Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at New York University! Located in the heart of historic Greenwich Village, the department's offices and laboratories are housed in NYU's Silver Center, just across the street from iconic Washington Square Park. The American Chemical Society was founded in 1876 in this very building, which was designated an ACS landmark in 2001. We live in an environment that is both steeped in history and pulsing with the lively culture for which the neighborhood is famous.
Research in our department spans the disciplines of chemistry, including organic, inorganic, physical, and theoretical/computational chemistry. In addition, labs grounded in these traditional areas pursue problems at the interface with biology (i.e., chemical biology) and materials science (i.e., nanoscience and materials chemistry). We benefit greatly from a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment, including strong interactions with other units at NYU, at NYU’s Global sites (especially Shanghai, Abu Dhabi, and Tel Aviv), within the extensive scientific community in New York City, and around the world. Based in the department are a newly established Chemical Biology Initiative, and the Simons Center for Computational Physical Chemistry, as well as the Molecular Design Institute, all of which thrive as intellectual hot-spots at the cutting edge of their fields.
We invite you to browse our website for a glimpse into our award-winning faculty, descriptions of our academic programs, and more details about our courses, research, events, student life, and career opportunities.