Faculty of Chemistry

Research focus of the faculty

The Faculty of Chemistry in Göttingen covers the classical areas of the subject inorganic, organic and physical chemistry in largely the same percentage. In addition to this, three research focuses were established in the last three years, which were strengthened by the respective professions. These are:


  • Energy conversion - processes and materials
  • Functional biomolecular chemistry
  • Molecular catalysis


In addition to the fundamental expertise in the core areas of chemistry, the faculty established modern and interdisciplinary focuses that can excellently utilise the potential of cooperation partners present in the area. In accordance with the competencies combined in the focus points, diverse research groups were created. Furthermore, the focus points are implemented in the teaching strategy of the faculty so that a close link between research and teaching is created.

The research profile will be strengthened by on-going appointments and appointments made shortly. This fits very well with the strategic research development of the university and can contribute important aspects for the university research focus points "Energy conversion" sowie "Functional principles of living matter" in future.


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