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

Summer Hours: 7:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Staff will be working remotely on Fridays during June and July.

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 at least one non-tenure track Assistant Professor with interest and experience in large lecture course instruction, for continuing 9-month appointments. Exceptional candidates with teaching experience in general chemistry 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


Chemists tackle the tough challenge of recycling mixed plastics

The CSU-led team has devised a new chemical strategy that delivers specifically designed small molecules called universal dynamic crosslinkers into mixed plastic streams.

Chemists propose ultrathin material for doubling solar cell efficiency

Writing in PNAS, the researchers showed that extremely thin films of molybdenum disulfide display unprecedented charge carrier properties that could someday drastically improve solar technologies.

Chemists redesign biological PHAs, ‘dream’ biodegradable plastics

A synthetic platform created by CSU chemists paves the way for a future in which PHAs can take off in the marketplace as truly sustainable plastics.

Planting the seed: DEI and social science concepts as part of core science curriculum

Akiko Nakamura, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a $10,000 mini-grant from the Office of Inclusive Excellence leadership team for her proposal titled, “Diversity and Inclusion Value Equity (D.I.V.E.).”


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