The Department of Chemistry offers undergraduate major and minor programs in chemistry along with graduate training (M.S. and Ph.D.) in a modern facility with state-of-the-art instrumentation. The undergraduate course of study for chemistry, certified by the American Chemical Society, prepares students for careers as chemists in pharmaceutical, chemical, and consumer products industries, and for advanced training in top-ranked Ph.D. programs. Additionally, many chemistry graduates continue their education in medical, dental, or pharmacy schools.




At the graduate level, the faculty mentor students in cutting-edge research published in the most highly regarded international journals and documented in patents. The department features state-of-the art research facilities. Upon graduation, our students typically go on to postdoctoral appointments, desirable jobs in academia or in the chemical industry. The greater New York metropolitan area is home to a large number of chemical and pharmaceutical companies.

Rutgers-Newark Chemistry Department supports Black Lives Matter movement

Right now, many across the country seek justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and the countless other Black people who have been senselessly murdered for the "crime" of being Black in America. The chemistry community is not exempt from the racism and discrimination that motivate these incidents, as seen in a recently deleted article in the scientific journal Angewandte Chemie. For information on what our Black colleagues and students face in the academy, you may want to follow the #BlackInTheIvory hashtag on Twitter. To promote an anti-racist environment requires work from everyone independently and as a community. READ MORE

Open Position: Assistant Professor, Inorganic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Rutgers University-Newark invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the area of Inorganic Chemistry to start September 2022. Applicants with research directions in all areas of Inorganic Chemistry, including but not limited to those at the interface to catalysis, polymers and materials, bioinorganic, or data science are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and to teach inorganic chemistry courses at both undergraduate and graduate (Ph.D. and M.S.) levels. Competitive start-up funds commensurate with the needs of the specific area will be provided. A Ph.D. in chemistry, at least two years of postdoctoral experience and an outstanding record of research accomplishments are required. Placing a strong emphasis on excellence in research, the Rutgers-Newark Chemistry Department is enjoying a period of dynamic growth with new faculty hires, addition of research space and state of the art facilities. Full details of the position and how to apply can be found at:





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Professor Fei Zhang

Department News

Fei Zhang Wins Prestigious NSF CAREER Award!

Congratulations to Prof. Fei Zhang on winning an NSF CAREER award! Her new project "CAREER: Nucleic Acid-Peptide-Mineral Hybrid Assemblies and Nano-Devices" received support from DMR. Read more

Colin Kinz-Thompson

Department News

Colin Kinz-Thompson Joins the Department of Chemistry in September 2020

His research aims to understand how underlying molecular fluctuations yield emergent biological function by studying the dynamics at the single-molecule level.

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Faculty in Beijing
Rutgers University - Newark Chemistry Department research faculty visits Peking University in Beijing, China for a Bilateral Symposium.


Stacey Brenner-Moyer

Stacey Brenner-Moyer

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Coordinator

Fei Zhang

Fei Zhang

Assistant Professor

Richard Mendelsohn

Richard Mendelsohn

Professor Emeritus

Michal Szostak

Michal Szostak

Associate Professor