• #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


    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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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

Career Posting - SESSIONAL FACULTY - CHEM 2E03 - Introductory Organic Chemistry

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology invites applications for the following teaching position to be offered in the 2022 - 23 fall session.Date of Posting:... Read more


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Chemial Biology is looking for an Insructional Assistant (III) Job ID 46401 https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT (III) - Chemistry & Chemical BiologyLocation - Central... Read more

Career Posting - LabStores Associate - Chemistry & Chemical Biology

Friday, 10 June 2022

The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is looking for a LabStores Associate Job ID 46168 https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportunities/ Unit Description:The Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, with a contingent... Read more


Friday, 10 June 2022

Congratulations to Jose Moran-Mirabal on being named a 2022 University Scholar.Jose is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Founding Scientific... Read more

Jose Moran-Mirabal is One of Six McMaster Researchers Recognized as University Scholars

Friday, 3 June 2022

Six McMaster researchers recognized as University Scholars  University Scholars have distinguished themselves internationally and demonstrated a commitment to the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, as... Read more

Sustainable chemistry program gives students tools to tackle major societal and environmental issues

Tuesday, 17 May 2022

As part of Teaching and Learning Month at McMaster, we are highlighting some of the groundbreaking work happening in the classroom and beyond as educators use innovative... Read more

Award Funds New Approaches For CCB's Dr. Katherine Bujold and Biology's Dr. Patricia Chow-Fraser

Monday, 16 May 2022

Biology Professor Patricia Chow-Fraser and Chemistry & Chemical Biology Assistant Professor Katherine Bujold are among the five McMaster researchers who've been awarded a combined... Read more

New Sustainable Chemistry Newsletter

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

We have a new newsletter for the Sustainable Chemistry Program. Please take a look. Read more

McMaster researchers help develop rapid, reliable vitamin D test

Monday, 18 April 2022

Philip Britz-McKibbin and his colleagues have developed a fast, cost-effective method to identify vitamin D deficiency that could help treat respiratory illness in critically ill... Read more

Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant Job Posting

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Department/School/Unit: Chemistry and Chemical Biology                                                           Bargaining Unit: CUPE 3906 Unit #1 Wage Rate: $25.81 (Class B) Date of Posting: April 2022 Course #* Course Title # of TAs... Read more

Career Opportunity - Academic Department Manager III

Tuesday, 5 April 2022

 The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is searching for an Academic Department Manager. Reporting to the Department Chair, The Academic Department Manager III is responsible for... Read more

CCB's Sarah Styler is One of Two New Canada Research Chairs in Science

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Sarah Styler was among 10 McMaster researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs earlier this month. Sarah joined the Faculty of Science in 2020. Sarah, an Assistant... Read more

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