The Department of Chemistry
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has dynamic and friendly and cooperative faculty members active in all areas of chemical research, and whose research is internationally recognized. The Department has become truly "The center of science" since its activities intimately involve areas such as: Molecular biology, Molecular physics, Material sciences, Nano-technology, Biotechnology, Environmental science, Drug design, Forensic science and others.
The undergraduate program in Chemistry provides an excellent general training in analytical thinking and problem solving and prepares students for employment in area of chemical science, education and technology, chemistry related business, commodity markets, or further study in graduate research.
The postgraduate programs emphasize training in original research focusing on fundamental, interdisciplinary and applied areas. Among such areas with greatest potential to achieve significant results of relevance to our society are studies of proteins and enzymes, of biologically active molecules, new synthetic methods, materials science, environmental chemistry, and use of computational methods.