CSU Chemistry Department Assistant Professor Hosts GWB Event

Held in conjunction with the U.N. Day of Women and Girls in Science, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) Global Women’s Breakfast (GWB2023) took place on February 14, 2023.

DEIJ in STEM – Ideas for Actions Spring 2023

There are several upcoming activities and workshops to support DEIJ in STEM. Please click here for more details and to register! Feb 14: Global Women’s Breakfast Feb 16: Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Carlos Olivo Named Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor

Associate Teaching Professor Carlos Olivo has recently been awarded Winner of Region 10 Excellence in Advising – Faculty Advisor.  This award is given on behalf of NACADA: The Global Community for Academic

Chemistry Alumna Cassidy Jackson Joins the Institute for Defense Analyses

Alumni News Dr. Cassidy Jackson (Zadrozny group) recently joined the Institute for Defense Analyses. Congrats, Cassidy!   IDA News Release: ALEXANDRIA, VA (November 2022) – Colorado State University alumna Cassidy E. Jackson


Chemists tackle the tough challenge of recycling mixed plastics

The CSU-led team has devised a new chemical strategy that delivers specifically designed small molecules called universal dynamic crosslinkers into mixed plastic streams.

Chemists propose ultrathin material for doubling solar cell efficiency

Writing in PNAS, the researchers showed that extremely thin films of molybdenum disulfide display unprecedented charge carrier properties that could someday drastically improve solar technologies.

Chemists redesign biological PHAs, ‘dream’ biodegradable plastics

A synthetic platform created by CSU chemists paves the way for a future in which PHAs can take off in the marketplace as truly sustainable plastics.

Planting the seed: DEI and social science concepts as part of core science curriculum

Akiko Nakamura, an assistant teaching professor in the Department of Chemistry, has been awarded a $10,000 mini-grant from the Office of Inclusive Excellence leadership team for her proposal titled, “Diversity and Inclusion Value Equity (D.I.V.E.).”