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Testing DNA

With research interests including biomedicine, environmental sustainability, and materials chemistry, we answer the unanswered questions. And we train our students to solve complex problems. Read more about our alumni and programs.

 

 

Students set up experiment in chemistry lab

Faculty excellence

Our faculty have won multiple teaching awards, earned national NSF and NIH grants, and maintain active interdisciplinary research collaborations. We also work with government research labs in the Washington, D.C. area and on three separate Mason campuses, including the new Potomac Science Center.  

Potomac Science Center

Dive in and experience innovative chemistry research

From Komodo Dragons, medicinal chemistry, metabolomics, nanomaterials and battery systems, Mason chemists push boundaries and solve problems that have a local and global impact. 

 

Komodo Dragon

Faculty and Staff Diversity

Our multicultural faculty and staff reflect the student population of the National Capital region, allowing the diverse members of our community to thrive. 

Diversity

Why study chemistry and biochemistry at Mason?

3

American Chemical Society (ACS) approved programs. 

24

Average number of students per lab

7%

Bureau of Labor Statistics projected growth for chemistry jobs.

Visit Us On Campus

Come learn about the chemistry and biochemistry program. 

  • Chemistry/Biochemistry Department Main Offices

    303 Planetary Hall, Fairfax Campus

  • Campus Map
Planetary Hall at George Mason University Fairfax campus

Chemistry and Biochemistry News & Events

Three PhDs awarded in Chemistry and Biochemistry Spring 2020

Congratulations to our newest PhDs! 

from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry 
in Spring 2020 

Dr. Carol A. Ajjan

Support our department

Chemistry and Biochemistry Department gratefully accept donations, which can be used to provide student scholarships, specific research interests, or general College of Science needs.