About

The Department of Chemistry at Johns Hopkins University is made up of internationally recognized faculty involved in all areas of contemporary chemical science, including many interdisciplinary areas interfacing chemistry with the fields of biology, medicine, physics, and materials.

The department fosters ongoing research programs in analytical, atmospheric, environmental, bioorganic, biophysical, inorganic, bioinorganic, synthetic organic, organometallic, physical organic, physical, surface, and theoretical chemistry; and chemical physics.

Graduate students make up the heart of the chemistry department, and the department strives to support students’ individual needs. Each student is carefully advised and classes are traditionally quite small. Our graduate students, together with postdoctoral associates, have been distinguished with a number of prestigious predoctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, including those sponsored by the American Chemical Society, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Science Foundation.

Graduates of the department have gone on to assume positions of scientific leadership in private industry, as well as in some of the finest academic institutions in the world. The department’s success in attracting and training outstanding students can be measured by the distinguished careers of our recent graduates and postdoctoral fellows.

All the research groups in the department are housed in modern laboratory facilities in Remsen Hall and the New Chemistry Building.

Adjacent is an underground Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center for biological research. This project is a joint initiative of the chemistry, biology, biophysics, and materials science departments on the Homewood Campus along with the departments of biochemistry and pharmacology on the medical campus.