The research interests of the faculty members encompass not only the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry but also cover many interdisciplinary areas including bioanalytical, bioorganic, biophysical and medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, chemical physics, combinatorial chemistry, environmental chemistry, glycoscience, materials science, nanotechnology, organometallic chemistry and catalysis, surface science, and theoretical and computational chemistry.

Faculty members of the department are involved in academic and industrial collaborations at the national and international levels, with colleagues from foreign countries, including France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

In addition, the department houses several centres and institutes that produce innovating and exciting research.