The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the most highly ranked chemistry departments in the U.S. Its close ties with the Georgia Tech College of Engineering and College of Computing provides a unique and cutting-edge multidisciplinary environment to pursue graduate work. Research in core and interdisciplinary areas leading to a doctoral or masters degree in chemistry is offered. The links at the left will guide you through information relevant to graduate studies in the School.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is located in the heart of Atlanta, in a dynamic environment surrounded by museums, shops, restaurants, and recreational activities. Founded in 1885, the primary goal of the Institute is to provide superlative education for its students through instruction and research. The current enrollment of approximately 7000 graduate students and 13,000 undergraduate students represents almost every state and more than ninety countries. With a current enrollment of approximately 200 students, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 5:1, the goal of the Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate program is to train the next generation of leaders to tackle the scientific and technological challenges confronting humankind in the 21st century. After graduation, students are employed by top corporations such as Dow, DuPont, Solvay, Celanese, Kimberly-Clark, Procter and Gamble, Coca-Cola.; federal agencies such as National Aeronautics Space Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Homeland Security and several US National Labs,; Graduates also have been placed at academic institutions across the country.
The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, ranked in the Top 20 Universities in the country by the National Research Council, maintains cutting-edge research facilities for materials characterization in five recently-completed buildings designed for interdisciplinary research and collaboration. To augment academic departments, a number of "centers" have been formed to nurture interdisciplinary research in organic electronics, chemical evolution, optical and mass spectrometry imaging, computational chemistry, astro-biochemistry, molecular biophysics, biomaterials, and laser dynamics. Our amount of external research support has grown spectacularly in recent years, reaching more than $30M in 2012. Several active student-governed programs, such as the Women in Chemistry Committee, Chapter of NoBBCHE, and Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma help our graduate students enrich their experience while at Georgia Tech. In addition, the Graduate Student Forum (GSF) organizes school-wide social activities and is managed by an elected group of graduate students. Faculty in the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry have received numerous awards, with some of the highest numbers of NSF CAREER awardees in the country.
Georgia Tech has long recognized the importance of world-class research in the education of both undergraduate and graduate students. The Georgia Tech community of students, faculty, and staff is proud of its tradition, and its international reputation as a center of academic excellence.