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Purdue Chemistry Research


The Department of Chemistry at Purdue has an outstanding record of accomplishment in innovative research, education, outreach, and entrepreneurship

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Among our notable successes and distinctions are:

  • Two Nobel Prize winners in chemical synthesis, including the 2010 winner, Ei-ichi Negishi.
  • World leadership in the design and commercialization of chemical instrumentation, enhanced by a unique support facility for instrument development.
  • Remarkable success in translational research, with successfully marketed drug therapies, and start-up companies in instrumentation and health care.
  • Top-tier nationally ranked program in Analytical Chemistry.
  • Excellent funding of both single-investigator and large multi-investigator projects, with current annual research expenditures of about $19M.
  • Outstanding innovators in the detection and treatment of disease, the molecular basis of climate change, and renewable energy.
  • Strong inter-disciplinary partnerships and collaborations with campus-wide, national and global reach, positioning us for leadership in a university setting with broad excellence in molecular science and engineering.
  • Vibrant and productive undergraduate and graduate programs (second largest in U.S.) that are training a diverse group of scientists for top-level positions in academia, industry, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
  • Outstanding alumni with global reach as captains of industry and world-leading scientists.


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