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College of Chemistry


College of Chemistry, previously known as Department of Chemistry, was founded in 1952 by Academician Tsai Liusheng, Academician Tang Auchin, Professor Kuan Shizhi, and Professor Tao Weisun. In June 2000, the former Jilin University, the former Jilin University of Technology, the former Norman Bethune Medical University, the former Changchun University of Science and Technology, and the former Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications merged into the new Jilin University. College of Chemistry was then formed by the staff and students in Chemistry Discipline from all the five universities in May 2001.


There are 359 faculty members working in the College, including 4 members of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 139 full professors (115 Ph.D. supervisors), 101 associated professors, 1,154 undergraduate students and 1,242 graduate students.


Our College focuses on both student education and scientific research. Our researches on quantum chemistry computation, polymer statistical mechanics, oriented growth and molecular engineering of microporous crystals, hydrothermal synthesis of inorganic functional materials, supramolecular structure and materials, and specialty engineering plastics are well-recognized in the scientific community. Both the quantity and quality of our research papers increase every year. On the aspect of scientific and technological application, rapid progress has been made. Some patented scientific instruments have been put in mass production and some research achievements have been transformed internationally.


College of Chemistry actively cooperates and communicates with domestic and overseas famous universities and scientific research institutions. More than 69% of our undergraduate students pursued graduate studies in both domestic and abroad universities. A large number of well-known professors from our College have been invited to make plenary speeches and keynote reports on international academic conferences, and serve in the committees for top international scientific journals and research institutions. We also successfully hosted many international conferences. The College has established a global collaborative network of research partnership with prominent research institutes from USA, UK, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain, France, Canada, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan regions.


Areas of Specialization

Undergraduate Programs:


Polymer Materials and Engineering

Materials Chemistry

Applied Chemistry

Chemical Engineering and Technology


Master and Doctoral Programs:

Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry

Polymer Chemistry and Physics

Applied Chemistry

Chemical Engineering




Our College maintains a wild range of state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment spreading across different research disciplines, including 180 instruments with a value of over 300 thousand Yuan eachsuch as Focused Ion BeamPulsed Laser Deposition, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy and Physical Property Measurement System.


Research Center and Laboratories

l  State Key Laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis and Preparative Chemistry

l  State Key Laboratory of Supramolecular Structure and Materials

l  Special Engineering Plastics Research Center of Ministry of Education

l  International Joint Research Laboratory of Nano-Micro Architecture Chemistry

l  National and Local United Engineering Laboratory of High-performance Polymer Synthetic Technology


Research Projects/Research Leaders

Our College are conducting more than 160 national, 130 provincial and other level research programs, including 6 international cooperation projects with the USA, Spain, etc.. The average annual research funding is about 100 million Yuan. Some of the programs with total funding more than 5 million Yuan are listed below.


Study on the Principle and Device of Micro-to-Nano Molecular Assembly (Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China). Program leader: Prof. Feng Shouhua


Multidimensional Diagnostic System of the Dynamic Combustion Field Based on Raman Spectroscopy (Major Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China). Program leader: Prof. Zhao Bing


Assembly and Function of Supramolecular System (Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities, “111” Project). Program leader: Prof. Yang Bai


Inorganic Nanoporous Materials Science and Technology (Program of Introducing Talents of Discipline to Universities, “111” Project). Program leader: Prof. Qiu Shilun


Collaborative Programs

Approved by Ministry of Education in 2014, the International Joint Research Laboratory of Nano-Micro Architecture Chemistry leverages on the resources and facilities of Jilin University, combined with high-level scientific research institutions both domestic and abroad such as University of Strasbourg, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and University of Waterloo to conduct important international joint research and the construction of innovative talent cultivation base.


Memorandum of Understanding to set up a Joint Research and Training Initiative in the field of Chemistry of Advance Materials with

University of Strasbourg, France in 2014.


Chemistry Double Bachelor Degree Program with Mathematics and Natural Sciences College of University of Groningen, Holland since 2014.


Long-term cooperation with Polytechnic University of Valencia via JLU-UPV International Joint Research Laboratory of Porous Material Molecular Engineering established since 2009.


Contact Information:

Website: http://chem.jlu.edu.cn/en2