Chemistry M.S. and Ph.D.
Chemistry M.S. and Ph.D.
Excellence in Advanced Multi-Disciplinary Research
Stevens graduate Chemistry program provides advanced education in Chemistry theory and experimental methods to students with undergraduate backgrounds in Chemistry. The graduate program connects students with distinguished faculty research, providing both theoretical instruction and experimental exposure throughout the course of study.
A multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, emphasized throughout the university, provides for unique learning opportunities. In particular, the interdisciplinary Nanotechnology Graduate program allows Chemistry graduate students to study the behavior of matter at the smallest scales.
Research In Focus
Polymer Chemistry for Functional Molecules
The Sukhishvili Lab studies the interfacial properties of water-soluble polymers and principles of macromolecular assembly at interfaces to apply this knowledge to produce surfaces with desired properties, such as control of protein and/or nanoparticle attachment, or designed environmental response of surface films. Through manipulating properties of multilayers at the nanoscale level during self-assembly, Dr. Svetlana Sukhishvili is discovering a whole range of new advanced materials can be produced. One example of these materials is polymeric hollow particles which may be used for controlled delivery of drugs or other functional molecules such as pesticides, fertilizers or fragrances.
High-Accuracy Computational Chemistry
Dr. Yong Zhang, Associate Professor of Chemistry at Stevens Institute of Technology, is developing a method for computational analysis of drugs and living proteins that allows researchers to test-run their experimental medicines before conducting laboratory trials. Using the principles of chemistry and quantum mechanics, together with lessons learned from lab experiments, he has created simulations that accurately model drug interactions at the atomic level. This research will be critical for pushing medicine to the next frontier.
The Master of Science in Chemistry may be employed as a terminal degree, or used as a foundation for further study at the doctoral level. Located strategically in one of the country's top regions for academic and industrial research, Stevens graduates are well-placed for success after graduation. The university also hosts working chemists balancing careers and scholarship, supporting their professional development and recognizing external research activities as a contribution to the learning process.