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Department of Chemistry


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Department's Mission

The main objective of the Chemistry Department is to educate students as chemists capable of conducting research and development studies in chemical and related industries as well as analytical work required for quality control in various related laboratories. The department aims particularly at equipping students with knowledge and practical skills for the fundamental research essential for technological progress in our modern world. B.S. candidates in chemistry must follow a four year program as prescribed below. The students are required to complete a summer practice in industry after their third year. Our B.S. graduates can also enroll to the interdisciplinary graduate programs in Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Science, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Archeometry.

Our Vision

The EMU Chemistry Department is one of the best in the country in terms of both education and research. A significant number of our students are employed by the well known universities, institutions and companies worldwide. As a result, our Department is well recognized around the world.

We connect the brightest minds of each generation, and promote strong links not only to academia, but also to the corporate world. The undergraduate and graduate education must be in harmony with pioneering scientific research, having both basic and advanced courses taught by acknowledged scholars in the pertinent fields of research. Our students and staff share a passion for new discoveries and are given the freedom to be both creative and critical.

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.

Research laboratories are equipped with the following instruments: 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. 


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

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

Our Department provides research opportunities in all fields of chemistry such as organic, analytical, physical, inorganic, polymer, biochemistry and theoretical chemistry with very talented faculty members and graduate students. The facilities in the Department and in the university's central laboratories enable cutting-edge research to be performed. Our graduates have career opportunities in the following areas: They have career opportunities in Research and Development Laboratories of Chemical, Petrochemical, Medicinal, Paint, Mining, Metallurgical, Electronic, Plastic, Textile, Ceramic, Glass Pulp, Food and Paper etc. industries. Our graduates also work at Biomedical and Medical Laboratories, Sales and Technical Service Departments of Scientific Instruments and Chemical Companies.

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

Part-time Academic Staff

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
Dr. AKEEM ADEYEMI OLADIPO Senior Instructor Chemistry AS232 2406
Dr. DUYGU UZUN Faculty Member Chemistry AS224 1013
Dr. KIVANÇ YÜNEY Senior Instructor,
Administrative Staff
Chemistry AS232 2406
Dr. MELTEM DİNLEYİCİ Senior Instructor Chemistry AS226 1371
Dr. MELTEM DİNLEYİCİ Senior Instructor Chemistry AS230 1371

​R​esearch Assistants

Name SurnameDutyDepartmentOfficeTel
ARWA ABOU RAJAB Chemistry AS231 2091
CAHİT ÖZBİLENLER Chemistry AS231 2091
NAMIK REFİK KERKÜKLÜ Research Assistant Chemistry as225
PELİN KARŞILI Research Assistant Chemistry AS231 2091
SELMA USTÜRK Research Assistant Chemistry as233



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