Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
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.
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.
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From Komodo Dragons, medicinal chemistry, metabolomics, nanomaterials and battery systems, Mason chemists push boundaries and solve problems that have a local and global impact.
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.
Why study chemistry and biochemistry at Mason?
American Chemical Society (ACS) approved programs.
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