Areas of Research

Over thirty faculty members direct research programs in the MIT Department of Chemistry. Current research spans the breadth of chemistry, including research in the areas of biological chemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, materials chemistry, nanoscience, and physical chemistry.

Specialized areas such as bioinorganic chemistry, biophysical chemistry, organometallic chemistry, physical organic chemistry, synthesis, surface chemistry, and chemical physics are also covered.

The ground breaking, basic research of each faculty member in our department provides knowledge about the fundamental principles underlying a vast majority of society’s needs.  These fundamental principles are used to design ingenious solutions to problems facing humanity. The chemistry faculty work collaboratively in various roles throughout the institute.

FACULTY LEADERSHIPS ROLES IN MIT CENTERS, INSTITUTES AND LABORATORIES FACULTY COLLABORATION IN MIT CENTERS, INSTITUTES AND LABORATORIES

Details on faculty members and research groups can be accessed via the lists of faculty and the pages devoted to each area of research.