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.

Sustainability Leader Colorado State University makes it four in a row for sustainability, earns fourth consecutive platinum STARS designation
Breathe in, breathe out: Scientists continue probing chemistry of indoor air
Celebrate! Colorado State University Awards 2022
Scholarships Propel Chemistry Grad to Leadership Position
Justin Sambur and Joseph Zadrozny awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award
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 a non-tenure track Assistant Professor with interest and experience in inorganic teaching lab instruction, for a continuing 9-month appointment. Exceptional candidates with teaching experience in inorganic and upper division labs are encouraged to apply.


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 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

Carlos Olivo Named Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor

Associate Teaching Professor Carlos Olivo has recently been awarded Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor.  This award is given on behalf of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic

Chemistry Alumna Cassidy Jackson Joins the Institute for Defense Analyses

Alumni News Dr. Cassidy Jackson (Zadrozny group) recently joined the Institute for Defense Analyses. Congrats, Cassidy!   IDA News Release: ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 2022) – Colorado State University alumna Cassidy E. Jackson


New CSU-led center will explore how light can be used to make more sustainable chemicals

The National Science Foundation has awarded a CSU-led team a three-year, $1.8 million grant to launch the Center for Sustainable Photoredox Catalysis, which will design chemical manufacturing processes harnessing light energy and utilizing readily-available materials as catalysts. 

Inaugural Fixman-Ladanyi Professorship awarded to Robert Paton

“Robert Paton, a professor of chemistry at Colorado State University, was awarded the inaugural Fixman-Ladanyi Professorship in Chemistry… “Rob is becoming ‘the’ person sought after for collaboration in computational organic chemistry. He is a dedicated and thoughtful teacher, and he is a valuable department citizen. Dr. Paton’s well-rounded excellence sets a high standard for the Fixman-Ladanyi Professorship.””

CSU chemist who developed revolutionary battery mentors next generation of innovators

Even as Colorado State University Professor Amy Prieto continues to commercialize a fast-charging battery that’s being touted as a game-changer for everything from electric vehicles to power tools, she’s continuing to educate the next generation of innovators inside her lab in the Chemistry Building.

CSU researchers receive $1.2 million grant to study how everything from cleaning products to nicotine impacts indoor air

Colorado State University Department of Chemistry Professor Delphine Farmer and her team of researchers recently received a $1.2 million grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to investigate the chemical compounds floating through our indoor spaces.