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The Eberly College of Science
Department of Chemistry



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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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We encourage you to excel in your graduate studies, to develop and enhance your scientific passion, and to contribute to the scientific community at large.

Chemistry Graduate Program
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Xin Zhang honored as Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Xin Zhang, holder of the Paul Berg Early Career Professorship and assistant professor of chemistry and of biochemistry and molecular biology at Penn State, has been selected as a Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by The Pew Charitable Trusts, a national philanthropy organization based in Philadelphia. The award provides four years of funding to promising scientists whose research advances human health and addresses some of biomedicine’s most challenging questions.


The Elacqua group recently published their first paper, entitled Poly(arylenevinylene)s through Ring‐Opening Metathesis Polymerization of an Unsymmetrical Donor‐Acceptor Cyclophane, which focuses on the synthesis of sequence-specific D/A polymers using ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP).
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Chemistry Research Areas

We eliminate barriers, creating a dynamic research environment that combines specialities to help address pressing challenges.

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Chemistry 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, while providing meaningful training opportunities for graduate students.

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