Researchers from the Moores and Barrett groups unravel the power of light to render silver nanocatalysts much more active. Read more.

The McGill University Faculty of Science has introduced a new Bio-Physical Sciences undergraduate curriculum, starting September 2017.

N. Avakyan and J. Conway in the Sleiman group have reported in J. Am. Chem. Soc. that small DNA tiles associate together on lipid bilayers using pi-stacking rather than base-pairing; they produce remarkably organized patterns over micrometer length scales.

Montreal was ranked #1 city in the world for students (source: QS Top Universities). Read more

McGill chemistry professor Tomislav Friščić has been awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship to support his groundbreaking work on processes for making much-needed substances without the use of harmful solvents. Read more


Welcome to all new and returning students! A few McGill Chemistry Faculty enjoying the outdoor convocation ceremonies Chemistry Tuesday June 2 2015!

Research laboratories were fully renovated in 2011-12 to now offer bright and spacious space for cutting edge science to take place. Photo: Owen Egan

Circular benches, a design invented at McGill, facilitates students and teachers interaction. Photo: Owen Egan

Simon Girard (Li group) is operating a supercritical CO2 reactor, part of the CFI funded Green Chemistry facility. Photo: Owen Egan


The Department of Chemistry at McGill University provides a comprehensive teaching and research environment in the chemical sciences.  With 35 faculty and 4 research-active emeritus faculty members, the Department presently hosts over 150 graduate students and 60 PDFs/RAs.  The Department is emerging from a period of unprecedented renewal of its laboratory infrastructure, with $50M investment yielding state-of-the-art research and teaching laboratories.    Honours, Majors, Minor, and Liberal BSc programs in Chemistry are offered, leading to ca. 40 p.a. students graduating with a Chemistry degree. There are currently over 200 students enrolled in our undergraduate programs.  BSc graduates from the Majors and Honours go on to graduate studies, positions in industry and teaching as well as further studies in professional programs in medicine, law, business administration, and public health.   McGill Chemistry PhD graduates go on to excellent postdoctoral positions, academic positions,  and research scientist positions in industrial and government research laboratories across North America and Europe. A McGill Chemistry graduate invariably promotes Chemistry in the international community.