Department of Chemistry
We provide a program that’s flexible enough to meet your specific interests. Through research and co-op opportunities, you’ll put your classroom knowledge into practice to prepare for a wide range of careers.
We encourage you to excel in your graduate studies, to develop and enhance your scientific passion, and to contribute to the scientific community at large.
Stephen Benkovic, Evan Pugh Professor and Holder of the Eberly Family Chair in Chemistry at Penn State, has been elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society, the national academy of science in the United Kingdom.
Squire J. Booker, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry and of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Penn State, Holder of the Eberly Family Distinguished Chair in Science, and investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been named an inaugural Fellow of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB).
Our department offers a rich variety of opportunities and resources. I think you will find the Department of Chemistry at Penn State to be an exceptionally exciting, welcoming, and inclusive place and we hope that you can visit and explore the many opportunities here.
Chemistry Research Areas
We eliminate barriers, creating a dynamic research environment that combines specialities to help address pressing challenges.
Chemistry Research Facilities
The department’s cutting-edge research facilities offer faculty and students powerful tools for innovation.
University Institutes and Centers
Our interdisciplinary institutes and centers strengthen our research offering across the university, while providing meaningful training opportunities for graduate students.
Our faculty are dedicated educators and researchers who are recognized leaders in their fields.