The faculty of the Chemistry Department are directing projects which range from pure research to engineering-oriented applications and the development of patentable devices, processes and software. Students from all of the engineering disciplines at Cooper Union (especially chemical engineering) carry out research in our department and take some of our numerous basic and advanced courses in chemistry. Some of us are directing chemical engineering master's students in research projects as well. We often welcome advanced high school students to join our research efforts through the Cooper Union Summer Research Internship Program. We work with students and teachers in local elementary, middle and high schools to help catalyze their interests in science and engineering.
The Chemistry department maintains a state-of-the-art instrument facility. Analytical instruments available for student use and instruction in our Instrumental Analysis Laboratory include Raman, NMR, GC, GC/MS, HPLC/UV-Vis, GC/FT-IR, FT-IR, and AA spectrometers.