About Our Department

Professor Devon Shipp working in a lab with a student

The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science aims to provide talented and motivated students with the knowledge and skills to achieve positions of leadership in professions that span the broad spectrum of chemistry and biomolecular science and beyond.

We conduct state-of-the-art research and scholarly work that provides an exceptional learning environment for students. We offer a unique symbiosis between graduate and undergraduate research and learning -- a distinctive and differentiating feature of our B.S. programs. 

Many undergraduates get involved in cutting-edge research projects right along side M.S. and Ph.D. students. Undergraduate students have the option to complete an American Chemical Society (ACS) approved Chemistry B.S. degree and should consult their academic advisor if they wish to to do so.

Our students are active participants in the discovery, innovation and learning process, working closely with faculty mentors on projects that address both fundamental and practical challenges. Many win major awards, co-author publications in the scientific literature, present at national and international conferences, and go into industry or onto graduate or professional schools well prepared. 


Department Spotlight

Clarkson Undergrad Wins ACS Travel Award

Ana Witkowski, an undergraduate student and Biomolecular Science major, was awarded an American Chemical Society (ACS) Polymer Division Travel Award to support her attendance at the March 2018 ACS National Meeting in New Orleans. She presented a paper, “Shape Memory and Self-Healing Polyanhydrides,” as part of the Undergraduate Research in Polymer Science Symposium. The paper is co-authored by her advisor, Prof. Devon A. Shipp. Learn more.


Clarkson Chemistry Professor Wins Award

Professor and Milton Kerker Chair of Chemistry Evgeny Katz was recently awarded funding from the Human Frontier Science Program, an international program of research support, funding frontier research on the complex mechanisms of living organisms. Learn more.


6 Reasons Behind the ROI
Faculty at the Forefront
Access to international field leaders, journal editors, conference organizers & advisory boards
Collaboration Across Disciplines
Solve complex problems across engineering, physics & biology
State-of-the-Art Labs & Instrumentation
Know the protocols, tools and capabilities needed for industry applications
Powerhouse Research Center Connections
Biotechnology, neuro pharmacology, cancer research, genetic engineering, biophysics, molecular modeling, nanotechnology & biomaterials science.
Patents, Publications & Seminars
Experience putting research discoveries & findings to work for public good & recognition
Faculty Directed Research
Learn how to ask key questions, interpret data & find answers.
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Undergraduate Placement
Grad School
Top Grad Schools
Clarkson University • Columbia University • Cornell University • Drexel University • MIT • Purdue University • U Conn • Michigan • SUNY Buffalo • Syracuse University
Top Employers
Anaren Microwave Inc.
Barton & Loguidice
Bristol Myers Squibb
Department of Defense
General Electric Company
Lockheed Martin
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
NYS Dept of Environmental Conservation
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals


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