News + Announcements
  • Weitao Yang Delivers Introductory Lecture at Faraday Discussion

    Professor Weitao Yang delivered the Introductory Lecture at the Royal Society of Chemistry's Faraday Discussion “New Horizons in Density Functional Theory”.

  • Becker Named ACS Fellow

    Professor Matthew Becker has been named as a Fellow of the American Chemical Society!  This designation is awarded to members who, in some capacity, have made exceptional contributions to the science or profession and have provided excellent volunteer service to the ACS community.  Chemistry alumnus Rudy Baum (C&EN, Retired) joins Matt as a 2020 Fellow. Congratulations!




    We recognize the high level of stress and uncertainty brought on by the constantly shifting circumstances of the Covid pandemic. Please know your faculty and staff in Chemistry have been working diligently to develop an academic plan that considers the disruptive changes and tries to accommodate students in so many different situations. 

    If you are a Chem Major, please review these FAQ's before you register for Fall classes:

  • Duke Chemistry Participates in #ShutDownSTEM

    We invite each member of the department, especially faculty, to join us to take this time to reflect on our own actions and the ways for us as individuals, labs and a department to do better at "eradicating racism in our midst” as challenged by the Chair. We encourage authentic conversations around these topics within our community and will also be having them as faculty.  

  • Hargrove Lab Funded to Target SARS-CoV-2 RNA Structures

    Viral RNA structures are known to regulate replication but are under-explored as drug targets. In work funded by the Research Corporation for Science Advancement (RCSA), a team led by Professor Amanda Hargrove and Professor Kathryn Mouzakis (LMU) will work to identify the first antivirals that target a SARS-CoV-2 RNA structure critical to effective translation of viral proteins, ultimately inhibiting viral replication.