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The Eberly College of Science

Department of Chemistry



Endless opportunities.

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Chemistry Undergraduate Program

We provide a program that’s flexible enough to meet your specific interests. Through research and co-op opportunities, you’ll put your classroom knowledge into practice to prepare for a wide range of careers.

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Our graduate program boasts a unique educational opportunity, allowing students substantial flexibility in developing a Ph.D. experience uniquely suited to their personal interests and goals. 

Chemistry Graduate Program

Chemistry Research Areas

We offer dynamic research environments that combine specialities to address pressing challenges.

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Research Facilities

The department’s cutting-edge research facilities offer faculty and students powerful tools for innovation. 

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University Institutes and Centers

Our interdisciplinary institutes and centers strengthen our research offering across the university.

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Chemistry Spotlight

News from around the department

A new method by Penn State researchers offers a simple, safe way to create cyclopropanes—a feature that increases the potency of many drugs.

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New, simple and accessible method creates potency-increasing structure in drugs

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Research Lab Profile: Muechler Group

Penn State research reveals how a protein could allow the sorting of rare earth elements for future use.

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A protein mines, sorts rare earths better than humans, paving way for green tech

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