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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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Major & Minor

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

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Recent News

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 ...

Merjema Purak Wins Best Talk at Western NY ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 1, 2018

Merjema Purak, undergradute student in the Matson Group, was awarded best talk at the 2018 ACS Weste ...

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awarded to Hayden Carder & Chemistry Alumni Receives Honorable Mention

April 27, 2018

Hayden Carder, who graduates this year with a B.S. in Chemistry, has been selected as an awardee for ...

Undergraduate Chemistry Awards

April 27, 2018

The seniors who have won Chemistry Awards, will be recognized at this year’s Chemistry Diploma ...

Knowles, Poletti are Furth Fund award recipients

April 13, 2018

Kathryn Knowles, assistant professor of chemistry, and Martina Poletti, assistant professor of ...

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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Take Five student Austin Bailey (right) is pictured in the lab of chemistry professor Todd D. Krauss (left). Bailey is working on synthesizing a polymer that will permit scientists to attach other molecules to nanotubes very easily.

Research Spotlight

Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18 (T5) has spent his summer developing a special polymer to attach other molecules to nanotubes, and his work could have significant applications for creating renewable energy sources.

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Tianhao Yu ’19 in the Hutchison Hall lab of chemistry professor Lewis Rothberg. Yu is using lasers to study films of organic light emitters. (University photo / J. Adam Fenster)

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Undergraduate’s summer research is a glass act

Tianhao Yu ’19 has a unique job this summer: testing organic light-emitting diodes that may help improve the screen displays of devices such as cell phones and televisions.

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