Chemistry plays an important role in developing the modern world, maintaining sustainability and improving the quality of human life. The research areas of the Chemistry Group are diverse and broad such as analytical and environmental chemistry, electrochemistry, organometallic, photochemistry, natural products and synthetic organic chemistry, catalysis and surface chemistry.
Candidates will perform a research project under the supervision of staff from the Chemical Sciences Programme and frequently in collaboration with staff members from other disciplines.
Aims and ScopeThe PhD Programme in Chemistry aims to make scientists with high level specialised training, in order to cover the increased needs of Industry in related aspects. The scope of the Programme is to provide students the necessary specific scientific information, as well as to train them to develop their skills and analytical capabilities.
StructureStudents conduct an approved, original research project, with the supervision of one or more staff members. Upon completion of their research, they submit a Thesis, which normally does not exceed 100,000 words.
AssessmentAssessment includes examination of the Thesis by internal and external examiners. As stipulated in the relevant UBD regulations the examiners may subject a candidate to an oral examination or any other test they think necessary to assess the acceptability of the Thesis. Periodic assessment of the progress of the candidate is carried out as stipulated in the relevant UBD regulations.
Contact: Deputy Dean of Graduate and Research in FOS (Dr. Basilios Tsikouras)
Complete programme details can also be found here .
AP Dr. Linda B. L. Lim
Organic Chemistry; Natural ProductsMedicinal and Aromatic plants researchProximate analyses of local fruits and vegetablesEnvironmental conservation: Utilization of local fruit wastes and peat for the removal of toxic pollutants
AP Dr. Jose H. Santos
Analytical and Environmental ChemistryElectro-analytical Chemistry Environmental Chemistry
Dr. Anwar Usman
Physical Chemistry Nonlinear Optical Crystals X-Ray Crystal Structures Ultrafast Spectroscopy and Ultrafast Phenomena Electron and Energy Transfer Phenomena Optical Trapping Phenomena and Light-Matter Interactions
Dr. Hartini Hj Mohd Yasin
Programme Leader (Chemical Sciences)
Physical chemistry; ElectrochemistryElectrochemical deposition Determination of antioxidant activities
Dr. Lim Lee Hoon
Analytical and Environmental ChemistryMonitoring of environmental pollutants such as polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air and occupational environments Acidity of rain water (contribution of weak organic acids) Heavy metals/trace metals/contaminants in the environment, food matrices, marine organisms and animals.
Dr. Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
Bioanalytical Chemistry; BiotechnologyBioanalytical Chemistry and Biosensors Halal Foods, Applied and Nano-biotechnology
Dr. Aminul Huq Mirza
Coordination Chemistry; Catalysis ChemistryDesign, synthesis and structural characterization of potentially new bioactive sulfur-nitrogen chelating agents and their metal chelates.Dye-sensitized solar cells.Schiff bases derived from 2,9-Diformyl-1,10-phenanthroline.
Dr. Malai Haniti Sheikh Abd Hamid
Synthetic Organic Chemistry; Organometallic ChemistrySynthetic MethodologyOrganic SynthesisCoordination Chemistry
Dr. Chan Chin Mei
Organic Chemistry; Natural ProductsStudy of the optimization of biodiesel production. Investigation of nutrient contents of local biomass and their potential as biosorbents of pollutants.
Dr. Tan Ai Ling
Inorganic ChemistryNew Luminescent Materials: metal organic framework (MOF) and Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED); Synthesis, characterization and electrochemical studies of metal Schiff bases; Preparation of synthetic dyes for dye-sensitized solar cells (DSSC)
Dr Mohammad Mansoob Khan
Inorganic ChemistryBand gap engineering of metal oxide nanostructures for catalysis, photocatalysis and water splitting.Synthesis of nanomaterials for hydrogen production, energy related applications such as Microbial Fuel Cells and environmental remediation.Synthesis of nanocomposites for sensors (Enzymatic and non-enzymatic), optoelectronic devices and photoelectrodes.
Dr Mohammad Hilni bin Harun Sani
Inorganic ChemistrySynthesis and characterisation of mixed metal oxides
Dr Natasha Keasberry
Inorganic ChemistryBiomedical Imaging,Nanomaterials
Dr. Fairuzeta binti Hj Md Ja'afar
Combining ultrasound and microbubbles for medical imaging and targeted drug delivery
Particle characterization techniques and instrumentation
Microbubble/Nanoparticle cellular interaction: imaging by optical microscopy
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