We have many chemical research institutes across the world, researching different types of chemicals and their effect on different things. It is the result of our choices of products. Nowadays we are moving towards chemical products and distance ourselves from natural products. So, let us know about some of the top chemical research centers in the world.
(The following list is based on the 2019 Annual Tables Top 100 Institutions for Chemistry)
1. Chinese Academy of Sciences
The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) managed to hold its position for a fourth straight year in this list by Nature Index. It said to submit research papers that are around four to those of the institution which is ranked second.
The major reason for this institution to remain at the top is its enormous size. This institution has a large support staff of 60000, which comes through 105 institutions that are encompassed by it. Its specialization areas are catalytic chemistry, chromatography, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
In 2018, it said to submit nearly 2206 articles in the International Organisation for Chemistry (IOC).
2. French National Centre for Scientific Research
This Paris based institution, the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), is the only French organization for multidisciplinary research. This institute is the largest governmental research organization in France, and if the amount of research is taken into consideration, it is the largest institution in Europe.
This institute has 133 labs across the country and is granted a substantial annual budget of US$28mn. This enormous budget enables it to have a support staff of 12000 people which includes researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers, technicians, and administrators.
The total article count of this institution in IOC is 1111 as per 2018.
3. Max Plank Society
The Institute of Chemistry of Max Plank Society was one of the very first institutes in a German research organization. It is its history and discipline which always encourages it to retain its third position.
This institution works in different fields which ranges from chemical processes in Earth’s foundations to the storage of solar and wind energy. The researchers of this institution were part of the team that discovered how tiny aerosol particles could fuel storms and alter weather patterns.
The article count of this organization is no less than 560, as per the year 2018.
4. Peking University
This university was the first public comprehensive university in China which was set up in 1898. Since then, it is considered to be one of the best universities in China. It was placed 5th in terms of chemical research in the world. It has been granted a huge budget of US$1.82bn per year by the Chinese government.
The Peking University has an extensive faculty with around 4573 members. One of its alumni includes pharmaceutical chemist ‘TU Youyou’. TU Youyou is given credit to discover the malaria treatments artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin.
This university is reported to submit 574 articles in IOC in 2018.
All sorts of products, be it in cooking or beauty products, contain different types of and complex chemicals. And this is why the study of chemicals is necessary and Lizard Labs USA follows the exact same principle. To prevent any harm to our body and our surroundings from these chemicals, the study of chemicals is essential.