The Department of Chemistry has 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.
Part of three projects chosen nationally this year by the National Science Foundation, Robert Paton and his team will create a new generation of “data chemists.”
Chloe Beardsley of the Department of Chemistry helps Access Sensor Technologies win competition alongside starting a new national honor society chapter for women in chemistry.
Hailey Hibbard of the Department of Chemistry is one of three students awarded with all-expenses-paid travel to the ACS fall meeting for the Division of Medicinal Chemistry.
For the first time in 20 years, a Colorado State University professor is the recipient of one of the nation’s top teaching and research prizes in chemical sciences, which includes a $100,000 research grant.