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

Gillian Goward, Chair, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Gillian Goward
Chair, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Welcome from the Chair

Creating solutions for society’s big challenges in areas of health, the environment, energy and materials often reveals a role for chemistry to play. By exploring the fundamental reactions and links in materials – biological, organic or inorganic – we learn how to change, improve and preserve our world.

In our undergraduate Chemistry & Chemical Biology programs, we offer our students a personalized, inquiry-driven, research-focused learning experience. Our instruction is based in both the theories and applications of chemistry.

Our graduate programs are student-focused, highly streamlined programs designed to empower. Students gain the confidence and skills needed to compete in all of the fields that chemistry touches.

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