Department of Chemistry

Welcome to Chemistry at Brown

Department Highlights

The chemistry graduate application deadline is December 15, 2014.  Click here to start an application.

The chemistry placement exam will be open from January 13 - February 18, 2015. Click here to access the placement exam through Banner.


2014 Poster Prize Winners [more]
Grad student Vale Cofer-Shabica presents at "Research Matters!" symposium [more]
Chemistry Research Suggests New Strategies For Fighting TB [more]
Two Chemistry grad students involved in new study on CO2 conversion by copper foam [more]
From the Lai-Sheng Wang Lab: "Borospherene" [more]

The above are the department's most recent news items. For a complete list of news items from the department, please click here.

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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.  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.

updated 11/18/2014