Research at the Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry offers a wide variety of research areas including theoretical chemistry, environmental and analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and structural chemistry.
A theoretical chemist is a person who wants to understand the structure, movement and reactions of molecules. In applied theoretical chemistry, we want to find equations and quantitative measures for what we observe.
We study the behaviour of chemical compounds in nature - air, water, soil and food chains. Much of this work is related to pollution from local sources - further distributed globally.
Organic chemistry is the study of the structure, properties, and reactions of organic compounds and organic materials. Organic compounds form the basis of all earthly life, and they are used in a range of products such as fuels, plastics, pharmaceuticals, food, explosive materials, and paints
The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced, scientific equipment
- Mass Spectrometry Lab (MS-lab)
- Inductively Coupled Plasma-High Resolution-Mass Spectrometer Lab (ICP-HR-MS)
Booking equipment at the Department of Chemistry