About us....

The Department of Chemistry at TU Darmstadt has twenty-six professorships and numerous junior research groups, which are divided into the eight subject areas of Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Macromolecular Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Technical Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry and Didactics of Chemistry. All these subject areas are lived in research and teaching.

There are large intersections of interest between the disciplines in terms of content and methodology, which has led to the formulation of three joint research priorities “Drug Modalities – Tailoring Molecules to Improve Health”, “Polymer Science & Engineering – Macromolecules for a Better Future” and “Sustainable Catalysis – From Knowledge-Based Concepts to Processes”.

Members of the department are involved in research in numerous networks such as the special research area “Iron upgraded!”, the TU profile areas “Thermo-Fluids & Interfaces”, “Energy Systems of the Future”, “From Material to Product Innovation”, the LOEWE research focus “TRABITA” and many more.

Research and teaching-relevant synergy effects result on the one hand from the embedding of the Department of Chemistry in the engineering environment of the TU Darmstadt, and on the other hand from the proximity to the research institutions of the Rhine-Main region, from the neighbouring chemical and pharmaceutical industry, from the university RMU network of Darmstadt, Frankfurt, Mainz and from contacts with the neighbouring universities of Karlsruhe and Heidelberg.

At TU Darmstadt, we offer a broad, versatile research- and career-oriented study programme with numerous specialisation options, ranging from nanosciences, polymer research, molecular drug design to technical chemistry, encompassing modern chemical research in all its exciting facets.

We not only offer classical training in chemistry and biomolecular engineering up to doctoral level, we also train teachers for grammar schools and vocational schools who teach the subject of chemistry in schools and vocational schools and thus ensure interested and qualified young people in the natural sciences with their later professional commitment. Getting pupils excited about chemistry at an early age is a particular concern of ours at the Merck-TU Darmstadt Junior Laboratory.