Message from the Department Head, Dr. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner
Our web site provides plenty of information about the people, the teaching and the research activities in our department. Additionally, one can find all the necessary information about our administrative units. The Department of Chemistry offers an American Chemical Society certified B.S. degree as well as B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. The department currently has over 120 undergraduate and 60 graduate students enrolled. Its faculty consists of 6 teaching and 18 tenured or tenure-track professors. The latter lead high-profile research in a variety of areas, including analytical, atmospheric, bioinorganic, biophysical, computational, materials, organic, and polymer chemistry. Together with colleagues in physics, biology, the College of Engineering, and the College of Medicine, researchers in our department are involved in high-profile interdisciplinary projects. Publications of our research appear in highly ranked journals of our field. The citation and publication record of our faculty is excellent. Visitors of our web site, particularly undergraduate and graduate prospects are encouraged to check the individual web sites of our research active faculty members. Details about the individual research interests of our faculty can be found at http://www.drexel.edu/chemistry/contact/facultyDirectory/. The department has multiple instrumentation facilities that serve the needs of undergraduate teaching and research groups: 300 and 500 Mhz Varian NMR spectrometers, an atomic force microscope, a mass spectrometry facility, an instrumentation laboratory with Gas chromatographs (GCs), high performance liquid chromatographs (HPLCs), Fourier-transform infrared spectrometer (IRs), atomic absorption spectrometers, UV-visible spectrophotometers, a fluorimeter, electro-analytical instrumentation, and a teaching laboratory for computational chemistry. Details can be obtained from http://www.drexel.edu/chemistry/research/researchFacilities
Drexel University distinguishes itself by offering a cooperative education program as a supplement to the normal education for a bachelor degree. Each student participates in three six-month periods of employment. The high concentration of pharmaceutical and chemical firms in the Philadelphia area results in a wide range of professional opportunities. In addition to their coursework and co-op, qualifying undergraduates can work one-on-one with faculty members on research in their areas
Questions? Faculty and staff members will be pleased to talk with anyone who is interested in our programs. We hope to see many of those who visit this web site on campus one day!
- Prof. Reinhard Schweitzer-Stenner
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