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  • Congrats to Nabojit Kar, Skrabalak Group, he was awarded first place for his Science as Art submission a "Nano Starry Night" at the MRS Spring Conference.

The Chemistry Graduate Program at IU provides outstanding opportunities and a supportive environment for advanced study and training in numerous fields of chemistry, including emerging and interdisciplinary research. Our faculty stand at the forefront of the global research community and engage graduate students in cutting-edge research. Our graduates enter careers in industry, academia, government, and other areas (Where Are They Now).  Learn more about our Ph.D. Program and our Masters Programs.

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What makes IU a great place for graduate studies?

Our program provides both excellent research and professional development opportunities for graduate students. We strive to provide a stimulating and supportive environment that empowers students to do their very best work, preparing them for their future careers through our unique training programs (Degree Programs). Our research faculty provide opportunities that span every traditional discipline of chemistry and reach into new and emerging research fields. We have a high level of collaboration within our department as well as research collaborations with other universities and industrial partners all over the world. Our department has an extraordinary professional and scientific staff to support instrument development and sample analysis. This includes state-of-the-art microscopy and spectroscopy instrumentation labs, excellent computing resources, and fully equipped machine, electronics, and glass shops with expert staff. In addition to research experiences, our Ph.D. and MS programs offer coursework, seminars, and professional development opportunities.  We work with our students to develop individual Development Plans to guide progress through the program, developing foundational and transferable skills by state of the art research opportunities, learning to design and execute studies, interpret, and communicate findings.

Indiana University is located in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. Our vibrant campus and diverse community offer a wide array of restaurants and bars, music, outdoor activities, sports, and other recreation.

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Student Experiences

Ayanna Culmer-Gilbert

My name is Ayanna and I’m from The Bahamas. I got my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD. I am a third-year grad student in the Tait lab. I chose to pursue my PhD in chemistry at Indiana University because the...

Cayla Rose

My name is Cayla Rose, and I am from Columbus, Georgia. I am a second-year grad student in the Dann lab. I received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Columbus State University. IU was my top choice for graduate programs because there was a wide range o...

Kaustav Chatterjee

During my undergraduate days, I decided to take up graduate school and pursue a PhD degree. My decision to pursue a PhD at Indiana University (IU) in Prof. Sara E. Skrabalak’s lab has been the best. Being an international student has its own set of c...

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