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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University. We have an international reputation for excellence in research across a broad array of disciplines, including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, materials and physical chemistry. Ph.D. graduates receive world-class training, participate in cutting-edge (and often interdisciplinary) research projects, and are employed at all levels of academia and industry around the globe. The faculty also enjoy an award-winning reputation for teaching excellence. Undergraduate students benefit both from access to this classroom expertise and from a long tradition of substantive undergraduate participation in research. The Department’s research efforts are supported by a state-of-the-art Central Instrument Facility that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.


Chemistry graduate student receives 1st place at the 2018 BioInterface Workshop and Symposium

Chemistry graduate student Hailey Hibbard was awarded the 1st place prize at the 2018 National BioInterface Workshop and Symposium Poster session, which was held on October 1-3, 2018, in Boulder, Colorado.

Chemistry Club and the Department of Chemistry’s “Halloween Spooktacular Show” celebrated Halloween with record numbers

Colorado State University’s Chemistry Club and the Department of Chemistry spooked a record number of community members this past Sunday, Oct. 28 with their annual “Halloween Spooktacular Show.”

Department of Chemistry welcomes new Organic Lab Coordinator

The Department of Chemistry is excited to welcome Panduka S. Piyaratne, Ph.D. to Colorado State University as the new Organic Lab Coordinator.

Chemistry graduate student receives 2018 Endeavor Fellowship

Kerry Rippy, a chemistry graduate student with the Department of Chemistry was selected to receive a 2018 Endeavor Research Fellowship.


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