Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at the Technical University of Munich has taken great efforts to meet the requirements of a rapidly changing scientific environment.
We offer a broad diversity of subjects: The traditional areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry have been enriched by Chemical Technology, Radiochemistry, Food Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry, and Hydrochemistry many years ago. The last years saw new expansions into the fields of Biochemistry and Construction Chemistry. [More...]

New Award in remembrance of a chemist and patron of the arts

TUM-president Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann (left) with Clariant-CEO Dr. Hariolf Kottmann and Susanne Wamsler after signing the agreement for the new award. (Image: Benz / TUM)

TUM and Clariant create the Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award for catalysis research

[10.03.2017] Specialty chemicals company Clariant and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) yesterday signed an agreement covering the joint presentation of a new award: The "Dr. Karl Wamsler Innovation Award" will promote excellent performance in the field of ca-talysis, including bio-catalysis and White Biotechnology. Clariant has agreed to support the award with an annual amount of 100,000 Euros over the next ten years. [more...]

A perfect team for

Extruded spiral made of polymer-coated silicon-nanosheets glowing in UV light - Photo: Tobias Helbich / TUM

Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets as alternative to graphene

[08.03.2017] Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors. [more...]