Chemistry: Chemical Physics

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Ph.D. Chemistry: Chemical Physics

The Department of Chemistry, jointly with the Department of Physics and Astronomy, offers a program leading to a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics. For mathematically inclined chemistry graduate students or the atomic-molecularly focused physics graduate students, this combined program builds on the strengths of these students while preparing them for careers at this recognized interdisciplinary boundary in areas such as designing materials for energy production and utilization, basic issues in surface interactions and catalysis, and complex issues in biochemistry.

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Faculty

David Hammer
Professor
Ph.D. , University of California
Physics education; Director, STEM Education
Krishna Kumar
Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D. , Brown University
Bioorganic, Organic, Biophysical, and Chemical Biology
Roger G. Tobin
Professor and Chair
Ph.D. , University of California Berkeley
Experimental condensed matter physics
Charles Sykes
Professor and Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , Cambridge University
Physical and Surface Chemistry
Timothy Atherton
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Exeter
Theoretical condensed matter physics
Clay S. Bennett
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania
Chemistry and Chemical Biology of Carbohydrates
Bruce Boghosian
Professor of Mathematics
Ph.D. , University of California, Davis
Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics, quantum computation
Peggy Cebe
Professor
Ph.D. , Cornell University
Experimental condensed matter physics and Polymer physics
Larry Ford
Professor
Ph.D. , Princeton University
Cosmology and Astrophysics
Hugh Gallagher
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Minnesota
Experimental high-energy physics
Gary Goldstein
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Chicago
Experimental high-energy physics
Terry E. Haas
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Inorganic and Material
Jonathan E. Kenny
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Chicago
Physical, Environmental, and Analytical
Samuel P. Kounaves
Professor
Ph.D. (D.Sc.) , Université de Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Analytical, Planetary Science, and Geochemistry
Joshua A. Kritzer
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Yale University
Bioorganic, Biophysical, and Chemical Biology
Yu-Shan Lin
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin, Madison
Theoretical and Biophysical Chemistry
Charles Mace
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Rochester
Bioanalytical and Materials Chemistry
Anthony W. Mann
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Massachusetts
Experimental high-energy physics
Danilo Marchesini
Assistant Professor and Graduate Program Director
Ph.D. , SISSA, Trieste
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Austin Napier
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Experimental high-energy physics
Professor William Oliver
William Oliver
Professor
Ph.D. , Berkeley
Experimental high-energy physics
Ken Olum
Research Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Cosmology
Fiorenzo Omenetto
Frank C. Doble Professor and Dean of Research
Ph.D. , University of Pavia
Ultrafast nonlinear optics, nanophotonics, biopolymer multifunctional materials, photonic crystals, photonic crystal fibers
Albert Robbat Jr.
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Pennsylvania State University, University Park
Analytical and Environmental
Elena Rybak-Akimova
Professor
Ph.D. , Pisarzhevsky Institute, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences
Inorganic and Materials
Anna Sajina
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , Columbia University
Astronomy and Astrophysics
Rebecca A. Scheck
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of California, Berkeley
Bioorganic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Mary Jane Shultz
Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Physical, Environmental, Excited State, and Surface
Krzystof Sliwa
Professor
Ph.D. , Jagiellonian, Institute of Nuclear Physics
Experimental high-energy physics
Igor Sokolov
Professor
Ph.D. , The Mendeleev Institute of Metrology
Nanomechanics of Cells, Molecules, Polymers; Photonic Sensors; Soft Condensed Matter and Biomedical Research; Energy-Related Materials and Sustainability, Surface Science and Engineering
Cristian Staii
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. , University of Pennsylvania
Experimental condensed matter physics
Robert D. Stolow
Professor
Ph.D. , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Organic Chemistry
Samuel W. Thomas III
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Organic, Surface Chemistry, and Materials Science
Professor Roger Tobin
Roger G. Tobin
Professor
Ph.D. , UC Berkeley
Experimental condensed matter physics; physics education
Arthur L. Utz
Associate Professor
Ph.D. , University of Wisconsin, Madison
Physical and Materials
Thomas Vandervelde
Associate Professor and Program Director
Ph.D. , University of Virginia
Semiconductor Mechanics and Photonics
David R. Walt
Professor
Ph.D. , SUNY at Stony Brook
Bioanalytical, Materials, Biochemistry, and Nanoscience

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Fall: January 15
Spring: October 15

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Official GRE required

- GRE Subject Test scores recommended for all other applicants and required for international applicants

- Applicants whose undergraduate degree is not from a U.S. or Canadian institution must also submit a score for the GRE Subject Test in Chemistry.  This exam is also recommended for U.S. and Canadian applicants who wish to provide a better indication of their knowledge of chemistry or who may not have had a rigorous or appropriate degree in chemistry.

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