Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at University of Colombo. Here you will find information on the department’s undergraduate and graduate programs, course offerings, faculty research interests, facilities and departmental events.
The study of chemistry is one of the best ways that you can come to understand your universe. It affords an insight into the working of the physical world that is hidden to the ordinary person and provides a foundation for work in many different areas. In chemistry, we investigate the molecular world — enzymes, atmospheric gases, semiconductors, catalysts, dyes, neurotransmitters, carbohydrates, drugs, pheromones and polymers. Our tools and methods include chemical synthesis, spectroscopy, computational modelling, and diverse suite of instrumentation.