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image of moleculeThe chemistry program is one of the largest and most active on the Clemson campus. More than 20 faculty members direct the research of about 100 graduate students, with the assistance of about 15 postdoctoral and visiting scientists. In addition, several faculty members are primarily engaged in undergraduate instruction and chemical education research. Faculty also manage the department’s Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Resource Center, Molecular Structure Center and computing resources.

The research activities of the faculty include projects in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry as well as a very broad range of interdisciplinary and nontraditional areas — polymer and materials chemistry, solid-state chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioorganic and medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, chemical physics, chemical education and other areas.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) regulation for "Occupational Exposures to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories", 29CFR 1910.1450 requires that all facilities engaged in the laboratory use of hazardous chemicals develop and implement a written "Chemical Hygiene Plan" which sets forth procedures, equipment, personal protective equipment, work practices, and policies that when implemented and used properly will protect employees from the health hazards presented by hazardous chemicals used in their workplace. To view the Clemson University Chemical Hygiene Plan, please click here.