Centers of Excellence:
The Schulich Graduate Program
Our graduate program attracts gifted students, from Israel and abroad, nurtures their skills and shapes their development into independent, high quality scholars capable of critical and creative research. While pursuing their studies, students are exposed to modern scientific research methods in a supportive interdisciplinary environment.
All faculty members are fully engaged and committed to research that assure personalized guidance and support from their professors.
The research program provides an opportunity for graduate students to become involved in cutting-edge science in new promising fields and apply hands-on some of the most sophisticated scientific instrumentation available today.
At the forefront of the Faculty’s interests is the evolution of chemical research towards molecular materials engineering and life sciences, and many of the Faculty’s research projects, particularly the most exciting recent discoveries, are characterized by a highly multidisciplinary nature.
Research at the Faculty
Research projects at the Schulich Faculty of Chemistry cover a broad spectrum of topics in the chemical sciences. The Faculty consists of two main research divisions: the Division of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry (consisting of 11 research groups) and the Division of Physical, Theoretical and Analytical Chemistry (comprised of 14 research groups).
Scientific interests and activities of the Division of Organic and Inorganic Chemistry encompass general fields of organic, inorganic, bio-organic, bio-inorganic, catalysis, Computational and Theoretical, supramolecular, polymer and materials chemistry.
The Division of Analytical, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry includes researchers with a very broad spectrum of scientific interests. Their studies are mostly directed at obtaining high resolution characterization on the atomic and molecular levels. Topics include production and analysis on nano-materials, interactions between molecules and solid state surfaces, structure determination of molecular systems by X-ray crystallography and magnetic resonance, quantum chemistry and high-level theoretical descriptions of atomic and molecular systems, ultra-fast spectroscopies, novel energy conversion and storage systems, and much more.
Multidisciplinary research is encouraged by the Faculty and supported through joint collaborations with faculty from other scientific fields. Many of these research collaborations are performed through Technion affiliated centers of excellence.
Technion Scientists Discover a Single Molecule that Fights Heart Disease on Two Fronts
Scientists from Technion’s Schulich Faculty of Chemistry have identified an antioxidant that can lower cholesterol levels as well as eliminating free radicals. This compound could be a promising alternative to statins, the most prescribed cholesterol-lowering drugs in the world. Read more >>