• #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

Why you need to put iodine on your nutritional radar

Monday, 22 August 2022

 A new study from the Britz-McKibbin group suggests that iodine deficiency may be on the rise in certain parts of Canada.  Read more in this... Read more

McMaster prof working on cure for Type 1 diabetes

Friday, 29 July 2022

  Q and A: Dr. Harald Stover and Allarta co-founder Maria Antonakos talk about newcell-based therapy, which  alleviates need for insulin injections and immune-suppressive drugs.     To learn more... Read more

Iodine deficiency might be making a comeback, but not in Hamilton, Mac study finds

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

A new study from the Britz-McKibbin group examined iron deficiency across Canada. Read all the details in this article from the Hamilton Spectator:  Iodine deficiency might... Read more

Sustainable Chemistry Program Student, Liam Wittenberg, Wins First Prize at Chemistry in Canada 2067

Monday, 11 July 2022

    We are delighted to announce that Liam Wittenberg, who will begin his fourth year as a Sustainable Chemistry major this September, has been awarded First... Read more

CCB is hiring TA's for Level I Courses 2022-2023

Thursday, 7 July 2022

The first year chemistry program is currently accepting applications for undergraduate teaching assistants for the 2022-20223 academic year (CHEM 1A03/1E03 and CHEM 1AA3).   Applicants should... Read more

Career Posting - SESSIONAL FACULTY - CHEM 2E03 - Introductory Organic Chemistry

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology invites applications for the following teaching position to be offered in the 2022 - 23 fall session.Date of Posting:... Read more


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Chemial Biology is looking for an Insructional Assistant (III) Job ID 46401 https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT (III) - Chemistry & Chemical BiologyLocation - Central... Read more

Career Posting - LabStores Associate - Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Friday, 10 June 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is looking for a LabStores Associate Job ID 46168 https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ Unit Description:The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, with a contingent... Read more


Friday, 10 June 2022

Congratulations to Jose Moran-Mirabal on being named a 2022 University Scholar.Jose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Founding Scientific... Read more

Jose Moran-Mirabal is One of Six McMaster Researchers Recognized as University Scholars

Friday, 3 June 2022

Six McMaster researchers recognized as University Scholars  University Scholars have distinguished themselves internationally and demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, as... Read more

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

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