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

Chemistry Graduate Open House on Friday, October 23, 2020

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The Department of Chemistry is pleased to invite you to the 2020 virtual open house on Friday, October 23 at 12:00pm. to meet our faculty and graduate students. Learn about our cutting-edge research, and find out more about applying to our Ph.D. program. For additional details, please see this flyer.

Please email syb26@newark.rutgers.edu for the meeting link.


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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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Jenny Lockard

Jenny Lockard

Associate Professor

Colin Kinz-Thompson

Colin Kinz-Thompson

Assistant Professor

Courtney Sobers Swindell

Courtney Sobers Swindell

Assistant Teaching Professor

Frieder Jaekle

Frieder Jaekle

Distinguished Professor, Chair