan (Assistant Professor||Proteomics, Plant Biochemistry|
|2||Dr. Ayesha (Assistant Professor)||Plant Biochemistry, Biotechnology|
|3||Ms Fazila Mandokhail (Assistant Professor)||Biochemistry|
Chemistry is not only the interaction between matter and chemical reactions, but is the science applied in our daily life. Chemistry is the central science connected to several other disciplines as for example environmental, physics, mathematics, biological and earth sciences.
Based on the above mentioned facts, Department of Chemistry of Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University offers BS, MSc and PhD programs, thus the areas of research covered are Physical and Analytical Chemistry, Material Chemistry, Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Product Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Chemistry Department Hi-Tech laboratory is well equipped with following instruments:
- Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer
- Gas chromatography (TCD & FID)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatograph
- UV/Vis Absorption Spectrophotometer
- FTIR Spectrophotometer
- Flame photometer
The faculties in charge of the above mentioned instruments are Dr. Kanwal, Ms. Huma Ayub, Dr. Nusrat, Dr. Saima, Dr. Saleha, Dr. Noreen, Dr. Saba, Dr. Sherino, Dr. Farrukh, Dr. Farida, Ms. Huma Tareen and Ms.saba respectively. Dr. Uzma Jabeen (HoD Chemistry Department), Dr. Sabeena Rizwan and Ms. Farkhanda Shahid are the persons in charge of the Hi-Tec laboratory.