Department of Chemistry


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.


Research Groups


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 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


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Deputy of Research




PhD Studies


PhD Programme in Chemistry

Vacant positions at NTNU (external link)



Instrument from the Inductively Coupled Plasma-High Resolution-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-HR-MS) Lab. Photo: Per Henning/NTNU

The department has access to a broad spectrum of advanced, scientific equipment

Booking equipment at the Department of Chemistry

Infrastructure at the NV faculty