The chemistry program at IIT prepares students for careers in academia, industry, and government. Our program spans the traditional areas of research in physical, polymer, organic, inorganic, analytical and biological chemistry. Graduate programs include a Ph.D. track, a master of science, and professional science master's degrees in analytical and materials chemistry.
Professional science master's degree programs broaden and deepen the student's knowledge of state-of-the art techniques while rounding out their professional skills in business and communication to train the student within today's highly competitive job market.
Chemistry faculty research programs cut across the traditional boundaries to solve real world problems in catalysis, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, materials, and sustainable energy. Research projects include the development of magnetic materials for biophysical applications; creation of nanoparticle- based reactive oxygen sensors and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy tracking of nanoshells with Raman-active PEGs; design and synthesis of novel materials for application in chemical sensing, catalysis, energy storage, and biomedical usage; and the design and synthesis of structurally rigid artificial photosynthetic systems to mimic natural photosynthesis.
Chemistry students at all levels work in tandem with faculty on their research.