Department of Chemistry

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Department Highlights

The chemistry placement exam is currently open and will close on April 22. Click here to access the placement exam through Banner.
Graduate student Huiyuan Zhu receives Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad [more]
Graduate student Marius Draeger named Brown/Wheaton Faculty Fellow [more]
Prof. Sandra Russo-Rodriguez receives Teaching and Advising Award [more]
Prof. Wesley Bernskoetter named a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow [more]

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The Department of Chemistry maintains pedagogical and research strengths in organic, inorganic, theoretical and experimental physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical biology and nanochemistry.  Click HERE to learn more about what Brown Chemistry has to offer.

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.