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Chemistry Stockroom Hours - Covid Update

To comply with Covid-19 startup rules, the stockroom will have limited access for other departments. The stockroom will be open Tuesday and Thursday between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Please call Paul Liberatore at (585) 275-4237 to schedule a time to come.


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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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Recent News

Rudi Fasan Receives 2020 Goergen Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching

September 28, 2020

Professor Rudi Fasan, Andrew S. Kende Professor of Chemistry, has been honored with the 2020 Goergen ...

Professors Knowles and Matson Selected as Scialog Fellow for Negative Emissions Science

July 20, 2020

Professors Kathryn Knowles and Ellen Matson have been named Fellows for a new Scialog initiative, Ne ...

Nikki Wolford Receives GWIS Travel and Conference Award

June 22, 2020

Nikki Wolford received a travel and conference award from Graduate Women In Science (GWIS) to attend ...

Brittany Abraham awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

June 10, 2020

Brittany Abraham has been chosen as a recipient of the 2020 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence ...

Zachary Piontkowski wins 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award

June 1, 2020

Zachary Piontkowski has been selected as the winner of the 2020 Outstanding Dissertation Award for t ...

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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