Chemistry is considered as the central science of many other natural sciences including physics, biology and geology. It studies the composition of matter and concerns itself with the knowledge of properties of materials that make up our universe. It exposes the changes that materials undergo. Most used materials in our life, our medical drugs, food we eat, water and beverages we drink, our ground and air, cosmetics, safety and forensic investigation require an involve understanding chemistry.

There are many areas of chemistry, among them analytical, organic, inorganic and physical chemistry. These fields qualify graduates to pursue a career either in governmental, industrial or private sector. Opportunities are also available in areas such as sales, marketing, consultancy, management of laboratories, health and safety and environmental sciences.

The department of chemistry maintains several instruments for research and teaching purposes to provide a wide range of chemical analyses. Undergraduate research is fully supported by the faculty in all the major fields of chemistry: analytical, environmental, inorganic, organic and physical.

On June 3, 2009, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) granted full accreditation for the period 2009-2014, to all chemistry programs. Another cycle of accreditation was granted from CSC for the period of 2014-2020.
Professor. Mohammad Salim Akhter

Subject: Physical Chemistry

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Ph.D: University of Denver, Colorado, USA, 1984



Prof. Mohamed Akhter has Broad background in Physical /Analytical Chemistry enhanced by a keen interest in spectroscopic methods and specialized skills in Polymer Chemistry. He has Supervised several physical and environmental research projects. He has attended many international conferences and published over 41 papers in high impact journals and conference proceedings. He has membership in numbers of scientific organization and societies.

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Associate professor: Ahmed Taha

Subject: Organic Chemistry

Associate professor: Ahmed Taha
Ph.D, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK, 1981



Dr. Ahmed Taha has taught at University of Qatar and University of Gezira (UOG), Wad Medani, Sudan. He has experience as a dean for students and a dean of Faculty of science and technology at UOG. He was also a Chairman of Department of Applied Sciences, College of Technology, University of Qatar. He has published over 25 papers in high impact international journals. He has membership in several scientific and professional societies such as American Chemical Society, USA, American Pharmacognosy Society, USA and International Medicinal Plants Society, Germany. He has organized several workshops in oil seed processing and utilization, food contamination monitoring and hazardous chemical and waste management in Bahrain. He has participated in several projects and consolations. His research interests are Bio-Organic and green Chemistry, Organic Pollutants Analysis by GC-MS, Bioactive Chemicals Isolation and Synthesis, Medicinal Plants and Herbs.

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Associate Professor. Ameera Saeed Al-Haddad

Subject: Analytical Chemistry

Associate Professor. Ameera  Saeed Al-Haddad
Ph.D. University of East Anglia/U.K. April, 1989



Dr. Ameera Al-Haddad has taught at Arabian Gulf university. She supervised several Master theses. She has conducted many scientific workshops in pesticides, spectroscopy, chromatography and statistics for scientists. She has published over 10 papers in several peers review international journals. Her research interests are Developing new Analytical Techniques and Environmental Monitoring and Assessment.

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Assistant Professor: Sadeq Sayed Mahdi Al-Alawi

Subject: Physical Chemistry

Assistant Professor: Sadeq Sayed Mahdi Al-Alawi
Ph.D, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA, 1997



Dr. Sadiq has interest in Molecular Photochemistry of group d6 metal carbonyl, Chemometrics techniques to various Kinetics data, Chemistry of Stratosphere, Non aqueous solution. He is the Dean of Applied College Studies, University of Bahrain, 2011-present. ; He was Director of the scientific research, Higher Education Council, 2006-2007; Director of Continuous Scientific Education Program, 2005-2006; Chairperson, Dept. of Chemistry, 2000-2004, Research and Teaching Associate, Dept. of Chemistry, 1989-1991; University of Bahrain; Research and Teaching Associate, Dept. of Chemistry, 1991-1997, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S.A; Senior Chemical Analyst, TSD department, Bahrain Petroleum Company, BAPCO, Bahrain 1985-1989

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Assistant professor. Awatef Mahdi Hassan

Subject: Organic Chemistry

Assistant professor.  Awatef Mahdi Hassan
Ph.D, University of Bristol, U.K, 1997



Dr Awatef Mahdi has experience in synthesis of organic compounds, isolation, purification and structure determination of natural products from microorganisms and plants, using stable and radiolabel in biosynthetic studies. She was the chairperson of the Department of Chemistry at UOB, 2008-2012. She has published several papers in high impact international journals.

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Assistant professor. Jameela Isa Al-Mutawah

Subject: Analytical Chemistry

Assistant professor. Jameela Isa Al-Mutawah
Ph.D, University of Reading, U.K, 1999



Dr Jameela Al-Mutawah has a membership in Bahrain Society of Chemist (BSC). She has attended several scientific national and international training courses and conferences. Her research interest is application of analytical chemistry and instrumentation in environmental studies and Matrix isolation spectroscopy, in which vibrational spectra of unstable reactivemolecules are obtained in low-temperature matrices which is of importance with regard to atmospheric chemistry. She has published number of papers in international journals.

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Assistant professor. Ali Hussain Ahmed

Subject: Physical Chemistry

Assistant professor.  Ali Hussain Ahmed
Ph.D, University of California, Riverside, USA, 2002



Dr. Ali Hussain has experience in Molecular modeling using computational chemistry. He has published number of papers in high impact international journals. His research interests are Surface-Catalyzed Reactions and Computational Chemistry.

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Assistant professor. Layla Mohammed Al-Shaqri

Subject: Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant professor.  Layla Mohammed Al-Shaqri
Ph.D, University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, 2003.



Dr Layal Al-Shaqri has worked as a teaching assistant at University of Missori, Colombia, USA and general science instructor at Gulf Petrochemical Industry Company (GPIC) and Bahrain Natural Gas Company (BANAGAS). She has gained professional training in UV-Vis, FTIR, and Stopped- Flow equipments, inorganic wet chemistry, and computer generated kinetic simulation programs. Her research interests are study of the Effects of Gum Arabic on the Cytotoxicity of Synthetic Azo Derivatives, testing Cytotoxicity of Cisplatin and Other Antitumors on Brine Shrimp and Kinetics of H2O2 Decomposition.

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Assistant professor. Ahmed Khalid Saad

Subject: Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant professor.  Ahmed Khalid Saad
Ph.D, University of East Anglia, UK, 1989



Dr. Ahmed Saad was a senior research associate and has taught several chemistry courses at University of East Anglia. He has a professional Diploma in Health and Safety from the Institute of Environmental Health Officers (IEHO) at the Cambridge Polytechnic University, Cambridge, England, UK. He has published over 10 papers in high impact international Journals. He has attended several international workshops and conferences. His research interests are synthesis of inorganic compounds and spectroscopic analysis of inorganic compounds.

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Assistant professor. Suad Ahmed Rashdan

Subject: Organic Chemistry

Assistant professor. Suad Ahmed Rashdan
Ph.D, University of Southampton, UK, 2007



Dr. Suad Rashdan has attended several workshops and international conferences in the area of nano-materials and nano-technology. Her research interests are synthesis of acyclic and macrocyclic receptors for anions, host-guest chemistry applications and Synthesis of functionalized nanoparticles for biomedical applications. She has published several papers in high impact international journals.

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Assistant professor. Fadheela Al-Salman

Subject: Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant professor. Fadheela Al-Salman
Ph.D, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, 2013



Dr. Fadheela Al-Salman has experience as research and teaching assistant, Department of Chemistry at UOB. She also has experience in growing human tissue cultures (cell lines), transient transfection, reporter gene assay (SEAP), gene cloning , real time PCR (TaqMan®) and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). She has published several papers in high impact international journals.

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Assistant professor. Abdulla Ali Almutawah

Subject: Analytical Chemistry

Assistant professor.  Abdulla Ali Almutawah
Ph.D, University of East Anglia, UK, 2013



Dr. Abdulla Almutawah has research interest in analytical Chemistry, Macromolecules interactions and their dielectric, calorimetric and FTIR responses. He has also interest in heavy metals analysis and their impact in environment. He has published several papers in high impact international journals.

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Lecturer. Remabai Balachandran

Subject: Science in Chemistry

Lecturer. Remabai Balachandran
M.Sc of Science in Chemistry, Sree Narayana College, University of Kerala, Kerala , India, 1989



Mrs Rema has more than 18 years experience in the field of education. She has research experience in soil analysis and adulteration in food materials. She also has professional skills in using UV-Visible, FT-IR, Atomic absorption spectrophotometer and Chromatography.

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Instructor: Mona Abdulaziz Al-Jar

Subject: Spectra

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M.Sc., Advanced Spectroscopy in Chemistry, University of lille1 for science and technology, France, 2014



Mrs Mona has an interest in different spectroscopic methods of analysis with a special interest in NMR and X-ray diffraction. She has also an interest in topotactic phase transformation technique using X-ray diffraction method.

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Assistant Professor: Dr. Ahmed Abd El-Fattah

Specialist: Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Chemistry

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Ph.D in Chemical Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy, 2008.



Dr. Abd El-Fattah joined the Department of Chemistry, College of Science, University of Bahrain in 2018, where He worked as assistant professor. He has developed an active forum of research that dealt with various aspects of nanoscience, polymeric nanomaterials, and Biodegradable Polymers for Environmental and Biomedical Applications. Moreover, He has supervised 16 M.Sc and 4 Ph.D students as well as published several papers in high impact international journals.

Associate Professor: Dr. Afzal Shah

Subject: Physical Chemistry

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PhD: Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad/Pakistan, 2010
Postdoc: University of Toronto, Canada, 2014



Dr. Afzal Shah has wide teaching and research experience. He has taught at the B.S, M.S/M.Phil and PhD levels. He has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the research group of Prof. Heinz-Bernhard Kraatz at the University of Toronto, Canada. He has supervised the thesis of 8 PhD and 30 M.S students. He has also supervised a post doctoral research fellow. He has presented his research findings in several international conferences. He is the winner of awards from the American Chemical Society, Tubitak and Pakistan Council of Science and Technology. He has published more than 150 research articles, 3 book chapters and one book. His research is focused on the development of electrochemical nanosensors for drugs analysis and detection of water toxins.

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