The Duke University Chemistry Department offers an exciting program of research conducted by a dynamic group of faculty and students using state of the art facilities. Over the last few years, four full Professors and seven Assistant Professors have been hired. Just in the last two years, George McLendon and Warren Warren have moved to Duke as full Professors from Princeton; Kathy Franz, Don Coltart and Jiyong Hong have been hired as Assistant Professors; and Peter Agre, the 2003 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, has moved to Duke from John Hopkins. Our current goals are to hire an additional 10 faculty over the next five years.
The $115M French Sciences Complex, next to the current Chemistry building, will house the Department (plus related groups in Physics and Biology) in state-of-the-art research space, beginning in the fall of 2006. This Complex will further the institutional goals to promote interdisciplinary science at the Chemistry/Biology and Chemistry/Materials interface. This is only a small part of the $834M investment Duke has made in 34 major construction projects completed or initiated since February 2001.
In addition to research opportunities in chemistry, members of the Department participate in several interdisciplinary centers and training programs covering Chemical Biology; Molecular and Biomolecular Imaging; Photonics and Biophotonics; Developmental, Cell and Molecular Biology; Biophysic