For information regarding the Graduate Program in Chemistry, please contact the Graduate Coordinator, Mrs. Barbara Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington University in St. Louis has long been acknowledged as one of the world’s leading research institutions. The department’s traditional strengths in instrumental physical chemistry (particularly solid-state NMR, NMR imaging, mass spectrometry, and laser spectroscopy) and nuclear & radiochemistry have been supplemented with burgeoning materials chemistry and biological chemistry focused research groups. At the intersection of these fields lies research in the broad field of energy research, including a vigorous research program focused on photosynthesis funded by one of the largest-ever Department of Energy grants, which has strong implications for understanding and improving energy sources.
Following the trends in current scientific research, Wash U’s faculty-directed research is largely interdisciplinary. Given this outlook, the Chemistry Department has a flexible program of graduate study to promote research at the interface of chemistry, materials science, biology, engineering, physics, and medicine. The presence of collaborative research centers on campus, including the Institute for Materials Sciences & Engineering (IMSE), the International Center for Advanced Renewable Energy and Sustainability (I-CARES), the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences (DBBS), and the Siteman Cancer Center, to name a few, illustrate the cooperative and interdisciplinary nature of research at Wash U.