Most chemical research involves synthesis and characterisation of new molecules. Basically, a trial and error approach. This specialisation goes one step further: it aims at fundamentally unravelling the properties of molecules and materials. We try to find answers by developing theory and applying physical set-ups for advanced spectroscopic experiments, involving high magnetic fields, free-electron lasers, scanning probe microscopes, nuclear magnetic resonance, etc..
In this Master’s specialisation, you will get an in-depth understanding of the fundamental behaviour of molecules and materials aiming to discover novel functionalities. Thanks to the many research facilities located on the Radboud campus, you’ll be able to perform advanced spectroscopic experiments on site. Besides experimental work it is possible to focus on the theoretical aspects of the research. You can follow your personal interests; Work on bio(mimetic) molecules whereas others might prefer energy materials. It’s also possible to specialise in the development of new spectroscopic methods.