Nuclear Chemistry

Who we are - what we do


The Nuclear Chemistry division, founded in 1956, sees its main task in promoting nuclear, radio and radiation chemistry as well as the students, technicians and scientists working there. The focus should be on teaching about new results and applications.

The maintenance of the exchange of ideas and experiences and the mediation of professional suggestions are carried out by:


  • Conferences and Lecture Sessions
  • Working groups for scientific or technical processing of special areas
  • Participation in GDCh events
  • Publications and monographs in the field of nuclear, radio and radiation chemistry
  • Courses to convey the safe handling of radioactive substances and radiation protection
  • Active interaction with domestic and foreign committees, associations and organizations in related fields

An essential aspect is the promotion and securing of sufficient research, teaching and training capacity in nuclear, radio and radiation chemistry. Contact list for teaching and training in Nuclear Chemistry - as of November 12, 2020   ( pdf )

Focus of work

The Nuclear Chemistry division in the German Chemical Society represents the scientists and engineers who deal with radioactive substances and ionizing radiation in their work and use them for research, industry, Medicine and teaching purposes. Your activities can be summarized in the following areas:

Basic research
- Chemistry of the heaviest elements
- actinide chemistry
- cosmochemistry
- radio analysis

Health and the environment
- Nuclear Chemistry in the life sciences (radiopharmacy)
- Isotope geochemistry
- Radiation protection and radioecology
- Nuclear forensics

- repository research
- reactor chemistry
- tritium chemistry

Teaching, training and maintenance of skills


The board consists of the chairman, his deputy and up to five assessors, with universities, industry and research centers being represented. The board is supported in an advisory capacity by an advisory board, in which student members also participate. more

Awards and honors

Fritz Straßmann Prize

With the Fritz-Straßmann-Preis, the division honors personalities who have made outstanding achievements in the field of Nuclear Chemistry .

PhD award

Particularly excellent dissertations are generally honored every two years by the division with the doctoral prize of the division Nuclear Chemistry . more

Brochure "Research & Perspectives"

The contents and the meaning of the work focus of the division are described in the brochure "Research & Perspectives" (January 2018). This brochure can also be sent as a printed copy on request - orders via

PDF (contact list updated 2020)

GDCh Science Forum Chemistry 2021 - Online

Symposium "Isotopes in Chemistry"
Monday, August 30th, 2:10 pm - 5:20 pm,

Annual meeting of the FG Nuclear Chemistry 2022

04.10. - 06.10., Bergisch Gladbach

Become a specialist group member

Membership for students is free in the first year and EUR 5 from the second year.
Information about FG contributions

Book recommendations

Nuclear and Radiochemistry: Fundamentals and Applications (Kratz / Lieser) more Nuclear- and Radiochemistry, Volume I: Introduction (Rösch) more Nuclear- and Radiochemistry, Volume II: Modern Applications (Rösch) more

ARH working group

Information on the working group for analysis with radionuclides and high-power radiation sources (ARH) more

Karlsruhe nuclide map


Contact person in the GDCh business
position is Dipl.-Biol. Nicole Bürger
Tel .: +49 69 7917-231

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last modified: 20.05.2021 13:57 H from N.Bürger