Chemistry, PhD

Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • independently learn new chemical principles and techniques beyond those typical of undergraduate academic training;
  • identify original and worthwhile chemical problems stated as research questions and hypotheses;
  • design and execute experiments as part of independent chemistry research investigations;
  • critically evaluate their data, results, and conclusions and those of others in the chemistry community;
  • identify potential problems in the responsible conduct of research and identify strategies for managing those problems;
  • articulate standards for laboratory safety in chemical research, assess potential hazards they may encounter in novel chemistry research, and develop effective strategies to mitigate those risks; and
  • communicate chemical knowledge, new models, and research results both orally and in writing for both technical and nontechnical audiences.