A Ph.D. in chemistry enables future career options to tackle more challenging problems with more creative solutions. The market for Ph.D.-level chemists and biochemists is ever expanding throughout the health sciences and materials science and engineering sectors.
Why pursue a Ph.D. at WPI? Laboratory research provides the foundation for a WPI PhD in chemistry. The research directed by our faculty blends traditional chemistry training – organic, inorganic, physical – with interdisciplinary approaches to solve critical scientific problems. Research groups at WPI are funded by major grants from private and governmental agencies to develop environmentally friendly methods to synthesize essential chemical intermediates, understanding environmental controls for cell physiology and aging, devising new routes to next-generation pharmaceutical agents, preparing organic and inorganic materials for energy conversion and storage. The scientific advances made by our students are routinely published in major national and international journals, presented at national and international conferences, and have been granted patents. If you have any further questions, please contact Dr. Suzanne Scarlata.