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Campus address: Neural Molecular Bioscience Building (NMS) 3.316, phone (512) 471-4538, campus mail code: A5300

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Program in Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, 100 East 24th Street A5300, NHB 1.512, Austin TX 78712-0165



Facilities for Graduate Work

The Mallet Chemistry Library is the largest academic chemistry library in the country. In addition to extensive print collections in all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering, the library provides access to key database resources such as SciFinder (Chemical Abstracts), Reaxys, and Web of Science, as well as hundreds of electronic scientific journals and thousands of e-books. These resources are available through the University Libraries website.

The Department of Chemistry maintains suitably equipped and well-staffed shops for glassblowing, machine work, and electronics maintenance and design. There are service laboratories equipped for organic analysis and for work in spectrophotometry; spectropolarimetry; photoelectron, nuclear magnetic, and electron spin resonance; X-ray diffraction; and mass spectrometry. Other specialized equipment is available in various laboratories. The facilities of Information Technology Services are used in numerous research programs.

Areas of Study

Graduate study in chemistry is offered in the areas of chemical physics, analytical, inorganic, organic, or physical chemistry. Each of these broad areas encompasses specialized aspects of the subject. Details are available from the chair of the department’s Graduate Admissions Committee.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) in the spring 2020 semester.

Eric V Anslyn
Carlos R Baiz
Allen J Bard
J Thomas Brenna
Jennifer S Brodbelt
Alan Campion
James R Chelikowsky
Richard M Crooks
Ananth Dodabalapur
Ron Elber
Andrew Ellington
John B Goodenough
Graeme Andrew Henkelman
Kami Hull
Simon M Humphrey
Brent L Iverson
Richard A Jones
Adrian T Keatinge-Clay
Benjamin Keith Keitz
Michael J Krische
David A Laude
Hung-Wen Liu
Dmitrii E Makarov
Stephen F Martin
Delia Milliron
Charles B Mullins
Zachariah Allen Page
Emily Que
Sean Thomas Roberts
Michael Rose
Livia Schiavinato Eberlin
Jonathan L Sessler
Jason B Shear
Greg O Sitz
Devarajan Thirumalai
David A Vandenbout
Lauren J Webb
Carlton G Willson

Admission Requirements

The preliminary training of students seeking a graduate degree in chemistry must include at least 24 semester hours of undergraduate work in chemistry, consisting of 12 or more semester hours of upper-division coursework and at least two courses (including laboratory) in organic chemistry and two in physical chemistry; one in analytical chemistry; and one in inorganic chemistry.