The Department of Chemistry
Researchers in Rice University Department of Chemistry are world leaders in nanotechnology. The department is home to two Nobel laureates and five members of the National Academy of Sciences, and one of only six centers funded by the Natural Science Foundation for nanoscale science and engineering. In addition to the classical research areas of organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical chemistry, interdisciplinary research has long been a central focus at Rice, and work that spans science and engineering is particularly facile here.
For more information, please visit the Department of Chemistry website and download the graduate studies brochure.
Areas of Research
- Chemical Education
- Chemical Physics
While the department does not offer a Master's degree in Chemistry, students typically earn one en route to the Ph.D.
Teaching is a requirement to earn your degree. All chemistry graduate students at Rice University receive financial support throughout the twelve-month year. Entering students are normally awarded Rice University fellowships, which carry stipends of $24,720 per annum and an additional grant to cover tuition.
Chemistry Graduate Student Data
Rice Graduate Student Data
The Department of Chemistry Contact Information
Professor Seiichi Matsuda, Chair
201 Space Science
Areas of Interest: Synthesis and biosynthesis of organic natural products, synthesis of small cycloalkanes, molecular recognition and biological catalysis, bioinorganic and organometallic, chemistry, chemistry of group 13 (III) elements, high- pressure and high-temperature chemistry, fluorine chemistry, chemical vapor deposition, design of nanophase solids, molecular photo-chemistry and photophysics, infrared kinetic spectroscopy, laser and NMR spectroscopy, study of oriented molecular beams, theoretical and computational chemistry, and study of giant fullerene molecules and fullerene nanowires