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Research in our department leverages fundamental chemical principles, applied to leading-edge interdisciplinary investigations. We invite you to explore these lines of inquiry described below to learn more about the research achievements of our award-winning students, postdoctoral scholars, and faculty. Find out how discoveries being made by UW chemists are fueling innovations to benefit society in areas such as chemical biology, nanotechnology, clean energy, and biomedical technology. The department is also home to major research centers focused on enterprises ranging from materials design and discovery to disease control and prevention. UW Chemistry plays leading roles in several campus research Centers & Institutes that support student research fellowships, travel awards, and world-class research facilities. Our department also has strong ties to the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL).

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