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Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Field Description

The program of graduate study is designed to give broad training in the fundamentals of chemistry and in methods of research. Students ordinarily pursue those objectives by taking advanced courses, participating in organized and informal seminars, and carrying out and reporting on research projects in their major subject. Students normally conduct research during the summer and receive financial support for this purpose.

With the consent of the Special Committee, a student may elect one or two minors from the above list or from another field. Entering students are required to register with the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the beginning of their first term. They consult with the Director of Graduate Studies and with their temporary Special Committee.

Proficiency tests in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry are required of all entering Ph.D. degree candidates. These tests are given a few days before registration for the fall term. Results are used to help the Special Committee plan the student's program. Remedial course work may be required of students with poor test scores.

Students majoring in organic or bio-organic chemistry must prepare and defend an original research proposal, usually after passing the Admission to Candidacy examination.

Specific inquiries from prospective graduate students are welcomed and should be addressed to the graduate field office or to any faculty member in the field. A brochure, Graduate Study in Chemistry and Chemical Biology, is available on request.


Contact Information

Website: http://www.chemistry.cornell.edu
Email: chemgrad@cornell.edu
Phone: 607 255-4139

131 Baker Lab
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-1301

 

Concentrations by Subject

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

  • analytical chemistry
  • bio-organic chemistry
  • biophysical chemistry
  • chemical biology
  • chemical physics
  • inorganic chemistry
  • materials chemistry
  • organic chemistry
  • organometallic chemistry
  • physical chemistry
  • polymer chemistry
  • theoretical chemistry

Faculty

Hector D Abruna - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; chemical physics; inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; physical chemistry Research Interests: analytical; inorganic; physical; materials; chemical physics
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: bio-organic chemistry
Nandini Ananth - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: theoretical chemistry Research Interests: theoretical chemistry
Yimon Aye - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology; organic chemistry Research Interests: organic chemistry
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology; physical chemistry Research Interests: biophysical, physical; chemical physics; chemical biology
Jeremy M. Baskin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology
James M Burlitch - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry Research Interests: inorganic; materials
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology Research Interests: chemical biology; biophysical; analytical
Pamela V. Chang - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology Research Interests: chemical biology, bio-organic, and organic chemistry
Peng Chen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology; organic chemistry; physical chemistry Research Interests: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology; inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry
Geoffrey Coates - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; organic chemistry; organometallic chemistry; polymer chemistry Research Interests: polymer; organic; bio-organic; inorganic; materials; organometallic
David B Collum - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; organometallic chemistry Research Interests: organic; inorganic; organometallic
Brian Crane - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology; inorganic chemistry Research Interests: biophysical; inorganic; chemical biology
Susan Daniel - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: physical chemistry Research Interests: physical; chemical physics
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; physical chemistry Research Interests: inorganic; physical; materials; chemical physics
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: theoretical chemistry
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology Research Interests: biophysical; chemical biology
James R Engstrom - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry Research Interests: physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry
Lara A. Estroff - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; physical chemistry; theoretical chemistry Research Interests: theoretical; physical; chemical physics
Robert C Fay - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry Research Interests: inorganic
Brett P. Fors - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry
Jack H Freed - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical physics; materials chemistry; physical chemistry; theoretical chemistry Research Interests: physical; theoretical; biophysical; chemical physics
Bruce Ganem - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: bio-organic chemistry; chemical biology; organic chemistry Research Interests: organic; bio-organic; chemical biology
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry Research Interests: materials; polymer
George P Hess - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry Research Interests: biophysical
Melissa A Hines - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; materials chemistry; physical chemistry Research Interests: physical; analytical; materials; chemical physics
Roald Hoffmann - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; organometallic chemistry; physical chemistry; theoretical chemistry Research Interests: bioinorganic; materials; organometallic; physical; theoretical chemistry
Ailong Ke - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology Research Interests: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology
Kyle Lancaster - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry Research Interests: inorganic chemistry
Stephen Lee - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry Research Interests: inorganic; materials; theoretical
Chad A. Lewis - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry Research Interests: organic chemistry
Hening Lin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology; organic chemistry Research Interests: chemical biology; organic chemistry
Song Lin - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry Research Interests: catalysis for organic and materials synthesis
Roger F Loring - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; physical chemistry; polymer chemistry; theoretical chemistry Research Interests: theoretical; materials; physical; chemical physics; polymer
John A Marohn - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; chemical physics; materials chemistry Research Interests: analytical; physical; chemical physics; materials; polymer
Fred W McLafferty - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry Research Interests: analytical; bio-organic
John Edward McMurry - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry Research Interests: bio-organic; organic
Jerrold Meinwald - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry Research Interests: bio-organic; organic
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry Research Interests: materials; polymer
Poul B. Petersen - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; biophysical chemistry; physical chemistry Research Interests: physical chemistry; analytical chemistry; biophysical chemistry
Harold A Scheraga - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical physics; theoretical chemistry Research Interests: biophysical; chemical biology; physical; chemical physics; polymer; theoretical
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology; organic chemistry Research Interests: organic chemistry; chemical biology
Dotsevi Y Sogah - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: bio-organic chemistry; organic chemistry; organometallic chemistry; polymer chemistry Research Interests: polymer; organic; bio-organic; materials
David A Usher - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: bio-organic chemistry; chemical biology; organic chemistry Research Interests: bio-organic; organic; chemical biology
Benjamin Widom - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; theoretical chemistry Research Interests: physical; chemical physics; theoretical
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry; polymer chemistry Research Interests: materials chemistry; polymer chemistry; physical chemistry
Charles F Wilcox - (Ithaca) - (Graduate School Professor)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry Research Interests: organic; theoretical
Justin J. Wilson - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; organic chemistry; organometallic chemistry Research Interests: inorganic; organic; materials; organometallic
David B Zax - (Ithaca)
Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; chemical physics; inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; physical chemistry Research Interests: analytical; physical; chemical physics; inorganic; materials