Chemist co-leads first large-scale study on indoor smog
New technique tests for viral infections
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Recyclable plastic innovation named 'Research of the Year 2018'

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.


Debbie Crans receives ACS award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry

Debbie Crans becomes first person in Colorado and third woman ever, over the course of nearly 60 years, to receive ACS award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry.

Ravishankara elected a Foreign Member of UK’s Royal Society

Ravishankara is a widely respected expert in the study of ozone, air quality and climate change.

Chemist co-leads first large-scale study on indoor smog

Four-week experiment surprises scientists when the inside of a home briefly exceeds the conditions of the world’s most polluted major city after a Thanksgiving dinner is prepared.

Chemistry graduate students win competition to aid research and professional growth

Two students in the Department of Chemistry were among 15 Colorado State University graduate students selected in February to become the next VPR Graduate Student Fellows after participating in the “Three Minute Challenge Competition.”


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