Chemistry for a rapidly changing world.
Chemistry, the interactions of atoms and molecules with each other and with their surroundings, is fundamental to understanding the materials and processes that make up our environment, our technology and ourselves.
Chemistry and Chemical Biology researchers are driving emerging fields of science and technology that lie at the intersection between chemistry and biotechnology, energy sciences, physics, biochemistry, computational methods, and materials science and nanotechnology.
Recognized for innovation in graduate and undergraduate education, the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rensselaer pioneered the development of interdisciplinary, integrated laboratory experiences. Our program has served as a national model for laboratory instruction.
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.