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

(Left to right) Gina Adam, Ling Hao, Fang Jin and Arkady Yerukhimovich are advancing their fields with the help of NSF Career grants.

Ling Hao Receives Prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award

The National Science Foundation awarded four researchers at GW the federal agency’s most prestigious honor, which supports new work from junior faculty. 

Holden Thorp

Noted Scientist Holden Thorp Joins Chemistry Faculty

A leading chemistry scholar, AAAS Fellow and former provost at Washington University, Thorp will be a CCAS chemistry professor.