The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB) at Stevens is known for its legacy of fostering and nurturing groundbreaking, world-class innovation.

Our mission is to:

  • Create new knowledge with focus on advancing the field of chemical biology as our historic, unique, and synergistic intellectual frontier and anchoring the growth of interdisciplinary biomedical research at Stevens.
  • Educate and empower tomorrow’s leaders and innovators with broad foundation in chemical and biological sciences, critical hands-on laboratory skills, integrative research spine experience, and global societal perspectives.
  • Inspire students in introductory chemistry and biology courses using creative and evidence-based approaches, including active and problem-based learning, in a real world and global context.
  • Expose students to career opportunities, as innovators, at the intersection between science, engineering, and medicine through research and clinical experiences, industrial internships, and study abroad programs.

Message from the Chair

Peter Tolias

Dr. Woo Lee, Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Chemistry and chemical biology (CCB) is a thriving department at the Stevens Institute of Technology. In addition to offering access to spectacular views of New York City, the regional area has the highest concentration of healthcare-related enterprises in the world, including hospital networks and clinics, health insurance providers, pharmaceutical, life science and medical device companies, and other supporting industries.

With access to numerous regional resources, CCB students benefit from many experiential research and internship opportunities, and placement rates for graduates that are among the highest in the nation, including acceptance to medical school.

The department offers a several unique programs of study at the interface of chemistry, chemical biology, and biology, offering students the opportunity to work with a vibrant group of faculty who are performing research in areas such as computational, medicinal, physical and peptide chemistry, cancer biology and organoid-based disease modeling, drug discovery, and development and application of advanced bio analytical methods.

Even with these diverse research opportunities, CCB remains a relatively small department, which allows students to develop close working relationships with faculty members. The CCB department strives to maintain a collegial environment, and we continue to offer small class sizes with updated teaching facilities. I invite you to join our community of researchers with molecular, cellular, and computational minds as a student member.

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