Department of Chemical Sciences
Welcome to the
Department of Chemical Sciences at UJ. This Department is an inclusive,
productive, supportive and above all innovative community of researchers.
referred to as the central science, Chemistry serves as a bridge that links Physical
Sciences, Life Sciences as well as Applied Sciences by seeking to understand, explain
and predict the behavior of matter, which encompasses everything around us. Our
common goal within this department is to expand on existing knowledge and
create new chemical knowledge. We also bring our input into mentoring our brilliant
undergraduate and postgraduate students into responsible and enhancing members
of society. Thus, we endeavor to present relevant chemistry courses to both
chemistry degree and diploma students as well as students in other scientific disciplines
such as physics, geology, biochemistry, botany, optometry and engineering. We
also offer training in industry-specific courses.
We engage in
world-class research utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Some
of these research areas include water research, nanoscience, analytical and environmental chemistry,
catalysis, physical and computational chemistry, organic synthesis,
crystallography and electrochemistry.
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