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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Matthew ShairMatthew Shair

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

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Sep 08

Chaitan Khosla

4:15pm to 5:15pm

Location: 

Pfizer Lecture Hall

Professor Chaitan Khosla, Stanford University. TBA. R.B. Woodward Lectures in the Chemical Sciences, Organic Chemistry Seminar.

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DOE Awards Energy Frontier Research Center to CCB and SEAS

DOE Awards Energy Frontier Research Center to CCB and SEAS

June 25, 2014

On June 18th, the Department of Energy announced the award of approximately $12 million to establish an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) at CCB and the School for Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), directed by Professor Cynthia Friend. This Harvard-based Center, Integrated Materials for Sustainable Catalysis (IMASC), is aimed at "understanding chemical reactivity of complex structures to enable the design of highly selective catalysts for some of the most energy-consuming industrial chemical processes," according to Professor Friend. It is the first EFRC at Harvard. 

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