Chemistry plays an integral role in today’s scientific endeavors. It is situated at the heart of many scientific disciplines as science has become increasingly interdisciplinary. With a strong committment to excellence in education and research we are dedicated to the fundamental chemical sciences as well as to exploring fundamental scientific problems at the interface between chemistry and other disciplines.
The Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy has a long standing tradition of excellence – because of our vast resources, cutting-edge facilities, and outstanding faculty – and is ranked among the best in the country. This is documented by the quality of its programs, the caliber of its faculty, and the excellence of its students.
The faculty and staff of the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy provide an environment, where students at all levels explore, discover, and learn chemistry through coursework and research. In fact, undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate students/research associates join the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacy from across the country and from countries all over the world to study in specific research programs directed by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg’s chemistry professors.
The Department employs 28 professors pursuing research in all areas of chemistry and pharmacy. The foci of our renowned and well-funded research programs are molecular materials and bioactive molecules. Modern research cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and our faculty plays key roles at the forefront of multiple interdepartmental research units at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg including the Cluster of Excellence and several Collaborative Research Centers.