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These are exciting times, traditional science is evolving and changing. Chemists and biochemists are increasingly involved in work that is directed towards solving real-world problems, such as in energy, sustainability and human health. Making advances in these areas requires a deep understanding of fundamental molecular science, but also requires learning how to work on projects that cross traditional boundaries, and how to work effectively in teams.
Molecular Sciences is a new discipline that not only provides students with a solid training in basic molecular principles, but also the broader skills and experiences they need to become problem solvers. Degrees from the School of Molecular Sciences open the door to a wide variety of careers. Our students learn in a use-inspired environment, and receive training that will be relevant going into the next century.
A major research goal of the School of Molecular Sciences is to develop molecular level solutions to major real-world societal problems, in areas such as energy, sustainability, diagnosis of disease, sensing and detection and the environment. Here are some of our major research areas.
Research in the Molecular Sciences at Arizona State University has a strong reputation of publishing research that is highly visible and impactful. A study in Science Watch ranked ASU sixth worldwide in citation impact (citations per published research paper). Thomson Reuters scored publication and citation statistics to tabulate the high-ranking institutions in chemistry. With an average citation per paper of 31.81, ASU ranked 6th, ahead of MIT, the University of California, Berkeley and Stanford.