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Chemistry Matters

In our department, award-winning teachers and researchers prepare the next generation of chemists and work alongside them to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.

Innovation in Chemistry

Research That Matters

In our Department, everyone from faculty to undergraduates works together on research projects that tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Learn more about our research areas and opportunities.

Research in Sombers Lab, NC State Chemistry

Joshua Pierce: Creating Molecules to Fight Disease

Joshua Pierce, an associate professor of chemistry in the NC State College of Sciences, builds molecules through the science of synthetic chemistry that can be used to create new drugs to fight infectious diseases.