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A preeminent center for research and education in chemistry.


  • Top-20 chemistry department in the U.S.
  • State-of-the-art mass spectrometry facilities, NMR facilities, X-ray crystallographic facilities and a center for multimedia support.

The Department of Chemistry is a center of excellence with a community of world-class scholars, scientists, teachers and students who are supported by stable funding and state-of-the-art facilities. It is recognized as one of the preeminent academic centers for research and education in chemistry in the country.


534 Undergraduate (Fall 2019)
193 Graduate (Fall 2019)


28 faculty
3 members of the National Academies
2 fellows of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
1 winner of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation
1 winner of the Wolf Prize
11 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award winners
5 members of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers
1 winner of the National Medal of Science
1 winner of the Japan Prize 
1 winner of the Faraday Medal
1 MacArthur Fellow


Bioanalytics / Bioorganic / Biophysics / Catalysis / Chemical biology / Chemical physics and dynamics / Drug discovery / Electrochemistry / Energy / Environmental / Enzymology / Materials / Nanoscience and nanotechnology / Polymer chemistry / Spectroscopy / Structural biology / Surface chemistry / Synthetic methods/ Theory and computation / Total synthesis

Affiliated Centers & Institutes

Center for Electrochemistry
Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis
Center for Nano and Molecular Science and Technology
Freshman Research Initiative
Institute for Cellular and Molecular Biology
 Institute for Theoretical ChemistryInstitute for Theoretical Chemistry