Skip to main content

Northwestern Chemistry

Recent News


Six Northwestern faculty named 2024 Guggenheim Fellows

Teri Odom and Chad Mirkin, alongside four other Northwestern faculty members, have been named as 2024 Guggenheim Fellows. They join a diverse cohort spanning 52 disciplines. As the only chemistry honorees, Odom and Mirkin were selected for their outstanding career accomplishments and exceptional potential.

Discover More

Conversations with the Dean

Professor of Chemistry Shana Kelley and Dean Adrian Randolph discuss creating new tools to diagnose and treat diseases, the importance of interdisciplinary and translational research at Weinberg College, and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub: a new and cutting edge collaboration between Northwestern, UChicago, and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.


Julia Kalow: PoWERing Change in Polymer Science

In the dynamic world of polymer science, connections catalyze change. Last summer, Julia Kalow and Jill Alty (MIT), joined forces to start a conference for women and gender minorities in polymer science. Recognizing the broad scope of polymer science, encompassing engineering, physics, and biology, the two women identified a gap in uniting these diverse disciplines. Their belief in the transformative power of conferences to spark creativity and foster collaborations fueled their determination to create a platform where women and gender minorities could connect, share cutting-edge research, and collectively address unique challenges.




Announcements & Events



Congratulations Songi Han on your recent investiture as the Mark and Nancy Ratner Professor of Chemistry

Recent Spotlight

Recent Honors


Veronica Berns was recently named a 2023-24 WCAS Arts and Sciences Alumni Teaching Award Recipient

More Faculty Honors

Upcoming Events


All Events

Community Spotlight


The faculty, students, alumni, and staff who comprise our department are dedicated to outstanding research and scholarship.

Spring Newsletter

Welcome to our Spring Newsletter! We are glad to experience the season with snow-filled days interspersed with clear skies and warm days and spring flowers. The Department continues to make important research contributions in removing forever chemicals, treating neurodegenerative diseases, and developing long-lasting solar cell materials. Our faculty have been honored with accolades for their work in improving human health and the environment; our graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have been recognized for their leadership and service activities; and our staff members have been praised for their excellent service in numerous areas critical to the mission of the Department. I hope that you enjoy these highlights as well as the stories of those in our community that make Northwestern Chemistry such a special place.

Continue Reading

Our Research


Research at the Department of Chemistry is innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary by nature.

Cutting Edge Science


Watch our videos to learn more about the Chemistry at Northwestern.

Learn more about interdisciplinary training in the Department
Learn more about student leadership in the Department