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

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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

Lauren VanGelder awarded Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research

April 19, 2019

Lauren VanGelder, graduate student in the Matson Group, was awarded the 2019 Anna Louise Hoffman Awa ...

Jana Jelusic awarded Best Poster in the Natural Sciences Division at the Undergraduate Research Expo

April 19, 2019

Jana Jelusic, an undergraduate working in the Bren Lab in collaboration with the Krauss Lab, won "Be ...

NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Awarded to Trevor Tumiel and David Vargas. Others Receive Honorable Mention.

April 9, 2019

Trevor Tumiel, a graduate student working in Prof. Todd Krauss’s lab, has been selected as an ...

Lauren VanGelder awarded the Edward Peck Curtis Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student

March 27, 2019

Lauren VanGelder has been chosen as one of the winners of the 2019 Edward Peck Curtis Award for Exce ...

Chemistry Welcomes New Faculty member, Dr. C. Rose Kennedy

February 22, 2019

Assistant Professor Rose Kennedy will officially join the Department of Chemistry faculty as 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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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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