Our research spans virtually all areas of modern chemical research and related fields.
Our PhD program features internationally recognized research and a small student/faculty ratio.
Major & Minor
Pursue a degree or take courses in chemistry. Undergraduates can consider our five-year BS/MS degree program.
Seminars & Colloquia
May 29, 2017
At one time you could wander through the labs of pharmaceutical companies and hardly ever see light ...
May 17, 2017
Ignacio Franco, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Physics, was awarded the ACS OpenEye Outstandin ...
May 10, 2017
William Jones, the Charles F. Houghton Professor of Chemistry, will receive the 2017 Organometallic ...
May 1, 2017
Antonio Tinoco (2rd year graduate student in the Fasan Group) was awarded a Ford Predoctoral Fe ...
April 20, 2017
The following seniors have won Chemistry Awards, and will be recognized at this year’s Chemist ...
From research opportunities to coursework, undergraduate students can make the most of the summer semester at Rochester.
Did you know?
Because of its size and resources, our departments 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 Universitys founding in 1850.
Want better alternative fuel? Convert ethanol to butanol more efficiently.
A research team, led by Professor of Chemistry William Jones, has developed a series of reactions that results in the selective conversion of ethanol to butanol, without producing unwanted byproducts. “Butanol is much better than ethanol as an alternative to gasoline. It yields more energy, is less volatile, and doesn’t cause damage to engines,” says Jones.Read More
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