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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

Department of Chemistry seminar: 31 October 2014 - 23/10/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Single molecule spectroscopy of complex biological macromolecules in collaboration with Nobel Laureate W.E. Moerner by Tjaart Krüger, UP and Rienk van Grondelle Vrije, Universiteit Amsterdam

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Department of Chemistry seminar 11 November 2014 - 22/10/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Organometallic Metal-Containing Polymers and Metallodendrimers: Applications in Catalysis and Biology by Prof. Gregory Smith, UCT

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Department of Chemistry extra-ordinary professor receives award - 22/10/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Prof Kenneth Ozoemena was recently promoted to Chief Researcher at the CSIR and was recently awarded the CSIR CEO's Award

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Department of Chemistry academic wins prize - 16/10/2014
From Department of Chemistry

Dr Patricia Forbes was awarded the prize for the Best Scientific Paper at the recent National Association for Clean Air Conference held in Umhlanga on 9 and 10 October.

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