Knowledge of chemistry is fundamental to understanding the world around us. The materials we use, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the medicines we take are all chemicals. The energy we use - whether it comes from petroleum, biofuel, solar, or nuclear sources - is all created by chemical reactions. Advances made in the chemical sciences have improved human health, increased agricultural output, created new computing and digital technologies, and driven the industrial production of durable goods.


"Chemistry can help you explain the world around you. It helps you become a better cook, a better athlete, a better doctor, and a better patient. On top of that, chemistry is really fun!."

Ali Trabolsi, Program Head and Professor of Chemistry

"Chemistry is the art of unveiling the unseen through fundamental comprehension, fostering an appreciation for the mysteries of the universe, and driving the progress of human civilization."

Brijith Thomas, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

"In the Division of Chemistry, not only are we interested in teaching chemistry, but we are also very passionate about having the students enjoy chemistry and relate it to their every day life. I love the teaching experience to the fullest, from working with the students in the classroom and covering the theoretical aspects, to teaching them in the laboratory and conducting new experiments."

Diana Rishmawi, Instructor of Chemistry

"If you love both science and art then you will also enjoy chemistry. Chemistry is the art of designing, creating, and manipulating matter at the molecular level. Just like in arts, molecules that exist only in your imagination can be translated to the real world, and oftentimes, intuition and creativity are your best friends during this process. As an added bonus, you can have an impact on solving the challenges society faces today in medicine, energy, climate, and sustainability."

Tynchtyk Amatov, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

"Chemistry is fundamental in comprehending and enhancing our lives in myriad ways. It explains the behavior of molecules at the atomic level, elucidating the fundamental principles governing biological processes and providing valuable insights into the functions of various cellular compartments. We can identify new drugs and develop treatments for new and existing diseases through chemistry, making it a gateway to numerous new possibilities."