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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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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
Featured Story
Ruobo Zhou Joins Faculty of Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Ruobo Zhou will be joining its faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry on January 1, 2021.

Heat is an instigator, in many cases speeding up chemical reactions. It’s why food is stored at cold temperatures to keep fresh. In manufacturing settings where speed is key, heating things up can increase efficiency, but sometimes the application of heat is not precise enough and can encourage unwanted reactions. Penn State Associate Professor of Chemistry Ben Lear is studying how to apply heat to chemical reactions in a much more targeted way.
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Chemistry Spotlight
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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