Department of Chemistry Resources & Information:
Main Office Contact Information: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday: or 970-491-6381
University Closure: Due to inclement weather, the University and our offices are closed Monday, Feb. 15.

Main Office Contact Information: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday: or 970-491-6381.

Effective October 11, the main office will temporarily move to A108.  Directions available on the door and on the lobby monitors.

Student-Led Research CSU Students Lead Polymer Research into More Recyclable Plastics
Research Shows Wildfire Smoke May Linger in Homes Long After Initial Blaze
Light can be Used to Make More Sustainable Chemicals
Inaugural Fixman-Ladanyi Professorship Awarded to Robert Paton
CSU Chemist who Developed Revolutionary Battery Mentors Next Generation of Innovators

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 Analytical Resources Core that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.



The Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, located in Fort Collins, CO, seeks to hire at least one tenure-track faculty member. While exceptional candidates in all areas of chemistry are encouraged to apply, we are especially interested in two areas: experimental physical chemistry with teaching interests in inorganic chemistry, and analytical chemistry with teaching interests in bioanalytical chemistry.


The Department of Chemistry is now accepting applications for the Fall 2023 school year!

Kill it with fire: CSU researchers seek solution for pervasive PFAS pollutants

CSU researchers Jens Blotevogel and Anthony Rappé recently received a $474,000 U.S. Department of Defense grant to study and improve the incineration process, so PFAS can be permanently removed from the environment without producing hazardous byproducts.

Inaugural cohort of CSU Leadership Fellows announced

The inaugural cohort of Colorado State University Leadership Fellows includes Associate Professor Amber Krummel, Department of Chemistry.


Associate Professor Amber Krummel is featured in Science is Human Because Humans do Science—Why Diversity Counts on July 8 and Professor Nancy Levinger provides her expertise in The Big Chill: How Cryopreservation Will Change Our Way of Life on July 22.


CSU Department of Chemistry Alum, Kiah Hicks, Inducted into the CSU Athletics Hall of Fame

On Friday, October 27, Kiah Hicks was inducted into the CSU Athletics Hall of Fame for Women’s Track and Field (2011-15). She excelled in the throws events and was a member of

National Chemistry Week 2023

This week, October 15-21, 2023, celebrated National Chemistry Week (NCW). NCW takes place on the third week of October and usually coincides with Mole Day. NCW is a public awareness campaign of

CSU Chemistry Department Assistant Professor Hosts GWB Event

Held in conjunction with the U.N. Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Global Women’s Breakfast (GWB2023) took place on February 14, 2023.

DEIJ in STEM – Ideas for Actions Spring 2023

There are several upcoming activities and workshops to support DEIJ in STEM. Please click here for more details and to register! Feb 14: Global Women’s Breakfast Feb 16: Creating an Inclusive Classroom


CSU leads interdisciplinary research into antibacterial material for internal medical devices

Researchers at Colorado State University and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland have developed an effective and flexible antimicrobial material that could be used to coat medical devices placed inside the body.

CSU students lead polymer research into more recyclable plastics

Researchers at Colorado State University have developed a new class of recyclable polymers that could replace common single-use plastics with a large environmental footprint like grocery bags.

Research shows wildfire smoke may linger in homes long after initial blaze

The findings, published in Science Advances, show that wildfire smoke can attach to home surfaces like carpet, drapes or counters – extending the exposure for those inside and potentially causing health problems even after an initial cleaning activity by air purifiers. However, Professor Delphine Farmer said the research also shows that simple surface cleaning – like vacuuming, dusting or mopping – can reduce exposure and limit risk.

Colorado State chemistry researchers partner with Oxford to develop versatile arynes

Researchers at Colorado State University are part of a collaborative study with Oxford University that has developed an ultra-mild and functional-group tolerant method to produce arynes.


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