Department of Chemistry


Research Box

PhD candidate in the lab with test tubes. Photo

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

Research groups at IKJ

Research groups

Research Groups

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

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

Theoretical Chemistry

A theoretical chemist is a person who wants to understand the structure, movement and reactions of molecules. In theoretical chemistry, we want to find equations and quantitative measures for what we observe.


Thermodynamics is the science of energy conversion, especially the relationship between heat and work. This field of study formulated the working principles of many renewable energy technologies, on the macro- as well as nano-level, where work is created from chemical energy and heat.


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