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

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Graduate Studies

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

Ignacio Franco Receives Mandel Faculty Fellow Award

February 28, 2020

Ignacio Franco, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Physics, has been  designated as the Leona ...

Fifty Years of Research in the University of Rochester Chemistry Department

February 20, 2020

Professor John S. Muenter recently collaborated with several others on an article titled, “Pho ...

Frank Huo Named 2020 Cottrell Scholar

February 12, 2020

Frank Huo, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been named a 2020 Cottrell Scholar by the Research ...

Jisoo Woo & Julian Maceren win Research Initiative Award

February 1, 2020

Congratulations to two of our seniors, Jisoo Woo (Paradine Group) and Julian Maceren (Benoit Group) ...

Prof. Todd Krauss named AAAS Fellow

November 26, 2019

Todd Krauss, professor and chair of the Department of Chemistry, was named a fellow of the American ...

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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