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.
Publishing in Nature Communications, the team led by Professor of Chemistry Eugene Chen describes synthesis of a polymer called P3HB.
Jarod Snook, a sophomore majoring in chemistry was awarded the Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship. The Hollings Scholarship includes a two-year academic scholarship and a summer internship opportunity with NOAA for full-time undergraduate STEM and education majors.
By stretching the amount of time proteins can be simulated in their natural state of wiggling and gyrating, a team of researchers at Colorado State University, using XSEDE high-performance supercomputers, has identified a critical protein structure that could serve as a molecular Achilles heel able to inhibit the replication of dengue virus and potentially other flaviviruses such as West Nile and Zika virus.