Chemistry and Chemical Engineering
The chemical sciences are of vital importance in the modern world, and the research undertaken in our Institute spans fundamental studies in theoretical chemistry and biochemistry to applications in devices and engineering. Fundamental research in our Institute led to the discovery of dye sensitized solar cells and drugs and diagnostics developed within our Institute are now in widespread use. We continue to take a leading role in all aspects of chemistry including research at the interface of biology and physics as well as in sustainability and nanoscience.
The latest news
New cyclization reactions for synthesizing macrocyclic drug leads
Scientists at EPFL have developed a new method to synthesize and screen thousands of macrocyclic compounds, a family of chemicals that are of great interest in the pharmaceutical industry. The study is published in Science Advances.
Raffaella Buonsanti wins EuChemS Lecture Award
Raffaella Buonsanti has been awarded the 2019 Lecture Award from the European Chemical Society.
Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering