FSU's new Chemistry Building is located in the Science Center area of campus. This 168,000 square-foot facility, which consists of five floors, is scheduled to open in early 2008. The building will house portions of the university's Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and will considerably expand research capabilities and programs in the molecular sciences. The first floor will host core research facilities and will contain a 140 person lecture hall. Floors two through four have been designed to provide highly flexible laboratory space that can accommodate a broad spectrum of experimental and computational approaches. The fifth floor will be devoted to synthetic chemistry. The Chemistry Building will contain space allocated to the groups of a number of senior, endowed chairs who will be hired in the near future. The new building and research facilities will greatly enhance the department's strengths in molecular recognition, materials, nanotechnology, biochemistry, molecular synthesis, computational chemistry, and advanced measurement science as well as further support its robust Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellow training programs.