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Ph.D. Program

• Molecular Photochemistry and Photophysics of Novel Chromophores
• Single-Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging
• Hybrid Metal-Organic Photonic Materials
• Organic Semiconductors, Electroluminescence, and Sensory Materials
•Solar Energy Capture, Conversion and Catalysis
• Biophotonics
• Computational Mechanistic Photochemistry
• Photopolymers and Photopolymerization

The Center for Photochemical Sciences at Bowling Green State University (BGSU) has a vibrant, world-renowned program that offers students the opportunity to perform cutting-edge research with our internationally recognized faculty.

BGSU is located in Bowling Green, Ohio, and is in the scenic Great Lakes region of the United States. It houses the Center for Photochemical Sciences, a research center that focuses on interactions of light with matter.

This is an exciting time to join the BGSU Chemistry team. We have recently added new faculty in optical spectroscopy, materials chemistry, computational chemistry, and single-molecule spectroscopy and biophysics. The Center for Photochemical Sciences at BGSU has been instrumental in contributing to the fundamental development of photo-driven chemical processes and in addressing critical environmental and energy problems over the last two decades, receiving worldwide recognition and high regards.

Goals and Objectives

  • To conduct research across disciplinary boundaries
  • To prepare students and professionals for careers in industry and academia
  • To support established technological business through consultation and collaboration, particularly in our immediate locale, and to support the development of new business based on photoscience.
  • To serve as a resource center and transfer knowledge to the broader public and scientific communities.

Admission Criteria

Admission requirements are a bachelor's degree in chemistry or a related major from an accredited college or university with a grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Degree Completion

Students pursuing the Ph.D. degree will need about four to five years to complete the degree. Coursework is completed in the first two or three semesters, and students are encouraged to begin research as early as possible. Students will have chosen their research adviser by the beginning of the second semester.

Financial Support

Bowling Green State University and the Center for Photochemical Sciences provide full support for all graduate students in good standing, which includes tuition, fees, and a competitive stipend.

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