Welcome to the central page of the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry at Ghent University.

The Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry provides research and education in the domains of general, inorganic, physical and materials chemistry. Scientists carry out both fundamental and applied scientific projects around the following principal areas:

  • organometallic chemistry and the application of engineered compounds in catalytic reactions
  • the synthesis of new mesoporous materials and their application in heterogeneous catalysis, adsorbents and biomedical systems
  • Synthesis of colloidal nanocrystals and the application of their physical properties
  • Research into the kinetics and the mechanisms of electrochemical reactions at semiconductor surfaces
  • Quantum chemistry
  • f-element coordination chemistry.
  • Solid state chemistry of electroceramic materials

We hope you enjoy visiting our webpages!


The faculty of Sciences is looking to recruit three assistant professors in the areas listed below as of 1st October 2015. These positions will be full-time within the tenure track system, predominantly undertaking research against the account of the Special Research Fund. The research areas are the following:

-       Big Data Science, at the Department of Applied Mathematics, Informatics and Statistics (WE02)

-       Physics and Chemistry of Surfaces, at the Department of Solid State Physics (WE04)

-       Molecular Modelling, at the Department of Physics and Astronomy (WE05)

-       Single crystal X-ray Analysis of Bio-inorganic Materials for Life Science Applications, at the Department of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry (WE06)

-       Global Change Biology, at the Department of Biology (WE11)

-       Transitions in Mobilities, at the Department of Geography (WE12)

-       Immuno-bioengineering, at the department of Biomedical Molecular Biology (WE14)

A maximum of one position will be allocated to each research area. 


More info can be found here