Chemistry & Chemical Biology Research Areas
Analytical chemistry is the investigation of the separation, detection, identification and quantification of atomic, molecular and ionic species.
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Bioinorganic chemistry is about the structure, function, mechanism and dynamics of biologically relevant metal complexes and metal-containing proteins.
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Bioorganic chemistry applies the principles and techniques of organic chemistry to solve problems of biological relevance, taking inspiration from biology to develop new chemical processes.
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Biophysical chemistry studies the properties of biological molecules along with the principles and methods of physics and physical chemistry.
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We define Chemical Biology as the application of chemistry to the study of molecular events in biological systems.
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The breadth of modern inorganic chemistry is reflected in the research interests of Cornell's faculty.
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Materials research at Cornell has a continuing tradition of excellence from both an engineering and a chemical perspective.
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Nuclear chemistry is the study of the nucleus and its properties, as applied to the chemical sciences.
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Organic chemistry is the cornerstone of many sub-disciplines including bioorganic, polymer, organic materials, organometallic and physical organic chemistry.
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Organometallic chemistry melds the disciplines of inorganic and organic in examining the structure – both conformational and electronic -- and reactivity of compounds containing metal-carbon bonds.
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Investigations in physical chemistry combine the tools of physics, chemistry and mathematics to uncover information about processes ranging from the immune response of the body to the structure and reactivity of semiconductor surfaces, from the dynamic motion of proteins to quantum control of chemical reactions and from the chemistry of the atmosphere to the chemistry of polymeric electronics.
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Polymer chemistry research at Cornell is geared to a fundamental understanding of polymer systems ranging from fully biological to synthetic macromolecules.
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Theoretical chemistry is the examination of the structural and dynamic properties of molecules and molecular materials using the tools of quantum chemistry, equilibrium and nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and dynamics.
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