University of Pittsburgh


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh provides outstanding graduate education through a program that integrates creative independent research, a modern curriculum of advanced courses, and an extensive seminar series by the world's most renowned chemists. Supported by first-class instrumentation and facilities, our students pursue research at the forefront of the major disciplines of modern chemistry, including:

A highly accessible, interactive faculty design specialized training programs that meet the scientific interests and career objectives of individual students. Our faculty members, who have each earned an array of prestigious awards and appointments, devote a great deal of their time to mentoring students. Our current faculty includes nine Sloan Foundation Fellows, a National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Faculty Fellow, five Dreyfus Awardees, ten NSF Young Investigator and CAREER Awardees, three Guggenheim Fellowships, and numerous American Chemical Society (ACS) national awardees.

The Department of Chemistry provides exceptional training in state-of-the-art chemistry that leads to successful careers in industry, teaching and research. More than 1,000 scientists have earned their PhDs in this department and have moved on to prominent position in world-class colleges and universities, at government laboratories, and with leading companies in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

The Department of Chemistry provides outstanding resources for research and career development, coupled with the University of Pittsburgh's commitment to being one of the world's leading academic institutions, will enable you to achieve your educational and professional objectives.