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

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Our research spans virtually all areas of modern chemical research and related fields.

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Recent News

Chemistry Grad Students win ACS Awards

November 29, 2021

Congratulations to chemistry students Karla R. Sanchez Lievanos (Knowles Group),&#160 ...

Elena Quigley Wins 2021 oSTEM Scholarship

September 30, 2021

Congratulations to Elena Quigley (they/them/theirs) with the Nilsson Group on being selected as ...

Professor Neidig Appointed Marshall D. Gates, Jr. Professor of Chemistry

September 27, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Michael Neidig has been appointed as the new Marshall D. Gates, Jr. ...

In Memory of Chemistry Professor Emeritus Robert K. Boeckman, Jr.

September 7, 2021

It is with deep sorrow that we share news of the passing of Robert K. Boeckman, Jr., Marshall D. Gat ...

Rochester researchers join national initiative to advance quantum science

July 30, 2021

Todd Krauss, chair of the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rochester, and his fellow res ...


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Because of its size and resources, our department’s infrastructure ranks among the best in the nation, with state-of-the-art instrumentation, labs, and technologies.

Hutchison Hall, which houses the department, is named in honor of Charles Force Hutchison, a chemistry student and University benefactor who graduated in 1897.

The study of chemistry at Rochester has thrived and grown since the University’s founding in 1850.

Maria Camila Aguilera, a PhD student in the lab of Rochester chemistry professor Michael Neidig.

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A big leap forward in using iron catalysts for pharmaceuticals

Researchers at Rochester and Maryland describe a novel cross-coupling reaction that could lead to a cheaper way to develop chemical compounds for pharmaceuticals.

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