UMD Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to excellence in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. With our dedicated faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities, our Department offers a unique environment for our students to excel in interdisciplinary research, new knowledge, and a culture of life-long learning. What makes our research program unique is the close working relationship between students and faculty and our commitment to the one-on-one mentoring. In addition, the interdisciplinary research activities span a wide range of topics in biological, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to contact faculty members to discuss mutual research interests.