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.
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.
The Panacea Life Sciences Cannabinoid Research Center will serve as a springboard for CSU-based research, new and ongoing, focused on CBD and other naturally occurring compounds in hemp.
A team led by Eugene Chen in the Department of Chemistry will work on design and discovery of next-generation polymers.
Liliana Gallegos is a Ph. D. student in CSU’s Department of Chemistry. She is researching ways to use computer modeling to make organic chemistry reactions more efficient and has also been awarded a Frontera Computational Science Fellowship.