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Penn Chemistry is composed of a dynamic community of researchers creating and disseminating new knowledge at the forefront of the chemical sciences. As an enabling science, chemistry is at the focal point of every important modern societal challenge. Our faculty and students engage these challenges daily on a local, national, and international scale.


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The Department of Chemistry is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Professor David Chandler...

Dan Mindiola, Presidential Professor of Chemistry, has named as a 2017 Guggenheim Foundation...

Professor Madeleine JoulliƩ has been selected to receive a 2017 Penn Provost Award for...
Roy and Diana Vagelos Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology David Christianson has been...

Research Highlight

Abe Nitzan and his research group are developing models that may better harness heat energy to potentially power nanoscale devices. Their recent work, featured in PNAS earlier this year, has been highlighted by Ali Sundermier at Penn News. See the full story here.



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