The school’s faculty, postdoctoral research scientists, graduate students, and undergraduates are vigorously engaged in research projects that span the full breadth of modern chemistry and reach out into many other science and engineering disciplines. Our research groups ask fundamental scientific questions, seek solutions for societal problems, and work on technologies of economic importance.
The school’s research is primarily supported with grants and contracts from government and industrial sponsors. In FY2012, the school spent ~$25 million on sponsored research. These activities are interwoven with our educational programs. We provide research training opportunities for our own undergraduate and graduate students and also, during the summer, undergraduates from other institutions.
The school’s research is supported by state-of-the-art instrumentation in the laboratories of individual research groups and also in centralized service facilities. In many cases, teams made up from multiple research groups work together under the umbrella of research centers to pursue major scientific challenges.