Department of Chemistry
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.
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 Research Areas
We eliminate barriers, creating a dynamic research environment that combines specialities to help address pressing challenges.
Chemistry Research Facilities
The department’s cutting-edge research facilities offer faculty and students powerful tools for innovation.
University Institutes and Centers
Our interdisciplinary institutes and centers strengthen our research offering across the university, while providing meaningful training opportunities for graduate students.
Featured stories from around the department
A new helium recovery system in the Chemistry Building is now operational, benefiting research and sustainability University wide.
The first four projects funded by the Patricia and Stephen Benkovic Research Initiative at Penn State have been announced.
Our faculty are dedicated educators and researchers who are recognized leaders in their fields.