Analytical Chemistry is a discipline that develops and applies methods, instrumentation, and strategies to gain information regarding composition and material condition in a certain space and time. Formerly, Analytical Chemistry Research Group was established in 2002 as a field of study of Analytical Chemistry. The mission of the research group is to develop scientific and analytical methods and to bring out reliable researchers in the field of analytical chemistry who can provide support to the development of the group members and who can give positive impact to the world. In terms of education, Analytical Chemistry Research Group is in charge in not only developing and implementing analytical chemistry lectures, but also helping other courses conducted by Chemistry study program in ITB. Some courses are specifically designed for the students to comprehend real-life problem that may be encountered in the field.
For research activities, Analytical Chemistry Research Group has developed a research road map aiming to trace analysis methods and speciation. The main objective will be achieved through the research topics that rests on the development of techniques and analytical instrumentation such as: preconcentration techniques, flow injection analysis (FIA), method and material separation, tandem technique, and chemical sensors. Several studies were also conducted in collaboration with researchers from other expertise groups in ITB or other universities.
The Analytical Chemistry Research Group focuses on the development, validation, and application of the integrated "state-of-the-art" and associated analytical methods and instrumentation for microscopic analysis and speciation. Our research activities include finding, developing, automating, evaluating and/or applying sensor, methods, technique, and system for sampling, separation, accumulation, speciation, and measurement of trace concentration from organic species and organic analyte. On the other hand, functional materials are used in field study.