The department also maintains licenses for computational and modeling software packages for theoretical investigations.

Individual investigators' labs are equipped for carrying out investigations using such techniques as liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, atomic force microscopy, single-photon counting, impedance spectroscopy, liquid chromatography/ electrochemistry, ellipsometry, and Raman spectrometry.system, solid-state NMR, live cell fluroescence imaging, cell and tissue culture, confocal laser scanning microscopy. AutoQuant deconvolution and associated mini tower platforms as well as a Linux cluster for high-end computational chemistry are also in use by individual research groups. Several groups are also equipped with glove boxes for work under dry and/or inert atmospheric conditions.

In addition to access to research facilities in the Chemistry Department, individual research groups have access to a broad range of fabrication, testing, and characterization equipment through the department’s associations with the Institute for Soft Matter Synthesis and Metrology, the Georgetown Nanoscience and Microtechnology Laboratory, the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, or the Biomedical Graduate Research Organization.”

The department employs full-time electronics and instrumentation specialists for assistance with design and implementation of research equipment.

Consortium of Universities

Chemistry Students have the option to take elective courses from 13 member schools of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan area to include: American University, Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, Georgewashington University, Howard University, Marymount University, Southeastern University, Tirinity University, University of the District of Columbia, and University of Maryland - College Park.

For details of registration, please refer to the Registrar's Consortium Registration page, or seek advice from the chemistry department office.


Tutoring Opportunity for Georgetown Students

Frog Tutoring is looking to hire Georgetown Chemistry students to work as tutors and mentors to students in the Washington DC Area.  Anyone interested in applying to the tutor position  should submit their application and unofficial transcript on their website  This is a paid position.  Please click here to learn more

If you are taking a chemistry course and would like additional help from a tutor, there are several options here on campus.

  • Private Tutors: The Chemistry department main office keeps a list of experienced private tutors. Contact Ms. Valencia Boyd (Reiss 240, for a list. Fees vary

  • Peer Tutors: Undergraduate tutors (i.e. recent alumni of the course) are available through the Chemistry Club. For the Fall 2018 semester, tutors are available Wednesdays and Sundays, from between 8:00-10:00 PM in Regents Hall 211. On Sundays before General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry exams, tutors are available from 7:00-10:00 PM. Free

  • Career Planning

The Career Education Center at Georgetown University provides several valuable resources to students looking to enter the workforce. Among the services and resources the Career Center provides are:

  • Career education
  • Alumni career networks
  • Career expos
  • Guidance for job seekers (assistance with resume/curriculum vitae development, tips for interviewing, and suggestions for salary negotiations)

Of particular note to chemists looking for careers in research are several websites: American Chemical Society’s ACS Careers,, and


Georgetown’s library system—consisting of seven libraries—serves as an invaluable resource and provides access to over 2.8 million volumes and over 35,000 print and electronic journals. The Blommer Science Library, conveniently located on the third floor of the Reiss Science Building, houses the science collection and provides thorough information services for chemistry students. Opened in April 1970, the Joseph Mark Lauinger Library serves as the largest library on the university’s main campus. Chemistry students are afforded access to the Medical Center’s Dahlgren Memorial Library. Students have borrowing privileges with the Washington Library Research Consortium and enhanced access to the Library of Congress.

Also of particular note are several other resources researchers may find helpful in their search for materials:

GEORGE. GEORGE is the online library catalog that brings together all of Georgetown’s libraries.

Electronic Databases for Chemistry. Georgetown’s Lauinger and Blommer Science Libraries provide and maintain a list of databases specifically designed for chemistry research.

ACS Journal Search. The American Chemical Society maintains an extensive database of journals and publications.

Campus Safety

For information regarding Chemical Safety, please visit Georgetown University’s Department of Safety and Environmental Management (SEM). SEM also offers information on laboratory safety, fire safety, and environmental affairs.

More generally, the University provides information regarding personal safety on campus through the Office of University Safety.