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


Graduate Student Award

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Congratulations to Sarah Vorpahl, who has been awarded the 2017-2018 Congressional Science and Engineering Fellowship on behalf of the Materials Research Society (MRS) and The Optical Society (OSA) . More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Congratulations to Nathanial Watson, who defended his Ph.D. work "Development of Instrumental and Computational Methods for Accessing Information in Multi-Dimensional Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry " on March 16, 2017. More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Congratulations to Charlie Barrows, who defended his Ph.D. work "Helping Observe and Tune Diffusing Using Mn2+ Photophysics in Inorganic Nanocrystals after Growth" on March 16, 2017. More...

Graduate Student Award

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Dane deQuilettes was recently awarded the MRS Gold Graduate Student Award for a More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Congratulations to Julian Rees, who defended his Ph.D. work "Insight into Biological Small-Molecule Activation from Enzymes, Model Complexes, and X-ray Spectroscopy" on June 1st, 2016. More...

Final Examination - Dissertation Defense

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Steve Oja defended his Ph.D. work "Development of Fluorescence-Enabled Electrochemical Microscopy for Electrochemical Imaging and Detection" on September 15, 2016. 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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