Research at Department of Chemistry

– at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
Karina Mathisen and Tina Kristiansen with aerogel in the chemistry lab. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

The Department of Chemistry offers a wide variety of research areas including theoretical chemistry, environmental and analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and structural chemistry.

Department of Chemistry

PhD Studies

PhD candidate Jin Han. Photo: Per Henning/NTNUSupervised doctorates are the highest degrees awarded by the University for research, which is carried out under the immediate supervision of staff members. The education and training provided in these degree programmes are designed to produce graduates who have the capacity to conduct independent research that is both original and of high international quality.

PhD Programme in Chemistry

Vacant positions at NTNU

Research groups

Applied Theoretical Chemistry illustration.

Applied Theoretical 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.


Environmental Chemistry photo

Environmental and Analytical Chemistry

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 - flask. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

Organic Chemistry

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