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WTHR photoRANKINGS

  • #1 Analytical Chemistry program in the country. (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #2 Female Chemistry faculty in U.S. (both the number of tenured/tenure track women faculty and the percentage of our faculty who are women.)
  • #2 Largest Graduate Program in the U.S. (National Science Foundation)
  • #21 Chemistry program in the U.S. and #42 internationally (Shanghai world-rankings)
  • #24 Chemistry program nationally (U.S. News and World Report)

FACULTY

  • 46 Tenure-track/Tenured Faculty Members
  • 5 Courtesy appointment faculty
  • 2 Nobel Prizes (Herbert C. Brown, 1979; Ei-ichi Negishi, 2010)
  • 2 National Academy of Sciences Members
  • 1 Dreyfus Prize in Chemical Sciences
  • 2 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members
  • 11 AAAS Fellows
  • 11 Distinguished Professors
  • 10 Faculty with startup companies
  • 10 Purdue Teaching Awards

RESEARCH AREAS

  • Health, Human Disease, and Diagnostics
  • National Security
  • Global Sustainability
  • Climate and the Environment
  • Energy
  • Materials Science

FACILITIES

GRADUATE PROGRAM

  • 345 Graduate Students
  • Diversity
    • 35% Women
    • 44% International
    • 14% Minority

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM

  • 343 Undergraduate Students (majors)
  • Diversity
    • 52% Women
    • 11% International
    • 10% Minority
  • 75% of students participate in undergraduate research program.

STAFF

  • 72 Chemistry support personnel

PURDUE RANKINGS

  • #1 top public university in Indiana, with an A+ overall grade (Niche 2019)
  • #1 most innovative school in the Big Ten; #6 in U.S. (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #7 graduate school among all public and private institutions (U.S. News and World Report)
  • #8 best college town in America (Wallet Hub 2019)
  • #18 public university in the U.S. (U.S. News and World Report)
  • 250 Purdue-affiliated startups since 2014
  • Purdue researchers have 16 drugs in clinical trials, with 40 more in the pipeline, placing Purdue among the top institutions in the U.S. for drug discovery.
  • More about Purdue

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