The Department

Message From The Chair

From the beginning, the Department has embodied the University's central mission of excellence in both research and teaching. Fifteen Nobel laureates in Chemistry have been associated with the University of Chicago.


A Brief History

The vision and creativity of William Rainey Harper, the first president of the University, make the University of Chicago a unique place to study science today.


Departmental Activities

Some chemistry and not-so-chemistry related activities that the students and faculty participate in each year.



Important people that keep the chemistry department running like clockwork.


Student Profiles

Our students are a diverse and talented group.


Alumni Relations and Development

The Department of Chemistry would not be able to continue its mission of research and education without help from its friends and alumni.


Faculty Job Opportunities in the Department

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.


Industrial Affiliates Program

Launched in the Fall of 2015, this program enables strategically-aligned academic-industrial partnerships.


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