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.

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"Imaging molecular force with DNA sensors" Adhesion molecules on cell surfaces help cells attach to their environment and transduce mechanically-coupled biochemical signal. To understand the mechanical forces involved at the molecular...
"Promoting the Activity of Receptor Protein Tyrosine Phosphatases with Transmembrane-Binding Peptides" Cell signaling by receptor protein tyrosine kinases (RTKs) is tightly controlled by the counterbalancing actions of receptor protein...
"Designing Earth-Abundant Sensitizers for Solar Fuels Photochemistry" Solar photocatalysis offers a mechanism to harness the sun’s energy and store it in chemical bonds, creating new fuels. While there are many known fuel-forming catalysts...