Dear Prospective Students,
Welcome! We are excited to identify the next group of students who will be a part of our community.
Graduate students are the core of our department, and the scientists who are creating new chemistry on a daily basis. Our graduate students bring new ideas and perspectives to our department. Recent discoveries in our department include:
- Shunzhi Wang discovered that particles, below a critical size, in colloidal crystals behave like electrons as opposed to atoms and migrate through the lattice the way electrons do in metals.
- Matt Ross showed that the enzyme bacteria use to selectively convert methane to methanol performs this difficult reaction using a single copper ion.
- Samantha Clarke used diamond anvil cells as tiny transparent chemical reactors to create and understand the first copper bismuth binary compound.
We are looking forward to reading your applications for our program. Each application is evaluated by a team of chemistry faculty seeking the next generation of chemists. We are looking for curious, engaged scientists who will contribute to the forefront of scientific discovery. In reviewing applications we apply a holistic approach emphasizing research experience, a thoughtful approach to the chemical sciences, and the ability to thrive as part of a interdisciplinary scientific community. We pay close attention to your scientific perspective you share in your statement of purpose, insight into your research experience we glean from letters of recommendation, and your academic coursework.
Danna Freedman, Chemistry Graduate Admissions Chair
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