Doctoral Program in Chemistry
Program Head: James Howell
Location: 359 Ingersoll Hall Extension
The Department of Chemistry at Brooklyn College is considered among the most dynamic and diverse in the City University of New York. Its fourteen faculty members (40 percent women) are actively engaged in research in the fields of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, and theoretical chemistry, and biochemistry. Many faculty hold membership on the CUNY doctoral faculties of both the Chemistry and Biochemistry departments.
Research Resources and Equipment
The doctoral program in the Department of Chemistry runs within a center of excellence in science education and research serving in the heart of the borough of Brooklyn for more than 75 years. Ph.D. students conduct thesis research with a faculty mentor in the research areas outlined above, and also gain experience as teaching assistants. Research laboratory space exceeds 50,000 square feet in a five-story science building, and planning is under way for a completely new science facility for education and research. A broad range of state-of-the-art research instrumentation can be found by clicking here.
The Brooklyn College Doctoral Program in Chemistry
Chemistry and biochemistry doctoral students work closely with the faculty in pursuing their research interests. Thesis research in a variety of specialties is mentored in a student-friendly environment, housing state-of-the-art equipment for measurement, analysis and computation. A low student/faculty ratio means that faculty are highly available and supportive.
The research faculty of chemistry understands that students are concerned about their careers after the doctoral degree. To ensure our doctoral students are competitive after they obtain their degrees, Brooklyn College offers students free professional development workshops in such areas as science teaching, grant writing, laboratory management, effective scientific communication, writing in the sciences, building a competitive curriculum vita, and searching for academic, industrial, and research jobs. Faculty commitment to chemistry doctoral students is not complete when they file their dissertations; the faculty continues to provide a supportive professional mentoring network to chemistry doctoral students as they advance in their careers.