Materials research at Cornell has a continuing tradition of excellence from both an engineering and a chemical perspective. The field of Chemistry and Chemical Biology has thriving research programs in experimental and theoretical materials chemistry from inorganic, organic, analytical and physical chemistry perspectives. 

This strength in materials research is fostered through many centers including the Cornell NanoScale Facility (CNF)Cornell Center for Materials Research (CCMR)Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) and Cornell High-Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS). The combination of an excellent faculty and cutting-edge facilities makes Cornell Chemistry an unparalleled environment to conduct materials-related chemistry.

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Song Lin

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Christopher K. Ober

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