The future is bright with graduate students like you who are transforming the face of research in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, polymer, and theoretical chemistry. Take your studies further alongside award-winning faculty in a state-of-the-art building with cutting-edge research facilities.
As a graduate student with the Department of Chemistry at Queen's University, you will benefit from:
- Competitive minimum stipends that provide financial support
- A thriving graduate student life with interdepartmental networking events
- Opportunities to network with industry representatives and get involved in patenting processes
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Our faculty and research
Our faculty are recognized nationally and internationally through numerous awards including:
- 4 Canada Research Chairs
- 7 Chemical Institute of Canada Awardees
- 5 Fellows of the Chemical Institute of Canada
- 3 Discovery Accelerator Awardees
- 1 Killam Research Fellow
Research is performed in the areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, physical, polymer, and theoretical chemistry. Research in these areas ranges from the most fundamental to very applied. Many groups are also engaged in interdisciplinary research efforts.
Many faculty interact with industry, and commercialize products, providing students opportunities to network with industry representatives and get involved in patenting processes.See our researchers
The Department of Chemistry is housed in Chernoff Hall, a new state-of-the-art $56 million building.
Research facilities include a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance facility and its eight high-field instruments, an on-site Mass Spec facility with four mass spectrometers, an X-ray diffractometer, a CFI-funded facility for materials characterization and more unique equipment in faculty labs.Discover our ongoing research
The Department of Chemistry offers a competitive minimum stipend of $23,000 per year, with the opportunity to increase this amount through numerous institutional, provincial and national scholarships and awards.
Queen’s offers a wonderful environment for graduate studies. Queen’s is an integral part of the Kingston community, with the campus nestled in the core of the city, only a 10-minute walk to downtown with its shopping, dining and waterfront.
The School of Graduate Studies and Postdoctoral Affairs offers many opportunities for graduate students to get involved in the wider Queen's community. The Queen's Graduate Chemistry Society also organizes events within the department to foster interactions between graduate students.View upcoming events and activities