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Innovative science

Pairing academic rigor with rich research in the nation’s capital


Message From the Chair

Chris Cahill

Fall 2021 Welcome Message From the Chair

August 12, 2021
Dear GW Chemistry Community:
Welcome to another academic year here at the GW Chemistry Department. I am delighted to kick off the fall semester and recall our usual course offerings, research opportunities, seminar series, retreat and other activities, but also want to take a moment to reflect on our current environment and to recognize that many of us may be experiencing virtual learning and current events very differently.


Who We Are

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The GW Department of Chemistry provides a hands-on approach to modern laboratory practices and instrumentation supported by curricula in analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry.

In a collaborative environment where faculty invite mentoring relationships and foster learning and discovery through engaged classroom and research experiences, students graduate with the expertise to pursue careers in academia, professional programs, industry and government.



Maggie Teliska

Maggie Teliska

PhD '04

"GW is a great place to be a scientist."

Our Programs

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Graduate Programs

Find out why our master’s and PhD opportunities are unlike any other.

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Research Opportunities

From first-year students to PhDs and faculty, explore research options at our renowned facilities.


Seminar Series

We welcome visiting speakers on Fridays throughout the school year. Hear chemists from top agencies and research universities as well as GW’s own chemistry graduate students discuss their scientific breakthroughs.


View Upcoming and Past Speaker Events


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