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Latest Issues: Fall 2020Spring 2020, 20192018, 2017, 2016 (PDF)


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.


Carly Filgueira talking with Michael King in the Science Engineering Building




Chemistry Department News

Chris Cahill

Fall 2020 Message From the Chair

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.
Martín Zysmilich sits by a lake with his dog, Lola.

Martín Zysmilich on Virtual Learning Techniques

Martín Zysmilich says some techniques from virtual learning should remain in place whenever classes convene in person again. Among his favorite methods to make his students feel comfortable? Virtual appearances from his rescue dog, Lola.
Michael King

Teacher, Scientist, Leader: Michael King Retires

A beloved professor, college marshal and long-time department chair, Michael King was instrumental in the creation of Science and Engineering Hall.


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