The Department of Applied Chemistry was founded in 1957. Now, it has 59 academic staffs (including 22 professors and 29 associate professors). Among the staffs, one is Ministry of Education of China (MOE) “Cheung Kong Scholar”, two are MOE chemistry teaching advisory committee members, five are MOE New Century Excellent Talents, and one is Shaanxi province famous teacher.
The department offers three undergraduate degree programs, ten master’s degree programs and five Ph.D. programs. Ph.D. degree programs cover Chemistry (first-level), Materials Physics and Chemistry (State Key Disciplines), Material Science, Materials Processing Engineering and Polymer Chemistry and Physics. High level research and talent training is dependent on MOE Key Laboratory of Space Applied Physics and Chemistry, Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Science and Technology, Shaanxi Key Engineering Technology Centre of Functional Polymers Absorbing and Separation and Shaanxi Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre of Chemistry. Through the grant of 985 and 211 programs, the department possesses advanced instruments including 2D imaginable XPS, TEM, SEM, NMR. These instruments and laboratory can give excellent convenience for the talent training and research.
Since 2012, the department has been granted by NSFC key project, 863 project, 973 pioneer project, 35 NSFC projects, 9 national defense projects, and 80 province/ministry projects, which value is 95.22 million RMB. About 350 SCI papers were published on Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.,Adv. Mater., ACS Nano, Chem. Soc. Rev., Macromolecules, Science in China, etc. Five papers are ESI highly cited papers. The chemistry discipline has always been ranked as Thomson Reuters ESI top 1% institutes since 2012.