Graduate education at Colorado State aims to train creative and competent scientists through the pursuit of answers to scientifically important research problems. Graduate students have opportunities to take a wide array of courses within the university. Graduate classes emphasize the most modern concepts and are taught by an internationally respected faculty.
Areas of research cover both the traditional chemistry disciplines (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical) and interdisciplinary fields (materials, chemical biology, environmental). CSU’s Analytical Resources Core is extensive through the department. The department maintains electronics, woodworking and scientific glassblowing expertise, and the university has a fully-staffed machine shop.
Students in the News
A Colorado State University student has played a key role in securing new regulations to protect water quality in mobile home parks – after learning that elevated levels of lead were found in the water at the mobile home park where they live.
Double major Elise Hadjis used her degree in chemistry to help her designs stand out.
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.
Three Ph.D. students at CSU received an award from the Office of Science Graduate Student Research to continue their research at national laboratory facilities around the country.