The department, founded in 2009, contains three teaching and research sections: Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Biological Technology, covering two first-category disciplines of chemistry and biology under the category of science.
The department, oriented towards the development of our national defense, shoulders the three chief responsibilities of teaching future military personnel, scientific research, and national defense service.
The department currently has 14 faculty members, including one member of the New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project, two members of the New Century Excellent Researcher Award Program from the Ministry of Education, four professors, three Ph.D. supervisors, 10 Ph.D. degree holders (71.4%), two Ph.D. candidates, and eight with overseas study experiences (57%).
The department is now undertaking various research projects such as National 863 Plan (National Advanced Technological and Research Plan) projects, National Natural Science Foundation projects, and New Century Excellent Researcher Award Program projects, with over two million Yuan in research funds.
The department is now responsible for the two public basic courses of College Chemistry and Fundamentals of Biology for undergraduates, specialized and practical courses related to Applied Chemistry, two master programs of Polymeric Chemistry and Physics, and Biomedical Engineering. The department covers nearly 4,000 m2, including the teaching and research area and the well-equipped teaching laboratory of college chemistry with 6.5-million-yuan worth of equipment.