The Department of Chemistry has joined in MIT's resolve to be at the forefront of developing new technologies for an environmentally sustainable future. Current research topics include green chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, studies on the effect of environmental agents on human health, and the development of environmentally friendly methods for chemical synthesis. Our department is committed to fostering a multidisciplinary research atmosphere and many chemistry faculty members with interests in the environment and sustainability are associated with the Center for Environmental Health Sciences and the Laboratory for Energy and the Environment.