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About Chemistry

UNB Fredericton’s Chemistry Department has a long-standing commitment to high quality research and was rewarded with the number one research ranking. We commit to teaching at all levels with innovative programs that are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Chemistry is a central science for so many scientific areas that impact our daily lives.

The modern study of fundamental chemical concepts and properties paves the way toward the development of so many new technologies and products.

Studying chemistry means changing the world around you by developing:

  • new drugs to effectively treat diseases
  • new materials for alternative ways of producing and storing energy
  • new spectroscopic methods to reveal the inner workings of molecules on earth and in deep space
  • new analytical methods to detect single cells and single molecules
  • new computational tools to accurately understand and model the molecular world

Nanotechnology is now a household name and it refers to the design of new materials including polymers, catalysts, sensors and other products from the ground up at the molecular stage.

We strive to be at the centre of all this excitement with our various research activities and our undergraduate and graduate programs.