Department Chair: Nicole Sampson
The mission of the Stony Brook Chemistry Department is to support a community of scholars. These scholars build and use their fundamental understanding of molecular structure to innovatively solve problems in order to improve the human condition globally. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers all work closely with faculty to innovate and educate in the acquisition and application of chemical knowledge. Stony Brook Chemistry partners with local and global communities in our research and education enterprise. We are ranked in the top quartile of Chemistry Graduate Programs according to the 2005 National Research Council assessment of research programs. Over the past decade, external funding in our Department has grown faster than in the chemistry departments of most other public universities. We now rank among the top 30 institutions in total research & development support in chemistry according to the National Science Foundation.