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. Undergraduate students benefit 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.

Research Groups

Bandar Group

Bandar Group Slide

Borch Group

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Chen Group

Chen Group slide

Crans Group

Crans Group Slide

Fisher Group

Fisher Group Research Slide

Henry Group

Henry Group Slide

Krummel Group

Krummel Group slide

Levinger Group

Levinger Group

McCullagh Group

McCullagh Group

McNally Group

McNally Lab Slide

Miyake Group

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Neilson Group

Neilsong Research group

Paton Group

Paton Group Slide

Prieto Group

Prieto Group Slide

Rappe Group

Rappe Group

Reynolds Group

Reynolds Lab

Sambur Group

Sambur Group Slide

Shores Group

Shores Group Slide

Szamel Group

Szamel Group Slide

Van Orden Group

Van Orden Group Slide

Williams Group

William Research Lab slide

Zadrozny Group

Zadrozny Lab slide

RESOURCES

Research News

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.

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.

Recyclable plastic innovation named ‘Research of the Year 2018’

Eugene Chen’s lab develops new materials and methods for waste-free, sustainable polymers.

The full story on climate change requires the long view

A new study shows what nine different world regions have contributed to climate change since 1900, and what will happen moving forward.

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