• #BrighterWorld

    Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster lets you explore the chemistry of solids and living systems. Strong links among our research and teaching combined with internationally recognized faculty members and facilities make this Department one of the best in Canada.

  • Research


    We pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives...

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    Our undergraduate programs give students the tools to break down real world problems, such as how to monitor a disease’s progress or build a better battery, and apply their knowledge to design possible solutions. Laboratory courses give students hands on experience to test hypotheses using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    Our graduate programs offer opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research in all disciplines of modern chemical science. Explore to see the exciting opportunities that our Department can provide and find research areas to match your interests.

  • Analytical Services

    Analytical Services

    The combination of state-of-the-art equipment and experienced, professional personnel provides unparalleled analytical services to our academic and industry clients. Our staff work closely with clients to solve unique research questions. We also offer compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) , a standard no other academic lab in North America offers.

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Prospective Students

Hands-on experience, state-of-the-art labs modelled on industry set-ups and innovative teaching approaches – all mark our undergraduate programs

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Graduate Studies

Award-winning researchers and state-of-the-art research facilities combined with cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities give our students unparalleled opportunities to explore

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Our faculty and students pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives and enhance our understanding of the world

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Analytical Services

We specialize in helping our academic and industry partners solve their analytical needs, including NMR and MS GMP testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)

Latest News

Sustainable chemistry program gives students tools to tackle major societal and environmental issues

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

As part of Teaching and Learning Month at McMaster, we are highlighting some of the groundbreaking work happening in the classroom and beyond as educators use innovative... Read more

Award Funds New Approaches For CCB's Dr. Katherine Bujold and Biology's Dr. Patricia Chow-Fraser

Monday, 16 May 2022

Biology Professor Patricia Chow-Fraser and Chemistry & Chemical Biology Assistant Professor Katherine Bujold are among the five McMaster researchers who've been awarded a combined... Read more

New Sustainable Chemistry Newsletter

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

We have a new newsletter for the Sustainable Chemistry Program. Please take a look. Read more

McMaster researchers help develop rapid, reliable vitamin D test

Monday, 18 April 2022

Philip Britz-McKibbin and his colleagues have developed a fast, cost-effective method to identify vitamin D deficiency that could help treat respiratory illness in critically ill... Read more

Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant Job Posting

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Department/School/Unit: Chemistry and Chemical Biology                                                           Bargaining Unit: CUPE 3906 Unit #1 Wage Rate: $25.81 (Class B) Date of Posting: April 2022 Course #* Course Title # of TAs... Read more

Career Opportunity - Academic Department Manager III

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

 The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for an Academic Department Manager. Reporting to the Department Chair, The Academic Department Manager III is responsible for... Read more

CCB's Sarah Styler is One of Two New Canada Research Chairs in Science

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Sarah Styler was among 10 McMaster researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs earlier this month. Sarah joined the Faculty of Science in 2020. Sarah, an Assistant... Read more

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Radiochemistry and/or Radiopharmaceutical Sciences

Thursday, 2 December 2021

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations, and within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon... Read more


Thursday, 18 November 2021

CELEBRATING A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP: Representatives from Nikon helped officially open McMaster's Centre for Advanced Light Microscopy earlier this month. Nikon is CALM's first external strategic... Read more

The Magic of Molecules Show - October 29, 2021 - Video now available

Friday, 15 October 2021

The Magic of Molecules Show was a huge success, with over 800 participants registered for the event! A link to the show video can be... Read more

The Magic of Molecules Show - October 29, 2021

Friday, 15 October 2021

Register here. Join the event Read more


Tuesday, 12 October 2021

The undergraduate students in the Brook Research Group weren't yet born when Faculty of Science Research Chair Mike Brook and research scientist Dan Chen began working together. Mike... Read more

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