Welcome from the Chair

John BrennanWelcome to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Located on the Busch Campus of Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey, this department is home to a broad array of world class research programs that impact life in areas as diverse as health, energy, and environment. We offer a comprehensive set of educational experiences for both graduate and undergraduate students. A major goal of our educational program is to train research scientists to create new knowledge and to become leaders in industry, academia, and government. Our Ph.D. Program encourages students to begin research early in their first year. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged and assisted through our faculty interactions with a variety of Rutgers Centers and Institutes. Our full and part time Master Degree Programs are particularly attractive to students currently employed, or looking to become employed, in the extensive chemical, pharmaceutical, and materials industries within our region. In addition to offering a broad range of course and program opportunities, we also encourage our undergraduate students to perform research during their time at Rutgers. This experience provides a superb foundation for jobs in industry, as well as for advanced study. Our extensive suite of state-of-the-art research facilities allows our faculty and students to explore the most interesting and challenging questions in the many broad fields touched by chemistry. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology routinely ranks in the top ten nationally for federal research funding, and has the largest percentage of women faculty members of any comparable major university. Rutgers also has the most diverse student body in the nation. I encourage you to consider the many research and educational programs that we offer, and to contact me or any of our faculty to learn more about our exciting program opportunities.


John Brennan