The faculty consists of nine institutes (the research foci of the institutes you can find on their individual homepages). The three big institutes of Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and Physical Chemistry represent the classical areas of research and teaching within chemistry. The areas of research and the academic offerings are supplemented by activities of the six smaller institutes of the faculty (Institute of Biochemistry and Technical Biochemistry, Institute of Material Science, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystal Chemistry, Institute of Polymer Chemistry, Institute of Technical Chemistry as well as the Institute of Theoretical Chemistry). The research of the faculty of chemistry is focused on the following topics:
- Advanced Synthesis and Catalysis
- Materials and Functional Molecules
- Biochemistry and Biotechnology
- Theory and Simulation in Chemistry
An essential characteristic of the research at the institutes of the faculty of chemistry is the versatile and close cooperation with other subjects within the natural sciences and engineering at the Universität Stuttgart, e.g.
- in the Collborative Research Center Molecular heterogeneous catalysis in confined geometries SFB 1333 (speaker Prof. Michael Buchmeiser)
- in the Stuttgart Research Centrer Systems Biology (SRC SB),
- in the Collaborative Research Center SFB 716 "Dynamic Simulation of Systems with Large Number of Particles"
- in the Cluster of Excellence SimTech Simulation Technology.
Further Projects are the Projecthouse NanobioMater.
- Prof. Peer Fischer, Holographic acoustic assembly and manipulation (Holoman) (2018) (Advanced Grant)
- Prof. Johannes Kästner, Atom-Tunneling in Chemistry (Tunnelchem) (2015) (Consolidator Grant)
- Prof. Hans-Joachim Werner, Advancing computational chemistry with new accurate, robust and scalable electronic structure methods (2013) (Advanced Grant)