Master’s (12 to 48 months) and Doctorate (24 to 72 months)

The Institute of Chemistry at the State University of Campinas, which was established under state law no. 7655 of December 28, 1962, had its bachelor’s degree course in chemistry recognized by federal decree no. 70732 of June 19, 1972.

The Institute of Chemistry is responsible for educating chemistry professionals at the undergraduate and graduate level, for chemistry research and for providing chemistry classes for undergraduate students in the exact, technological and biological sciences.

The institute of chemistry consists of four departments: the department of physical chemistry, the department of analytical chemistry, the department of inorganic chemistry and the department of organic chemistry, all of which have teaching and research responsibilities.

The graduate program at the Institute of Chemistry offers advanced-level courses comparable to those of the best institutions. The courses are open to Brazilian students who want to complete their studies without having to leave the country to gain a master’s or doctoral degree as well as to foreign students.

To achieve better integration with the community, the Institute of Chemistry provides services to private and public institutions covering personnel training, scientific and technical advisory and consultancy services and the development of research projects for industry.

Major Area: Chemical Physics
Lines of Research

  • 1. Calorimetry and microcalorimetry
  • 2. Biocompatible ceramics
  • 3. Materials science: polymers
  • 4. Combustion: radicals and mechanisms
  • 5. Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • 6. Vibrational spectroscopy
  • 7. Photochemistry and photophysics
  • 8. Biological chemistry
  • 9. Colloidal chemistry
  • 10. Theoretical chemistry
  • 11. Chemometrics
  • 12. Thermodynamics 13. Thermochemistry 14. Alumina content: sol-gel synthesis
  • 15. Combustion: radicals and mechanisms
  • 16. Chemical separation methods using membranes
  • 17. Chemical equilibria in solution
  • 18. Electric and magnetic rheology

Major Areas: Analytical Chemistry
Lines of Research

  • 1. Bioanalytical chemistry
  • 2. Electroanalytical chemistry
  • 3. Chemistry teaching
  • 4. Spectroanalytical chemistry
  • 5. Analytical instrumentation
  • 6. Kinetic methods in analytical chemistry
  • 7. Spot test analysis
  • 8. Preparation of samples
  • 9. Environmental chemistry
  • 10. Separations

Major Area: Organic Chemistry
Lines of Research

  • 1. Bioorganic chemistry
  • 2. Biochemistry
  • 3. Development and applications of synthetic methodologies
  • 4. Mass spectrometry
  • 5. Spectroscopy
  • 6. Organic physical chemistry
  • 7. Organic geochemistry
  • 8. Natural products
  • 9. Organic synthesis
  • 10. Application of theoretical calculations to the structure of organic molecules

Major Area: Inorganic Chemistry
Lines of Research

  • 1. Catalysis
  • 2. Energy conversion 3. Coordination chemistry 4. Materials chemistry