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.
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Researchers have put chemistry to work on a simple, inexpensive way to identify falsified antibiotics, offering a practical solution to a real problem in the developing world.
Publishing in Nature Communications, the team led by Professor of Chemistry Eugene Chen describes synthesis of a polymer called P3HB.
With the help of quantum mechanical computation, new CSU faculty member Robert Paton helped to develop a new catalyst that could improve medicines and medical imaging.
CSU chemists have made another major step toward waste-free, sustainable materials that could one day compete with conventional plastics.