The Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry has a long history, a solid reputation and a bright future. Our courses provide the chemical foundation for all Virginia Tech science and engineering students and broaden their understanding about the structure and properties of matter. Our undergraduate and graduate degree programs prepare society's future chemists and scientists. Our faculty's research and scholarships generate and disseminate chemistry knowledge to the Commonwealth, the Nation and the world. Our outreach programs offer opportunities to share this knowledge with others, including practicing professionals, as well as primary and secondary school children. To achieve our mission, the Virginia Tech Department of Chemistry will continue to pursue multi-disciplinary research within and beyond the University, to find innovative ways to instruct students, to forge partnerships with industry and government, and to establish a reputation as one of the world's highest ranking chemistry departments.
Chemistry Department Buildings
The Department of Chemistry has finally returned to its original 1930s home, Davidson Hall, following the complete demolition of most of the building and the addition of a 60,000 square foot modern teaching-and-research facility. (The front third of Davidson Hall awaits renovation at a later date.) The main office is now located in 480 Davidson. Our principal research and faculty office building, Hahn Hall South, was built in 1988. A third building, Hahn Hall North, was constructed and occupied in 2002 and contains primarily teaching laboratories and some research instrumentation. Hahn Halls North and South are located on the northwest side of the Drillfield, across West Campus Drive from the Duck Pond and The Inn at Virginia Tech. The links at right provide maps and directions to the Virginia Tech campus and to the Department. Some auxiliary offices/labs are located in the Integrated Life Sciences Building), ICTAS I, and the Surge Building.
The Chemistry Department is committed to fostering diverse instructional, research, and outreach environments. We endorse the principles and procedures established by: