IT'S ALL ABOUT CHEMISTRY
For those who are curious about themselves, their surrounding world, even everything in our daily lives, Chemistry holds satisfying answers. Chemistry makes all the connections from small particles such as electrons, atoms, ions, and molecules, to polymers like DNA, plastics, to the largest conceivable object of observation such as the universe itself. Chemistry rationalizes the variety and abundance of our physical world; it defines the limits of various changes; it also reveals numerous potentials related to the well being of the human and the planet earth. On one hand, Chemistry is dynamic, it concerns the physical/chemical properties on time coordinates. On the other hand, Chemistry predicts the direction of any change under the given conditions. Chemistry helps us to discover the history, reality, and the future of any change.
The Department of Chemistry of SSH has developed a mechanism where teaching and research effectively interact with one another. In addition to providing high-quality teaching in general and organic chemistry for the entire school, each faculty with their specific expertise takes the responsibility of training undergraduate and graduate students in both theory and research methodology in the areas of their interest. From the theoretical simulation, medicinal synthesis/analysis, organic solar cell development, catalyst development, to nanomaterial synthesis and characterization, various spectroscopic methodologies, and to molecular dynamics, the department is active in several important research areas. In their course work, students not only learn fundamental principles in chemistry but also have hands-on experience in the frontier theoretical or experimental based research.
Currently, the department is offering three academic programs: