Molecular Chemistry is a creative science, where chemists synthesize molecules with new biological or physical properties to address scientific or societal challenges. Think of new catalytic conversions, lead compounds for future medicines or the next generation of conducting polymers. Working with chemical structures the possibilities are endless: in principle, every molecule can be made. The challenge is to adapt the 3D-structure to the desired properties and design an efficient synthesis method.
The specialisation in Molecular Chemistry is a thorough programme at the heart of chemistry, covering all stages from molecule design to application. The Institute for Molecules and Materials hosts a large and internationally renowned cluster of molecular chemistry groups, where you will participate in challenging research projects. In your internships, you can conduct independent research, under personal guidance of a researcher. Not seldom this leads to a scientific publication with you as a co-author.