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"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so."
— Mark Twain

American writer, entrepreneur, publisher and lecturer (1835-1910)

Chemistry Building Entrance

Chemistry Building Entrance

Natural Sciences 1 Building

Natural Sciences 1 Building

Our crystals

Our crystals

"We see chemistry, how the atoms are arranged in the molecules, how the disease changes the arrangement. Perhaps we will find which drug disentangles the aggregates that make a brain senile. Many of us are interested in such things."

—Jacques Dubochet - Nobel Prize Chemistry 2017

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Chemistry has been described as the central science and its impact on our lives and society is all pervasive.

The concepts of sustainable growth, including reduction of carbon emissions, renewable fuels, food security and fresh water supplies, treatment of the burden of diseases, material recycling, environmentally responsible manufacturing  and waste disposal are all firmly embedded in chemical know-how. Chemistry is also at the heart of cutting edge research in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nanotechnology and new materials required for faster computers and improved solar voltaic cells.

Experienced research leaders and excellent research facilities are available to expand the international research profile of the Department of Chemistry and expose students to the frontiers of research in their field of choice.


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Isotopes Matter

Interactive Periodic Table of Isotopes

Day-to-day Chemical Compounds

Compound Interest

2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Cryo-electron microscopy

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