Faculty of Chemistry

The Faculty of Chemistry offers programs leading to Master and Doctor degrees.

Research and Study Areas:

  • Synthesis and reaction mechanisms in organic, inorganic and organometallic chemistry
  • Heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis
  • Organosilicon chemistry
  • Coordination chemistry
  • Natural products
  • Stereochemistry
  • Photochemistry
  • Bio-organic chemistry
  • Enzymatic mechanisms and their use in synthesis
  • Catalytic antibodies
  • Heterocyclic compounds
  • Modern electroanalytical methods
  • Batteries and photoelectric cells
  • Ion exchange
  • Mass spectrometry
  • X-ray crystallographyof proteins
  • Macromolecules and small molecules
  • Analytical environmental chemistry
  • Solid state chemistry and spectroscopy
  • Phase-transition theory
  • Chemical kinetics and molecular dynamics
  • Quantum chemistry
  • Computational chemistry and molecular modeling
  • Resonance states
  • Surface chemistry and spectroscopy
  • Molecular beams
  • Surface scattering
  • Diamond nucleation and growth
  • Molecular spectroscopy
  • Liquid state NMR
  • Solid state NMR of proteins and polymers
  • Nonlinear optics
  • Photoinduced dynamics in strong laser fields
  • Laser photophysics and photobiology
  • Quantum optics
  • Molecular electrooptics
  • Radiochemistry
  • Nano-electronics and electron transfer processes
  • Tunneling phenoma
  • Nano-bioelectronics.

Multidisciplinary research is carried out both in the unit as well as in cooperation with many of Technion’s other scientific and technological units and with other research institutions. Special emphasis is given to collaborative projects with leading research groups worldwide.

MSc program

Minimum GPA for submitting an application is 80 or an equivalent.

Students select their research topics from the research areas offered, with the approval of the staff member concerned.
Graduate students may choose their course curricula from a wide variety of electives given by the Faculty’ s academic staff and visiting professors, and may also attend approved courses in other Technion academic units.
Some research fields are open also to candidates holding an undergraduate or MSc degree in another natural science or an engineering field. Additional course work may be required in such cases by the Graduate Studies Committee, in accordance with the student’s academic background.
MSc students are required 30 course credits and a research thesis. Distinguished students are encouraged to join the direct PhD study track.

Rotation program for outstanding students

Excellent students (GPA above ~90) can begin their MSc studies and select a research advisor within the first 8 months of the 2 year program. Students are encouraged to conduct scientific projects during this period to help in their thesis topic choice. For more information contact the chemistry faculty graduate studies coordinator.

Specialization in “Quantum and molecular technology” as part of the chemistry MSc program

Quantum technologies are a collection of methods that use the quantum properties of particles for practical applications, such as quantum computers, quantum communication, and quantum sensing. The Molecular Quantum Technology program will focus on unique aspects of the quantum field that are particularly relevant to chemistry, such as molecular quantum computers, magnetic resonance – based quantum sensors, applications of quantum computers in theoretical chemistry, and quantum mechanics theory in molecular aspects. This is an innovative field of research that will lead to technological revolutions in the 21st century.

Any student who is admitted to the Master’s degree program in Chemistry (average of at least 80 undergraduate degrees + a personal interview) will be eligible for admission to the Molecular Quantum Technology program.

The subject of the research that the student will be engaged in during its master’s degree has to be linked to quantum technology.

In addition to a master’s degree diploma, the graduates of this program will also receive a special certificate in “Quantum Molecular Technology” as an appendix to the Diploma.

The following are the educational requirements:

A three-year graduate is required to complete at least 11.5 points (see below for list of possible courses) within the framework of the points for which h/shee is required for a master’s degree.

An engineering graduate (4 years) will be required for 5.5 points (see below for list of possible courses). In addition to these points, such student must attend the course “Introduction to Quantum Molecular Technology” or an equivalent course during their undergraduate studies.

The specific program requirement:

7.5 credit points from the following “core courses”: (4 points for graduates of the four years degree)

  1. “Introduction to molecular quantum tech” (127446)- 3.5 credit points – Four years degree graduates will be required to take this course in the framework of their undergraduate studies.
  2. “Applications of molecular quantum technology” (127447) – 2 credit points
  3. “Quantum Technology lab A” (126604)- 2 credit points OR
  4. “Quantum Technology lab B (126605)* 4 credit points – lab will be opened only for three years degree graduates

4 additional points (1.5 for graduates of the four years degree) from one of the following courses:

  1. “Biophotochemistry and quantum properties” (127450)- 2 credit points
  2. “Quantum control & measurement in P Chem” (127452)- 3 credit points
  3. “Physical chemistry of quantum materials” (127451)- 3 credit points
  4. “Advanced experimental methods in NR” (128429)- 2 credit points
  5. “Noisy quantum computing”(116037)- 2 credit points
  6. “Advanced quantum information theory” (116040) )- 2 credit points
  7. “quantum of radiation and matter” (118137)- 3.5 credit points

PhD program

PhD students are required to conduct an original research project supervised by a faculty member. In addition they are required 6-10 course credits. They are required to pass a candidacy exam as well as a final oral one on the subject of their thesis.

More details

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Faculty of Chemistry