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The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Ohio University has a strong graduate program in Physical Chemistry that offers students the option of pursuing either Masters or Ph.D. degrees. The program's research comprises a broad range of materials science that includes elements of nanoscience, solid-state chemistry, surface chemistry, synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and spectroscopy. Over the past few years the faculty within the Physical division has been well funded and the division has benefited from the involvement of graduate students, postdocs, and numerous undergraduate research assistants. Since 1999, the Physical Chemistry faculty members have averaged over four publications a year and have made numerous presentations at national and international conferences.

The Physical Chemistry division is also very active in a large, interdisciplinary, degree-granting program at Ohio University. This program, called Condensed Matter and Surface Science, or CMSS, is a consortium of researchers from various academic units at Ohio University. Participating departments include Chemistry and Biochemistry, Physics and Astronomy, Geology, Chemical Engineering, and Electrical Engineering. The program fosters collaborative research between faculty members with related research goals who otherwise might have very little interaction with each other. Out of this collaboration, fostered through CMSS, Ohio University has created a Nanoscale and Quantum Phenomena Institute that is poised to foster research that will contribute to significant advances in Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Material Science, in both fundamental and applied aspects.

Join us every Friday afternoon at an informal gathering to discuss research results or items on your mind.