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.
We pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives...
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.
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.
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.
Hands-on experience, state-of-the-art labs modelled on industry set-ups and innovative teaching approaches – all mark our undergraduate programs
Award-winning researchers and state-of-the-art research facilities combined with cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities give our students unparalleled opportunities to explore
Our faculty and students pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives and enhance our understanding of the world
We specialize in helping our academic and industry partners solve their analytical needs, including NMR and MS GMP testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
Process recovers organic components that can become new elastomers Researchers from Canada have demonstrated a mild chemical approach for reclaiming organic polymers from waste tyre... Read more
Monday, 2 December 2019
Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, McMaster University The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology invites applications for a teaching-track faculty position at the Assistant... Read more
Friday, 25 October 2019
Researchers at McMaster have identified several chemical signatures, detectable in blood and urine, that can accurately measure dietary intake, potentially offering a new tool... Read more
Monday, 23 September 2019
The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology (CCB) at McMaster University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in... Read more
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Philip Britz-McKibbin in his lab. Photo by JD Howell.
Scientists at McMaster have identified new biomarkers for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) in urine, which could lead... Read more
Rashik Ahmed, lead author and PhD candidate in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences with Giuseppe Melacini, senior author and a professor in the... Read more
Tuesday, 14 May 2019
From left to right: Alexander Hynes, Ryan Wylie and Joyce Obeid
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MAY 13, 2019 Three McMaster researchers have received funds from the Government of Canada’s New... Read more
Friday, 26 April 2019
Peter Ho, a PhD candidate in chemistry, sits in the newly renovated labs in the Arthur Bourns Building.
BY SARA LAUX APRIL 18, 2019A 45,000 square-foot addition... Read more
Friday, 12 April 2019
From left to right, John Valliant, Fusion’s Chief Executive Officer, with Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities, at the announcement of $105... Read more
Friday, 18 January 2019
Building a better battery
Gillian Goward (centre) with graduate students in her lab. (Photo by JD Howell)Theoretically, batteries are simple. First developed in the late eighteenth... Read more
NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards for 2019 in Chemistry and Chemical Biology All interested and highly qualified undergraduate students are encouraged to apply to the... Read more
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