The chemistry programs at Illinois Tech prepare you to learn the skills that will lead to careers in academia, industry, and government. Our program spans the traditional areas of research in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Learn more about the areas in which you can study on the Department of Chemistry program listing

Chemistry faculty research programs cut across traditional boundaries to solve real-world problems in catalysis, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, materials, and sustainable energy. Read more on the department’s faculty research page

Chemistry at Illinois Tech provides the knowledge, skills, and experiences to address some of the biggest issues in energy, health, and the environment. Our undergraduate and graduate students do so by actively and creatively working in tandem with faculty on their research. Find out more on the department’s research page.

The department also hosts a number of events, including the Kilpatrick Lecture Series honoring Martin and Mary Kilpatrick, who were outstanding researchers and educators in chemistry at Illinois Tech. Learn more about the Kilpatricks and our event series on the Kilpatrick Lecture Series page. You can also explore the chemistry events archive.

Chemistry Alumnus Receives 2021 Alumni Medal

Theodore (Ted) Brown (CHEM '50) received the 2021 Illinois Institute of Technology Alumni Medal award, the highest honor bestowed by the Illinois Tech Alumni Association. In this September 2021 guest lecture, Brown speaks to the Department of Chemistry about his interdisciplinary career in chemistry.

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