MIT Chemistry Department

MIT Chemistry Department

The Chemistry Department at MIT is one of the top university faculties in the world. Research interests cover the entire field of chemistry, ranging from organic chemistry and biological chemistry to physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, materials science and nanoscience.

The department can boast several Nobel Laureates among its faculty and alumni. They are:

  • Robert B. Woodward (Chemistry, 1965)
  • Robert S. Mulliken (Chemistry, 1966)
  • H. Gobind Khorana (Medicine & Physiology, 1968)
  • Geoffrey Wilkinson (Chemistry, 1973)
  • Charles J. Pedersen (Chemistry 1987)
  • Sidney Altman and Thomas R. Cech (Chemistry, 1989)
  • Elias J. Corey (Chemistry, 1990)
  • Mario Molina (Chemistry, 1995)
  • K. Barry Sharpless (Chemistry, 2001)
  • Aaron Ciechanover (Chemistry, 2004)
  • Richard R. Schrock (Chemistry, 2005).

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