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

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Fall 2022 Welcome Message From the Chair Chris Cahill

Welcome to the start of the '22-23 academic year from department Chair Chris Cahill.

Headshots of cognitive neuroscience major Lily Reck (left) and chemistry major Nora Houseman (right), participants in the Columbian College STEM Summer Laboratory Internship Program

Summer Program Opens Doors for STEM Students

Nora Houseman, a chemistry major, participated in the Columbian College STEM Summer Laboratory Internship Program this summer.