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Emeriti: (Professors) John I. Brauman, James P. Collman, Carl Djerassi, Harden M. McConnell, John Ross, Eugene E. van Tamelen

Chair: Richard N. Zare

Vice Chair: Wray H. Huestis

Professors: Hans C. Andersen, Steven G. Boxer, Hongjie Dai, Michael D. Fayer, Keith O. Hodgson, Wray H. Huestis, Chaitan Khosla, Eric T. Kool, W. E. Moerner, Robert Pecora, Edward I. Solomon, Barry M. Trost, Robert M. Waymouth, Paul A. Wender, Richard N. Zare

Associate Professors: Christopher E. D. Chidsey, Justin Du Bois, Vijay S. Pande, T. Daniel P. Stack

Assistant Professors: Lynette Cegelski, Bianxiao Cui, Dmitry V. Yandulov

Courtesy Professors: Stacey F. Bent, Curtis W. Frank, Daniel Herschlag

Courtesy Associate Professor: Karlene A. Cimprich

Courtesy Assistant Professors: James K. Chen, Thomas J. Wandless

Lecturers: John A. Flygare, Hillary Hua, Christopher R. Moylan

Director of Undergraduate Laboratories: Christopher R. Moylan

* The curriculum leading to the B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering is described in the "School of Engineering" section of this bulletin.

Department Offices: 121 S. G. Mudd

Mail Code: 94305-5080

Phone: (650) 723-2501

Web Site:

Courses offered by the Department of Chemistry have the subject code CHEM, and are listed in the "Chemistry [CHEM] Courses" section of this bulletin.

Chemistry is central to many scientific disciplines and plays an important role in the emerging areas of biotechnology and material science. Fluorescent imaging of biological molecules, modeling of protein folding, manipulation of carbon nanotubes, development of new oxidation and polymerization catalysts, and synthesis of organic molecules for probing ion-channels are all research areas that are pursued actively in the Chemistry department. The overarching theme of these pursuits is a focus at the atomic and molecular levels, whether this concerns probing the reactivity of molecules as small as dihydrogen or synthesizing large polymer assemblies. The ability to synthesize new molecules and materials and to modify existing structures allows the exploration of properties of well-defined systems through systematic modification. The Chemistry department has a long-standing tradition of encouraging undergraduate majors to become involved in research during the academic year and through the 10-week Bing Summer Research Program.

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