Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of Washington!

We combine all the advantages of an exciting and rigorous chemistry department in a top university located in a big city, and we are surrounded by the environmental grandeur of the Pacific Northwest.

Our students, postdocs, staff and faculty work together to create new chemical knowledge and train the next generation of equity-minded scientific leaders in a respectful and inclusive environment. We are committed to excellence in teaching, research and community service with high safety standards.

We take great pride in our vibrant, evolving programs at the core of chemistry, in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry and at interface of basic and applied energy research, life sciences, materials development, medicine, and engineering.

We invite you to visit and explore our campus and our department. We know from experience that if you do, you will have a hard time not joining us!

Munira Khalil

Munira Khalil
Professor and Chair