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  • Laura Chamness was recently awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.

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

Bingqing Zhao

Bingqing Zhao

As an international student, I am very pleased with my decision to pursue PhD studies at Indiana University after completing a M.S. in Chemistry at California State University, Los Angeles. I am very impressed by the cutting-edge research led by renowned...
Daisy Rosas Vargas

Daisy Rosas Vargas

I knew I wanted to attend IU after coming to recruitment weekend. I was impressed by the innovative research, great faculty, and well-equipped facilities. The professors and students are approachable in classes and lab which promote discussion and development...
Gregory Bukowski

Gregory Bukowski

I was really nervous when it came to picking graduate school. The visitation weekend was a great way to calm some of my nerves. It gave me a taste of what life would be like if I came to IU. Everyone was very welcoming and friendly. The facilities were...

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