Message of the Dean
The mission of the College of Sciences is to be a center of excellence in both teaching and research. The college aims at educating intellectually curious, creative, and critical thinkers who are equipped with the necessary skills to become competent researchers in emerging areas of basic sciences. To this end, all students enrolled in the College of Sciences are provided with an opportunity to actively participate in research at the undergraduate level and carry out independent study projects with faculty members. Students emerge from the program with an appreciation for learning and achievement and a sense of social and ethical responsibility. Many of the undergraduates pursue graduate studies in leading universities in North America and Europe, while others excel in an array of professional environments.
The College of Sciences covers a wide range of expertise in applied as well as theoretical areas of Basic Sciences and offers high-caliber degree programs in Chemistry, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, and Physics. Our faculty members are engaged in teaching the core, area, and elective courses of the College at the undergraduate and graduate level. At the same time, they are all active in research and internationally recognized in their fields of expertise. The faculty members also offer courses and thesis supervision in various graduate programs including Materials Science and Engineering, Mathematics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Physics, and Optoelectronics and Photonics Engineering.
The College houses 15 state-of-the-art research laboratories in Cell Biology, Ceramics, Computational Chemistry, Computational Physics, Inorganic Synthesis, Laser Science and Technology, Metamaterials and Plasmonics , Micro-Photonics, Mitochondrial Biogenesis, Molecular Neurobiology, Nano-Photonics, Quantum Dot Synthesis, Polymer Chemistry, Surface Physical Chemistry, and Surface Plasmon Resonance. Furthermore, the faculty members are affiliated with the Center for Surface Science and Technology (KUYTAM) which provides modern infrastructure for carrying out research in surface science and enables interdisciplinary studies as well as industrial collaboration.
Prof. Dr. Alphan SENNAROĞLU
Dean, College of Sciences