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.

Faculty Spotlight

Professor Alán Aspuru-Guzikn Aspuru-Guzik

Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Aspuru-Guzik Research Group

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Upcoming Events

2016 Jul 27

Constanze Neumann Defense

10:30am to 12:30pm


Cabot Division Room

Title:  Late-stage Fluorination with 19F- and 18F- via Concerted Nucleophillic Aromatic Substitution

2016 Aug 19

Walter Thiel

11:00am to 12:00pm


Pfizer Lecture Hall

Professor Dr. Walter Thiel, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Kohlenforschung. "TBA."  Special Lecture. Hosted by Professor Aspuru-Guzik

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Latest News

Two New Assistant Professors Join CCB

July 18, 2016

We are very pleased to welcome Assistant Professors Brian Liau and Christina Woo to CCB as of July 1st! Professor Liau is no stranger to CCB, having received his Ph.D. in 2013 and undergraduate degree in Chemistry & Physics in 2007. Most recently, he has been working on cancer epigenetics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Professor Woo, a graduate of Wellesley College and Yale University, joins us from Stanford University, where she has held a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellowship in the area of chemical glycoproteomics.

Chicago's Benton Medal Goes to Jim Anderson

Chicago's Benton Medal Goes to Jim Anderson

June 9, 2016

The University of Chicago bestows its infrequently-awarded Benton Medal for Distinguished Public Service this year to Professor Jim Anderson. He is cited for work that "spans precise laboratory measurements, airborne field campaigns, and policy initiatives on the national and international stage." He receives the award at the university's 527th convocation in mid-June. Congratulations, Professor Anderson!

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