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Graduate Program Overview

"Saving Sharks" - Doctoral student Eric Stroud discusses his work in the Seton Hall Labs.
Saving Sharks
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is strongly committed to collaborative research with other institutions, particularly the local chemical industry in northern New Jersey. Research opportunities are available in analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and computational chemistry as well as in biochemistry. The University’s location affords students unique opportunities for interaction with a multitude of chemical-related industries.

Seton Hall has recently completed a comprehensive $35 million upgrade of McNulty Hall, home of The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In addition to state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories, the Science and Technology Center will encompass among the most innovative and energy-efficient teaching and research facilities in the country. With its flexible labs, glass walls and “green” approach, this landmark building will significantly enhance existing and future education and discovery within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Seton Hall University offers programs of study leading to Master of Science (MS) and Doctorate (PhD) degrees in Chemistry.

Prizes and Awards
Each year, the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry honors outstanding graduate students in the areas of academic (Ander Award), research (Petersheim Award) and teaching excellence.   

Research Support and Facilities
All faculty members  lead research programs in cutting-edge areas such as gas and liquid chromatography, chemical modification of surfaces, atomistic simulation of thin films, interfaces and biomolecules, properties of polymetallic complexes, biophysics of nucleic acids, lipid and membrane protein dynamics, synthetic routes for dendritic polymers, carbohydrate synthesis and advanced catalytic materials.  

The Department maintains a comprehensive array of state-of-the-art instrumentation, including 500 MHz NMR, 200 MHz NMR, GC/MS, LC/MS, FT-IR, UV-Vis, DSC, ITC, GC, HPLC, STM/AFM, and two computer servers (SGI Origin and a 32-processor Beowulf cluster). It also houses the Center for Applied Catalysis and the Center for Computational Research.

Find out more about the PhD program in Chemistry now.

Program Chair
Stephen Kelty, Ph.D.

(973) 761-9414
McNulty Hall, 216

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