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.

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Antibiotic clothing, a new approach to fighting bacteria

Newsweek features chemistry professor fighting infection with new bacteria-resistant materials

Chemists could make ‘smart glass’ smarter by manipulating it at the nanoscale

Researchers have devised a potentially major improvement to the tinting speed and durability of smart glass by providing a better understanding of how the glass works at the nanoscale.

Debbie Crans receives ACS award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry

Debbie Crans becomes first person in Colorado and third woman ever, over the course of nearly 60 years, to receive ACS award for Distinguished Service in the Advancement of Inorganic Chemistry.

Chemist co-leads first large-scale study on indoor smog

Four-week experiment surprises scientists when the inside of a home briefly exceeds the conditions of the world’s most polluted major city after a Thanksgiving dinner is prepared.

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