Welcome to Chemistry at Haverford
Chemistry is central to the development of new medicines and materials, the understanding of biological processes on a molecular level and many important global issues of today, including the environment and energy.
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Student Research
You'll have research opportunities at all levels of the curriculum throughout the academic year and during the summer months, with about 70% of our students presenting their work at meetings and some 20% appearing as a co-author on a peer-reviewed publication. More on Student Research >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Curriculum
The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the fundamentals of chemistry and in interdisciplinary areas at the forefront of science, including environmental chemistry, renewable energies, novel materials, biological systems and medical treatments. More on Curriculum >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Lab Experience
Ours is an inquiry-based lab experience, including a year-long advanced lab emphasizing state-of-the-art research methods and instrumentation. More on Instruments & Facilities >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Major Program
You'll have several entry levels into the major depending upon high school preparation; students of all backgrounds are challenged and trained as scientific thinkers. More on Curriculum >
Why Chemistry at Haverford: Post Graduation
The major and minor chemistry programs and concentrations prepare our students for first-rate professional programs leading to careers in science, medicine, law, business, education and more. More on Alumni >
Inside Chemistry @ Haverford
Additional information about the Chemistry Department is available from menu links at the left side of this page.
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Chemistry Department News and Events
Two Haverford Chemists and a Computer Scientist Collaborate and Receive NSF Funding for Database ConstructionWith the help of a $299,998 NSF grant, chemists Joshua Schrier and Alexander Norquist, and computer scientist Sorelle Friedler, will create a database to collect and analyze the results of experimental efforts focused on a class of materials with promising industrial applications.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Lou Charkoudian ’03, working with colleagues at Stanford and Berkeley, has published a study in the journal Science that could help expand the already important role of fluorine in medicinal chemistry.
The assistant professor of chemistry, along with her collaborator from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, is currently studying the kind of oil that is soluble in water as part of her research in the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill.
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