The Department of Chemistry at Brooklyn College is a dynamic and diverse academic department (40% female) with a recently expanded faculty whose research interests focus on organic, inorganic and theoretical chemistry, biochemistry and electroanalytical chemistry. Challenges in biomedical research, in catalysis and new materials, and spectroscopy applied to biological systems are being addressed by scientists at all levels in their careers in our research laboratories. 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. The Department also offers Master degrees in Chemistry or Chemistry Teacher (for high school).
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 over 75 years. The college, the third oldest of The City University of New York, is located on a 26-acre, landscaped campus in a residential area of Brooklyn and was elected as the country's most beautiful in 2003 (Princeton Review). The many cultures of Brooklyn contribute to the wide ethnic diversity of the college. Cultural resources nearby include the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Prospect Park and an extensive public library system. Manhattan's legendary attractions and downtown Brooklyn's shopping are within easy access by public transportation. Within a short distance of the campus are ocean fishing piers, Gateway National Recreation Areas, beaches, public golf courses and the New York Aquarium at Coney Island.
Ph. D. students conduct thesis research with a faculty mentor in the research areas outlined below and also gain experience as teaching assistants. Research laboratory space exceeds 50,000 square feet in a five-story science building and planning is underway for a completely new science facility for education and research. A broad range of state-of-the-art research instrumentation is available including steady-state UV resonance Raman and surface-enhanced Raman systems, steady-state and time resolved fluorescence systems, gas and liquid chromatographs, GC/MS, Bruker X-band EPR, MicroCal ITC, atomic absorption spectrometers, rapid kinetics instruments and UV-Vis, IR and NMR spectrometers. Computer facilities are extensive including The City University Computer Center, the Brooklyn College Computer Center, the Chemistry Department Computational Center and personal computers in research groups. Access to all 20 CUNY library collections is available through interlibrary loan.
The doctoral specializations in Chemistry available at Brooklyn College include Analytical, Inorganic, Organic, Physical/Theoretical, and Biochemistry through The Graduate Center's Ph. D. Program in Biochemistry.
For more information, see the Brooklyn College Department of Chemistry website. A list of Chemistry doctoral faculty at Brooklyn College is available here. Information on available rotations is presented here, and a brochure on the graduate experience at Brooklyn College is here.