Department of Chemistry

Seminars / Events

Address / Contact

Departement of Chemistry
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse  190
CH 8057 Zürich

Tel: +41 44 635 46 80


Alfred Werner,
Nobelreis für Chemie 1913


Paul Karrer,
Nobelreis für Chemie 1937


Swiss Summer School Villars 2015
in Rxn Design & Synthesis

August 30 - September 3, 2015

Registration and  Program
DCH 2015

DCH Symposium and Hofmann Award Lecture

Monday, October 5, 2015
12:00 -19:00

Agenda Department of Chemistry Events

  • Sep 4, 2015 4.9.2015, 17:00: Scientifica: Von Sonnenlicht zu chemischer Energie (UFSP LightChEC)

  • Nov 27, 2015 27.11.2015, 09:00: URPP LightChEC Symposium «From Solar Light to Chemical Energy: a Look into the Future»

    Confirmed Speakers: Akira Fujishima Michael Grätzel Marc Fontecave Can Li Heinz Frei; WInterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 ZürichMore...

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

We are committed to offering students an excellent education in chemistry and chemistry-related areas through our Bachelor (BSc), Masters (MSc) and PhD programs. Unique for Switzerland, we offer in cooperation with the Faculty of Economics, a master program in business chemistry.

Our broad and interdisciplinary research programs mirror very well the enthusiasm felt by all our research groups for their subject areas, and their excitement in carrying scientific discoveries into neighbouring disciplines.



PostDoc initiative successfully launched the 1st Post-Doc Conference and the PostDoc Club Zurich  >>more
David Tilley, Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry has received an SNSF-Assistant-Professr Energy grant.   >>more
Emeritus Professor Dr. Hans-Jürgen Hansen passed away on 28th April 2015. >> more
Henning Jacob Jessen has received an SNF-Professorship. We congratulate Henning!

Gilles Gasser, SNF-Professor at UZH will receive the Alfred Werner Medal in 2015! The price is awarded by the SCG with the aim to honour outstanding young scientists.

Dr. S. David Tilley was elected as  Assistant Professor with «tenure track» for Molecular Approachs to Renewable Energies. He worked at EPFL since 2009. Since Ocotober 2014 he has his laboratories at the Departement of Chemistry of UZH.

Felix Zelder developed with collegues from Mozambique a new sensing system to indicate if a cassava foodstuff is safe to eat.
...and more...