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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Chemistry at Stanford. This web site has been prepared to give prospective graduate students an introduction to our Department and to Stanford in general. Feel free to contact any of the faculty members to find out more about their research programs or other aspects of at Stanford. I think you will find that they share my enthusiasm for our Department and for the quality of our research program and teaching.

Our Departmental admissions staff, led by Roger Kuhn, can provide more general information about admissions procedures or the graduate program. They can be contacted at or by calling (650) 723-1525.

Justin Du Bois
Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee

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Knight-Hennessy Scholars

The Knight-Hennessy Scholars program cultivates a diverse, multidisciplinary community of emerging leaders from around the world and guides them to collaborate, innovate, and communicate as they prepare to address the complex challenges facing society. Knight-Hennessy Scholars become part of a supportive family of fellow scholars. Through the King Global Leadership Program, scholars will broaden knowledge, develop skills, and strengthen character; this platform provides a collection of community experiences, workshops, meetings with leaders, domestic and global study trips, and personal development opportunities. Knight-Hennessy Scholars also receive funding for graduate study at Stanford University, including the PhD program in Chemistry. To be considered, you must apply to Knight-Hennessy Scholars by October 6, 2021, 1pm Pacific Time.