About the Department
Our Department aims to promote scholarship at the highest level.
In research, fundamental discoveries are enabled by outstanding faculty, state of the art instrumentation, and great resources that exist within the Department and the institution at large. A unique collaborative spirit reinforced through graduate student and postdoctoral fellowship training and through engagement of our faculty in scientific interactions is at the core of our mission.
In education, our teaching methods help to reinforce difficult concepts and provide individualized attention that fosters training of the highest quality. A program of instruction in teaching for our junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students ensures that future teachers have the necessary tools to communicate clearly and effectively.
In administration, we strive to support our research and educational mission by utilizing the most advanced technological tools available. Our new and newly renovated space provides a modern facility for carrying out high quality research and teaching.