The central mission of the College of Chemistry is to advance society through education and research, and we have made it our responsibility to fulfill this mission, year in and year out, for more than 140 years.
Our two departments provide fundamental and applied studies of an outstanding caliber. The remarkable breadth and depth of resources available to our students readies them as chemists and chemical engineers to address society’s most urgent 21st-century issues.
College faculty have been leaders at the frontiers of knowledge since 1872. Current pioneering research includes premier programs in catalysis, thermodynamics, chemical biology, atmospheric chemistry, the development of polymer, optical and semiconductor materials, and nanoscience, among others.
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The College of Chemistry is consistently ranked as one of the best places on earth to learn, teach, and create new tools in the chemical sciences. This is no accident. It’s the direct result of exceptional scholarship as well as thousands and thousands of donations from our loyal alumni and friends.
Michelle C. ChangDouglas S. ClarkTeresa Head-Gordon Jay D. KeaslingSanjay KumarMarkita LandryKranthi K. MandadapuAli Mesbah Susan J. MullerClayton J. Radke David V. Schaffer Karthik Shekhar Wenjun Zhang
Emeritus/AdjunctHarvey W. Blanch Berend Smit John M. Prausnitz
Nitash Balsara Alexis T. Bell Michelle C. Chang Enrique Iglesia Alexander Katz Jay D. Keasling Jeffrey R. Long Roya Maboudian Bryan D. McCloskey Ali Mesbah Clayton Radke Jeffrey A. Reimer
Emeritus/AdjunctC. Judson King Elton J. CairnsJohn S. NewmanDavid B. GravesBerend Smit
Alexis T. Bell Enrique Iglesia Teresa Head-Gordon Kranthi K. Mandadapu Ali Mesbah Clayton J. Radke Karthik Shekhar Rui Wang
Emeritus/Adjunct David B. Graves John S. Newman John M. Prausnitz Berend Smit
Nitash P. Balsara Alexis T. Bell Enrique Iglesia Alexander KatzMarkita LandryJeffrey R. Long Roya Maboudian Kranthi K. Mandadapu Bryan D. McCloskey Susan J. Muller Clayton J. Radke Jeffrey A. Reimer Rui Wang
Emeritus/Adjunct John M. Prausnitz Berend Smit David B. Graves Carlo Carraro