Applied Chemistry


Department of Applied Chemistry

Head of Department:
Dr Ali Olad



1) Applied Chemistry as a sub-division of the former Chemistry Department of the University, started its academic activities in 1966 and was established as a Department in 1991.


2) Presently, there are 6 full-time members serving at the Department, 2 of whom are professors, 1 is associate professor and 3 are assistant professors.



a)      Development of educational programs due to progress of Polymer and Petroleum Chemistry and Technology.

b)      Development of educational programs in the field of Clean Chemistry specially protection of environment using nano particles.

c)      Close and active cooperation with chemical engineering course.

d)     Development of research services by according to the need of industrial departments and manfactures.

e)      Development of organized cooperation with Science and Technology Park.


4) Applied Chemistry graduates hold most of the key roles in chemical industries and in chemical-related government bodies. These men and women usually have basic science qualifications, and after working initially as chemists, they move into positions they are primarily concerned with engineering and management. The combination of the Chemistry and the Management courses in this double degree will develop students who have the skills to fulfill a wide range of roles in industry, business and government. They will have the chemistry skills to be effective practicing scientists or researchers, and they will have the business skills to be effective managers and leaders. As such, they will be able to readily move to new positions and challenges within or between organizations.




Laboratory Name

Current Research topics

Polymer Science and Technology

Nono composites, sensors , membranes

Paint Chemistry and Technology

Addhison coating.

Industrial Electrochemistry and


Corrosion, industrial electrochemistry.


Petroleum and Petrochemical

Petroleum resins and polymer, desulfurization, olefin production thermal cracking (MTO methanol to olefin / MTG methanol to gasolin), study of coke formation in olefin production, modeling and simulation of chemical processes.

Water and Wastewater Treatment

Advanced oxidation processes, the use of nonotechnology in wastewater treatment, electrocoagulation, biological treatment, adsorption processes

Inorganic Industrial Chemistry

CO2 absorption (gas treatment).