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  • #BrighterWorld

    Chemistry & Chemical Biology at McMaster lets you explore the chemistry of solids and living systems. Strong links among our research and teaching combined with internationally recognized faculty members and facilities make this Department one of the best in Canada.

  • Research

    Research

    We pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives...

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    Our undergraduate programs give students the tools to break down real world problems, such as how to monitor a disease’s progress or build a better battery, and apply their knowledge to design possible solutions. Laboratory courses give students hands on experience to test hypotheses using state-of-the-art equipment and laboratory facilities.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    Our graduate programs offer opportunities to conduct cutting-edge research in all disciplines of modern chemical science. Explore to see the exciting opportunities that our Department can provide and find research areas to match your interests.

  • Analytical Services

    Analytical Services

    The combination of state-of-the-art equipment and experienced, professional personnel provides unparalleled analytical services to our academic and industry clients. Our staff work closely with clients to solve unique research questions. We also offer compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) , a standard no other academic lab in North America offers.

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Prospective Students

Hands-on experience, state-of-the-art labs modelled on industry set-ups and innovative teaching approaches – all mark our undergraduate programs

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Graduate Studies

Award-winning researchers and state-of-the-art research facilities combined with cross-disciplinary collaborative opportunities give our students unparalleled opportunities to explore

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Research

Our faculty and students pursue cutting-edge, collaborative research, developing tools and techniques that improve lives and enhance our understanding of the world

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Analytical Services

We specialize in helping our academic and industry partners solve their analytical needs, including NMR and MS GMP testing of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)

Latest News

Alex Adronov Recognized For His Contribution to Macromolecular Science

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

McMaster’s Chemistry & Chemical Biology continues its winning streak at the Chemical Institute of Canada’s annual awards. Alex Adronov, Chemistry & Chemical Biology, is this... Read more

John Valliant wins Life Science Company of the Year Award

Monday, 5 March 2018

A McMaster spin-off company won the Life Sciences Company of the Year award. Fusion’s CEO, John Valliant, Canada Research Chair in Medical Isotopes and Molecular Imaging... Read more

Britz-McKibbin awarded by Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Friday, 2 March 2018

Philip Britz-McKibbin has been awarded a 3-year, $100,000 per year grant from Cystic Fibrosis Canada for his program entitled “Metabolomics for Improved Screening and Prognosis... Read more

Monsaroff Competition 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

The Monsaroff Student Paper Competition took place on February 12, 2018. This annual event is hosted by the McMaster Chemical Engineering Club and sponsored by... Read more

Richard (Dick) Tomlinson, 1924 to 2018

Monday, 5 February 2018

Professor Emeritus Richard H. Tomlinson, OC (born c. 1924), a chemist and philanthropist, has passed. He is best known as a founding director of Gennum Corp... Read more

City Kids thanks C&CB for Toy Drive donations

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Thanks from City Kids for donations to the 2017 Toy Drive. Read more

Remembering Gregory James Bahun

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

It is with a deep sense of shock and profound sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Greg Bahun . He died peacefully at... Read more

Dr. Giuseppe Melacini in McMaster's Daily News

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Dr. Giuseppe Melacini was featured in the October 10, 2017 issue of the McMaster Daily News. The article, entitled Breaking down Alzheimer's: green tea extract... Read more

Russell Bell, 1935 to 2017

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

I am sad to tell you that we’ve heard from his family that Prof. Russell Bell has passed away. As you probably know, Prof. Bell was... Read more

Brian McCarry Graduate Chemistry Scholarship Awarded

Monday, 28 August 2017

Congratulations to our very own Stephanie Rathmann, the inaugural recipient of the Brian McCarry Graduate Chemistry Scholarship. She is a current graduate student with the... Read more

Researcher in the News

Monday, 31 July 2017

Phil Britz-McKibbin's group was recently featured in the Daily News regarding his research in cystic fibrosis (improved screening/diagnostics) that has made use of QTOF-MS infrastructure... Read more

Congratulations to Hao Lin

Monday, 12 June 2017

Congratulations to Hao Lin who was awarded the second place prize for his poster entitled "WaveguIDe Encoded Intersecting (WIDEI) Lattices: Planar Polymer Films with Enhanced... Read more

Upcoming Events

26Apr
Thursday, 26 April 2018, 01 30 PM - 02 30 PM
Dr. Guy Bertrand Seminar, UCSD
27Apr
Friday, 27 April 2018, 08 30 AM - 06 00 PM
Chemistry Graduate Student Research Colloquium
10May
Thursday, 10 May 2018, 01 30 PM - 02 30 PM
Dr. Pradip Marcharak Seminar, UCSC
16May
Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 10 00 AM - 11 00 AM
Swagelok Training
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