Chemistry is the mother of all sciences!
Greatest part of the understanding of the material world is based on areas of Chemistry which are commonly called Inorganic, Organic, Analytical and Physical or Theoretical. But Chemistry is also central to many other sciences, like Biochemistry Molecular Biology, Biotechnology Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Physics, Medicine, Archaeology, Material Science, Environmental Sciences to mention few of them. This wide breath is reflected in the research aims carried out in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Siena.
The Department of Chemistry of the University of Siena was founded in 1984. Since then it has evolved including part of the ex-Institute of Organic Chemistry. The Department is guided by the Director (Prof.
), helped by the Administrative Secretary (Mrs
) and the Council formed of all the teaching members of the Department and technical and administrative representatives, the PhD Students and the fellowships.
The scientific activity of the Department is divided into four research areas:
Such areas are organised in Research Units, independent but interacting:
Area of Organic Chemistry: Research Unit of Computational Chemistry - Research Unit of Synthetic Chemistry - Research Unit of Photochemistry
Area of Inorganic Chemistry - Research Unit of Bioinorganic - Research Unit of Spectroelettrochemistry and Elettrochemistry - Research Unit of Biostructure
Area of Physical Chemistry - Research Unit of Biological Physical Chemistry - Research Unit of Theoretical Chemistry - Research Unit of Complex Systems
Area of Environmental and Analytical Chemistry - Research Unit of Energy and Environment -Research Unit of Electrochemistry