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.

Recent news from the Department of Chemistry

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Using bacteria to make useful products out of carbon

Executive Vice President of Technology and Manufacturing at LanzaTech speaks at Energy Solutions Forum

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Discover Science Podcast: Joe Schwarcz on the magic of chemistry

Chemistry student Jesus Diaz Sanchez and chemistry professor Brian Frost are joined by Joe Schwarcz

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Two years on, quantum research project gets renewed funding

The goals of the interdisciplinary project are both scientific and educational

State-of-the-art facilities Explore facilities and available equipment, including a full list of laboratory support staff.
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Hitchcock Center for Chemical Ecology Promoting interdisciplinary collaborations in the field of chemical ecology.
Chris Jeffrey inspecting a leaf in the jungle.