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

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Chemists design chemical probe for detecting minute temperature shifts in the body

The Zadrozny Lab designs molecules that allow magnetic resonance imaging to do things that it currently can’t do.

Outstanding Grad: Beth Trent-Ringler, College of Natural Sciences

“I feel proud of all I’ve learned and all the challenges I’ve overcome in these few years. Of course, the pandemic gave everyone a whole host of additional challenges, but it does feel really rewarding to get to the other side and earn my degree.”

Breathe in, breathe out: Scientists continue probing chemistry of indoor air

Delphine Farmer led a Sloan Foundation-funded indoor air chemistry experiment along with about 40 collaborators across 12 institutions.

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.