Department of Chemistry & Earth Sciences
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Historical Background   |   Program Mission   |   Program Objectives   |   Program Outcomes   |   Alumni 

On behalf of the Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences (DCES) at Qatar University, It gives me great pleasure to welcome all the visitors to this website.
DCES is an interdisciplinary department that was founded in 1973 within the College of Education, and then became part of the College of Science upon its establishment in 1977. In 2004, and following the major reform process within Qatar University, Colleges of Science and of Humanities were merged into a single College of Arts and Sciences. This resulted in inclusion of some departments within the College including Chemistry, Geology, and Marine Science, which were combined under the "Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences”. In addition, in the year 2008 the Marine Science Program was merged with the Biology Department and hence, the “Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences” currently consists of two programs, Chemistry and Geology. The B.Sc. degree program in chemistry is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC).
The department currently is a home of more than 50 staff members (30 full-time faculty members with expertise in all areas of chemistry, 8 teaching assistants, and 14 technicians). Our outstanding personnel of both faculty and staff are aware of sanctity of their duties. We realize how honorable and exciting our job is. We strive to build a generation equipped with knowledge, competence and modern and comprehensive education in chemistry.
The department currently has more than 200 students. In addition, it offers courses to various programs in Qatar University including Biology, Environmental Science, Biomedical Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences, Human Nutrition, Medicine and Pharmacy.
All faculty members are active in teaching and research and several have been awarded major funding from the Qatar Foundation for the National Priorities Research Projects (NPRP) and Undergraduate Research Experience Program (UREP). The department is facilitated with a wide range of modern instrumentation including ICP-MS, LC-MS, GC-MS, and UV and IR spectrophotometers.
The department has been collaborating with both the national and international communities as the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC, UK), the American Chemical Society (ACS, USA), United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in numerous aspects, Fields of collaboration include: organizing symposiums and public lectures and by hosting workshops and symposia together with other international communities. The Chemistry faculty have also been providing special workshops and training for employees in many sectors.
I wish you a fruitful and informative time browsing our website. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Dr. Khalid Abdulla MS Al-Saad, Ph.D
Department Chemistry and Earth Sciences, Head
College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University