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Global recognition for SU separation scientist
June 2014
Prof André de Villiers received the prestigious 2014 LCGC Emerging leader in chromatography award, which recognizes the achievements and aspirations of a talented young professional who has made strides early in their career towards the advancement of chromatographic applications and techniques.
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SU announces names of 33 distinguished professors
June 2014
Congratulations to Prof Bert Klumperman and Prof Harald Pasch from the Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science, who were two of the 33 professors from the university who received this title.
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analitical chemistry
Analytical Chemistry

chemical chemistry Chemical Biology

inorganic chemistry Inorganic Chemistry

organic chemistry Organic Chemistry

physical chemistry Physical Chemistry

polymer science Polymer Science

supramolecular chemistry & materialsSupra- molecular Chemistry
& Materials

About the Department
The Department of Chemistry and Polymer Science is one of the pre-eminent research departments in Chemistry in South Africa, and is engaged in a wide range of research areas. The department also plays host to the largest research effort in Polymer Science in the country. It is also the only department at a South African university offering a BSc degree with a focus on textile and polymer science.


We offer undergraduate BSc degrees in Chemistry and Polymer Science, Textile and Polymer Science and Chemical Biology. Post-graduate studies leading towards MSc and PhD degrees are conducted as part of the department’s many research groups.

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