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.
Scientists at UW-Madison benefit from the university’s rich history and tradition of scientific inquiry and exploration. Today, the Department of Chemistry serves as a major research hub on campus. The department’s annual research expenditures total more than $16 million and include grants from federal agencies such as the National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Energy, as well as numerous other public and private programs. Please see the individual path links to learn more about our diverse research efforts. The links below highlight recent Chemistry Department activities.