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About the Chemistry Department at Hunter

Message from the Chair

Akira Kawamura

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Hunter College on the upper east side of Manhattan.  We are the largest chemistry department in CUNY in terms of graduate and undergraduate students, and rank in the top 10 in the United States in graduating chemistry and biochemistry majors. Both the faculty and students come from culturally and ethnically diverse backgrounds, and we have one of the greatest percentages of women faculty in a Ph.D. granting chemistry department in the country. The Hunter College Chemistry community has access to state-of-the-art research facilities such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Mass Spectrometry, high resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy, X-ray, and Scanning Probe Microscopes. Our dynamic faculty are dedicated teachers and engaged mentors with research spanning the chemical enterprise. Our Math & Science Partnership is a nationally recognized program that produces top-notch high school science teachers and is key to producing a pipeline of students that will major in the sciences. Please come and visit us.