Aarhus University Seal / Aarhus Universitets segl

Research

Research at the department

Research is carried out in research groups that consist of one or more tenured scientists who supervise postdoctoral scholars, PhD students, BSc and MSc students, as well as visiting researchers and students working on projects. Each group focuses on a specific field in chemistry, which is studied thoroughly and professionally by both scientists and students. The research leads to articles that are published in prestigious scientific journals, such as Science and Nature. You can find all these publications in PURE – the university’s research database.

Some research groups are organised in centres that cover several groups working together across both subject and nationality. For example, the Danish National Research Foundation has granted a number of Centers of Excellence, where some of the research takes/took place at the Department of Chemistry.

A considerable number of research groups at the Department of Chemistry are also associated with the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Centre (iNANO), along with physicists, molecular biologists, doctors, etc. Some research groups are also part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center (CORC), where focus is on developing new science within CO2 capture and conversion so that fossil carbon and fossil fuel-intensive processes can be replaced with sustainable, CO2-based technologies.