The Faculty of Science combines cutting-edge research with excellent teaching. It comprises the Departments of Chemistry, Physics as well as Exercise & Health and offers more than 40 courses to about 4,000 students. The accredited bachelor's degree program in materials science, which allows students to study a cross-sectional science from the fields of chemistry, physics and mechanical engineering, will start in winter semester 2021/2022. Approximately 40 professors, including three ERC-grant holders and one winner of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, belong to the faculty. The involvement in various research alliances such as the collaborative research centre SFB/TRR 142 “Tailored Nonlinear Photonics“, the NRW Fortschrittskolleg "Light – Efficient – Mobile", an annual externally-funded budget of nearly 10 million euros and many publications in high impact research journals demonstrate the research strength of our faculty. More and detailed information can be found in the biennial report (reporting period 2019/2020, german only, pdf document 11 MB, ).
Prof. Dr. Wolf Gero Schmidt
Dean, Faculty of Science