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Our PhD program features internationally recognized research and a small student/faculty ratio.

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Pursue a degree or take courses in chemistry. Undergraduates can consider our five-year BS/MS degree program.

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    Laser Bursts Generate Electricity Faster Than Any Other Method

    June 22, 2018

    Take a glass thread a thousand times thinner than a human hair. Use it as a wire between two metals. ...

    Dr. Bing Gu Wins ACS 2018 PHYS Division Postdoctoral Research Award

    June 18, 2018

    Dr. Bing Gu (Franco group) has been named as one of four recipients to win a 2018 Young Investigator ...

    Graduate Students Receive ACS Travel Awards

    May 10, 2018

    Viktoria Steck, a fourth-year graduate student in Prof. Fasan’s research group, was awarded an ...

    Summer Programs

    From research opportunities to coursework, undergraduate students can make the most of the summer semester at Rochester.

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    CBI Training Program

    Graduate students in the chemical and biological sciences at Rochester have the opportunity to participate in the NIH-funded Chemistry-Biology Interface (CBI) Training Program. Thirty faculty members from six departments and programs in AS&E and SMD serve as mentors to students participating in the program.

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    Pictured here are Matson and PhD student Brittney Petel.

    Research Spotlight

    Group ‘Cleaves’ Oxygen from Surface of Metal Oxide, Enhancing Reactivity

    The lab of Ellen Matson (left), an assistant professor of chemistry, has developed a new method of opening solid state materials to oxygenation, using metallic oxide clusters, which can eliminate guesswork from discovery of new catalysts. The ultimate goal is to more efficiently convert greenhouse gases to useful fuels. PhD student Brittney Petel (right) is lead author of the paper describing the discovery.

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