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Department of Chemistry

Faculty and students in Drexel's chemistry department work side-by-side to address the diverse challenges facing our planet in the areas of energy, environment and health.

Drexel University’s Department of Chemistry is dedicated to excellence in education and advanced research in chemical sciences. Chemistry is often called "the central science" because it drives all life processes and is the foundation of modern technology. Undergraduate and graduate students study the traditional disciplines of chemistry and explore the workings of chemistry in the natural and technological worlds.

Faculty & Research

Chemistry faculty are conducting pioneering research in biochemistry, materials chemistry, theoretical chemistry, polymer chemistry and atmospheric chemistry. Department research is supported by corporations and public institutions such as the National Science Foundation, Pennsylvania Department of Education and the National Institutes of Health.

Undergraduates are encouraged to participate in faculty research programs as early as their freshmen year, which allows for a unique learning experience not found at many other institutions.

Learn more about research in the department of chemistry

Co-Op & Career

Through Drexel's renowned cooperative education program, students participate in three, six-month periods of full-time employment, gaining valuable, real-world career experience. The high concentration of pharmaceutical and chemical firms in the Philadelphia area provides a wide range of co-op and professional opportunities.

Drexel’s chemistry graduates have gone on to be leaders in their fields and many have been recognized for their contributions to academic, industrial and governmental research organizations around the world.

Learn more about Drexel's Co-op Program

Student Erin Katz
“Participating in research at Drexel has helped solidify my interest in chemistry, but most importantly, it has helped me find a branch of chemistry that I really enjoy.” Erin KatzBS chemistry ‘19

Recent News

  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue CoAS Students Receive University-Wide Awards We are pleased to recognize the following College of Arts and Sciences students who have received university-wide awards.
  • A controlled burn experiment at the Missoula Fire Sciences Lab in 2016 Drexel Researcher Studies Effects of Forest Fires on Climate and Air Quality Ezra Wood, PhD, associate professor of chemistry, and his research group are part of a multi-year project studying the atmospheric chemistry of smoke from forest fires. Wood shares some background information and updates on the project.
  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue College of Arts and Sciences Faculty Awards The mission of the College of Arts and Sciences and the University could not be accomplished without the dedication and support of our faculty members. It is their pursuit of excellence in teaching, research and scholarship that reinforces our position as a modern liberal arts college, and enhances our University’s reputation as a world-class research institution.
  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue CoAS Accomplishments in Brief We are pleased to recognize the recent grants, publications, presentations, awards and honors of the members of the College of Arts and Sciences.
  • Drexel Dragon Logo Blue Welcoming New Associate Deans in the College The College of Arts and Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of two new associate deans in graduate education and research.

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Undergraduate Advising

Chuck McNally

Charles McNally

Assistant Dean and Academic Adviser
3031 MacAlister Hall
215.895.2689 | cdm27@drexel.edu

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry

305 Disque Hall
32 S. 32nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215.895.2639 | tml37@drexel.edu