Graduate and undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows collaborate with faculty and staff on research spanning all of the chemical sciences. We frequently collaborate across groups within the department, across campus, across states, and even across countries.
The Department of Chemistry is ranked very highly in all recent national rankings of graduate programs. We offer a doctor of philosophy in chemistry, a master of science in chemistry, and the Bridge to the Doctorate program in conjunction with the American Chemical Society. GRE is NOT required for fall 2021 admission.
The undergraduate chemistry major leads to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree awarded by the College of Letters & Science. The curriculum provides excellent preparation in chemistry, along with a wide breadth of liberal arts coursework.
At the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry, world-class education and groundbreaking research go hand-in-hand to provide a collaborative and innovative environment for the thousands of students, faculty, and staff that we serve.
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By Caroline Cole Science & Communications Writer Katarina Yocum graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in January 2022. As a graduate research assistant for the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center through the Widicus Weaver Group, …May 16, 2022
Featured Alumni: Keywan Johnson, Ph. D., senior scientist within the small molecule process research and development group at Merck
By Meranda Masse Graduate Student (Cavagnero) & Department of Communications Dr. Keywan Johnson graduated from the University of Wisconsin–Madison with a Ph. D. in Chemistry in 2019. During his time at UW–Madison, Johnson was a …March 29, 2022
Featured Alumni: Matthew Dalphin, Ph. D. Leads Design of Experiments Implementation at Catalent Pharma Solutions
Dr. Matthew Dalphin graduated from UW–Madison in the Spring of 2020 with a Ph.D. in Biophysics. During his time at UW-Madison, he was a member of the Cavagnero research group where he studied protein folding and aggregation using systems that mimic the cellular environment. Now, Dalphin works as an Analytical Development Scientist at Catalent Pharma Solutions, where he leads the implementation of Design of Experiments (DoE).March 17, 2022
Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) are non-metallic layers situated between charged surfaces that will emit light in response to electrical currents. Most everyone interacts with organic light emitting diodes on a daily basis, maybe without even realizing it. In fact— you might be using one right now!February 21, 2022
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UW-Madison’s Vozza Professor of Chemistry and Astronomy Susanna Widicus Weaver has been named Alumni of the Year for the Illinois Wesleyan University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and will speak at the department’s Senior Night Awards Banquet on April 18. “To me this is more important than any other award I could have received because it's really from the heart,” she said. “It's such a huge honor. To know that they respect and care about me at this level is just incredible!”
Four University of Wisconsin–Madison professors, including Assistant Professor of Chemistry Zach Wickens, have been named to Sloan Research Fellowships — competitive, prestigious awards given to promising researchers in the early stages of their careers.
The UW-Madison Department of Chemistry presented the James W. Taylor Teaching Award to Dr. Liana Lamont, who shared her instructional expertise and philosophy in a talk titled, “General Chemistry Curriculum Redesign – Successes and Challenges.”
Professor of Chemistry Jennifer Schomaker has been selected as an AAAS Fellow for distinguished contributions to organic chemistry through methods for catalyst-controlled C-H functionalization via nitrene transfer and complex amine synthesis employing unusual reactive intermediates.
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CHEMISTRY BUILDING PROJECT
Construction began on the UW-Madison Department of Chemistry building complex Monday, September 17, 2018. Learn more about the new Department of Chemistry construction project and how it will affect the University of Wisconsin-Madison's chemical education program.