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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. 


Why study chemistry and biochemistry at Mason?


American Chemical Society (ACS) approved programs. 


Average number of students per lab


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

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Planetary Hall at George Mason University Fairfax campus

Chemistry and Biochemistry News & Events

Upcoming Events

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UL Faculty Engagement Series 2022-2023: Mason’s College Preparatory Program: The Early Identification Program

Apr 13, 2023/2:00 - 3:00 PM

Johnson Center Room B

Mason’s College Preparatory Program: The Early Identification Program Lewis Forrest, Associate Dean, University Life  Khaseem Davis, Executive Director, Early Identification Program  Visit the ULife website for Zoom access George Mason University’s Early Identification Program (EIP) works to identify middle and high school students who will be the first in their

2023 Celebration of Teaching Excellence Awards Ceremony

Apr 17, 2023/1:00 - 3:00 PM

Join the 2023 Celebration of Teaching Excellence awards ceremony, with opening remarks and award announcements by Provost Mark Ginsberg. There will be food and drinks at a reception following the ceremony. If you have any questions, email

Spring into STEM

Apr 29, 2023/10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hybla Valley Community Center

7950 Audubon Avenue, Alexandria, VA, 22306

The College of Science has partnered with the College of Engineering and Computing to host the upcoming Spring into STEM community outreach event. Spring into STEM is a free Saturday event for K-12 students that will expose students to team building, collaboration, and using their creativity to learn more about

Support our department

Mason's Chemistry and Biochemistry Department gratefully accepts donations, which can be used to provide student scholarships, specific research interests, or general College of Science needs. Click here to support our work!