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Graduate Program in Chemistry

The graduate program in chemistry offers students an especially stimulating educational and research environment within a community of nationally and internationally respected researchers and scholars. Our program is highly personalized, giving all students the opportunity to work closely with faculty mentors and to engage fully in important research projects while developing their individual research interests and capabilities. Currently, there are approximately 165 graduate students and 110 postdoctoral students in the department.

This is an exciting time for the Department of Chemistry as we settle into our beautiful state-of-the-art building, the Frick Chemistry Laboratory. The public gathering areas are designed to enhance the already active communication between faculty and students of varying disciplines, and the world-class laboratories provide an exceptional research environment. The building is located in the new natural sciences neighborhood of the University which includes the Lewis Science Library and the Departments of Molecular Biology, Physics, Geosciences, and, opening in 2014, Psychology and the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.

There are many opportunities for interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research stemming from ongoing collaborations between chemistry faculty and faculty across the University. Bolstering this interdisciplinary research at the forefront of science are partnerships between faculty in chemistry with faculty involved in programs such as the Princeton Institute for the Science and Technology of Materials (PRISM), the Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), the Program in Neuroscience, the Program in Applied and Computational Mathematics and the Program in Plasma Science and Technology.

The chemistry department has an extraordinarily active seminar program that features eminent researchers from major universities and institutions. In addition, graduate students arrange and host a series of student-invited lectures which offer interaction with top researchers in areas of student-selected interest.

For more information about the graduate program than is available on this site, please contact Graduate Administrator Meghan Krause.


Haw Yang 

Director of Graduate Studies
Frick Laboratory, 225
Phone: (609) 258-3578


Meghan Krause

Graduate Administrator
Frick Laboratory, A21
Phone: (609) 258-4116