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Department of Chemistry

Chemistry Department

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, secure food and fresh water supplies, material recycling, environmentally responsible manufacture and waste disposal are all firmly embedded in chemical know-how. Chemistry is also at the heart of cutting edge research in biotechnology, 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.

 

 

News

Departmental seminar: 19 September 2014 - 19/09/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Molecular chemistry: Insights through solid-state reactions by Manuel. A. Fernandes, University of the Witwatersrand

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Chemistry postgraduate students win awards - 17/09/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Three UP analytical chemistry postgraduate students win prizes for their presentations at the Analitika 2014 Conference.

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UP Chemistry student awarded James Moir Medal - 17/09/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Ian Strydom received the James Moir medal from the South African Chemical Institute for his honours results.

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Departmental seminar: 12 September 2014 - 01/09/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Developing a graphite-polyurethane composite electrode material for electroanalytical applications by Prof Cavalheiro, Universidade de São Paulo, São Carlos, Brazil

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