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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

Rachel Huchmala in the Quad during the peak bloom of the cherry blossoms
August 19, 2021
Graduate students in the Department of Chemistry reflect on teaching, learning, researching, and living amid a pandemic and beyond. Rachel Huchmala, graduate studentRiley Rogan, MS in Applied Chemical Science and Technology 2021Lizzy Canarie, graduate studentRachel Huchmala, graduate studentFinding your place and fitting in can be challenging in any new community, and I... Read more
Daniele Canzani photographed outside in the late afternoon sun with water in the distance behind him
August 9, 2021
Congratulations to Daniele Canzani, who defended his Ph.D. work “New Mass Spectrometry Approaches to Investigate Proteins and Protein Interactions” on August 6, 2021. Daniele was a student in Associate Professor Matt Bush’s research group where he studied native mass spectrometry, ion mobility, and related techniques to characterize proteins and protein complexes. He has accepted a position with Talus Bio, where he... Read more
Tammi van Neel portrait
August 4, 2021
Tammi van Neel, a doctoral candidate in Assistant Professor Ashleigh Theberge’s group, was recently awarded a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Gilliam Fellowship. The 2021 class of Gilliam adviser-student pairs is the largest group of fellows selected in the... Read more
A photo of Jing Lee outdoors
June 28, 2021
Congratulations to Jing Lee, who defended her Ph.D. work “Studying Droplet Behavior and Capillary flow in Open Microfluidic Channels” on June 24, 2021. Jing was a student in Assistant Professor Ashleigh Theberge's research group and studied capillary flow and droplets in open microfluidic channels. After graduation, Jing will spend some time with family and then look for opportunities in industry.
Ryan Shafranek poses in his UW PhD regalia with his mentor Prof. Al Nelson in Magnuson Park.
June 14, 2021
Autumn 2020 doctoral degreesWinter 2021 doctoral degreesSpring 2021 doctoral degreesMaster's Degrees in Applied Chemical Science and Technology DOCTORAL DEGREES AWARDED The total degrees awarded in each quarter is noted in parentheses. Totals may not match the number of listed names, as some students decline publishing their names.... Read more
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.
Stock Image from Microsoft of blue ribbon
May 26, 2021
Spring 2020 Merit AwardsAutumn 2020 Excellence in Chemistry Graduate AwardsUniversity and External Awards Spring 2020 Merit Awards Ryan Beck, Kwiram/CCR FellowshipSamuel (Sam) Berry, Howard J. Ringold Endowed Fellowship FundCaitlin Cornell, Irving and Mildred Shain Endowed Fund in Chemistry... Read more
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 
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