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Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry 

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Department's Mission

The Chemistry Department's primary mission is to educate students who are not only qualified to train others, but also have the expertise to contribute to the development of world's scientific understanding.

Chemistry Department has played a vital role in Eastern Mediterranean University since its inception in 1989, responding to a variety of demands emanating from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus' scientific, socio-economic, cultural, and political development.

The Chemistry Department provides undergraduate courses for students in the Engineering, Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Pharmaceutical, and Health Sciences faculties in order to assist other faculties. Chemistry courses are not only a pillar of these Faculties' curricula, but they also help EMU students gain a better understanding of science. The Chemistry Department offers three university elective courses to students from all disciplines that attract students interest 'Chemistry and Modern World', 'Human, Nature and Science' and 'Patterns of Drug Use'. 

Departmental Facilities

Our department, which focuses on undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs, has well-equipped research facilities including an up-to-date PC for the students. In addition, research laboratories in organic photochemistry, environmental chemistry, physical and polymer chemistry are available in the Department of Chemistry. Fluorescence, UV-visible, and FTIR spectrophotometers, Rayonet photoreactor, solar collectors, pH meters, melting point instruments, Ubblohde and Brookfield viscometers, and chromatographic separation systems, electrochemical workstations, battery tester are some of the facilities in these labs.

There is also a General Chemistry laboratory for the purpose of training freshman students in the basic principles of chemistry and laboratory techniques.


Program NameDegreeDuration (Years)
ChemistryBachelor / B.S.4
Chemistry (with Thesis)Master / M.S.1 - 2
ChemistryPhD / Ph.D.3.5 - 5
Distinguishing Attributes

We are inspired by our philosophy that the mission of education and its institutions are not bound only to train people for vocation, but also to displace and correct primitive notions with advanced ones. This will, in turn, enhance the creativity and productivity of our graduates when they are engaged in real life situations. As a university-wide standard, our PhD students are required to publish at least one paper in an internationally refereed journal listed in the Science Citation Index to be qualified for a PhD diploma. Yet, they are also required to deliver lectures in some theoretical courses in General Chemistry to train themselves for their prospective careers. 

Major Accomplishments

Our entire faculty is expected to engage in world-class research in addition to their teaching and service responsibilities. Research experiences are considered an important part of a modern undergraduate and graduate education, and this feature has been expanded to align with our mission and vision. The department has opted to focus its efforts on a number of research areas in addition to providing high-quality classroom instruction for a variety of reasons, including the department's small size and the desire to recruit academic-research oriented students globally. Chemistry has seen significant growth in its nationally and internationally recognized research programs, as well as the quality of its undergraduate and graduate education programs, and will continue to do so. 

Quality of Graduates

Our MSc and PhD graduates receive high quality education enabling them to compete with the others at an international level. They are well-equipped with problem solving techniques, self-discipline, creativity, self-confidence and other critical skills in our interconnected world.

Career Opportunities

Inspired by our philosophy that the mission of education and its institutions is not bounded to train people for vocations, but also to displace and correct primitive notions with more advanced ones. When our graduates enter the workforce, this will boost their innovation and competitiveness.

Following the successful completion of the 4-year undergraduate curriculum, program graduates will receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Chemistry. Upon receiving this degree, graduates have the necessary foundation to further their education in relevant post-graduate programs. Students will be able to continue their further graduate education in various national and international academic settings. In addition, graduates of undergraduates have the opportunity to find employment in a variety of fields including: Chemistry teacher; work in food, water, paint, medicine, textile, petroleum, polymer, energy, biotechnology etc. areas; work as a chemist in production unit for quality control, manager, consultant, sales and marketing staff, health and forensic laboratories, security, environmental pollution parameters measurements, product development, standardization, etc.

To prepare for their academic careers, our graduate students usually give some theoretical lectures in general chemistry. In addition, our PhD students must publish at least one paper in an internationally refereed journal specified in the Science Citation Index or Science Citation Index Expanded to qualify for a PhD diploma, according to university regulations.

Our graduates are prepared to apply their scientific knowledge in a variety of settings, including as faculty members at universities, vocational schools, and colleges, as well as research and development fellows in industry and government.

Contact Information

Eastern Mediterranean University
Faculty of Arts & Sciences 
Department of Chemistry 
Famagusta, North Cyprus
Mersin 10 Turkey

Tel: +90 392 630 1314
Fax: +90 392 365 1604

Departmental Web Page:

Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Prof. Dr. ELVAN YILMAZ Faculty Member Chemistry AS229 1086
Prof. Dr. HURİYE İCİL Faculty Member Chemistry AS223 1085
Prof. Dr. MUSTAFA GAZİ Vice Chair Chemistry AS228 1110
Prof. Dr. OSMAN YILMAZ Faculty Member Chemistry AS227 2925
Assist. Prof. Dr. MEHMET UYGUR GARİP Faculty Member Chemistry AS225 1064

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Dr. AKEEM ADEYEMI OLADIPO Faculty Member Chemistry AS232 2406
Dr. DUYGU UZUN Faculty Member Chemistry AS224 1013
Dr. KIVANÇ YÜNEY Senior Instructor,
Administrative Staff
Chemistry AS232 2406
Dr. TUĞÇE ARKAN Faculty Member Chemistry AS230 2408

​R​esearch Assistants

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
ARWA ABOU RAJAB Chemistry AS231 2091
CAHİT ÖZBİLENLER Chemistry AS231 2091
PELİN KARŞILI Chemistry AS231 2091
SELİN TEMÜRLÜ Chemistry AS 231 2091