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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

Huo Awarded ACS OpenEye Outstanding Junior Faculty Award

November 11, 2020

Pengfei “Frank” Huo, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, has been awarded the OpenEye Outs ...

Arkajit Mandal Wins an ACS Graduate Award for Theoretical Chemistry

November 9, 2020

Arkajit Mandal, graduate student in the Huo Group, was awarded an ACS Physical Chemistry Division Aw ...

David Brewster Selected for an SCGSR Award by the Department of Energy

October 12, 2020

David Brewster, a 5th year Ph.D. student from the Chemistry Department, has been selected to receive ...

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 ...

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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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