Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer

Recognized for innovation in graduate and undergraduate education, Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer has pioneered the development of the interdisciplinary, integrated experimentally-based pedagogy and "Learning by Doing".   The Rensselaer Chemistry & Chemical Biology teaching program has served as a national model for laboratory instruction.

In addition to a strong focus in the traditional areas of chemistry — such as synthesis, molecular structure, cheminformatics, and chemical reactions — we offer courses and research programs in the rapidly developing frontiers of modern science, including biochemistry, biophysics and biotechnology, materials and polymer chemistry, and medicinal chemistry.

 

  • Program Spotlight

    Ph.D in Chemistry

    Research projects in emerging fields of science and technology that lie at the intersection between chemistry and biotechnology, energy sciences, physics, biochemistry, computational methods, material science and nanotechnology.

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    B.S. in Chemistry

    At the forefront of research while being small enough to receive individual attention from faculty.

Announcements

Fund for Undergraduate Summer Research established in memory of Professor James V. Crivello in recognition of his many years of service at both General Electric and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

News

Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin urged graduates to think first of others and be the first generation that embraces technology for all the right reasons at the 210th Commencement.

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Discovery of rules that govern a variation of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing method makes it possible to use living cells to manufacture valuable metabolic compounds like pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals. 

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has received a $500,000 grant from the New York State Higher Education Capital Matching Grant Program (HECap) to support the Jefferson Project at Lake George. 

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A new spectroscopy method is bringing researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) closer to understanding – and artificially replicating – the solar water-splitting reaction at the heart of photosynthetic energy production.  

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Five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduate students have been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships.

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Contact Information

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

120 Cogswell
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180

(518) 276-6456