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.

Brenda Schulman appointed Honorary Professor at the TUM

The new Honorary Professor at TUM:
Brenda Schulman
(Image: Peter Barta / BMC, STJUDE)

Renowned protein researcher joins the Department of Chemistry

[16.10.2018] A high-caliber addition to the faculty of the Technical University of Munich has been announced: the biochemist Dr. Brenda Schulman will serve as Honorary Professor at the TUM. Schulman leads the Molecular Machines and Signaling Research Group at the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry in Martinsried.. [more...]

TUM successfully presents four research Clusters of Excellence

Scientists at the neutron research source FRM II employ positrons to measure the properties of batteries. FRM II is an important research tool in the e-conversion Cluster of Excellence. (Image: W. Schürmann / TUM)

World-class research in chemistry, physics and medicine

[27.09.2018] The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has got off to another successful start in the extremely competitive Excellence Initiative organized by Germany’s government and federal states. Over the next seven years, four research clusters run by TUM and its cooperation partners will each receive up to 70 million euros in funding. The clusters will focus on research into energy conversion, quantum technology, the origin of the universe and neurological diseases. TUM is now also preparing to submit its application for the next round of funding as a University of Excellence. It is the only technical university in Germany to have held this title consecutively since 2006. [more...]