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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.

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Chemistry Department News


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.


Lab Tech: Is AI the Drug Developer of the Future?

At a two-day summit of leading scholars and researchers, Chemistry’s Jakub Kostal discussed whether using AI technology in drug development is revolutionary—or risky.

(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. 

Messages From the Chair

Read the latest messages from the chair of the Department of Chemistry.