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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

Subject and Degrees

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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; chemical physics; inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: analytical; inorganic; physical; materials; chemical physics

Christopher Alabi

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: bio-organic chemistry

Nandini Ananth

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: theoretical chemistry
  • Research Interests: theoretical chemistry

Nozomi Ando

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: protein structure and dynamics

Yimon Aye

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology; organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: organic chemistry

Barbara Ann Baird

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology; physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: biophysical, physical; chemical physics; chemical biology

Jeremy M. Baskin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology

James M Burlitch

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry
  • Research Interests: inorganic; materials

Richard A Cerione

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology
  • Research Interests: chemical biology; biophysical; analytical

Pamela V. Chang

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology
  • Research Interests: chemical biology, bio-organic, and organic chemistry

Peng Chen

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; organic chemistry; organometallic chemistry
  • Research Interests: organic; inorganic; organometallic

Brian Crane

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology; inorganic chemistry
  • Research Interests: biophysical; inorganic; chemical biology

Susan Daniel

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry

Harry Floyd Davis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: physical; chemical physics

Francis J DiSalvo

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: inorganic; physical; materials; chemical physics

Robert Anthony DiStasio

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: theoretical chemistry

Steven Edward Ealick

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology
  • Research Interests: biophysical; chemical biology

James R Engstrom

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry

Lara A. Estroff

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry

Gregory Simon Ezra

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; physical chemistry; theoretical chemistry
  • Research Interests: theoretical; physical; chemical physics

Robert C Fay

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry
  • Research Interests: inorganic

Brett P. Fors

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry

Jack H Freed

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: bio-organic chemistry; chemical biology; organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: organic; bio-organic; chemical biology

Emmanuel P Giannelis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry
  • Research Interests: materials; polymer

Melissa A Hines

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; materials chemistry; physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: physical; analytical; materials; chemical physics

Roald Hoffmann

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology
  • Research Interests: biophysical chemistry; chemical biology

Tristan H. Lambert

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: synthetic methods

Kyle Lancaster

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry
  • Research Interests: inorganic chemistry

Stephen Lee

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry
  • Research Interests: inorganic; materials; theoretical

Chad A. Lewis

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: organic chemistry

Hening Lin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology; organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: chemical biology; organic chemistry

Song Lin

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: catalysis for organic and materials synthesis

Roger F Loring

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; chemical physics; materials chemistry
  • Research Interests: analytical; physical; chemical physics; materials; polymer

Fred W McLafferty

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry
  • Research Interests: analytical; bio-organic

John Edward McMurry

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: bio-organic; organic

Jerrold Meinwald

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: bio-organic; organic

Christopher Kemper Ober

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry
  • Research Interests: materials; polymer

Poul B. Petersen

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; biophysical chemistry; physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: physical chemistry; analytical chemistry; biophysical chemistry

Harold A Scheraga

  • Campus: 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

Frank C. Schroeder

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical biology; organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: organic chemistry; chemical biology

Dotsevi Y Sogah

  • Campus: 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

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: bio-organic chemistry; chemical biology; organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: bio-organic; organic; chemical biology

Benjamin Widom

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: chemical physics; theoretical chemistry
  • Research Interests: physical; chemical physics; theoretical

Ulrich Bernd Wiesner

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: materials chemistry; polymer chemistry
  • Research Interests: materials chemistry; polymer chemistry; physical chemistry

Charles F Wilcox

  • Campus: Ithaca - (Graduate School Professor)
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: organic chemistry
  • Research Interests: organic; theoretical

Justin J. Wilson

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry

Peter Thomas Wolczanski

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; organic chemistry; organometallic chemistry
  • Research Interests: inorganic; organic; materials; organometallic

David B Zax

  • Campus: Ithaca
  • Concentrations: Chemistry and Chemical Biology: analytical chemistry; chemical physics; inorganic chemistry; materials chemistry; organic chemistry; physical chemistry
  • Research Interests: analytical; physical; chemical physics; inorganic; materials