Department of Chemistry

Welcome to Chemistry at Brown

The department maintains world-class facilities that enable scientific inquiry almost without limitations. In many cases, faculty, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students collaboratively pursue interdisciplinary research within the Chemistry Department. Learn more about our faculty research areas.

The Chemistry Department offers A.B., Sc.B. and Ph.D. degrees for excellence in scholarship and research. Learn about our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Recent Publications

"Polymorphism of Phosphine-​Protected Gold Nanoclusters: Synthesis and Characterization of a New 22-​Gold-​Atom Cluster"
Zhang, Q-F.
Williard, P.G.
Wang, L-S.
Small. 2016. DOI:10.1002/smll.201600407.
"The Effects of Initial Conditions on Photoacoustic Waveforms Generated by a Gaussian Heating Source Moving in One Dimension"
Bai, W.
Diebold, G.J.
Int. J. Thermophys.. 2016. DOI:10.1007/s10765-016-2053-1.
"Charge localization in a diamine cation provides a test of energy functionals and self-​interaction correction"
Cheng, X.
Zhang, Y.
Weber, P.M.
Jonsson, E.
Jonsson, H.
Nat. Commun. 2016. doi: 10.1038/ncomms11013.
"Biological and environmental interactions of emerging two-​dimensional nanomaterials"
Wang, Z.
Kane, A.
Koski, K.
Hurt, R.
Chem. Soc. Rev.. 2016. DOI: 10.1039/C5CS00914F.
"Probing the Electronic Structure and Chemical Bonding of Mono-​Uranium Oxides with Different Oxidation States: UOx(-​) and UOx (x = 3-​5)"
Li, W-L.
Lopez, G.V.
Wang, L-S.
et. al.
J. Phys. Chem. A. 2016. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpca.5b11354.