For Prospective Ph.D. Students

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Thanks for your interest in the graduate program at the University of Iowa Department of Chemistry. The Department has had a chemistry Ph.D. program for over 75 years and currently consists of 30 faculty, more than 130 graduate students, and over 20 postdoctoral associates, research scientists and visiting scholars.  Our graduates and post-docs have accepted positions at leading academic and industrial institutions and national laboratories.

State-of-the-art research labs, support facilities, and classrooms are located in the Chemistry Building and the Iowa Advanced Technology Laboratory. Extensive resources are readily accessible such as NMR, mass spectrometry, and X-ray analysis facilities, advanced computational resources, and complete machine, electronics, and glass shops. In addition to strong programs in the core areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, we offer unique research opportunities in emerging interdisciplinary areas such as biocatalysis, natural products, materials, surface science, bioinorganic, chemical sensors, chemical education research, and environmental and atmospheric chemistry. Funding from a variety of sources is available.  Priority is given to applicants with a Ph.D. degree objective.

For more information, contact the graduate program at 319-335-2805 or e-mail