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From the University’s founding in 1850 until the present day, the study of chemistry at Rochester has prospered. Our department continues to provide outstanding opportunities to undertake and accomplish significant research, and engage in excellent educational programs leading to the BS and BA degrees in chemistry and PhD studies in chemistry and allied fields.

The department's program presents unrivaled opportunities for education and research in the traditional fields of analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, materials and physical chemistry, as well as a variety of interdisciplinary areas.

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Upcoming Events

Seymour Rothchild Lecture: Arnold

Frances Arnold, California Institute of Technology. "Innovation by Evolution: Bringing New chemistry to Life". The Chemistry Department welcomes Professor...

Wednesday, April 24 12:00pm
Chemistry Harrison Howe Award

Chad A. Mirkin, Northwestern University. "Megalibraries: Discovering New Material and Cellular Functions". The Chemistry Department welcomes Dr. Chad A....

Thursday, May 2 7:30pm
Chemistry Senior Thesis Poster Session 2019

The Chemistry Department Senior Poster Session is an annual event which showcases chemistry majors and their senior research. Please join us for an afternoon...

Friday, May 3 2:00pm
Victor J. Chambers Lecture: Yu

Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute. "Enantioselective C-H Activation". The Chemistry Department welcomes Professor Jin-Quan Yu as a 2019 Victor J....

Monday, May 6 4:00pm
Victor J. Chambers Lecture: Yu

Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute. "Molecular Editing through Remote C-H Activation". The Chemistry Department welcomes Professor Jin-Quan Yu as a...

Tuesday, May 7 4:00pm

Recent Events

Chemistry Colloquium: Buhro

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Chemistry Inorganic Seminar: Pluth

Monday, April 15, 2019

Chemistry Colloquium: Grabowski

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Chemistry Inorganic Seminar: Riedel

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Chemistry Physical Seminar: Geva

Monday, April 8, 2019

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