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.


CSU chemistry professors Zadrozny and Bandar receive prestigious Cottrell Scholar Award

For the first time in CSU history, the Cottrell Scholar Award honors more than one professor.

Three chemistry faculty honored at 2020 CNS Professor Laureate lectures and teaching and mentoring awards ceremony

Garret Miyake and Joseph Zadrozny receive teaching and mentoring awards; Chuck Henry gives Professor Laureate lecture

Two chemistry faculty receive National Science Foundation early career awards

Justin Sambur and Joseph Zadrozny awarded the National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Ellen Fisher receives the highest honor of the American Vacuum Society, Plasma Science and Technology Division

Reaching its 23rd year, Ellen Fisher becomes second female to receive the Plasma Prize from the AVS PSTD