UMass Boston


The Department of Chemistry provides students at all levels with opportunities to receive thorough education and training in contemporary concepts and practices of chemistry and biochemistry. Our faculty members are active researchers and scholars who are committed to the vigorous acquisition of new knowledge, as well as dedicated mentors of undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers. Our research and scholarship span all fields of chemistry and biochemistry, but our overarching theme is research in green chemistry, broadly defined as chemistry related to environmental, health, and sustainability concerns.


Consistent with the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Mission Statement, we seek to offer opportunities for professional development at the highest level of achievement to both traditional and nontraditional students from varied social, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, who may have a variety of previous educational experiences, and who characteristically combine university education with work and family responsibilities. We are especially dedicated to serving students who are first in their families to attend college, and to increasing the numbers of women and other under-represented minorities among the ranks of professional chemists and biochemists.