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excellence in education, research, and public service. We strive towards these goals through world-class teaching in the classroom and laboratory, research aimed at solving some of society's most important human health, energy, and environmental problems, and embracing diversity of communities and ideas to benefit Minnesota, the nation, and the world.

February 4, 2016
Lithium battery material found to harm key soil microorganism
The material at the heart of the lithium ion batteries that power electric vehicles, laptop computers and smartphones has been shown to impair a key soil bacterium. Read More

February 3, 2016
Alumnus Xiaoli Wang receives CACA Young Investigator Award
Alumnus Xiaoli Wang, Ph.D., from Agilent Technologies Inc. has been selected as the first winner of Young Investigator Award from the Chinese American Chromatography Association. Read More

February 3, 2016
Michelle Driessen publishes introductory chemistry textbook
Associate Professor Michelle Driessen, general chemistry director for the Department of Chemistry, is co-author of a newly-published textbook on introductory chemistry, Introductory Chemistry: An Atoms First Approach. Read More

February 3, 2016
Clifford Gee receives Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship
Clifford Gee, a 4th-year graduate student working with Professor Will Pomerantz, has been awarded a 2016-2017 Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship. He will be working on a collaborative project with Professor Gunda Georg in Medicinal Chemistry. Read More

January 29, 2016
Chemistry Alumni & Friends Breakfast, Tuesday, March 15
ACS National Meeting University of Minnesota Chemistry Alumni & Friends Breakfast, Tuesday, March 15. Read More

January 26, 2016
Shaker wins prestigious science scholarship to Cambridge
Sammy Shaker, a senior in the College of Science and Engineering and University Honors Program, has been named a Churchill Scholar by the Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States. Read More

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 11
Departmental Seminar: Julie Biteen
Thursday, February 18
Special Seminar: Assistant Professor Jason Chen
Thursday, February 25
Departmental Seminar: Jeffrey B. Johnson

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