Carnegie Mellon University Department of Chemistry
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Graduate Program

Why CMU for Ph.D. in Chemistry?

•   Work closely with faculty who are renowned in polymer & materials, green & environmental, bioinorganic, bioorganic, biophysical and computational

•   Join a program ranked #22 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings

•   Gain interdisciplinary research experience, particularly at interface areas related to nanotechnology and biotechnology, through research centers focusing on macromolecular engineering, green chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, art conservation, nucleic acids, and bioimaging.

•   Learn in a collaborative community that promotes innovation, where conversations between graduate students can launch new projects

•   Build technical skills through hands-on access to excellent instrumentation in the Center for Molecular Analysis and other shared instruments.

•   Join alumni with excellent careers in academia from research universities to four-year colleges, industry from start-ups to global corporations, national labs (e.g. NIST), and government agencies (e.g. FDA).