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22. University of California, Berkeley - College of Chemistry The College of Chemistry is comprised of the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. Both disciplines provide the opportunity and means for meeting major scientific and technological challenges, such as addressing climate change, increasing the world's food supply, synthesizing new materials, and discovering and delivering important drugs. The college prides itself on a balanced approach to science, with research areas ranging from experimental to theoretical. Faculty in both departments are engaged in teaching and research in a wide range of applications and subdisciplines.
The College of Chemistry offers undergraduate degrees in chemistry, chemical biology, and chemical engineering, as well as double majors in chemical engineering and materials science and engineering, and in chemical engineering and nuclear engineering. A new option is a concentration in materials chemistry.
The college offers doctoral programs in chemistry and chemical engineering, and a master's program in chemical engineering, including a concentration in product development. Cross-disciplinary programs are encouraged.
23. University of California, Berkeley - Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering The appointment of the first Professor of Chemical Engineering in July of 1946 marked the administrative decision that ultimately led to the present chemical engineering program at Berkeley. As the university began to more fully recognize the importance of chemical engineering - especially through its contributions to the war effort in the development of the atomic bomb and in the petroleum and chemical industry-the need for a full-fledged program became apparent. Initially, considerable controversy developed as to whether the program should be in the College of Engineering or the College of Chemistry. For a while, this led to the amusing situation where Berkeley had two chemical engineering departments-one housed in the College of Engineering and the other in the College of Chemistry. The stronger program in the College of Chemistry ultimately prevailed.
24. University of California, Berkeley - Department of Chemistry The Chemistry Department provides the opportunity for an undergraduate student to obtain a thorough fundamental knowledge of all fields of chemistry. There are lecture courses in the general areas of inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, plus many more specialized courses including analytical, nuclear, and biophysical chemistry and chemical biology. Laboratory experience is provided in inorganic and organic synthesis, analytical methods, physical chemical measurements, spectroscopy, biochemical engineering, and chemical methods in nuclear technology. Independent and original work is stressed in the laboratories and modern equipment is available to carry out the work. The equipment and techniques available to the undergraduate student include nuclear magnetic resonance, electron paramagnetic resonance, visible, ultraviolet, and infra-red spectrometers, X-ray diffraction, mass spectrometry, high-vacuum, high-pressure, and low-temperature equipment, gas chromatography, and others. Many of these instruments are interfaced directly to computers; in other cases, data analysis and graphics displays are accomplished using the College of Chemistry Computer Facility. In addition, special arrangements can be made to use many specialized research techniques available on the campus.
25. University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Chemistry and Biochemistry The UCLA Chemistry & Biochemistry Department has a tradition of excellence and is ranked among the best in the country, as evidenced by the quality of its programs, the caliber of its faculty, and the excellence of its students. The Department is a leader in cutting-edge research and innovative educational programs.
World-renowned faculty carrying out cutting edge research
The Department employs over 50 professors pursuing research in all areas of chemistry and biochemistry. The goals of this research include synthesizing complex natural products and new nano-materials required to solve the many health and environmental crises facing our planet, and illuminating the molecular mechanisms that regulate the decoding of genetic information. Modern research cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries, and our faculty play key roles at the forefront of multiple interdepartmental research units at UCLA, including the California Nanosystems Insitute, the Molecular Biology Institute, the Stem Cell Institute, the Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.
One measure of the caliber of our research is the long list of national and international distinctions received by members of our faculty. For example, three members of our faculty have won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (Willard Libby in 1960, Donald Cram in 1987, and Paul Boyer in 1997).
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Postdoctoral Education
The Department is home to 1400 undergraduate students majoring in chemistry and biochemistry. Our undergraduate programs are designed to prepare students for graduate studies, for entry into professional schools in the health sciences, and for careers in the chemical and biotechnology industries.
26. University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Chemistry and Biochemistry The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCSD is a great department that just keeps getting better. In less than 50 years, UCSD and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry have established a reputation as leading centers for research and teaching in the United States and worldwide. The National Research Council recently ranked UCSD as one of the top ten PhD-granting universities. The Institute for Scientific Information ranked our department sixth in the nation for High Impact U.S. Universities, 2001-2005. The 2005 US News and World Report ranking of Best Graduate Schools listed our program in Biochemistry as seventh in the nation. Of course we're also proud that Newsweek magazine named UCSD as the 'hottest' place to do science in 2005. Our distinguished faculty includes members of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators, and Nobel Prize-winner Mario Molina and Roger Tsien.
27. University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry Chemistry is the most central of all the sciences. Much of our understanding of the material world is based on the areas of Chemistry which are conventionally called Inorganic, Organic, Physical or Theoretical; but Chemistry is also central to other disciplines such as Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Materials Science, Medicine, Mineralogy, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology and Physics. This breadth is reflected in our research and in this booklet.
Following this Introduction, you will find a brief summary of the major research interests of the Department, a list of all the academic staff, and a one-page entry for each potential PhD supervisor. This booklet and further information about all the Department's research and teaching activities are also available on the Department's website (http://www.ch.cam.ac.uk/).
The Cambridge Chemistry Department consists of a large number of strong individual groups covering an extraordinary spectrum of science, centred on Chemistry, and ranging from Molecular Biology to Geophysics. The Department consists of nearly 60 academic staff, 130 support staff, 280 postgraduate students and 200 postdoctoral research workers who are supported from central funds or by grants from Research Councils, the European Union, industry, charities or other sources. Many of the academic staff, have been awarded medals or prizes, and we have 6 Fellows of the Royal Society active in research. Our strength is recognised by the award of 40% of Research judged 4* (Quality that is world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour) and a further 40% judged 3* (Quality that is internationally excellent in terms of originality, significance and rigour but which nonetheless falls short of the highest standards of excellence) in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
28. University of Chicago - Department of Chemistry From the beginning, the Department has embodied the University's central mission of excellence in both research and teaching. Fifteen Nobel laureates in Chemistry have been associated with the University of Chicago.
The vision and creativity of William Rainey Harper, the first president of the University, make the University of Chicago a unique place to study science today.
Some chemistry and not-so-chemistry related activities that the students and faculty participate in each year.
Important people that keep the chemistry department running like clockwork.
29. University of Illinois - ChemistryThe Department of Chemistry has been part of the University of Illinois since the university's beginning in 1868. By 1893, a four-year B.S. degree program in Chemistry had been established, and the first Ph.D. in Chemistry was awarded in 1903. By the 1920s, the department was one of the largest in the United States in terms of facilities, faculty, and degrees granted. By the end of the twentieth century, more than 3,400 doctoral degrees had been awarded, making the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois the premier Ph.D.-producing chemistry program in the United States.
30. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Chemistry The Department of Chemistry has been part of the University of Illinois since the university's beginning in 1868. By 1893, a four-year B.S. degree program in Chemistry had been established, and the first Ph.D. in Chemistry was awarded in 1903. By the 1920s, the department was one of the largest in the United States in terms of facilities, faculty, and degrees granted. By the end of the twentieth century, more than 3,400 doctoral degrees had been awarded, making the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois the premier Ph.D.-producing chemistry program in the United States.
The School of Chemical Sciences counts 10 Nobel Prize winners among its faculty, graduates and postdoctoral fellows. Notable accomplishments by members of the department over the past 130 years include the following.
- Discovery of the amino acid threonine and several fundamental vitamins (William Rose, JBC bio, Department bio)
- Discovery of the artificial sweetener sodium cyclamate (Louis Audrieth and Michael Sveda)
- Discovery of catalytic hydrogenation by active platinum catalysts (Roger Adams)
- Development of electron transfer theory (Rudy Marcus)
- Performance of the first molecular beam experiments (Willis Flygare)
- Isolation of the first well-characterized cytochrome P450 (I. C. Gunsalus)
- Development of high-pressure and fluorescence spectroscopy to study protein structures (Gregorio Weber)
- Development of NMR spectroscopy as a tool for structural analysis (Herbert Gutowsky)
- First observation of NMR spin coupling (Herbert Gutowsky)
- Invention of calorimetry (Samuel Parr)
- Invention of pressure bombs (Samuel Parr)
- Discovery of peptide hormones (Vincent du Vigneaud)
- Invention of the aerosol can (G. Frederick Smith)
- Pioneering work in polymer synthesis (Carl "Speed" Marvel)
- Pioneering work in coordination chemistry (John Bailar, Jr.)
- Founding of Chemical Abstracts (William Noyes) and Organic Syntheses (Roger Adams)
- Invention of magnetic resonance imaging (Paul Lauterbur)
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