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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

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Local Learning Community for Inclusive STEM Teaching Project

Mar 4, 2024, 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM

DEADLINE TO REGISTER MARCH 4, 2024 Each week ( Mondays, March 11 - April 15, noon to 1 p.m. ), this local learning community (LLC) will take time to extend and reflect on the topics covered in the Inclusive STEM Teaching Project EdX course. This NSF sponsored course is aimed

Submit an abstract: College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium

Apr 10, 2024, 8:30 AM - 11:59 PM

Join us for the thirteenth annual College of Science Undergraduate Research Colloquium on Monday May 6, 2024, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Dewberry Hall, Johnson Center . This event will be open to all Mason students, staff, and faculty. To participate, submit your titles and abstracts no later than

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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!