Graduate Research

GW Chemistry graduate student from the Voutchkova group using an NMR machine to check the compound of a sample
Graduate students use GW's nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) machine to find the chemical composition of samples.

Because of our location, access and partnerships with the nation’s top think tanks and research laboratories, our graduate students have numerous opportunities to engage in meaningful research. Students collaborate not only with faculty within the Department of Chemistry but are also with colleagues in GW’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Whatever path our students choose, be it health care, the environment, chemical and nuclear threats, plant biochemistry or clean energy, they delve into the most exciting scientific questions of today.

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Graduate Research in Action


Can Chemistry Impact Brain Disease?

Chemistry Professor Ling Hao discusses chemistry, bioinformatics, and cell biology's role in human neurodegenerative disease research with CCAS Dean Paul Wahlbeck.


CCAS Professor Recognized for His Work in Chemistry

Christopher L. Cahill was awarded the 2023 Hillebrand Prize in recognition of his contributions to the science of chemistry.