Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

How do I join a research group?

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry! Students interested in doing research in a Chemistry Department laboratory are encouraged to reach out to faculty directly. Our professors welcome meetings with undergraduates to discuss research interests and opportunities. View a directory of our faculty.


I'd like to explore research areas in more detail.

Click the images below to learn about faculty research interests in each area.

Chemical Biology Inorganic Chemistry Nano & Materials

Organic Chemistry Physical/
Theoretical Chemistry
Chemical Education


I'm interested in doing research, but I'd like some guidance.

We want to help! Please contact us using this link so we can learn more about you and your interests. 

I am a student outside of Brown, and I'm interested in an internship. 

The Department of Chemistry at Brown offers opportunities for U.S. and international college students to intern in our labs over the summer. Undergraduates are actively involved in research and work directly with faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars on projects of interest. All interested undergraduates are encouraged to apply for an internship: please fill out this form to let us know or if you have any questions.