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

"Manganese-​centered tubular boron cluster - MnB16-​: A new class of transition-​metal molecules"
Jian, T.
Lopez, G.V.
Wang, L-S.
J. Chem. Phys. . DOI:10.1063/1.4946796.
"Controlled assembly of Cu nanoparticles on pyridinic-​N rich graphene for electrochemical reduction of CO2 to ethylene"
Li, Q.
Zhu, W.
Fu, J.
Zhang, H.
Wu, G.
Sun, S.
Nano Energy. 2016. DOI:10.1016/j.nanoen.2016.03.024.
"Competing Interactions between Various Entropic Forces toward Assembly of Pt3Ni Octahedra into a Body-​Centered Cubic Superlattice"
Tan, R.
Chen, O.
et. al.
Nano Lett. 2016. doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b00564.
"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.