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.
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
January 20, 2016
Pomerantz selected as for McKnight Land-Grant Professorship
Assistant Professor William “Will” Pomerantz has been selected as a recipient of the University of Minnesota McKnight Land-Grant Professorship for 2016-2018. Read More