Chemistry is a fundamental as well as applied science. It is closely related to our daily life such as energy, materials, sensor, food, biochemistry, medicine, dyes, petrochemicals, catalysts, environmental protection, batteries, semiconductors, etc. Therefore, chemistry plays an important role in national and global economy. This department started the undergraduate program in 1998, the master degree program in 2001, and the Ph.D. program in 2003.
Mission and Aims
Department of Applied Chemistry is committed to education of chemistry, academic researches and the preparation of students for industrial needs. According to the needs of the regional and global trends, this department focuses on three areas: biomedicinal, materials and analytical chemistry. The goal is to prepare the students for academic research, science-teaching, as well as high-tech and traditional industries. As such, the students can be highly competitive in fundamental researches, teaching, semi-conductors, electronics, biotechnology, and traditional industries.
The Graduate School
Both foreign and domestic students are welcome to apply our graduate program. Students with undergraduate degrees in chemistry, applied chemistry, materials, bio-related sciences, food, and medicine, etc. are suitable candidates to pursue their advance studies in the following fields. Student who is interested in joining the program, please contact the specific faculty or the departmental office.
-Biomedicine: In order to integrate fundamental medical research with clinical application, we cooperate with hospitals to develop biosensors, Chinese herbal medicine, etc.
-Materials chemistry: The faculty actively conducts the researches via collaboration with the companies, including functional and energy materials, dyes, and nano-materials, etc. Students are trained in both theories and practices in the field of materials chemistry.
-Analytical Chemistry: Electrochemical analyses and magnetic separation techniques are useful methods in both academic studies and practical applications. Applications of electrochemistry and magnetic separation techniques in biomedicine help students learn both theories and practices in analytical chemistry.
At present, we have labs as following laboratories in our program:
-Analytical Chemistry Lab
-Electroanalytical Research Lab
-Analytical Techniques Research Lab
-Organic Materials Research Lab
-Solid State Chemistry Research Lab
-Advance Materials Research Lab
-Organic Synthesis Research Lab
-Protein Analysis Research Lab
-Computational Chemistry&Electro-Optic Materials Lab
-Biophysical Chemistry Lab
The courses include studies in all fields of chemistry as well as bio-related, materials, and analytical sciences. The design focuses on both chemistry education and interdisciplinary studies in order to bridge fundamental chemistry and applied sciences, to broaden students' vision and to prepare them for what may be required in the future. More details are as follows.
(1) Undergraduate studies
The undergraduate program requires a minimum of 134 credits for graduation, including 14 credits should be taken from the school-wide curriculum, 17 credits from general education courses and 60 credits from the required courses of the Department. 43 credits should come from elective courses—at least 30 of which are to be taken from other departments in the College of Science and Technology (Among them, minimum 20 credits must come from the specialized elective courses offered by the Department of Applied Chemistry). Maximum 13 credits can be taken from any department of the University, not including credits over taken from the general education courses. In addition, students are required to take two semesters of characteristic sports and two semesters of social service for graduation. A thesis is not required.
(2) Master degree programs
Two programs are available:
-Master degree in applied chemistry
Completion of the program requires 24 credits, at least 10 of which should be taken from the department's required courses and 14 from specialized elective courses. A thesis is required.
-Master degree in biomedicine
Completion of the program in biomedicine requires 28 credits, at least 10 of which should be taken from the Department's required courses and 18 from specialized elective courses. A thesis is required.
(3) Doctoral program
Completion of the doctoral program requires 22 credits, at least 10 of which should be taken from the Department's required courses and 12 from specialized elective courses. A thesis is required.
l Student who is interested in joining this department, please first contact the specific faculty or the departmental office.