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The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to:

providing a world-class education through its classroom and laboratory teaching; and creating new scientific knowledge through research aimed at solving some of society's most important human health, energy, and environmental problems.

March 30, 2015
Researchers lay groundwork for developing metal-free catalysts
Groundbreaking work for developing useful and practical small molecule metal-free catalysts published in JACS. Read More

March 30, 2015
Helping a young scientist with statewide science fair project
With equipment training and some guidance, Professor Valerie Pierre and Graduate Student Sarah Harris help an 8th grader with her science fair project. Read More

March 27, 2015
Professor Pomerantz receives Kimmel Scholar Award
Professor William “Will” Pomerantz has received a Kimmel Scholar Award from the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research. He will receive a two-year grant totaling $200,000. Read More

March 19, 2015
Iron-promoted hydroxylation of n-Butane by O2
Researchers demonstrate the hydroxylation of n-butane under ambient conditions by the reaction of oxygen with an iron complex that mimics the active site of the enzyme TauD. Read More

March 18, 2015
Jinbo Hu chosen to present research at Bell Labs
Jinbo Hu is one of 10 graduate students chosen to present their research at Bell Labs’ Nobel Prize Celebration and U.S. Future X Days, April 7-8. Read More

March 17, 2015
Isosorbide-based polymer research published and marketed
Researchers in the Center for Sustainable Polymers have synthesized sugar derivatives that can be polymerized and incorporated into block polymers. Read More

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, April 2
Bryce Crawford Lectureship: Dana Dlott
Friday, April 3
Special Seminar: Daniel Harki
Tuesday, April 7
Student Seminar Series: Andrew Borovik
Thursday, April 9
Departmental Seminar: Richard Brutchey

Graduate Student Research Symposium

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (link)

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