Department of Chemistry

Cutting-edge research. State-of-the-art facilities. Exceptional education.

Chemistry is the central science, and its principles operate in all aspects of our daily lives. Understanding chemistry is fundamental in understanding the world around us, everything from energy to biology, medicine to materials, and more. Our Department offers an exceptional foundational undergraduate program as well as three graduate degrees, including one interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Chemical Physics. Research is conducted in state-of-the-art facilities at the University as well as through scientific collaborations at research centers across the country.

Department of Chemistry news

de Bettencourt-Dias wears a black shirt with a necklace and smiles in front of a gray background.

Ana de Bettencourt-Dias named Foundation Professor

de Bettencourt-Dias has a lengthy list of contributions to her field, as well as invaluable service to the University and its students.

Lyndsay Munro and presenting party in her classroom

Caring in chemistry: Lyndsay Munro wins Tibbitts

Tibbitts winner known for her enthusiasm for her subject matter

Alexis Palma shakes faculty mentor's hand.

Undergraduate researcher and McNair Scholar reflects on impressive academic journey

Experience in Undergraduate Research and McNair Scholars Program leads to NSF graduate fellowship award for CABNR student

State-of-the-art facilities Explore the Department of Chemistry's facilities and equipment available to our students, including a full list of laboratory support staff.
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The promise of chemical ecology The Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology enhances the highly successful interdisciplinary and international collaborations in the field of chemical ecology.
Chris Jeffrey inspecting a leaf in the jungle.