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Graduate Programs

Welcome to the UW Department of Chemistry! Please review the pages below for information about our degree programs, research opportunities, and resources to support graduate students. We hear from our students that our expansive research facilities and accessible faculty contribute to an excellent graduate experience. If you need financial assistance to help you realize your dreams, financial support is available. If you are serious about pursuing your graduate education with us, please review the admissions section.

Graduate Program News

Jake Busche standing in front of greenery
June 9, 2021
Congratulations to Jacob Busche, who defended his Ph.D. work "Next-Generation Nanospectroscopy: Analytical and Numerical Models of New Developments in Electron Beam and Scanning Probe Experiments" on June 8, 2021. Jake was a student in Professor David Masiello's research group studying the interactions of light and matter at the nanoscale. He has accepted a position with Professors Francisco José García Vidal and Antonio Fernández-Domínguez as well as Dr. Johannes Feist at the Autonomous... Read more
Portrait of Xiaomei Ding
May 28, 2021
Congratulations to Xiaomei Ding, who defended her Ph.D. work “Design and Synthesis of New Organic Semiconductors for Organic Solar Cells” on May 27, 2021. Xiaomei was a student in Professor Samson A. Jenekhe’s research group.
Portrait of Jack Geary
March 30, 2021
Congratulations to graduate student Jack Geary who was awarded a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. Jack Geary is a second-year graduate student in the research group of Assistant Professor Dianne Xiao.... Read more
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March 29, 2021
Over 100 UW graduate and professional programs have been ranked by U.S. News & World Report to be among the top 35 in the nation.Featured on UW News 
Alshakim Nelson
November 3, 2020
The Department of Chemistry congratulates Associate Professor Alshakim (Al) Nelson on his new role as Director of Education for the University of Washington's Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute.  Al will lead the Molecular Engineering Ph.D. Program and oversee a faculty committee responsible for the program’s curriculum, admissions, and oversight of students.... Read more
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August 31, 2020
The National Science Foundation has awarded $3 million to establish a NSF Research Traineeship at the UW for graduate students in quantum information science and technology, or QIST.Featured on UW News 
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May 28, 2020
As COVID-19 has forced education out of classrooms and onto the internet, UW clean energy “ambassadors” (who teach to K-12 students) are also making the shift to remote teaching.Featured on Geekwire 
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May 1, 2020
A team of researchers including Samantha Phan, chemistry doctoral student, has shown that Pacific Oysters are not as polluted with microplastics as believed in the past.Featured on UW News
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April 10, 2020
Congratulations to the graduate students in the Department of Chemistry who were awarded 2020 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, and to the graduate students who received honorable mentions. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master’s and doctoral degrees at accredited U.S. institutions. NSF... Read more
Ted Cohen holding perosvskite nanocrystal samples
February 21, 2020
Q&A with Molecular Engineering Ph.D. student Ted Cohen, published in the Winter 2020 Molecular Engineering & Sciences Institute newsletter Ted Cohen is a 4th year molecular engineering Ph.D. student co-advised by Professor of Chemistry Daniel Gamelin and Professors of Materials Science & Engineering ... Read more
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