Welcome to the Boston University Department of Chemistry

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Prof. Lawrence Ziegler, Chair

Located in Boston, one of the world’s foremost science and technology research hubs, our mission is to advance discovery in the chemical sciences and to provide excellent instruction at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. As a result, our undergraduate majors, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows gain the skills and understanding they need to meet the technological challenges of the 21st century and to achieve meaningful careers in research, education, medicine, government, business, and/or law. The research programs of our faculty address many of the most demanding challenges in chemical research, with unique strengths in medicinal and translational chemistry, materials science, molecular and cell biology, computational chemistry, nanotechnology, catalysis and chemical dynamics. Supporting and enabling this research and our teaching laboratories is our extensive suite of state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities and instrumentation. I encourage you to learn about us by exploring this site, by contacting us electronically, or by arranging to visit our Department.

Lawrence Ziegler



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