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: Director, NMR Facility at Rutgers University Newark

The Chemistry Department at Rutgers University Newark invites applications for a position of Director of the NMR Facility. Placing a strong emphasis on excellence in research, the Chemistry Department (http://chemistry.rutgers.edu) has established state-of-the-art facilities as it is enjoying a period of dynamic growth. Working with an instrument oversight committee, the successful applicant will supervise and maintain all aspects of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Facility, which currently includes two 500 MHz Bruker and a 600 MHz Varian, one of them a liquid/solid hybrid instrument. Primary responsibilities include instrument maintenance and implementation of upgrades, technical and hands-on training of students and postdocs, proactive collaboration with researchers and faculty for advanced experiments, and ensuring optimal use of the facility. For more details, please see: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/131140


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Professor Fei Zhang

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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

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

Courtney Sobers Swindell

Assistant Teaching Professor

Jenny Lockard

Jenny Lockard

Associate Professor

Frank Jordan

Frank Jordan

Distinguished Professor

Phil Huskey

Phil Huskey

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator