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.

Chinese-German research laboratory at the TUM

Prof. Cheng, Chancellor of the University of Jinan, Prof. Plank, TUM, Prof. Liu, Vice President University of Jinan (from left to right). (Image: U. Benz / TUM)

International cooperation to develop an energy-generating road surface

[08.03.2019] The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the University oof Jinan in China are setting up a joint research laboratory at the Chair for Construction Chemistry at TUM. The aim of the new laboratory is to develop an energy-generating floor and road covering. [more...]

At the limits
of detectability

Prof. Dr. Juergen Hauer (left) and first author Erling Thyrhaug with their measuring instrument. In the background, spectra taken with it. (Image: A. Battenberg / TUM)

New approach facilitates spectroscopy on individual molecules

[07.03.2019] While spectroscopic measurements are normally averaged over myriad molecules, a new method developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) provides precise information about the interaction of individual molecules with their environment. This will accelerate the identification of efficient molecules for future photovoltaic technologies, for example. [more...]

Multiresistente Keime

[06.11.2018] Nach einer europaweiten Studie ist die Gefahr, an multiresistenten Keimen zu erkranken, deutlich höher, als bisher angenommen. Wir besuchen einen Spitzenforscher, der den Kampf gegen die mitunter tödlichen Erreger aufgenommen hat.

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