Department of Chemistry


Department Highlights

The chemistry placement exam will be open from January 13 - February 18, 2015. Click here to access the placement exam through Banner.
From the Cane Lab: Bacteria and Terpenes [more]
From the Sello Lab: New strategy to combat drug resistant bacteria [more]
From the Sello Lab: Chemistry Research Suggests New Strategies For Fighting TB [more]
From the Lai-Sheng Wang Lab: "Borospherene" [more]

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About Us

The Department of Chemistry maintains pedagogical and research strengths in organic, inorganic, theoretical and experimental physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical biology and nanochemistry.  Learn more about Chemistry at Brown.

The department maintains world-class facilities that enable scientific inquiry almost without limitations. In many cases, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students collaboratively pursue interdisciplinary research within the Chemistry department. The impact of the research is enhanced by the partnerships with colleagues in the medical school, biology, geology, physics, or engineering divisions.

The Chemistry Department offers A.B., Sc.B. and Ph.D. degrees for excellence in scholarship and research.

updated 1/9/2015