The Department invites applicants for a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry

The Department invites applicants for a Instrumentation Facilities Manager with expertise in X-ray crystallography.


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We offer five distinct majors that each combine rigorous coursework, hands-on training with the latest chemical instrumentations, and a rich independent research experience. These prepare our graduates to pursue professional careers in the field of chemical and molecular sciences, or to continue their studies towards advanced degrees.


The Department of Chemistry at the University of Southern California is continuously training approximately 175 Ph.D. students in the various areas and disciplines of modern Chemistry. The program has several requirements, as well as multiple avenues of graduate student support.


Faculty in the USC chemistry department are active members of several interdisciplinary research centers and programs. They work together with graduate students, undergraduate students, and postdocs to develop novel solutions to scientific problems and to address key challenges facing the global community.

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Is green hydrogen the fuel of the future?

Sept 08, 2023

As demand for low-cost hydrogen fuel rises, a team led by Professor Travis Williams have developed a prototype “hydrogen on-demand” reactor to make the vital resource more affordable and accessible.

USC's Department of Chemistry mourns the passing of Professor Sri Narayan

Aug 03, 2023

USC Chemistry community is saddened by the passing of Sri Narayan, Professor of Chemistry and scientific director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. He will be sorely missed by friends, colleagues, and students in the Department of Chemistry and the USC community at large.

Prof. Michael Inkpen receives prestigious NSF CAREER Award

June 08, 2023

USC's Department of Chemistry proudly announces that Professor Michael Inkpen is the recipient of the 2023 NSF CAREER Award. The award will provide a stable source of funding for Prof. Inkpen’s research over the next five years, helping him to further his long-term career goals.

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