The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology provides a comprehensive background for those who plan to go to graduate school in chemistry or a related subject. Also, a flexible program is offered with a core of chemistry courses and lots of room for a personalized plan in areas such as biology, computer science, journalism, law, or business administration. The key to our programs is to train students in logical thinking and creative problem solving.

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  • 2018 National Academy of Sciences Presentation Ceremony Recognizing Geoffrey W. Coates 

    National Academy of Sciences (National Academy of Sciences, 2018)
    Video from the 2018 National Academy of Sciences Presentation Ceremony recognizing Cornell Chemistry and Chemical Biology faculty member Geoffrey W. Coates. Coates' lab develops new catalysts for the synthesis of polymers ...
  • Roald Hoffmann papers, 1964-1984. 

    Hoffmann, Roald (1964)
    Notebook No. 1 “Early 1964” Bound Boorum & Pease Standard Figuring Book No 1602½, pp. 1-152. Harvard University, 1964. Condition: good This notebook contains research results (primarily summaries of extended Hückel ...
  • A Conversation with Dave Collum 

    Collum, David B.; Ganem, Bruce (Internet-First University Press, 2014-12-16)
    David B. Collum, the Betty R. Miller Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, describes his unusual entry into chemistry while an undergraduate at Cornell University, a exciting experience ...
  • A Conversation with Barbara Baird and David Holowka 

    Baird, Barbara A.; Holowka, David A. (Internet-First University Press, 2014-12-16)
  • Jerrold Meinwald wins National Medal of Science 

    Ju, Anne (Cornell University, 2014-10-03)
  • Roald Hoffmann Symposium Concert 

    Hoffmann, Roald (Internet-First University Press, 2014-07-21)
  • A Conversation with David Usher 

    Usher, David A.; Ganem, Bruce (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-10)
    David Anthony Usher was born in Harrow in the UK on November 1st, 1936, and emigrated with his family to Wellington, New Zealand in 1948. After a year at Wellesley College in Days Bay he became a boarder in Grey House ...
  • A Conversation with Ben Widom 

    Widom, Ben; Meinwald, Jerrold (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-13)
    Benjamin Widom, Professor of Chemistry emeritus, sketches his career in science starting from his years in Stuyvesant High School in New York City, followed by his undergraduate years at Columbia University, then as a Ph.D. ...
  • A Conversation with Héctor D. Abruña 

    Abruña, Héctor D.; DiSalvo, Francis J (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-13)
    “A Conversation with Héctor D. Abruña” is a contribution from the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Héctor D. Abruña (known to his friends as Tito; which derives from the diminutive ...
  • A Conversation with James M. Burlitch 

    Burlitch, James M.; Fay, Robert C. (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-27)
    James Burlitch, Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology describes his early interest in science and Nature, his liberal arts education at Wheeling College in Wheeling, WV, and PhD degree in ...

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