Subjects and specializations within chemistry
For a short presentation of some of our subjects and chemistry specializations for postgraduate studies within chemistry, see below. To get a better idea of all the different specializations, we recommend that you read about each program on our research pages.
The research activities are characterized by practical experimental work in laboratories and research based on theoretical calculations. Analytical chemistry is based on the current analysis problems and deals with theories and experiments that are needed to solve them. The subject includes the development of new and improved principles, methods and techniques for the weakest link in the analytical issues.
Biochemistry aims at understanding biological systems at the molecular level. The components and structures that occur in living organisms, and identification and characterization of interactions between molecules in order to clarify their functions. The biochemistry is fundamental to the understanding of life processes at the molecular level and has great significance for the biology and the so-called. life sciences. The substance has many practical applications in areas such as medicine and biotechnology. Biochemical research is largely based on knowledge and methods from analytical, physical and organic chemistry, which gives the subject a clear basic chemical that is common with other chemical disciplines. Knowledge and methods from mathematics, physics, microbiology, genetics, structural biology and cell biology areas are also important for studies in biochemistry at graduate level.
Physical chemistry is one of the main branches of chemistry, physics and use, especially thermodynamic and quantum mechanics, for explaining the study and chemical phenomena at the molecular level. For example, changes in temperature, pressure and volume of a system, as well as the work and heat transfer performed by or on the system is linked to the interaction of atomic and molecular level. Modern physical chemistry is on a solid foundation of physics. Key research areas include chemical thermodynamics, reaction kinetics, quantum chemistry, electrochemistry, aggregationstillståndens chemistry, surface chemistry, colloidal chemistry and spectroscopy.
The inorganic chemistry deals with inorganic substances, chemical composition, structure, reactivity and properties. Chemistry is a vast subject with numerous applications from Swedish industry to the environment, including electronics, cutting tools, special steel, carbide, solar cells, batteries, fuel cells, catalysts, corrosion protection and sensors.
Polymer chemistry deals with macromolecular synthesis, structure and properties. The subject has interfaces to organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and materials science and process applications from plastics and paints to advanced information technology and medicine. At the Ångström Laboratory at Uppsala studied especially polymers adapted for use in the human body.
In organic chemistry studied all aspects of carbon compounds chemistry of the reactions speed and specificity and relationships between molecular structure and properties for the synthesis of organic compounds with desired physical, chemical or biological properties and applications where organic compounds, and methods used in the adjoining areas. The substance has a strong connection to other branches of chemistry, basic materials research and the life sciences.
Theoretical chemistry (quantum chemistry) is the study of the internal structure and dynamics of atomic and molecular systems formulated and calculated on the quantum theory's foundations. Theoretical chemical physics, computational chemistry and theoretical atomic and molecular physics is nearby names that reflect the essential elements of the business. In quantum chemistry occupies electron structure calculations a central role. Molecular structure and properties calculated with the help of powerful computers and advanced calculation programs.