Tulane's Department of Chemistry has been devoted to the high quality teaching and research since its founding in 1834. The department provides many of the resources and collaborations associated with a large university, yet offers the personal attention characteristic of a smaller institution. Ongoing research addresses a wide variety of fundamental and applied problems, from developing new spectroscopic methods to optimizing solar cells and developing bioresponsive “smart” therapeutics.

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Department News

  • August

    Professors Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah and Bruce C. Gibb begin to occupy laboratory space in the new Flower Hall for Research and Innovation.

    Anderson Sunda-Meya (Xavier) and Brent Koplitz (Tulane) awarded a $500,000 NASA grant.

  • September

    Robert Pascal’s article (J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2013, 135, pp 13235–7) highlighted in September 2nd C&E News

  • December

    Todd Grussenmeyer (Schmel group) wins the 2014 Gerhard Closs Student Award from the Inter-American Photochemical Society.

    Scott Grayson awarded an ACS-PRF grant for studying hyper-branched polymer architectures.

    Working on a NSF MRI grant, the Rubtsov group has developed the world’s first fully automated dual-frequency two-dimensional infrared spectrometer.

  • January

    Professor Bruce C. Gibb is the new (co) Editor-in-Chief for Supramolecular Chemistry (Taylor and Francis).

    Mardi Gras Symposium 2014 to be held at Tulane on Feb. 28th. See the symposium website for more information »

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Departmental Vision

The Department of Chemistry provides challenging but insightful instruction in the classroom for both undergraduate and graduate students while maintaining competitive, nationally recognized research programs within the major disciplines of chemistry. Learn more about our mission »

Message from the Chair

The Department of Chemistry at Tulane has never been stronger. In the area of Undergraduate instruction, students are flocking to our courses in record numbers. On the graduate side, we now have over 50 full-time graduate students conducting innovative research... Read more »

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