The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Stevens has a long history of innovation in education and research with excellence in laboratory instruction. Our curriculum is designed to provide interdisciplinary training, rigorous theoretical instruction and exposure to experimental methods and state-of-the-art equipment.

Chemistry areas of study include traditional ones such as analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and biochemistry. They also unique strengths in polymer chemistry, natural products, medicinal chemistry, biomedicinal chemistry, computational chemistry and instrumental analysis. Chemical biology is the application of chemistry to the understanding and utilization of biological phenomena. Stevens pioneered this field, establishing the first undergraduate program in chemical biology in the late 1970s. The chemical biology program combines a complete education in chemistry with additional mathematics and physics training to ensure a solid foundation in quantitative physical sciences and a set of biology courses that introduce the key elements of cellular, molecular, and physiological biology.

Both the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Biology are certified by the American Chemical Society.

Research Areas

Research in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology spans a wide variety of disciplines from analytical, inorganic, organic and biochemistry to medicinal chemistry, biomedicinal chemistry, computational chemistry and instrumental analysis, including a complete education in chemistry with additional mathematics and physics training.

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Department of Chemical and Chemical Biology

Location On Campus

McLean Hall
515

Contact Types

p. 201.216.5266
f. 201.216.8196

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Department Leaders

Peter Tolias, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology and Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation
Patricia Muisener Teaching Associate Professor and Associate Chair of the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology; Program Director, Chemistry & Chemical Biology
Dr. Kenny Kin-Chung Wong Biology Program Director and Assistant Teaching Professor