Ph.D in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry supports active programs of basic research in chemistry and related fields.  Faculty, postdocs, graduate and undergraduate students collaborate on projects in interdisciplinary fields such as nanofabrication, bioorganic chemistry, supramolecular synthesis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry and fuel cell research. These emerging areas are grounded in the traditional disciplines of physical, organic, inorganic, analytical and theoretical chemistry.

Browse the websites of individual research groups to learn more about these and other research opportunities. Chemistry graduate students also benefit from interactions and collaborations with many other programs on campus, including BiophysicsChemical PhysicsAtmospheric and Oceanic SciencesChemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Physics. Many of our faculty have contacts and collaborations with government laboratories in the area, such as the National Institutes of HealthNational Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

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Collaborate on projects in interdisciplinary fields such as nanofabrication, bioorganic chemistry, supramolecular synthesis, environmental and atmospheric chemistry and fuel cell research. Learn more about our Chemistry Graduate Program.