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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  • 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 ...
  • A Conversation with Robert C. Fay 

    Fay, Robert C.; Hoffmann, Roald (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-27)
    Robert C. Fay, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, describes the development of his interest in chemistry, his undergraduate education at Oberlin College, and graduate studies in inorganic ...
  • A Conversation with Charles F. Wilcox, Jr. 

    Wilcox, Charles F. Jr. (Internet-First University Press, 2012-09-08)
    Charles Wilcox, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, relates his youthful introduction to chemistry and the path that led through MIT, UCLA, and Harvard to a faculty position at Cornell. He explains how he was drawn to Physical ...
  • A Conversation with Jack H Freed 

    Freed, Jack H; Crane, Brian (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-13)
    Jack H Freed, the Frank and Robert Laughlin Professor of Physical Chemistry in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, describes his experiences in his early years, including his education, leading to his ...
  • A Conversation with Robert A. Plane 

    Plane, Robert A.; Hughes, Robert E. (Internet-First University Press, 2012-09-08)
    Robert A. Plane, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, discussed his multifaceted, distinguished career with colleague Robert Hughes on September 8, 2012. He described his path into chemistry, how he came to co-author with ...
  • A Conversation with Dotsevi Y. Sogah 

    Sogah, Dotsevi Y.; Hoffmann, Roald (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2012-11-13)
    The research interests of Professor Dotsevi Y. Sogah, Chemistry and Chemical Biology, are in nanotechnology, biomaterials, electronic materials, biodegradable materials, and environmentally benign materials. He is best ...
  • A Conversation with Robert Hughes – Interview by Ben Widom 

    Hughes, Robert E.; Widom, Ben (Internet-First University Press, 2011-10-17)
    Robert E. Hughes recounts his life-journey covering his early years in NYC, military service, higher education and post-Ph.D. work, his time at Penn and his return to Cornell. He oversaw the highly-regarded Materials ...
  • A Conversation with Francis J DiSalvo 

    DiSalvo, Francis J; Abruña, Héctor D (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2012-01-12)
    "A Conversation with Francis J DiSalvo" is a contribution from the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology. Frank DiSalvo, the John A. Newman Professor of Physical Science and Director of ...
  • A Conversation with Jerrold Meinwald 

    Meinwald, Jerrold; Ganem, Bruce (Interviewer) (Internet-First University Press, 2011-10-15)
    Jerrold Meinwald, the Goldwin Smith Professor Emeritus of the Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department, shares insights into the factors that drew him into the world of Chemistry and later into Chemical Ecology, a field ...
  • Simon Bauer 100th Birthday Celebration 

    Bauer, Simon; Widom, Ben; Scheraga, Harold (The Internet-First University Press, 2011-10-15)
    The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology saluted Simon Bauer on the occasion of his 100th birthday in an event on October 15, 2011 in the recently opened Physical Sciences Building. Accompanied by his extended ...
  • W. Donald Cooke Memorial Service 

    Cooke, J. Robert; Washburn, Lars (Internet-First University Press, 2007-09-20)
    A memorial service for Professor Emeritus W. Donald Cooke was held on 20 September 2007 at Cornell University. The memorial included speeches by Hector Abruna, Dale Corson, Joe Ballantyne, Harold Scheraga, Fred McLafferty, ...
  • A Conversation with Harold A. Scheraga 

    Scheraga, Harold A.; Wilcox, Charles (Internet-First University Press, 2006-09)
    Sponsored by the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, this presents an extended interview with a senior member of the ...
  • A Conversation with Fred W. McLafferty 

    McLafferty, Fred W.; Abruña, Héctor D. (Internet-First University Press, 2006-09)
    Sponsored by the Oral History Project of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Cornell University, led by Charles Wilcox and Kelly Strickland, this presents an extended interview with a senior member of the ...

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