Centro de Química Estrutural (CQE) is a research unit of University of Lisbon (UL). It consists of two sites, CQE@tecnico and CQE@ciencias, both situated in Lisbon less than one mile apart. Its mission is to contribute to the development of society by providing top quality Research, Development and Innovation activities in several areas of Chemistry, and support teaching activities as well.

Our dominant scientific research area is Chemistry but we aim to promote an effective link between the core of chemical knowledge and process and product technology, the basis of chemical and allied industries. This core is built on what molecular sciences can do to improve the quality of products, the economic growth and welfare. CQE aims to concentrate its research in systems that have an impact on the current and near future needs of the society, namely in the areas of Chemistry and Energy, Sustainable (Green) Chemistry, including Catalysis, Medicinal Chemistry and Nanochemistry and Chemical Technology.