Chemistry is about understanding the world around us, from the smallest elementary particles to the entire universe. Why do substances react the way they do? How can we design a material, atom by atom? We can use our knowledge to develop eco-friendly technologies, better medicines, and stronger materials.

Research subjects

Analytic and theoretical chemistry Electrochemistry Catalysis Organic chemistry Chemical engineering Inorganic chemistry

Departments and Centres

Centre for Oil and Gas - DTU

The Danish Hydrocarbon Research and Technology Centre at DTU is tasked with researching and developing new technologies with a view to improving utilization of the North Sea reserves of oil and gas. The centre is located at DTU and affiliated with research groups at the University of Copenhagen...

DTU Chemical Engineering

DTU Chemical Engineering’s main activities lie within the areas of product design, process design and production in the chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, food technological and energy technological industries.

DTU Chemistry

DTU Chemistry is a dynamic Department with a wide array of opportunities. The research is divided into two research areas each with underlying research groups.

DTU Energy

At the Department of Energy Conversion and Storage we work on sustainable energy technologies. In the energy system of the future a large part of the energy will be supplied by fluctuating sources such as solar and wind power. This makes it critically important to be able to convert and...

DTU Physics

Department of Physics prioritises research areas within modern physics which represents a significant basic scientific challenge and also has clear application perspectives. The department has a number of state-of-the-art research facilities, including a supercomputer. Furthermore, the Department...


DTU Vet conducts research in infectious animal diseases. We are interested in finding out more about the pathogenesis, spreading and symptoms of the diseases and eventually develop new vaccines against them. Also, we educate engineers and veterinary students in Pharmaceutical Design and...