- Category: ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
- Published on 10 October 2016
Founded in 1956, the Department of Organic Chemistry is a member of the School of Chemical Engineering. with an internationally competitive research programme. Department aims to support fundamental science of the highest quality in a first class organic chemistry. The Department includes a large number of internationally recognised research groups covering an exceptionally broad spectrum of chemical science ranging from basic organic chemistry to chemical engineering. Our enthusiastic research culture embraces new challenging areas, including strong collaborations with other academic disciplines and institutions, while maintaining a powerful presence in the traditional core areas of organic chemistry.
The Department of Organic Chemistry hosts around 16 postdoctoral research staff, over 24 postgraduate students, and around 20 academic staff. In recent three years, the Deparment has educated and trained more than 2000 students and postgraduate students.
Archivement and Awards of Department and Individual:
Scientific research is one of the strengths of the Department of Organic Chemistry. In recent years, the Department has participated in dozens of research projects. Since 2005, the staff of the Department has hosted and participated in 50 scientific research projects including 8 National basic research, 14 Ministry level, 02 technology encouragement, 02 International Cooperation and 24 University level. All projects were well-evaluated.
Since 2005, the Department has published over 350 scientific papers on national and international Scientific Conference and Journal of Science.
Having been granted 9 patents for inovation and utility solutions in 2004, 2005, 2009, 2010.
Two strategic collaborative research areas unify the development of research within the Department:
- Chemistry of Natural Product aims to increase understanding of structure, bioactivity, antioxidant activity of natural compounds.
- Innovative Molecular and Materials Design aims to transform the development and assembly of important functional chemicals to produce new high-value products that will lead to novel applications in health care, agriculture, energy and consumer products.
Since 2005, many equipment for teaching and research have been invested actively and source of budget from University, Ministries & projects in the Department. Dozens of advanced and basic equipment has been put into operation and were exploited efficiently for teaching, training and reasearch.