Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Brown University

Research and teaching in Chemistry at Brown reflects Brown's innovative nature and is driven by the challenges of today's changing world. Discover how faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and postdoctoral fellows collaborate to pursue scholarship across chemical fields and the interface of chemistry with biology, medicine, physics, and engineering.

Brown Graduate Student Preview Day October 18, 2021

Prospective graduate students from diverse backgrounds with an interest in pursuing a PhD are invited to a virtual visit on October 18th to explore academic, social and professional opportunities at Brown. There will be opportunities to meet faculty, deans and current doctoral candidates, as well as tour campus and learn about Graduate School diversity initiatives. Priority will be given to recent graduates and current seniors who anticipate applying for fall of 2021. Apply here by October 4th. 

Brown Chemistry Ph.D. Open Houses

Interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Chemistry at Brown University? Learn more about our graduate program here.

Applying to Chemistry at Brown: In October, you can start your application here.

Resources for incoming Chemistry students can be found here.


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Recent News

Recent Publications

"Expanded Inverse-Sandwich Complexes of Lanthanum Borides: La2B10– and La2B11–" Z. Y.Jiang, T. T. Chen, W. J. Chen, W. L. Li, J. Li, and L. S. Wang J. Phys. Chem. A 2021 125 DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpca.1c01149
"Leveraging Autocatalytic Reactions for Chemical Domain Image Classification" Christopher Arcadia, Amanda Dombroski, Kady Oakley, Shui Ling Chen, Hokchhay Tann, Christopher Rose, Eunsuk Kim, Sherief Reda, Brenda Rubenstein, Jacob Rosenstein Chemical Science 2021 10.1039/D0SC05860B
"Thick-Shell CdSe/ZnS/CdZnS/ZnS Core/Shell Quantum Dots for Quantitative Immunoassays" Y. Lv, Y. Yuan, N. Hu, N. Jin, D. Xu, R. Wu, H. Shen, O. Chen* and L. Li* ACS Applied Nano Materials 2021 4 10.1021
"Colloidal Assembly of Au–Quantum Dot–Au Sandwiched Nanostructures with Strong Plasmon–Exciton Coupling" Y. Luo, Y. Wang, M. Liu, H. Zhu, O. Chen, S. Zou, J. Zhao J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2020
"Heterodyned photoacoustic effect generated by irradiation of single particles by two laser beams modulated at different frequencies" Yaqi Zhang, Wenyu Bai, Gerald J. Diebold Ultrasonics 2020 106 10.1016