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This is an archived copy of the 2011-2012 Catalog. To access the most recent version of the catalog, please visit http://coursecatalog.web.cmu.edu.

Department of Chemistry

Carnegie Mellon provides a family-like but very vibrant and interdisciplinary environment for science students. One of our major strengths is that most of our undergraduate students in chemistry and related fields get involved in research in faculty labs early on and get hands-on experience in cutting-edge research, some even as freshmen. Our curriculum is both fluid and innovative to give students broad background and in-depth knowledge in chemistry and interdisciplinary areas. - Dr. Hyung J. Kim

Chemistry is an area of science involved with the study of the properties and reactions of substances ranging from living cells to subatomic particles. It is at the center of many sciences, providing the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to address many of society's needs and to explore the unknown. Fields as diverse as genetic engineering and nanotechnology look to chemistry when they look to the future, for that is where the ultimate in understanding - the molecular level - resides.

The chemistry profession is extraordinarily diverse, with career opportunities available in the chemical, petroleum, renewable energy, nuclear power, plastics, metals, and pharmaceutical industries. Chemistry plays an increasingly important role in the rapidly expanding biomedical and biotechnology industries. In addition to careers in industry and academia, many chemists find challenging careers in the public sector in the laboratories of the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the Department of Energy as well as in consulting.

Chemistry is a particularly suitable major for pre-medical and other pre-health profession students. Medical schools look favorably on the rigorous reasoning skills chemists develop, as evidenced by an excellent record for student admission to advanced education in these areas. An increasing number of our graduates are seeking careers in dentistry, pharmacy or pharmacology. The Health Professions Program advises all Carnegie Mellon students considering careers in health fields. (See Health Professions Program description in this catalog for more information.) Chemistry is particularly attractive to pre-law majors anticipating a career in a legal department in a chemical industry, in patent, intellectual property or environmental law. Students interested in industrial careers often combine their chemistry program with undergraduate courses in business administration or go on to study for an M.B.A.

The Department offers two degrees: the B.S. and the B.A. One third of the courses for the B.A. degree are free electives that may be taken in any of the departments of the University and therefore offer a high degree of flexibility. For the B.S. degree, electives normally are technical courses in chemistry or related fields of sciences, such as biology, physics, mathematics, or computer science, although they can be in other non-technical areas as well. It is possible to have all of the technical requirements completed after the junior year in both degree programs, allowing students the flexibility to combine electives in the senior year into a focused program of specialization. Students interested in graduate studies in chemistry may enroll in graduate lecture courses. Those desiring immediate job placement may be interested in one or more of the formal options that supplement the chemistry B.S. degree. These are described in detail later. Carnegie Mellon has one of the strongest polymer science programs in the world and the undergraduate polymer science option offers training that is particularly valuable for an industrial career. The Computational Chemistry track provides students with expertise in scientific computing that is highly sought after by employers in the pharmaceutical industry.

An honors program is offered for highly motivated undergraduates. It is designed primarily for students who wish to undertake a strong research-intensive program of study in contemporary chemistry. The program B.S. in Chemistry with Departmental Honors requires the completion of at least one graduate level course in chemistry, a research project, and the writing of a bachelor's honors thesis. An advanced track leading to the B.S. in Chemistry with Departmental Honors together with a Masters Degree in Chemistry involves completion of five graduate level courses and a more extensive thesis research project. This track is especially attractive to students who have earned advanced placement credit in one or more science and/or mathematics courses at Carnegie Mellon. With enough advanced placement credit or by carrying heavier than usual course loads, students can complete the Honors/M.S. degree program in 8 semesters.

Additional majors (double majors) are available with nearly all other departments provided the student can fit the required courses into the schedule. Generally, all the requirements for both departments must be met for an additional major (except for some courses with similar content). Students interested in biochemistry, for example, could pursue a B.S. in Chemistry with an Additional Major in Biological Sciences. Programs are also available that lead to the degree B.S. in Chemistry with a minor in another discipline such as biological sciences, physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering studies, business administration and certain departments in the H&SS (Humanities and Social Sciences) college. Requirements for most minor programs are described by individual departments in this catalog. However, it is recommended that students who are interested in pursuing a minor as part of their degree consult with the department involved for current requirements and further guidance. Dual degree programs are available in which students receive two separate undergraduate degrees from two different departments in the University. These require students to complete at least 90 units of work per additional degree in addition to the units required for the first degree. Several five-year programs have been developed to allow a Carnegie Mellon undergraduate student to earn both a B.S. in Chemistry and a Master of Science degree in fields such as Health Care Policy and Management or Biotechnology Management.

Study abroad exchange programs are available for chemistry majors and programs of one to two semesters can generally be accommodated without delaying time to graduation beyond 8 semesters. One example of a formal exchange program is spending two semesters at École Polytechnique Féderále de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. A language program of 3 months duration during the summer is available to students at no extra tuition cost. Study abroad is encouraged by the chemistry department and also can be arranged on an individual basis at universities throughout the world including Europe, Asia, Africa, New Zealand, and Australia during both the academic year and the summer. Some students also participate in short term study abroad experiences during winter or spring break for example. Students interested in study abroad should consult with their academic advisor and the University's Study Abroad Advisor.  

One of the most attractive features of the Department of Chemistry is the opportunity for students to interact with prominent research scientists in entry-level as well as advanced courses and in research. Since the spring of 2003, undergraduate laboratory instruction takes place in a new state-of-the-art facility located in Doherty Hall. Participation in undergraduate research is encouraged and qualified students may begin projects as early as their second year.  Chemistry majors interested in beginning research should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies to begin the process of identifying a research mentor.  Approximately 85 to 95% of the graduating chemistry majors have taken part in research either for pay or for credit as part of their undergraduate training. Chemistry majors have been very successful in obtaining Small Undergraduate Research Grants (SURG) from the University to help support their research projects. Undergraduate and research laboratories are equipped with the latest scientific instrumentation. The use of computers is emphasized throughout the curriculum.

Program Outcomes

The faculty members of the Department of Chemistry have approved the following as a statement of our learning outcomes for recipients of an undergraduate degree in chemistry.

Upon graduation recipients of the BS or BA degree in Chemistry will:

Foundational knowledge/theory
  • Have a firm foundation in the quantitative and computational thinking that underlies chemistry, including use of modern computational tools.
  • Have a firm foundation in the theories and models that form the basis for reasoning about molecular systems
  • Understand how the different subdisciplines of chemistry relate to and complement one another
  • Be able to apply chemical reasoning across disciplines, such as biology, environmental science, materials science, nanotechnology, and engineering
Practical/Experimental
  • Understand that chemistry is fundamentally an experimental science, and be able to identify or create an appropriate model, formulate a hypothesis, choose an appropriate set of tools and techniques, and design an experiment that tests the hypothesis and analyze the results from that experiment drawing sound scientific conclusions from the results obtained
  • Be proficient in the use of both classical and modern tools for analysis of chemical systems
  • Be able to design and carry out synthesis of both organic and inorganic systems
  • Be able to use experience and knowledge gained through theoretical and practical design projects to conduct further research
  • Know and follow the proper procedures and regulations for safe handling and use of chemicals and chemical equipment
Communication
  • Be able to convey information, both orally and in writing, to a range of audience levels and for a variety of purposes.
  • Understand how scientific information is shared between peers in modern science, including responsible conduct for acknowledging prior and current contributions
  • Be able to locate, identify, understand and critically evaluate the chemical literature
  • Have developed the interpersonal skills to function cooperatively in a team setting
Society and ethics
  • Understand the opportunities and consequences of chemistry for the environment and society for both the short term and for long-term sustainability
  • Understand and apply ethics and values to all professional activities
Professional development
  • Have developed an understanding of career opportunities both within and outside of chemistry, including through contacts with faculty, the career center and alumni
  • Feel prepared to pursue a life and career that builds on their experiences at Carnegie Mellon to achieve their personal goals and to contribute positively to society

 

B.S. in Chemistry

The majority of undergraduate degrees awarded by the Department of Chemistry are Bachelor of Science degrees.  This degree program provides the most appropriate preparation for further graduate study and for research and development or analytical positions in industry.  The curriculum provides a strong foundation in the fundamental areas of study in chemistry: organic, physical, inorganic and analytical chemistry, along with a rich set of research-focused, instrumentation intensive laboratory experiences aligned with those areas. Students interested in less technical areas of employment or graduate study in areas such as business, policy or law may find the Bachelor of Arts degree a more suitable alternative.

 

Curriculum - B.S. in Chemistry (and additional major in chemistry)

The MCS curriculum requires seven Science Core Courses to be completed by the end of the junior year. These are: 21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus, 21-122 Integration, Differential Equations and Approximation, 33-111 Physics I for Science Students, 33-112 Physics II for Science Students, 09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I, 03-121 Modern Biology,and 15-110 Principles of ComputingIn the sample curriculum given below for chemistry majors, six of these are in the first year. Students should take the last Science Core Course as early as possible and if possible by the end of their sixth semester. Course 09-106 Modern Chemistry II is defined as a Technical MCS Elective.

Freshman Year
FallUnits
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I 10
21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10
33-111 Physics I for Science Students 12
76-101 Interpretation and Argument 9
99-101 Computing @ Carnegie Mellon 3
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Students interested in majoring in chemistry should consider enrolling in the 3-unit lab course 09-101 Introduction to Experimental Chemistry, in the fall or spring semester of the freshman year. Although not required, the laboratory course is recommended for chemistry majors.

SpringUnits
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
21-122 Integration, Differential Equations and Approximation 10
33-112 Physics II for Science Students (those interested in the Health Professions should take 03-121, Modern Biology) 12
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 1 9
15-110 Principles of Computing 10
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Sophomore Year
FallUnits
09-201 Undergraduate Seminar I 1
09-219 Organic Chemistry I 10
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
03-121 Modern Biology (those interested in the health professions may want to take physiology, 42-202, if they have completed Modern Biology) 9
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 2 9
Free Elective 9
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SpringUnits
09-202 Undergraduate Seminar II: Safety and Environmental Issues for Chemists 1
09-204 Professional Communication Skills in Chemistry (It is recommended that this course be completed prior to taking 09-321, Lab III.) 3
09-220 Organic Chemistry II 10
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry (Students wishing to pursue careers in the health professions may wish to take biochemistry, 03-232, and delay inorganic until the junior year spring semester) 10
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 3 9
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Junior Year
FallUnits
09-301 Undergraduate Seminar III 1
09-231 Mathematical Methods for Chemists 9
09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis 12
09-344 Physical Chemistry 9
09-331 Modern Analytical Instrumentation 9
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 1 (of 4) 9
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This fall semester is challenging with 4 required chemistry classes.  There are ways to alleviate the load by moving classes into the senior year.  09-321 could be moved to the fall of the senior year.  09-331 and/or 09-344 can be moved into the fall of the senior year.  However both classes are prerequisites for 09-322 Laboratory IV: Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics, so delaying either would move 09-322 to the second semester of the senior year.  It is best to discuss your options with your advisor in order to craft a plan that is best for you.

SpringUnits
09-302 Undergraduate Seminar IV 1
09-322 Laboratory IV: Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics 12
09-345 Physical Chemistry 9
09-xxx Chemical Elective (see Notes on Electives) 9
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 2 (of 4) 9
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Senior Year
FallUnits
09-401 Undergraduate Seminar V 1
09-xxx Chemical Elective (see notes on electives) 9
xx-xxx Free Electives 27
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 3 (of 4) 9
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SpringUnits
09-402 Undergraduate Seminar VI 3
xx-xxx Electives 36
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 4 (of 4) 9
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Certain non-technical courses from Business Administration, Heinz College, and EPP also may be used to fulfill the non-technical elective requirement. A listing of approved and non-approved courses for the H&SS/CFA electives is available at the following web site, www.cmu.edu/mcs/education/edu_HSSFA.html, or see the Mellon College of Science section in this catalog for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Fine Arts Requirements. For example accounting, finance, production, and statistics courses may NOT be used. Also, 85-219 Biological Foundations of Behavior may NOT be used as an elective in the H&SS/CFA category. If in doubt, check with your advisor.

 

Distribution of Units for the B.S. Degree and Requirements for An Additional Major in Chemistry

Minimum Total Chemistry Units 163; See distribution below

Required Chemistry Courses* Units
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I 10
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
09-204 Professional Communication Skills in Chemistry 3
09-219 Organic Chemistry I 10
09-220 Organic Chemistry II 10
09-231 Mathematical Methods for Chemists 9
09-331 Modern Analytical Instrumentation 9
09-344 Physical Chemistry 9
09-345 Physical Chemistry 9
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12
09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis 12
09-322 Laboratory IV: Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics 12
09-xxx Chemistry Seminars 8
09-xxx Chemistry Electives 18

* These, plus 33-111 Physics I for Science Students and 33-112 Physics II for Science Students, are the required courses for students earning an additional major in chemistry.

09-107 Honors Chemistry: Fundamentals Concepts and Applications, may be taken instead of 09-105 .

Students who transfer into the department and have taken 09-217 Organic Chemistry I and/or 09-218 Organic Chemistry II, will be required to complete units of 09-435 Independent Study Chemistry, 1 unit per course, under the supervision of the instructor(s) for 09-219 and/or 09-220 in order to master the course content missed in this course sequence.

Other RequirementsUnits
Biology9
Computer Science10
Mathematics20
Physics24
Humanities and Social Sciences or Fine Arts courses72
Free Electives61
Computing @ Carnegie Mellon3
Minimum number of units required for the degree:360

The above B.S. curriculum recommends a range of 40–51 units/semester to meet the minimum degree requirement. Students are strongly encouraged to take extra elective courses (except in the first semester of the freshman year) in whatever subjects they wish in order to enrich their backgrounds and enhance their educational experience.

 

Notes on Electives

Chemistry Electives

A minimum of 18 units of chemical electives is required.

Chemistry electives can be satisfied by 09-445 Undergraduate Research,  or by most other chemistry courses 09-3xx or higher, undergraduate or graduate level, for which the student has the necessary prerequisites, or by 03-231 /03-232 Biochemistry. 09-435 Independent Study Chemistry may only be used to fulfill this requirement with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Certain interdisciplinary courses (e.g. 39-xxx) relating to chemistry can also be used. The scheduling of these electives can vary and students should check with the department offering the course to see which courses are offered in any given year or semester and with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry to ascertain whether the course is an acceptable chemistry elective.

Free Electives

Free electives are defined as including any course offered by Carnegie Mellon except those in science or engineering fields that are primarily intended for non-majors. A maximum of 9 units total of Physical Education, StuCo and/or ROTC courses can be counted as free elective units. The Chemistry Department does not require technical electives.

 

Options for the B.S. in Chemistry

The curriculum for the degree Bachelor of Science in Chemistry permits students to take a number of elective courses in chemistry and other fields, particularly in the junior and senior years. Students may wish to complete a group of elective courses from several specialty areas, called “options,” to complement their technical education. Each option will complement the Bachelor's degree in Chemistry and will provide students with expertise in a specific area not covered by the normal undergraduate curriculum. Options are noted on the student's transcript but not on the diploma.

For each of the following options, the student should refer to the previous description of the curriculum for the B.S. in chemistry. Required courses are unchanged, and the courses that should be taken as electives for each option are listed below. Chemistry courses within an option also count towards fulfillment of the chemistry elective requirement for the B.S. degree.

A student who completes the recommended courses for any of these options will receive a certificate from the Department of Chemistry at Commencement as formal evidence of the accomplishment and a notation of this will be made on the student's transcript.

BIOCHEMISTRY OPTIONUnits
03-231 /232 Biochemistry I 9
03-330 Genetics 9
03-344 Experimental Biochemistry 12
xx-xxx Elective in Biochemistry 
Elective course may be chosen from the following list 
03-439 Introduction to Biophysics 9
09-518 Bioorganic Chemistry: Nucleic Acids and Carbohydrates 9
09-519 Bioorganic Chemistry: Peptides, Proteins and Combinatorial Chemistry 9
09-535 Applied topics in Macromolecular and Biophysical Techniques 9
03-740 Advanced Biochemistry 12

 

POLYMER SCIENCE OPTIONUnits
06-466 Experimental Polymer Science 9
09-502 Organic Chemistry of Polymers 9
09-509 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules 9
09-xxx Elective in Polymer Science 9
Elective course may be chosen from the following list 
09-531 Polymer Science 9
09-445 Undergraduate Research
(in a polymer area as approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies)
 Var.
42-311 Polymeric Biomaterials 9
27-324 Introduction to Polymer Science and Engineering 9
Other upper level courses in chemistry, biomedical engineering, materials science engineering or the colloids, polymers and surfaces program may be used with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies 

 

COLLOIDS, POLYMERS and SURFACES OPTION (offered jointly with the Department of Chemical Engineering)Units
06-426 Experimental Colloid Surface Science 9
06-466 Experimental Polymer Science 9
09-509 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules 9
06-607 Physical Chemistry of Colloids and Surfaces 9

 

MATERIALS CHEMISTRY OPTIONUnits
27-100 Engineering the Materials of the Future 12
27-201 Structure of Materials 9
Two Elective Courses of at least 9 units each from the list below 
27-202 Defects in Materials 9
09-445 Undergraduate Research
(in a materials area as approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies)
 9
09-502 Organic Chemistry of Polymers 9
09-509 Physical Chemistry of Macromolecules 9
09-531 Polymer Science 9
27-xxx MSE course approved by Director of Undergraduate Studies 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY OPTIONUnits
09-510 Introduction to Green Chemistry 9
Three elective courses of at least 9 units each from the list below 
19-424 Energy and the Environment 9
19-426 Environmental Decision Making 9
19-440 Combustion and Air Pollution Control 9
12-100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering 12
09-520 Global Atmospheric Chemistry: Fundamentals and Data Analysis Methods 9
06-630 Atmospheric Chemistry, Air Pollution and Global Change 12
19-650 Climate and Energy: Science, Economics and Public Policy 9
12-651 Air Quality Engineering 9
12-657 Water Resources Engineering 9

 

MANAGEMENT OPTIONUnits
73-100 Principles of Economics 9
70-101 Introduction to Business Management 9
70-122 Introduction to Accounting 9
70-364 Business Law 9

 

COMPUTATIONAL CHEMISTRY OPTIONUnits
15-112 Principles of Computing 12
15-122 Principles of Imperative Computation 10
or15-150 Principles of Functional Programming (10 units)
21-127 Concepts of Mathematics 9
09-560 Computational Chemistry 12
xx-xxx One Upper Level Computational Elective Course from the list below 
15-210 Parallel and Sequential Data Structures and Algorithms 12
15-213 Introduction to Computer Systems 12
15-214 Principles of Software Systems Construction 12
03-310 Introduction to Computational Biology 12
33-241 Introduction to Computational Physics 9
09-701 Quantum Chemistry I 12
09-702 Statistical Mechanics and Dynamics 12

A student who completes the recommended courses for any of these options will receive a certificate from the Department of Chemistry at the department Commencement Ceremony as formal evidence of the accomplishment and a notation of this will be made on the student's transcript.
 

B.S. in Chemistry with Departmental Honors

Outstanding students with an interest in research are encouraged to consider the Honors program by the beginning of the junior year. The program combines a modified B.S. curriculum with close faculty-student contact in an individual research project, concluding with the student's presentation and defense of a bachelor's honors thesis to a Thesis Committee.

The B.S. in Chemistry with Departmental Honors curriculum follows the general sequence of courses that is listed for the B.S. degree. Students are strongly urged to complete all seven of the Science Core Courses as early as possible. The honors program specifies that one of the two chemistry electives be a 12-unit graduate course, and that of the remaining electives required, at least two be undergraduate research (18 units) and one be 09-455 Honors Thesis (taken for 6 units). Students will be encouraged to do more than the minimum amount of research, so stipends from the research advisor or other sources are sometimes available for summer B.S. honors research.

At any time before the spring term of the senior year, candidates for the B.S. in chemistry may apply to be admitted for candidacy to the Honors B.S. program. Applications are available through the Director of Undergraduate Studies. To be accepted, students will be expected to have shown excellent performance in class work – normally at least a 3.2 average QPA. Upon acceptance into the program, a Thesis Committee must be identified, which will monitor the progress of the student. The committee shall consist of at least one member of the Honors Committee, the student's research advisor and a third faculty member agreed upon by the student and advisor. This third member can be from another department or institution and can be tenure track, teaching track or research track faculty. It is the student's responsibility to contact the proposed members of their committee and confirm their participation.

A written thesis suitable for an Honors B.S. degree is required and should be a clear exposition in proper scientific format of a research project done for at least 18 units of credit in 09-445 Undergraduate Research. The student's Thesis Committee will evaluate the thesis and will require that each student participate in a public oral presentation or defense of the thesis before it approves the Honors degree. The written thesis must be supplied to the members of the student's Thesis Committee no later than 1 week prior to the scheduled public defense.  The defense is usually scheduled to take place during April or early May of the senior year and the Director of Undergraduate Studies will coordinate the selection of a suitable date. Students completing the B.S. with Departmental Honors in Chemistry will receive MCS College Honors as well.

The designations of MCS College Honors and Departmental Honors are noted on the transcript but not on the diploma.  Only University Honors are noted on the diploma.
 

Honors B.S./M.S. Program in Chemistry

Outstanding students seeking an advanced degree are encouraged to apply for admission to the B.S./M.S. Honors program as early as they can but only after having made some progress on a research project that could eventually be suitable for production of a Master's level thesis. Please note that this degree is available only with the B.S. in chemistry and cannot be obtained by students pursuing a B.A. degree in chemistry. Most commonly, applications are submitted during the second half of the sophomore year or during the junior year. Applications are available through the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Participants will have the opportunity to earn in four years not only the degree B.S. in Chemistry with Departmental Honors, but also the degree Master of Science in Chemistry. This program is highly research intensive and is not appropriate for all students. Requirements include completing five graduate level courses as electives. (See notes on Honors B.S./M.S. electives.)

The schedule of courses for the B.S./M.S. program generally moves as many courses as possible forward in the curriculum, though this is not a requirement. When possible, all Science Core Courses should be completed in the freshman year. This gives the student the following advantages: 1) greater perspective in selection of a research advisor, 2) greater maturity in performing independent research, and 3) the possibility of initiating graduate course sequences in the junior year. Students can achieve this accelerated schedule through advanced placement and summer school.

Upon acceptance into the program, a Thesis Committee must be identified, which will monitor the progress of the student. The committee shall consist of at least one member of the Honors Committee, the student's research advisor and a third faculty member agreed upon by the student and advisor. This third member can be from another department or institution and can be tenure track, teaching track or research track faculty. It is the student's responsibility to contact the proposed members of their committee and confirm their participation.

The student is expected to keep the research advisor selected by May of the sophomore year for the duration of the thesis project. Summer thesis research for 10 weeks after the sophomore and junior years is strongly suggested to assist the student in completing research of sufficient quantity and quality to complete their thesis. Students normally will be given stipends for their summer work either by their research advisor or by competing for a summer fellowship. A minimum of 3 semesters of undergraduate research is required (normally 10 units/semester) as is participation in group seminars during the junior and senior years. Students must present their research at least once at the Sigma Xi competition at Meeting of the Minds, the annual Carnegie Mellon undergraduate research symposium, typically at the end of the junior year. In addition students must meet with their Thesis Committee each fall to update the committee on their progress and in the fall of the senior year must prepare a written summary of their research progress to date (5 pages) and their plans for the academic year (1 page). This report must state clearly what stage the work is in; it must be clear which work is complete and ready for publication.

 At the start of the spring semester of the senior year, the student must submit a draft of the introduction for their thesis and a detailed outline of their methods, results and discussion sections to the Director of Undergraduate Studies who also chairs the Honors Committee. This will be distributed by the department and reviewed by the student's Thesis Committee.

Each student is required to submit a formal Masters Degree dissertation to the Chemistry Department in April of the senior year or at least one week prior to the date set for the thesis defense. The Thesis Committee will evaluate the written thesis and students are required to present their final oral defense of the project before the Thesis Committee. The defense is usually scheduled to take place during April or early May of the senior year and the Director of Undergraduate Studies will coordinate the selection of a suitable date. The public defense is followed by a private question and answer session with the Thesis Committee.

The dissertation, written in proper scientific format, should describe the research project in considerable detail and must withstand the scrutiny of the Thesis Committee with respect to completeness. It need not be as extensive nor contain the element of student originality characteristic of a Ph.D. thesis; however it must contain results and conclusions that are of a high enough quality to be accepted as a publication in a respected research journal. The student should refer to the ACS Style Guide for recommendations on appropriate presentation and formatting of written text, tables, graphs, and figures. As for all M.S. degree candidates in the Department, the dissertation must be approved by the faculty member in charge of the work.

Research productivity is the most important criterion for success at the evaluation points, but QPA is a strong secondary criterion. While we expect that most students will maintain a QPA of 3.5, a minimum of 3.2 must be maintained to remain in the program and will be acceptable only with a strong record of research. Candidates must also maintain a QPA of at least 3.0 in the five graduate level courses required for the degree.

Students who complete this program will receive the designations of Departmental Honors and MCS College Honors.  These are designated on the transcript, not on the diploma.  Only University Honors are denoted on the diploma.

Students completing the requirements for this degree receive two diplomas, one for the B.S. degree and another for the M.S. degree.

Notes on Honors B.S./M.S. Electives

The B.S./M.S. Honors degree requires the completion of five graduate level courses. These normally are 12-unit courses. However, in order not to penalize interdisciplinary studies which may be essential to a good thesis, up to three of the five required graduate chemistry courses may be advanced undergraduate (9-unit) courses in MCS and/or approved CIT departments. All advanced undergraduate level courses used to satisfy this requirement must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Curriculum - B.S. with Departmental Honors / M.S. in Chemistry

First Year
FallUnits
03-121 Modern Biology 9
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I 10
21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10
33-111 Physics I for Science Students 12
76-101 Interpretation and Argument 9
99-101 Computing @ Carnegie Mellon 3
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Students interested in majoring in chemistry should consider enrolling in the 3-unit lab course 09-101 Introduction to Experimental Chemistry,  in the fall or spring semester of the freshman year. Although not required, the laboratory course is recommended for chemistry majors.

SpringUnits
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
21-122 Integration, Differential Equations and Approximation 10
33-112 Physics II for Science Students 12
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 1 9
15-110 Principles of Computing 10
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Sophomore Year
FallUnits
09-219 Organic Chemistry I 10
03-121 Modern Biology 9
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
09-201 Undergraduate Seminar I 1
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 2 9
Undergraduate Research 9
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SpringUnits
09-202 Undergraduate Seminar II: Safety and Environmental Issues for Chemists 1
09-204 Professional Communication Skills in Chemistry 3
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12
09-220 Organic Chemistry II 10
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 3 9
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Summer
10 weeks Honors Research recommended 
Junior Year
FallUnits
09-301 Undergraduate Seminar III 1
09-231 Mathematical Methods for Chemists 9
09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis 12
09-344 Physical Chemistry 9
09-331 Modern Analytical Instrumentation 9
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 1 (of 4) 9
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SpringUnits
09-302 Undergraduate Seminar IV 1
09-322 Laboratory IV: Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics 12
09-445 Undergraduate Research 10
09-xxx Graduate Chemistry Course (see notes on Honors B.S./M.S. electives) 12
09-345 Physical Chemistry 9
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 2 (of 4) 9
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Summer
10 weeks Honors Research recommended 
Senior Year
FallUnits
09-401 Undergraduate Seminar V 1
09-445 Undergraduate Research 10
09-xxx Graduate Chemistry Course 12
09-xxx Graduate Chemistry Course 12
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 3 (of 4) 9
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SpringUnits
09-402 Undergraduate Seminar VI 3
09-455 Honors Thesis 15
09-xxx Graduate Chemistry Course 12
09-xxx Graduate Chemistry Course 12
xxx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 4 (of 4) 9
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Certain non-technical courses from Business Administration, Heinz College, and EPP also may be used to fulfill the non-technical elective requirement. A listing of approved and non-approved courses for the H&SS/CFA electives is available at the following web site, www.cmu.edu/mcs/education/edu_HSSFA.html, or see the Mellon College of Science section in this catalog for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Fine Arts Requirements. For example accounting, finance, production, and statistics courses may NOT be used. Also, 85-219 Biological Foundations of Behavior may NOT be used as an elective in the H&SS/CFA category. If in doubt, check with your advisor.

Distribution of Units for the B.S. with Honors/M.S. Degrees

Minimum Total Chemistry Units (250, See distribution below)

Required Chemistry CoursesUnits
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I 10
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
09-204 Professional Communication Skills in Chemistry 3
09-219 Organic Chemistry I 10
09-220 Organic Chemistry II 10
09-231 Mathematical Methods for Chemists 9
09-331 Modern Analytical Instrumentation 9
09-344 Physical Chemistry 9
09-345 Physical Chemistry 9
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12
09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis 12
09-322 Laboratory IV: Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics 12
09-xxx Chemistry Seminars 8
Undergraduate Research (2 summers also recommended) 30
Graduate chemistry courses (see notes on B.S./M.S. electives)  60
09-455 Honors Thesis 15

09-107 Honors Chemistry: Fundamentals Concepts and Applications, may be taken instead of 09-105 .

Students who transfer into the department and have taken 09-217 Organic Chemistry I, and/or 09-218 Organic Chemistry II, will be required to complete units of 09-435 Independent Study Chemistry, 1 unit per course, under the supervision of the instructor(s) for 09-219 and/or 09-220 in order to master the course content missed in this course sequence.

Other RequirementsUnits
Biology9
Computer Science10
Mathematics20
Physics24
Humanities and Social Sciences or Fine Arts courses72
Computing @ Carnegie Mellon3
Minimum number of units required for degrees:388

 

B.A. in Chemistry

The curriculum for the B.A. degree provides students with the opportunity to take a substantial number of elective and non-technical courses. Certain chemistry, math, and other technical courses required for the B.S. degree are replaced by free electives, making this degree an ideal choice for those who wish to earn an additional major with one of the departments in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Fine Arts, or with the Business Administration program, though this is not a requirement. It is also attractive for students wishing to pursue careers in dentistry or pharmacy, career paths that require a broader preparation at the undergraduate level. It is not possible to combine the B.A. degree in chemistry with an additional B.A. degree in another department in MCS (e.g. Biological Sciences). Students may earn one or more of the options as described for B.S. degree candidates, providing they complete the courses listed.

The suggested curriculum recommends that the required technical courses be completed at the earliest opportunity, however students have considerable flexibility to postpone these courses in favor of electives, allowing compatibility with the programs of other departments. In designing such programs for a minor or additional major with chemistry, students should note that certain required chemistry courses only are offered in specific semesters, not both. These include the Fall-only courses 09-219 Organic Chemistry I and 09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis and the Spring-only courses 09-214 Physical Chemistry, 09-220 Organic Chemistry II, 09-348 Inorganic Chemistry, and 09-204 Professional Communication Skills in Chemistry. Also, in some cases, a course that is normally scheduled for the fall may be changed to a spring course (or the inverse) due to a departmental curriculum change.
 

Curriculum - B.A. in Chemistry

First Year
FallUnits
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I 10
21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus 10
33-111 Physics I for Science Students 12
76-101 Interpretation and Argument 9
99-101 Computing @ Carnegie Mellon 3
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Students interested in majoring in chemistry should consider enrolling in the 3-unit lab course 09-101 Introduction to Experimental Chemistry, in the Fall or Spring semester of the freshman year. Although not required, the laboratory course is recommended for chemistry majors.

SpringUnits
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
21-122 Integration, Differential Equations and Approximation 10
33-112 Physics II for Science Students 12
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 1 9
15-110 Principles of Computing 10
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Sophomore Year
FallUnits
09-201 Undergraduate Seminar I 1
09-219 Organic Chemistry I 10
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 2 9
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SpringUnits
09-202 Undergraduate Seminar II: Safety and Environmental Issues for Chemists 1
09-204 Professional Communication Skills in Chemistry 3
09-220 Organic Chemistry II 10
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12
09-214 Physical Chemistry 9
xx-xxx H&SS Distribution Course 3 9
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Junior Year
FallUnits
09-301 Undergraduate Seminar III 1
09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis 12
03-121 Modern Biology 9
09-xxx Chemistry Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 1 (of 4) 9
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SpringUnits
09-302 Undergraduate Seminar IV 1
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10
09-xxx Chemistry Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx Free Elective 9
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 2 (of 4) 9
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Senior Year
FallUnits
09-401 Undergraduate Seminar V 1
xx-xxx Free Electives 36
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 3 (of 4) 9
  46


SpringUnits
09-402 Undergraduate Seminar VI 3
xx-xxx Free Electives 28
xx-xxx H&SS/CFA Elective 4 (of 4) 9
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Certain non-technical courses from Business Administration, Heinz College, and EPP also may be used to fulfill the non-technical elective requirement. A listing of approved and non-approved courses for the H&SS/CFA electives is available at the following web site, www.cmu.edu/mcs/education/edu_HSSFA.html, or see the Mellon College of Science section in this catalog for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Fine Arts Requirements. For example accounting, finance, production, and statistics courses may NOT be used. Also, 85-219 Biological Foundations of Behavior may NOT be used as an elective in the H&SS/CFA category. If in doubt, check with your advisor.

Distribution of Units for the B.A. Degree

Minimum Total Chemistry Units 124; See distribution below:

Required Chemistry CoursesUnits
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I 10
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
09-204 Professional Communication Skills in Chemistry 3
09-219 Organic Chemistry I 10
09-220 Organic Chemistry II 10
09-214 Physical Chemistry 9
or09-344 Physical Chemistry (9 units)
or09-345 Physical Chemistry (9 units)
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12
09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis 12
09-xxx Chemistry Seminars 8
09-xxx Chemistry Electives 18

09-107 Honors Chemistry: Fundamentals Concepts and Applications, may be taken instead of 09-105 .

09-322 Laboratory IV: Molecular Spectroscopy and Dynamics may be taken in lieu of 09-321 Laboratory III: Molecular Design and Synthesis.  However the student must complete the necessary pre- and co-requisites of 09-231 , 09-344 , 09-331 and 09-345 .

Students who transfer into the department and have taken 09-217 Organic Chemistry I, and/or 09-218 Organic Chemistry II, will be required to complete units of 09-435 Independent Study in Chemistry, 1 unit per course, under the supervision of the instructor(s) for 09-219 and/or 09-220 in order to master the course content missed in this course sequence.

Other RequirementsUnits
Biology9
Computer Science10
Mathematics20
Physics24
Humanities and Social Sciences or Fine Arts courses72
Free Electives0
Computing @ Carnegie Mellon3
Minimum number of units for the degree360

The above B.A. curriculum recommends an average course load of 40–51 units/semester. The total units will exceed the 360 unit minimum, but students are strongly encouraged to take the extra elective courses in whatever subjects they wish in order to enrich their backgrounds and enhance their educational experience.

Notes on Electives

Chemistry Electives

A minimum of 18 units of chemical electives is required.

Chemical electives can be satisfied by 09-445 Undergraduate Research, or by most other chemistry courses 09-3xx or higher, undergraduate or graduate, for which the student has the necessary prerequisites, or by 03-231 /03-232 Biochemistry I. 09-435 Independent Study Chemistry, may only be used to fulfill this requirement with permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. Certain interdisciplinary courses (e.g. 39-xxx) relating to chemistry can also be used. The scheduling of these electives can vary and students should check with the department offering the course to see which courses are offered in any given year or semester and with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry to ascertain whether the course is an acceptable chemistry elective.

Free Electives

Free electives are defined as including any course offered by Carnegie Mellon except those in science or engineering fields that are primarily intended for non-majors. A maximum of 9 units total of Physical Education and/or ROTC courses can be counted as free elective units. The Chemistry Department does not require technical electives.

 

Requirements for a Minor in Chemistry 

In order for a student to receive a minor in Chemistry in conjunction with a B.S. or B.A. degree from another (primary) department, the successful completion of six courses as distributed below is required. Students pursuing the minor must inform the Chemistry Department of their intentions in writing using the MCS form for declaration of a minor so that the minor designation can be approved prior to graduation. The form may be obtained in the department office, DH 1317 or from the MCS undergraduate web page, http://www.cmu.edu/mcs/undergrad/advising/forms/index.html. It should be completed and submitted to the Director of Undergraduate Studies no later than the end of the course add period of the final semester prior to graduation.  If you decide at a later date not to complete the minor, it would be helpful to notify the Director of Undergraduate Studies so that it can be removed from your record. Minors are listed on the transcript but not on the diploma.

A. Four Required Core Courses
09-106 Modern Chemistry II 10
09-221 Laboratory I: Introduction to Chemical Analysis 12
09-217 Organic Chemistry I 9
Choice of one of the following courses: 
09-214 Physical Chemistry 9
09-344 Physical Chemistry 9
09-345 Physical Chemistry 9
09-347 Advanced Physical Chemistry 12
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10

Courses in this group that are not used to satisfy Part A core courses (section 4) may be used to satisfy elective course requirements in part B below, if they are not required by the student's primary department. However the only combination of physical chemistry courses (09-344 , 09-345 , 09-347 and 09-214 ) that is allowed is 09-344 and 09-345 .

Enrollment in 09-347 is only open to students majoring in chemical engineering.

09-219 Organic Chemistry I may be taken in lieu of 09-217 .

B. Two Elective Courses from the following list.
09-344 Physical Chemistry 9
or09-214 Physical Chemistry (9 units)
09-345 Physical Chemistry 9
09-348 Inorganic Chemistry 10
09-222 Laboratory II: Organic Synthesis and Analysis 12
09-218 Organic Chemistry II 9
03-231 /232 Biochemistry I 9
09-xxx Approved Upper Level Chemistry Course (must be 09-3xx or higher) 

Courses in this section (part B above) can not be counted toward the minor if they are required in any way by the student's primary department or towards an additional major or minor other than as a free elective. For example, students majoring in Biological Sciences can not double count 03-231 (or 03-232 ), 09-222 , or 09-218 (or 09-220 ) toward the elective courses for the minor in chemistry. Chemical engineering majors can not count 03-231 (or 03-232 ) or a chemistry course that is used to satisfy that department's required chemistry or advanced chem/biochem elective. Also, chemical engineering majors can not use 09-344 , 09-345 or 09-214 due to the similarity of these courses to 09-347 Advanced Physical Chemistry required by the chemical engineering department.

09-231 Mathematical Methods for Chemists, does not count towards the minor in chemistry. The undergraduate research courses 09-445 Undergraduate Research and 09-435 Independent Study Chemistry cannot be used for the minor.

 

Other Programs

As part of the undergraduate degree program, chemistry majors have the opportunity to pursue various special programs at Carnegie Mellon to enrich their academic experience. These include but are not limited to: programs with the College of Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the H. John Heinz College of Public Policy and Management; Interdisciplinary Majors and Minors including Health Care Policy and Management. For more details, see the Tailoring Your Education portion of the Mellon College of Science section in this catalog.

Faculty

CATALINA ACHIM, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon; Carnegie Mellon, 2001–.BRUCE A. ARMITAGE, Professor of Chemistry, Co-Director Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology – Ph.D., University of Arizona; Carnegie Mellon, 1997–.STEFAN BERNHARD, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Fribourg (Switzerland); Carnegie Mellon, 2009–.MARK E. BIER, Research Professor and Director, Center for Molecular Analysis – Ph.D., Purdue University; Carnegie Mellon, 1996–.EMILLE BOMINAAR, Associate Research Professor – Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Carnegie Mellon, 1994–.MARCEL P. BRUCHEZ, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Program Manager, Technology Center for Networks and Pathways – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.TERRENCE J. COLLINS, Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry, Director, Institute for Green Science – Ph.D., University Auckland, (New Zealand); Carnegie Mellon, 1987–.SUBHA R. DAS, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Auburn University; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.NEIL M. DONAHUE, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, Director, Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon, 2000–.REBECCA FREELAND, Associate Dean for Special Projects, Mellon College of Science and Associate Head, Department of Chemistry – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon; Carnegie Mellon, 1993–.ROBERTO GIL, Associate Research Professor and Director, NMR Facility – Ph.D., Córdoba National University (Argentina); Carnegie Mellon, 2002–.SUSAN T. GRAUL, Assistant Teaching Professor – Ph.D., Purdue University; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.MICHAEL P. HENDRICH, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Illinois; Carnegie Mellon, 1994–.RONGCHAO JIN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Northwestern University; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.PAUL J. KAROL, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Columbia University; Carnegie Mellon, 1969–.HYUNG J. KIM, Professor of Chemistry and Head, Department of Chemistry – Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.TOMASZ KOWALEWSKI, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Carnegie Mellon, 2000–.MARIA KURNIKOVA, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Carnegie Mellon, 2003–.MIGUEL LLINAS, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 1976–.DANITH LY, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Georgia Tech; Carnegie Mellon, 2001–.MAUMITA MANDAL, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (India); Carnegie Mellon, 2008–.KRZYSZTOF MATYJASZEWSKI, University Professor and J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering – Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Carnegie Mellon, 1986–.RICHARD D. MCCULLOUGH, Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry and Vice President of Research – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Carnegie Mellon, 1990–.TERRANCE B. MURPHY, Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar – Ph.D., University of Washington; Carnegie Mellon, 2008–.ECKARD MüNCK, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Technical University of Darmstadt, (Germany); Carnegie Mellon, 1990–.KEVIN NOONAN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada); Carnegie Mellon, 2011–.GARY D. PATTERSON, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Stanford University; Carnegie Mellon, 1984–.LINDA A. PETEANU, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Chicago; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.GLORIA SILVA, Assistant Teaching Professor – Ph.D., Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina); Carnegie Mellon, 2002–.KAREN H. STUMP, Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies and Laboratories – M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon, 1983–.RYAN SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; Carnegie Mellon, 2012–.LEONARD VUOCOLO, Assistant Teaching Professor – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.GARRY F. P. WARNOCK, Associate Teaching Professor – Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Carnegie Mellon, 1997–.NEWELL WASHBURN, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 2004–.PAUL M. WHITMORE, Research Professor and Director, Art Conservation Research Center – Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 1988–.DAVID YARON, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Harvard University; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.

Emeriti

GUY C. BERRY, University Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Michigan; Carnegie Mellon, 1960–.AKSEL A. BOTHNER-BY, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., Harvard University; Carnegie Mellon, 1958–.ALBERT A. CARETTO JR., Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Rochester; Carnegie Mellon, 1959–.JOSEF DADOK, Professor of Chemical Instrumentation, Emeritus – Ph.D., Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences; Carnegie Mellon, 1967–.MORTON KAPLAN, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon, 1970–.ROBERT L. KAY, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Toronto; Carnegie Mellon, 1963–.STUART W. STALEY, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., Yale University; Carnegie Mellon, 1986–.ROBERT F. STEWART, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon, 1978–.CHARLES H. VAN DYKE, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Carnegie Mellon, 1963–.

Courtesy

MICHAEL BOCKSTALLER, Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering and Faculty of Chemistry – Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany); Carnegie Mellon, 2005–.ALEX EVILEVITCH, Associate Professor of Physics and Faculty of Chemistry – Ph.D., Lund University; Carnegie Mellon, 2009–.ANDREW GELLMAN, Thomas Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.GORDON RULE, Professor of Biological Sciences and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon, 1995–.JAMES SCHNEIDER, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Carnegie Mellon, 1999–.ALAN S. WAGGONER, Porfessor of Biological Sciences, Director, Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Oregon; Carnegie Mellon, 1982–.LYNN WALKER, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Faculty of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Delaware; Carnegie Mellon, 1997–.

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Faculty

CATALINA ACHIM, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon; Carnegie Mellon, 2001–.BRUCE A. ARMITAGE, Professor of Chemistry, Co-Director Center for Nucleic Acids Science and Technology – Ph.D., University of Arizona; Carnegie Mellon, 1997–.STEFAN BERNHARD, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Fribourg (Switzerland); Carnegie Mellon, 2009–.MARK E. BIER, Research Professor and Director, Center for Molecular Analysis – Ph.D., Purdue University; Carnegie Mellon, 1996–.EMILLE BOMINAAR, Associate Research Professor – Ph.D., University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands); Carnegie Mellon, 1994–.MARCEL P. BRUCHEZ, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences, Program Manager, Technology Center for Networks and Pathways – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.TERRENCE J. COLLINS, Teresa Heinz Professor in Green Chemistry, Director, Institute for Green Science – Ph.D., University Auckland, (New Zealand); Carnegie Mellon, 1987–.SUBHA R. DAS, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Auburn University; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.NEIL M. DONAHUE, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, Director, Center for Atmospheric Particle Studies – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon, 2000–.REBECCA FREELAND, Associate Dean for Special Projects, Mellon College of Science and Associate Head, Department of Chemistry – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon; Carnegie Mellon, 1993–.ROBERTO GIL, Associate Research Professor and Director, NMR Facility – Ph.D., Córdoba National University (Argentina); Carnegie Mellon, 2002–.SUSAN T. GRAUL, Assistant Teaching Professor – Ph.D., Purdue University; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.MICHAEL P. HENDRICH, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Illinois; Carnegie Mellon, 1994–.RONGCHAO JIN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Northwestern University; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.PAUL J. KAROL, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Columbia University; Carnegie Mellon, 1969–.HYUNG J. KIM, Professor of Chemistry and Head, Department of Chemistry – Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.TOMASZ KOWALEWSKI, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Carnegie Mellon, 2000–.MARIA KURNIKOVA, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; Carnegie Mellon, 2003–.MIGUEL LLINAS, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 1976–.DANITH LY, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Georgia Tech; Carnegie Mellon, 2001–.MAUMITA MANDAL, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology (India); Carnegie Mellon, 2008–.KRZYSZTOF MATYJASZEWSKI, University Professor and J.C. Warner Professor of Natural Sciences and Director, Center for Macromolecular Engineering – Ph.D., Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland); Carnegie Mellon, 1986–.RICHARD D. MCCULLOUGH, Thomas Lord Professor of Chemistry and Vice President of Research – Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Carnegie Mellon, 1990–.TERRANCE B. MURPHY, Teaching Professor at Carnegie Mellon University-Qatar – Ph.D., University of Washington; Carnegie Mellon, 2008–.ECKARD MüNCK, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Technical University of Darmstadt, (Germany); Carnegie Mellon, 1990–.KEVIN NOONAN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of British Columbia (Canada); Carnegie Mellon, 2011–.GARY D. PATTERSON, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Stanford University; Carnegie Mellon, 1984–.LINDA A. PETEANU, Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Chicago; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.GLORIA SILVA, Assistant Teaching Professor – Ph.D., Universidad Nacional de Córdoba (Argentina); Carnegie Mellon, 2002–.KAREN H. STUMP, Teaching Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies and Laboratories – M.S., Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon, 1983–.RYAN SULLIVAN, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Mechanical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, San Diego; Carnegie Mellon, 2012–.LEONARD VUOCOLO, Assistant Teaching Professor – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon, 2006–.GARRY F. P. WARNOCK, Associate Teaching Professor – Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Carnegie Mellon, 1997–.NEWELL WASHBURN, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Engineering – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 2004–.PAUL M. WHITMORE, Research Professor and Director, Art Conservation Research Center – Ph.D, University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 1988–.DAVID YARON, Associate Professor of Chemistry – Ph.D., Harvard University; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.

Emeriti

GUY C. BERRY, University Professor of Chemistry and Polymer Science, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Michigan; Carnegie Mellon, 1960–.AKSEL A. BOTHNER-BY, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., Harvard University; Carnegie Mellon, 1958–.ALBERT A. CARETTO JR., Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Rochester; Carnegie Mellon, 1959–.JOSEF DADOK, Professor of Chemical Instrumentation, Emeritus – Ph.D., Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences; Carnegie Mellon, 1967–.MORTON KAPLAN, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon, 1970–.ROBERT L. KAY, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Toronto; Carnegie Mellon, 1963–.STUART W. STALEY, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., Yale University; Carnegie Mellon, 1986–.ROBERT F. STEWART, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., California Institute of Technology; Carnegie Mellon, 1978–.CHARLES H. VAN DYKE, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus – Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania; Carnegie Mellon, 1963–.

Courtesy

MICHAEL BOCKSTALLER, Associate Professor of Materials Science Engineering and Faculty of Chemistry – Ph.D., Johannes Gutenberg University (Germany); Carnegie Mellon, 2005–.ALEX EVILEVITCH, Associate Professor of Physics and Faculty of Chemistry – Ph.D., Lund University; Carnegie Mellon, 2009–.ANDREW GELLMAN, Thomas Lord Professor of Chemical Engineering and Head, Department of Chemical Engineering and Professor of Materials Science Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon, 1992–.GORDON RULE, Professor of Biological Sciences and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University; Carnegie Mellon, 1995–.JAMES SCHNEIDER, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Minnesota; Carnegie Mellon, 1999–.ALAN S. WAGGONER, Porfessor of Biological Sciences, Director, Molecular Biosensor and Imaging Center and Faculty of Biomedical Engineering and Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Oregon; Carnegie Mellon, 1982–.LYNN WALKER, Professor of Chemical Engineering and Faculty of Chemistry – Ph.D., University of Delaware; Carnegie Mellon, 1997–.