Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Chemistry Graduate Program at NC State University

The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina State University is making an aggressive push to nearly double our graduate enrollment to 50 students annually. This is due to both an increase in the number of faculty as well as unprecedented levels of research funding from extramural sources (e.g. NSF, NIH, As a graduate student you will be working closely with one of 25 faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students. Our research is on the cutting edge of science and published in the leading scientific journals. Our research facilities include some of the most advanced instrumentation in the country. From our newly created NSF Center for Molecular Spintronics, to our W.M. Keck FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry Laboratory, to research programs in catalysis, protein engineering, drug discovery, and neurochemistry, we believe our department offers research in your area of interest. Everything you would need to have a highly successful and productive graduate career in the chemical sciences is available at NC State.

Our excellent support of our graduate students complements these strengths of our department. Tuition and health insurance are paid entirely by the department, and graduate students are provided a stipend ($21,000 per year) for living expenses. This graduate student support plan is guaranteed for the duration of your graduate career. Additionally, a number of prestigious research training programs are available, including the Jimmy V-NC State University Cancer Therapeutics Training Program, the NIH Molecular Biotechnology Training Program, as well as the Department of Education Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program in Nanoscale Electronic and Energy Materials (NEEM).

Additionally, the Research Triangle area, which includes Raleigh and NC State, is a wonderful place to live, providing not just a high quality of life, but many important academic and industrial contacts for future employment. The Raleigh-Cary area is consistently ranked among the best places to live in America according to CNN Money.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to apply to our program - the application is online (due Jan 15th), only takes a few minutes to fill out, and is entirely free for domestic students. If you have any further questions regarding the Department of Chemistry at NCSU, or would like to know more about our program and the application process, please visit, or feel free to directly contact the members of the Graduate Recruiting Committee listed below.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

The Graduate Recruiting Committee
Prof. Maria Oliver-Hoyo, Chair (
Prof. Reza Ghiladi (
Prof. Elon Ison (
Prof. Alex Nevzorov (
Prof. Leslie Sombers (
Prof. Gavin Williams (

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