The Department of Chemistry, which conducts its activities under the Faculty of Science, was established in 1994. The department offers master's and PhD programs in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physicochemistry, and Analytical Chemistry.
Currently, 15 professors, 4 associate professors, 5 assistant professors, 1 lecturer, 21 research assistants including 3 associate professors and 8 teaching assistants with PhDs, 4 specialists, 2 technicians and 1 officer work under the department. Our main areas of research include phosphazene chemistry, chemical sensors, macrocyclic compounds, phthalocyanines, enzyme immobilization, biotechnology, biodiesel production, computational chemistry, computer aided molecular design, adsorption, ion exchange, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, conductive polymers, functional polymers, and synthesis of monomers and macromonomers.
The scientific studies conducted at our department are supported by Gebze Technical University's Scientific Research Projects (BAP) funds, TÜBİTAK (the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey) funds, and State Planning Organization (DPT) funds. Although they have recently been established, all laboratories of the department are equipped with devices that use the latest technology, and new devices are purchased for laboratories as more advanced technologies emerge.