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Research Overview

The Department of Chemistry at UT Austin is recognized as one of the leading chemistry research departments in the country with research areas in bioanalytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biophysics, catalysis, chemical biology, chemical physics and dynamics, chemical theory and computation, drugs, drug discovery & diagnostics, electrochemistry, energy, environment & sustainability, environmental chemistry, enzymology, materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology, polymer chemistry, spectroscopy, structural biology, surface chemistry, synthetic methods, and total synthesis chemistry.

The research conducted in the Department of Chemistry has an impact throughout Texas, the nation, and the world. Explore our centers and institutes page or our research areas page to find out more.

Analytical Chemistry

Structural Biology and Biophysics

Chemical Biology

Chemical Theory and Computation

Inorganic Chemistry


Organic Chemistry

Physical Chemistry