Department of Chemistry


Anna Bot und Noah Geistlich ausgezeichnet für ihre Maturaarbeit!

Für die Gestaltung der Ausstellung "100 Jahre Nobelpreis Alfred Werner - Leben für eine Revolution in der Chemie" wurden Anna Bot und Noah Geistlich vom Lyceo Artistico ausgezeichnet. Sie dürfen Ihre Arbeit als eine der 50 besten des Kantons im Stadthaus Zürich ausstellen.

Agenda Department of Chemistry Events

  • Apr 29, 2014 29.4.2014, 17:00: Food - the tasty side of soft matter science

    Dr. Heribert Watzke, Assistant Vice President Nestec Ltd. Lausanne; Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich; Raum: 15-G-19More...
  • May 5, 2014 5.5.2014, 13:00: Scientific Meeting URPP LightChEC

    13.00-14.00 Computational Chemistry: Some Basics and Examples Prof. J. Hutter 14.00-15.30 Discussion about possible water splitting devices proposed by LightChEC PhD students and postdocs; Y10, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich; Raum: G03/04More...
  • May 6, 2014 6.5.2014, 17:00: Artificial photosynthesis with molecular catalysts integrated in nanostructured materials

    Dr. Erwin Reisner, Cambridge University,; Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich; Raum: 15-G-19More...

Givaudan Karrer Lecture 2014

Ronald T. Raines
March 31 - April 16, 2014


VIP-Paper in Chemistry - A European Journal by A.Szentuki et al.

Monocyclometalated Gold(III) Monoaryl Complexes—A New Class of Triplet Phosphors with Highly Tunable and Efficient Emission Properties by Alexander Szentkuti, Michael Bachmann, Dr. Jai Anand Garg, Dr. Olivier Blacque, Dr. Koushik Venkatesan


University Research Priority Programs

In order to strengthen the leading position of the UZH in scientific research, the Executive Board of the university has, in line with its strategic development, established University Research Priority Programs (URPP). URPP are interdisciplinary and cross-faculty and promote collaboration within the university. Additionally, they strongly support the academic career development of young researchers.
Climate change and shortage of fossil fuels are highly relevant topics. The URPP "LightChEC" aims to use solar light, water and carbon dioxide as the sole sources for the sustainable production of fuels.

URPP "LightChEC"

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Zurich (UZH).

The Department of Chemistry at UZH has an important role to play within the rapidly developing areas of the natural and physical Sciences. The chemistry Faculty are involved in a very diverse range of research programs, which are described in detail on this web-site. 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. The chemistry Faculty includes 10 full/associate and 3 Assistantprofessors and we are fully committed to further develop our excellence in research and teaching by supporting and promoting young, promising scientists in their efforts to enter an academic career up to the professor level.

Chemistry research at UZH embraces a wide variety of topics related to the Life Sciences, such as chemical biology, natural product synthesis, biophysical chemistry, computational chemistry, metals in medicine, and the interactions of small molecules with biological macromolecules. Our Chemistry programs also encompass cutting edge fields such as functional nanomaterials, catalysis, ultra fast spectroscopy and theoretical chemistry. A new research program focusing on new approaches to the conversion of sunlight into chemical energy has recently been established, with the aim to address one of the most important challenges confronting human society, namely, the search for renewable energy sources. Further characteristics of Chemistry at UZH include close intradepartmental co-operations as well as an excellent embedding in national and international scientific networks.

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.


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University of Zurich
Department of Chemistry
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zurich

Phone: +41 44 635 46 80
Fax: +41 44 635 68 03
Email: Ramona Erni