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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

Peter Ho Wins Governor General's Medal

Thursday, 24 November 2022

We are thrilled to announce that Peter Ho (of the Vargas-Baca group) was awarded the Governor General’s Medal at the Science Convocation Ceremony on November... Read more

Science Champions with Magic with Molecules

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

C&CB champions science with Magic with Molecules Science champion Anthony Chibba Assistant Professor - Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Anthony is a long-term volunteer with Magic with Molecules. It's... Read more

WELCOMING OUR NEWEST FACULTY MEMBER - Rodrigo Alejandro Vargas-Hernandez

Wednesday, 26 October 2022

Rodrigo Alejandro Vargas-Hernandez Assistant Professor Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology Rodrigo joined the Faculty of Science in September.  Rodrigo earned his PhD in... Read more

Why you need to put iodine on your nutritional radar

Monday, 22 August 2022

 A new study from the Britz-McKibbin group suggests that iodine deficiency may be on the rise in certain parts of Canada.  Read more in this... Read more

McMaster prof working on cure for Type 1 diabetes

Friday, 29 July 2022

  Q and A: Dr. Harald Stover and Allarta co-founder Maria Antonakos talk about newcell-based therapy, which  alleviates need for insulin injections and immune-suppressive drugs.     To learn more... Read more

Iodine deficiency might be making a comeback, but not in Hamilton, Mac study finds

Wednesday, 20 July 2022

A new study from the Britz-McKibbin group examined iron deficiency across Canada. Read all the details in this article from the Hamilton Spectator:  Iodine deficiency might... Read more

Sustainable Chemistry Program Student, Liam Wittenberg, Wins First Prize at Chemistry in Canada 2067

Monday, 11 July 2022

    We are delighted to announce that Liam Wittenberg, who will begin his fourth year as a Sustainable Chemistry major this September, has been awarded First... Read more

CCB is hiring TA's for Level I Courses 2022-2023

Thursday, 7 July 2022

The first year chemistry program is currently accepting applications for undergraduate teaching assistants for the 2022-20223 academic year (CHEM 1A03/1E03 and CHEM 1AA3).   Applicants should... Read more

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

Career Posting - INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT (III)

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

RESEARCHER RECOGNIZED AS UNIVERSITY SCHOLAR

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

Upcoming Events

1Dec
Thursday, 1 December 2022, 01 30 PM - 02 30 PM
PhD Seminar, Sergei Novikov, Thursday, December 1, 1:30 - ABB 165
6Dec
Tuesday, 6 December 2022, 09 00 AM - 05 00 PM
GRADUATE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM
16Mar
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