The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry 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 Biophysics, Chemical Physics, Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, Chemical 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 Health, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Chemistry Graduate Student Shweta Ganapti on molecular recognition and drug delivery.