About the Chemistry Department

Our faculty—with a passion for and a commitment to providing students with a rigorous, state-of-the-art education in the Chemical Sciences—will challenge you to think more deeply and profoundly about a range of topics that impact medicine, energy, materials, and/or the environment. Most importantly, they will provide you with the necessary skills and tools to thrive in the next phase of your career.

Cutting-edge research

In collaboration with our world-renowned faculty, our students pursue cutting-edge research in important areas aimed at bettering society.
Dunwei Wang, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Chemistry

Quick Facts


Candidates in the Ph.D program


Chemistry majors


Biochemistry majors


Full-time faculty members

Graduate Program

Our incoming graduate students bring exceptionally strong quantitative and analytical skills as they join their 100 colleagues in the Merkert Chemistry Center.

Graduate Program