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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 at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA plans to make...

Vincent Esposito, a second-year graduate student in the Lester/Francisco groups, has been...

Lauren Grant, a fourth year graduate student in the Mindiola group, has been selected to...

Jessica Anna, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Elliman Faculty Fellow, has been named...

Research Highlight

A new paper in the Journal of the American Chemical Society authored by Chemistry Assistant Professor Jessica Anna and her research group describes the use of innovative multi-dimensional spectroscopy methods to follow the flow of energy through the pigments of photosystem I, the light harvesting protein at the heart of photosynthesis. These studies can enable a better understanding of natural photosynthesis and guide the design of artificial light-harvesting systems. Read it here.


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