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

  • July 2015

    As of July 1, Alex Burin is now a full professor in the Department of Chemistry. Alex joined the Tulane faculty in 2003, and his theoretical work has had a major impact in chemistry, physics, and engineering. Congratulations, Professor Burin!

  • June 2015

    Bruce Gibb receives NSF award for research into "Nano-Containers for Novel Separations and Reactions".

    Scott Grayson and Henry Ashbaugh (Chemical Engineering) lead PI receive National Science Foundation REU award,"REU Site: Summer Materials Research at Tulane (SMART)".

    Scott Grayson receives National Science Foundation MSN award, "Novel Amphiphilic Polymers to Elucidate the Effect of Architecture on Micellization".

    Igor Rubtsov and Alex Burin receive National Science Foundation award for "Studying energy transport in molecules, including the ballistic transport."

  • May 2015

    Scott Grayson lead PI on a Louisiana Board of Regents award, "Nano-materials Separation and Characterization Equipment".

  • April 2015

    Brent Koplitz awarded Louisiana Board of Regents grant to fund two, 4 year Graduate Student Fellowship in Chemistry.

  • March 2015

    Janarthanan Jayawickramarajah lead PI on a National Institute of Health (S10), award, "Acquisition of Surface Plasmon Resonance Biosensor: Enhancing Biomedical (Bio)-Molecular Recognition Projects".

  • January 2015

    Bruce Gibb lead PI on a National Science Foundation workshop award, "Accelerating our Understanding of Supramolecular Chemistry in Aqueous Solutions: A Workshop Proposal”.

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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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