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. 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 Central Instrument Facility that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.

NEWS

Scientists reveal whole new world of indoor home air quality

In their first major paper from the HOMEChem experiment, CSU researchers report the chemistry of mopping floors with bleach.

Quím-O-Metros para Niños (Chem-O-Meters for Kids)

Chem-O-Meters, a new research kit from the Natural Sciences Education and Outreach Center teaches chemistry to 6th-12th grade students.

Chemists create new route to PHAs: naturally degradable bioplastics

They offer a cost-effective synthetic pathway for conventional and new PHAs with enhanced properties.

Two CSU chemistry professors to help celebrate 150 years of the Periodic Table

Professors Eugene Chen and Amy Prieto will join a national panel in Washington, D.C. this week discussing chemistry breakthroughs enabled by scientific understanding of the periodic table.

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