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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

Chemistry in Action Program 2019

Chemistry in Action Program is a science program for middle and high school student to get them interested in science. Local schools have been invited to...

Thursday, December 12 10:30am
Chemistry Colloquium: Santos

Webster Santos, Virginia Tech, "trans Selective Borylation Reactions & Drug Discovery Strategies.", The Santos group aply organic synthesis in mecicinal...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 12:00pm
Chemistry Organic Seminar: Biscoe

Mark Biscoe, The City College of New York, "Rethinking asymmetric synthesis: The development of enantiospecific Pd-catalyzed cross-coupling reactions.", ...

Friday, January 24, 2020 9:00am
Seymour Rothchild Lecture: Aspuru-Guzik

Alan Aspuru-Guzik, University of Toronto "." The Chemistry Department welcomes Professor Aspuru-Guzik as a 2019 Seymour Rothchild Distinguished Lecturer. ...

Monday, January 27, 2020 4:00pm
Chemistry Organic Seminar: Hyster

Todd Hyster, Princeton University, "Photoenzymatic Catalysis - Using Light to Reveal New Enzyme Functions.". Preparing molecules of interest via new...

Friday, January 31, 2020 9:00am

Recent Events

Chemistry PhD Defense: Niziol

Friday, November 22, 2019

Chemistry Organic Seminar: Roizen

Friday, November 15, 2019

Chemistry Physical Seminar: Jang

Monday, November 11, 2019

Chemistry Organic Seminar: Huigens

Friday, November 8, 2019

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