Where We Are



Rooted in the nation’s capital, the Department of Chemistry is a lightning rod for scientific opportunity. Faculty and students enjoy the benefits of partnerships with laboratories, museums and funding agencies in the Washington, D.C., area.

Graduates have gone on to positions at the American Chemical Society, the Department of Homeland Security, the EPA, the FDA and NASA Goddard Space Center, to name just a few.



"Top students and faculty want to be in a space where they are surrounded not only by the most modern equipment but also by other people who are making science happen."

Michael King
Professor (and Chair) Emeritus

Science and Engineering Hall

GW Science and Engineering Hall

800 22nd St. NW, Suite 4000
Washington, D.C. 20052

The Science and Engineering Hall on the Foggy Bottom Campus houses state-of-the-art laboratories, lecture halls and core facilities. The building includes 500,000 square feet of teaching and research space and an open layout that encourages cross-disciplinary collaboration — as well as easy access between students and faculty.

This building also houses our Nanofabrication and Imaging Center. There, students work with the latest equipment in light microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, focused ion beam scanning electron microscopy and more.

Virginia Science and Technology Lab

Virginia Science and Technology Campus

Exploration Hall
20101 Academic Way
Ashburn, VA 20147

The GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus (VSTC) is a 122-acre, world-class facility in Northern Virginia's technology corridor. The campus brings together 17 centers, institutes and laboratories conducting research in many growing fields.


Visit the Department of Chemistry

We encourage visitors to stop by in person to meet our faculty, learn about our research and tour our facilities. Contact us for more information.

Getting to Foggy Bottom

By Car

Please use the visitor parking garage below the Science and Engineering Hall. The entrance is on H Street between 22nd and 23rd streets.

By Metro

Take the orange, blue or silver line to Foggy Bottom Metro. The building is a block from the Metro entrance.

Getting to the Virginia Campus

By Car

There is a parking lot available to visitors. Exploration Hall is a four-story brick building.

By VSTC Express Shuttle (free for GWorld card holders)

The shuttle picks up passengers on the Foggy Bottom Campus in front of Funger Hall, 2201 G St. NW.

View VSTC Express Schedule