Department of Chemistry

  • Two Concentrators Win 2016 Fulbright Scholarships

    Two Concentrators Win 2016 Fulbright Scholarships

    Congratulations to Zoe Greenburg and Claire Rhee. Read more.

  • Congratulations and Best Wishes to Professor David Cane on his Retirement

    Congratulations and Best Wishes to Professor David Cane on his Retirement

    After 43 years of service to Brown, Prof. David Cane retires. Read more.

  • 2016 Departmental Award Winners

    2016 Departmental Award Winners

    Congratulations to undergrads and grad students who won awards for excellence in scholarship and research. Read more.

  • The Department Welcomes Dr. Brenda Rubenstein

    The Department Welcomes Dr. Brenda Rubenstein

    Dr. Rubenstein will join the department as assistant professor on July 1, 2016. Read more.

  • The Department Welcomes Dr. Jerome Robinson

    The Department Welcomes Dr. Jerome Robinson

    Dr. Robinson will join the department as assistant professor on July 1, 2016. Read more.

Welcome to Chemistry at Brown

The Chemistry Department at Brown 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 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

"On the ultrafast photo-​induced dynamics of α-​terpinene"
Gao, Y.
Pemberton, C.C.
Zao, Y.
Weber, P.M.
J. Chem. Phys. 2016. DOI:10.1063/1.4948629.
"Self-​Interaction Corrected Functional Calculations of a Dipole-​Bound Molecular Anion"
Zhang, Y.
Weber, P.M.
Jonsson, H.
J. Phys. Chem. Lett.. 2016. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpclett.6b00742.
"Probing the Role of Active Site Water in the Sesquiterpene Cyclization Reaction Catalyzed by Aristolochene Synthase"
Chou, W.K.W.
Cane, D.E.
et. al.
Biochemistry. 2016. DOI: 10.1021/acs.biochem.6b00343.
"Catalyst design based on agostic interactions: synthesis, characterization, and catalytic activity of bis(pyrazolyl)​borate copper complexes"
Zhang, Q-F.
Wang, L-S.
et. al.
Dalton Trans. 2016. DOI: 10.1039/C6DT01272H.
"Unique Length-​Dependent Biophysical Properties of Repetitive DNA"
Huang, J.
Delaney, S.
J. Phys. Chem. B. 2016. DOI:10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b00927.