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Chemistry - Doctor of Philosophy

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Graduate courses and research programs leading to the PhD degree in chemistry are offered in the following areas:

  • Analytical
  • Biological
  • Inorganic
  • Organic
  • Physical
  • Theoretical 

Programs include:

  • Photochemistry
  • Stereochemistry
  • Electrochemistry
  • Kinetics (including nanosecond and crossed-molecular beam studies)
  • Theoretical structure and dynamics
  • Statistical mechanics
  • Organic synthesis
  • Inorganic synthesis
  • Carbohydrate chemistry
  • NMR
  • ESR
  • Laser and vacuum UV spectroscopy
  • Pulse radiolysis
  • X-ray structures
  • Multi-enzyme complexes
  • Catalysis
  • Mechanisms of action of enzymes and coenzymes
  • Molecular biology
  • Biomembrane studies
  • Surface chemistry
  • Separations

The first year is devoted mainly to advanced coursework with the opportunity to begin research in the latter part of the year. During the second and subsequent years, the major emphasis is given to research. PhD students begin their examinations for admission to PhD candidacy in their second year.  

All research is carried out under the direct supervision of a faculty adviser who serves as the student's preceptor. Many research groups are enriched by the presence of postdoctoral researchers and visiting professors.

For more information, go to Chemistry graduate studies.