The Division of Physical Chemistry is one of the oldest units of the Ruđer Bošković Institute and, indeed, several departments have evolved from it.
Our research teams have expertise and exceptional research productivity in atmospheric chemistry, chemical kinetics, structural chemistry, spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, modeling of substance properties as well as physical and chemical processes, risk assessment, and structural and chemical analyses. Several research teams have applied their expertise and extended research activities into various areas of the biosciences.
In addition to exceptional research productivity, Division members have contributed extensively to undergraduate and graduate education in Croatia. Division members provide over 30 undergraduate and graduate courses annually at universities in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek.
The Division of Physical Chemistry also has a rich tradition in organizing well-known international scientific conferences, workshops and summer schools. With 28 events organized since 1986, Division members clearly have the leading role within the Institute in this eminent area of scientific endeavor.