Aims of the Conference

Amidst the exponential growth in world population, the living standard has been raised profoundly owing to the unprecedented developments in Science and Technology. However, the humankind yet has to face great many challenges in furthering the growth and to sustain it by employing Science and Technology to search for cost effective, environment friendly and recyclable sources of supplies like materials, energy, food and water for the ever-growing population. As the global population is anticipated to exceed ten billion in the forthcoming couple of decades, the rule of Science, particularly the rule of Chemical Sciences is critical to ensure value added products for sustainable development of the society in harmony with the environment. In this context, the Department of Chemistry (Islamia College Peshawar, Pakistan) is organizing an national conference on the theme ‚ÄúChemistry for growth and sustainability‚ÄĚ to discuss the challenges that Chemical Scientists will face in averting the multiple crises in materials, climate, energy, food and water sectors while ensuring sustainable growth for high living standards of the humankind. The basic aim of the conference is to create an opportunity for the global researchers in academia and industry to interact and discuss the challenges and opportunities in Chemical Sciences on one hand, and on the other hand, to upgrade their knowledge and establish long term collaborations for technology transfer which is particularly important for the Pakistani researchers. The conference include plenary lectures by the leading experts in the field, invited talks of internationally acclaimed Chemical Scientists and contributed paper-presentations by the researchers from different fields of Chemical Sciences.

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry of Islamia College Peshawar is one of the leading departments of Chemical Sciences in Pakistan. Presently, a significant number of students are enrolled in different programs of the Department including BS, M. Phil and PhD. A highly qualified faculty of 24 members of which 18 are PhD degree holder is engaged for teaching activities of the Department under a dynamic leadership, and a very favorable student-faculty ratio is maintained so that to encourage a close contact between the students and their mentors. Besides teaching, the faculty is actively involved in research activities in different areas of Chemical Sciences, for example, organometallic, environmental, synthetic, natural product, bio and computational chemistry, nanomaterials, polymer etc. to address the challenges in sustainable growth of the society. For their outstanding work, many of the faculty members have won prestigious national and international awards.

Islamia College Peshawar

Islamia College Peshawar is one of the greatest historical institutions of Pakistan and a great seat of learning since its foundation in 1913 by Sir Sahibzada Abdul Qayyum Khan also called the Sir Sayyed of the Frontier. The historically rich and academically excellent Islamia College Peshawar architectures are the best embodiment of great Muslim civilization in south Asia. The importance of this college as a great hub of knowledge, wisdom and enlightenment for the people of north west frontier province (NWFP) now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is evident from the fact that the founder of Pakistan, Mr. Muhammad Ali Jinnah aka Quaid-e-Azam, has visited this College three times (in 1936, 1945 and 1948) and made the College one of the heirs of his property in 1939. Spread over more than 300 acres of land, the college was elevated to a status of a full fledge University in 2008 through an act of the provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Islamia College Peshawar is providing education to the students across the length and breadth of Pakistan in its more than 22 departments of five faculties.