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Main Office Contact Information: 8 a.m.–4 p.m., Monday through Friday: or 970-491-6381
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Department of Chemistry Resources & Information:
Main Office Contact Information: 7:45 a.m.–4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday: or 970-491-6381

Professor Farmer addresses need for clean air over clean surfaces on NPR's national morning edition.
Scholarships Propel Chemistry Grad to Leadership Position
Justin Sambur and Joseph Zadrozny awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Debbie Crans And Garret Miyake Win Awards at Celebrate Colorado State
CSU Chemistry Club achieves American Chemical Society’s highest student chapter award

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. Exceptional candidates from all areas of polymer chemistry are encouraged to apply. For more information, see our employment opportunities.

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.


Ten Chemistry Graduate Students Walk Away with Awards and Honors at the 2021 Graduate Student Showcase

Colorado State University graduate students recently participated in the 2021 Graduate Student Showcase.  Ten chemistry PhD candidates walked away with awards and honors. The showcase provides opportunities for graduate students to present

Kate Kostenkova receives the Society of Bioinorganic Chemistry Flash Presentation Award

Kate Kostenkova, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, received the Society of Bioinorganic Chemistry Flash Presentation Award at the 1st Electronic Biological Inorganic Chemistry Conference

Andrea Westlie receives DSM Bright Science Award for PhD Students at ACS National Meeting

Ph.D. student Andrea Westlie of the Chen Group was selected as the Grand DSM Prize Award winner of the ACS Polymer Division DSM Bright Science Award for Ph.D. students at the fall ACS

Chern-Hooi Lim named C&EN’s Talented Twelve

Dr. Lim, Founder and CEO of New Iridium, has been named one of C&EN’s Talented Twelve.  C&EN’s Talented Twelve will host a free, two-day virtual symposium on September 27 and 28, 2021. 


Chemistry professor recognized with Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholar’s Award

Finke was selected to receive the Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholar’s Award for his exceptional and scholarly efforts distinguishing homogeneous from heterogeneous catalysis of organic reactions.

New research center paves way for CSU’s leadership in cannabinoid science

The Panacea Life Sciences Cannabinoid Research Center will serve as a springboard for CSU-based research, new and ongoing, focused on CBD and other naturally occurring compounds in hemp.

CSU chemists receive millions in federal dollars to fight plastics pollution

A team led by Eugene Chen in the Department of Chemistry will work on design and discovery of next-generation polymers.

Liliana Gallegos combines organic chemistry and computer modeling

Liliana Gallegos is a Ph. D. student in CSU’s Department of Chemistry. She is researching ways to use computer modeling to make organic chemistry reactions more efficient and has also been awarded a Frontera Computational Science Fellowship.


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