Graduate Student Information

Prospective Graduate Students

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry! Please review our degree programs in Chemistry, our diverse areas of research, our cutting edge interdisciplinary research opportunities, our expansive research facilities, and our thesis advisors currently accepting new graduate students, and you'll find what you're looking for in a graduate program. Not only that, but the Seattle and the Puget Sound Region provide a beautiful setting for your studies at the University of Washington. If you need financial assistance to help you realize your dreams, financial support is available to graduate students in Chemistry. If you are serious about pursuing your graduate education with us, please review the admission requirements and application procedures.

Current Graduate Students

The Department of Chemistry Graduate Program offers activities that promote academic, professional, and personal development of graduate students. You are encouraged to apply for Graduate School sponsored travel awards that provide funding assistance for travel to conferences or professional meetings to present talks or posters. There is also the Graduate Student Travel Award Opportunity, whereby students may receive Departmental travel awards for transportation to your undergraduate alma mater to present a seminar on your doctoral research. You can be involved in the Chemistry Graduate Student Club which is very active, offering social events as well as educational opportunities. It is important for graduate students to be aware of and follow the Elements of Good Academic Standing.

Graduate Program News


Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Congratulations to Rob Pepin, who defended his PhD work "Gaseous Studies of Ionic Chromophores and Peptide Cation Radicals Generated from Electron Transfer" on March 4, 2016. More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Sophia D. T. Cherry successfully defended her Ph. D. work, Toward Catalytic Hydrogenolysis of Chlorofluorocarbons with Group 8 and 9 Complexes, on February 23, 2016. More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Congratulations to Kerry Garrett, who defended her thesis work, Computational Study of Linear and Nonlinear Optical Properties of Single Molecules and Clusters of Organic Electro-Optic Chromophores, on December 15, 2015. More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Gregory I. Peterson successfully defended his PhD on June 8th 2015. The title of his thesis was, "Exploration and Application of Mechanoresponsive Polymers: Polymer Architecture, Amplified Response, and Additive Manufacturing." More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Congratulations to Jennifer Brookes, who defended her Ph.D. work "Insight into the Local Solvent Environment of Biologically Relevant Iron-nitroysl Systems through Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy" on May 22, 2015. More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Mycah R. Uehling successfully defended his PhD on May 14th 2015. The title of his thesis was, "Gold-Catalyzed Asymmetric Synthesis of Cyclic Ethers and Copper-Catalyzed Hydrofunctionalization of Alkynes." More...

Contact Information

Krista Holden

Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
Box 351700

Seattle, WA 98195-1700

gradprogram@chem.washington.edu

206.543.4787

109D Bagley Hall


Professor Robert Synovec

Associate Chair, Graduate Program

Department of Chemistry
University of Washington
Box 351700

Seattle, WA 98195-1700

synovec@chem.washington.edu

206.685.2328

149 Chemistry Library Building

 

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