Chemistry connects the physical sciences with life sciences and applied sciences. It is at the heart of solving a broad range of critical scientific problems in fields like energy, catalysis, drug design, and materials development and production.


Graduate students in Chemistry work closely with faculty to carry out cutting-edge research that advances current understanding and knowledge in a broad spectrum of chemical problems.


“The chemistry background you need; the flexibility you desire.” The department enables students to customize their academic background for the career they wish to pursue.

Upcoming Events

"New Advances in Ammonia Synthesis via Dinitrogen Cleavage by Transition Metals" The need to develop chemical weapons such as nitroglycerine, ammonium nitrate, and TNT by Germany during World War I sparked the discovery of the Haber-Bosch...
"Employing Unnatural Amino Acids to Sense Local Protein Environments and Alter Protein Functions" Unnatural amino acids (UAAs) expand the landscape of protein biochemistry, providing new tools to examine and tune protein structure and...