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.

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.

Sendung in der BR-Mediahek
Die Verfügbarkeit der Inhalte ist in Mediatheken unter Umständen zeitlich begrenzt.

New targets in the battle against antibiotic resistance

Prof. Stephan A. Sieber and Dr. Sabine Schneider in the laboratory of the Chair of Organic Chemistry II at the Technical University of Munich. (Image: A. Battenberg / TUM)

News special "Multi-resistant bacteria"

[15.11.2018] More and more bacteria are resistant to available antibiotics. A team of chemists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) now presents a new approach: they have identified important enzymes in the metabolism of staphylococci. Blocking these enzymes in a targeted manner would allow the pathogens to be starved. [more...]

Carbon fibers
from greenhouse gas

The carbon fiber reinforcement gives the granite plate an extremely high strength, enabling completely new, efficient constructions. (Image: A. Battenberg / TUM)

How algae could sustainably reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere

[13.11.2018] In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ° C) acknowledges the global relevance of the process. [more...]