Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
Physics Building Expansion Officially Opened
An extension to the Department of Physics at the University of the Free State (UFS) was officially opened on the Bloemfontein Campus on 20 April 2016.


Read More
Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
Prof Danie Vermeulen, new Faculty Dean
The Council of the UFS approved the appointment of Prof Danie Vermeulen as Dean of the Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences during its meeting on 11 March 2016.


Read More
UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
UFS Scientists part of team: Dissecting the Milky Way
H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System) scientists publically revealed their latest galactic discovery in the international science journal, Nature, on 16 March 2016.


Read More
Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
Institute for Groundwater Studies Lab Globally Endorsed
The IGS Laboratory at the UFS is on equal footing with international testing labs. With its accreditation in March 2016 by SANAS, this lab now officially meets global standards.


Read More
Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Improving Ordinary Lives
The future of scientific research at the Qwaqwa Campus is in good hands. Dr L Koao is one of the members of the Vice-Chancellor’s Prestige Scholars Programme (PSP) on this Campus.


Read More
Chemistry

Chemistry Home Page

Beskrywing: Chemie Gebou op UV Hoof Kampus SleutelWoorde: UV Chemie, Gerenoveerde UV Chemie, Chemie  

The Department of Chemistry was one of the first independent academic departments established at the UFS more than 100 years ago. In this time, the department grew from one faculty member to 18 lecturers who currently teaches approximately 1 000 undergraduate students and train approximately 30 MSc and 25 PhD postgraduate students as researchers per year in all four classic divisions in chemistry, namely Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry. Postdoctoral fellows from as far as India, Germany, Netherlands, and Zimbabwe are currently enhancing their research expertise in the department. In 2015, the department received two new NMR spectrometers (300 and 400 MHz with solid-state capabilities) worth R12 million.

Feel free to contact us if you are interested in research or a career in chemistry. South Africa needs scientists to unlock our mineral wealth and create jobs.

Research equipment available in the department includes:
  • High-performance computing centre
  • 300, 400, and 600 MHz NMR spectrometers
  • Single-crystal and powder X-ray diffractometers
  • Inductive coupled-plasma (ICP-OES) spectrometer
  • DSC and TGA equipment
  • Gas (GC) and high-performance liquid (HPLC) chromatography
  • Electrochemistry (CV, SW, and LSV)
  • High-pressure and industrial/research microwave reactors

Research areas and groups in the department:

 

Principal researchers:

For details on postgraduate bursaries (Hons, MSc and PhD) and postdoctoral positions available at the Department of Chemistry, UFS, click here.

 

Last updated: 18 February 2016 13:19