The Department of Chemistry at the University of Alberta provides an outstanding environment for studies in chemistry, is among the most research active departments in Canada, and is ranked as one of the top departments in the country.

The department is one of the best equipped and best funded in North America and has a faculty renowned internationally for excellence in teaching and research.

Jillian Buriak explains how her research team is developing thin, plastic-based solar cells that can be sprayed or rolled, like paint or wallpaper, onto a surface or even woven into fabric - making solar energy more accessible to everyone.


  1. Materials research chapter hits campus

    Materials science and nanotechnology students at the University of Alberta have recently joined more than 70 universities across the world in becoming members of the internationally known Materials Research Society (MRS).

  2. PhD student Mita Dasog wins international award in Green Talent competition

    Award-winning UAlberta PhD student in chemistry, Mita Dasog, conducts research on nanomaterials made of one of the most abundant elements on earth, silicon, in order to make our computers and cell phones more energy efficient.

  3. Wizardry and Witchcraft school gets kids involved in science

    Chemistry instructor Dr. Roy Jensen talks "School of Witchcraft and Wizardry" to CTV News.

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