University of Madras, Chennai

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Department of Physical Chemistry


The Department of Physical Chemistry was established as a Research Department in August 1952, with Prof. M. Santappa as the Head of Department (HOD). During the fifty and odd years that have gone by, the Department has nurtured the growth of several students and faculty into academicians, industrial chemists and academic administrators of high standing. Research programmes conducted in the Department have resulted in important contributions in Physical chemistry including polymers, Catalysis, Solution Equilibria, Electrochemistry, Photochemistry, Surface Chemistry, microemulsions and recently Nanomaterials and their application. A brief list given below is an indicator of the highlights in the History of the Department.

Courses Offered :

=> M.Sc Physical Chemistry
=> M.Phil Physical Chemistry

Infrastructure :

Laboratory :
=> Wet Lab
=> Instruments Lab
=> M.Sc/M.Phil Lab

Equipments :
=> Gas chromatograph (Varian)
=> GC-MS (Shimadzu)
=> FI-IR spectrophotometer (Bruker)
=> UV-vis spectrophotometer (Shimadzu)
=> UV-vis spectrophotometer (Techcomp)
=> Electrochemical Analyser (Autolab)
=> Electrochemical Analyser (CH Instruments)
=> Wenking Cyclic Voltemmetry set-up

Department of Physical Chemistry
University of Madras
Maraimalai Adigalar Campus
Chennai - 600 025
Tamil Nadu

Contact No : 91-44-2220 2819


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