Argonne is a multidisciplinary science and engineering research center, where “dream teams” of world-class researchers work alongside experts from industry, academia and other government laboratories to address vital national challenges in clean energy, environment, technology and national security.Through collaborations with researchers here at Argonne and around the world, we strive to discover new ways to develop energy innovations through science, create novel materials molecule-by-molecule, and gain a deeper understanding of our planet, our climate and the cosmos.Surrounded by the highest concentration of top-tier research organizations in the world, Argonne leverages its Chicago-area location to lead discovery and to power innovation in a wide range of core scientific capabilities, from high-energy physics and materials science to structural biology and advanced computer science.
Northwestern University is a private research university located in Evanston, IL, with campuses in Chicago and Qatar. Renowned for its law, medicine, business communication, journalism, engineering and art programs, it is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community. Northwestern offers roughly 190 majors at six prominent undergraduate schools. Out of its total 12 schools and colleges, 10 offer graduate and pre-professional programs. The university was ranked #12 in the 2016 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities.
One of the world’s premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world. The university empowers scholars and students to ask tough questions, cross disciplinary boundaries, and challenge conventional thinking to enrich human life around the globe.
Founded in 1964, the Department of Chemistry of the University of Illinois at Chicago is an internationally recognized center of excellence both in research and teaching. Currently, 24 tenure-track faculty members, four clinical faculty, and half a dozen lecturers teach, supervise, and mentor several hundred undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students and over one hundred graduate students. The goal of both our undergraduate and graduate programs is to provide students with the highest level of professional instruction in the study and practice of chemistry. Our faculty is committed to offering a welcoming learning and research environment and providing an intellectually challenging experience in chemistry.