Welcome to Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB). We are proud to continue our department’s rich tradition of research and scholarship in the molecular sciences. Our research activities in CCB span the core disciplines of organic, inorganic, and physical chemistry and the interdisciplinary frontiers of the life and physical sciences.

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Eric JacobsenEric Jacobsen

Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
Sheldon Emery Professor of Chemistry

Jacobsen Research Group

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Upcoming Events

Apr 23

Curtis Berlinguette

4:15pm to 5:15pm


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Professor Curtis Berlinguette, University of British Columbia.  Designing Dyes to Unlock the Secrets of the Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell.  R.B. Woodward Lectures in the Chemical Sciences, Harvard/MIT Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Apr 24

Advanced Crystallography with Synchrotron

2:00pm to 3:30pm


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Dr. Yu-Sheng Chen, University of Chicago for the Advanced Radiation Sources (CARS).  As part of the Chem 255 course, Practical Crystallography in Chemistry and Materials Science.  This session is free and open to the public.

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Latest News

Fall Term Teaching Awards to Graduate Students and CCB Lecturers

April 17, 2014

Lecturers Ryan Spoering and Logan McCarty, and Preceptor Lu Wang have been awarded the Certificate of Teaching Excellence for the fall semester for Chemistry 100 (Spoering) and Physical Sciences 10 (McCarty and Wang). And the following have been awarded the Bok Center’s Certificate of Distinction in Teaching for more fall semester CCB courses. Congratulations all!

Science of Living Systems 11: Margie Li and Ahmed Badran
Life and Physical Sciences A: Teaching assistant Lynn Mullen
Physical Sciences 10: David Lee

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