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Research at the Department of Chemistry

Key research in the Department of Chemistry focuses on issues that affect the environment. Researchers are working on the creation of new energy efficient and environmentally friendly batteries; figuring out the impact nanoparticles have on the environment; and capturing excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. These are just some of our scientists' important research initiatives.

Research News

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


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Research Centers

Please visit our Centers and Facilities page for descriptions of the various centers associated with the Department of Chemistry. Here is a short listing of them.

Undergraduate Research

Research Facilities