C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry



No positions are currently available.






We expect to have space for 2 graduate researchers in the Fall of 2021. Application review for Fall admission is January 15, 2021. The department often reviews applications through the spring and early summer. Please email Prof. Popp if you are interested in applying after the fall admission date.


Doctoral program in Chemistry. The WVU Department of Chemistry is the only PhD granting chemistry department in the State of West Virginia. We have received R1 (highest research) designation from the Carnegie Classification System. We offer graduate students guaranteed competitive stipends ($23,000 for 2021-22 academic year) to support either a teaching assistantship or research assistantship, full University tuition waivers for a student’s time in the PhD program, as well as substantial annual meritorious fellowship support. We will begin reviewing applications for the Fall 2020 term in mid-December and our application deadline is January 15th. Details about the Department and the Doctoral program can be found in the attached document.


Start your graduate school application here: https://graduateadmissions.wvu.edu/how-to-apply




There are no openings for all 2020/21 academic semesters.


Highly motivated undergraduates in their Freshman or Sophomore years, especially student veterans, are encouraged to contact Prof. Popp. Click here for more information about undergraduate research in chemistry.


The WVU STEM SURE honors program is available to support undergraduate research opportunities for West Virginia residents over eight weeks of the Summer term. If you are interested, visit the WVU STEM SURE website for more details and contact Prof. Popp to discuss available projects and the application process.


The WVU Department of Chemistry hosts an NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduate Students program.

Click here for more information and application information.



© 2016 Brian V. Popp, Ph.D.

December 2016