• Leena Pade is a
    Cosmos Scholar with
    Chemistry in her Blood
  • Hongpeng Wang
    Studies the
    Big Impact of a
    Small World
  • Stephanie Gnewuch
    Studies the
    Beauty of Chemistry

Why Choose Chemistry or Biochemistry at the University of Maryland?

Located just a few miles from Washington, D.C., the University of Maryland is centrally located near several top national labs including NIH, NRL, NASA and NIST. We also have state-of-the-art instrumentation facilities including dedicated labs for NMR spectroscopy, X-ray crystallography, mass spectroscopy and surface analysis.

Our chemistry and biochemistry graduate students study and work with faculty members on the frontiers of molecular science.

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Interdisciplinary work includes materials, theoretical, environmental chemistry; nanoscience; chemical biology; catalysis & energy science; & molecular biophysics.

Many of our students participate in collaborations with federal labs, international academic labs and corporate partners.

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Our faculty also belong to interdisciplinary research centers such as the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute, NanoCenter, and Institute for Bioscience & Biotechnology Research.

In most cases, our students receive full support through research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and university and external fellowships.

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Our students also obtain prestigious fellowships from the NSF, DOE, NIH, NIST, ARCS Foundation and other organizations.

Our students publish first-author papers in top-tier journals such as Nature, SciencePNAS, and JACS.

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They go on to successful careers in academics and teaching, government, public policy and industry.

Recent Graduate Student Publications

Mingbin Yuan

Mingbin Yuan

First-author paper in JACS

"On the Nature of C(sp 3)-C(sp 2) Bond Formation in Nickel-Catalyzed Tertiary Radical Cross-Couplings" 

Stephanie Gnewuch

Stephanie Gnewuch

First-author paper in Inorganic Chemistry

"Distinguishing the Intrinsic Antiferromagnetism in Polycrystalline LiCoPO4 and LiMnPO4 Olivines"

Shaochi Wang

Shaochi Wang

First-author paper in Chemistry

"A Colorimetric Assay to Enable High-Throughput Identification of Biofilm Exopolysaccharide-Hydrolyzing Enzymes"

Emily Luteran

Emily Luteran

First-author paper in Biophysical Journal

"Stability of the pH-Dependent Parallel-Stranded d(CGA) Motif"

Meet Our Chemistry & Biochemistry Graduate Students