Our Virtual Magazine (above) provides an excellent overview of our program, facilities, and research activities.

Currently, the department consists of:

  • 41 Tenure-track faculty
    • 16 AAAS Fellows
    • 16 NSF CAREER grant awardees
    • 2 Cottrell Scholar awardees
    • 3 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows
    • 6 Royal Society of Chemistry Fellows
    • 6 American Chemical Society Fellows
  • 171 Graduate students
  • 31 Postdoctoral fellows
  • 25 Research and professional faculty
  • 11 Concurrent or adjunct faculty

In 2017, researchers in the Department held 69 external research awards providing over $17M in funding. Nearly 250 scholarly articles were published. 

The Department is primarily housed in the connected buildings, Nieuwland Science Hall and Stepan Hall of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and in the newly opened McCourtney Hall of Molecular Science and Engineering. Departmental researchers also occupy significant space in Harper Hall, Raclin-Carmichael Hall, Stinson-Remick Hall, Fitzpatrick Hall, and the Notre Dame Radiation Laboratory.  Combined, this constitutes approximately 120,000 square feet of faculty research space. In addition, our faculty are integral users of the exceptional core facilities on campus. All undergraduate laboratory instruction is provided in Jordan Hall of Science.  At over 100,000 square feet, it represents one of the largest facilities in the United States dedicated to undergraduate instruction.

For more information on the campus see the interactive map and take a virtual tour.