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. Undergraduate students benefit 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.

Research Groups

Ackerson Group

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Bandar Group

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Borch Group

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Chen Group

Chen Group slide

Crans Group

Crans Group Slide

Fisher Group

Fisher Group Research Slide

Henry Group

Henry Group Slide

Krummel Group

Krummel Group slide

Levinger Group

Levinger Group

McNally Group

McNally Lab Slide

Miyake Group

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Neilson Group

Neilsong Research group

Paton Group

Paton Group Slide

Prieto Group

Prieto Group Slide

Rappe Group

Rappe Group

Reynolds Group

Reynolds Lab

Sambur Group

Sambur Group Slide

Shores Group

Shores Group Slide

Szamel Group

Szamel Group Slide

Van Orden Group

Van Orden Group Slide

Williams Group

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Zadrozny Group

Zadrozny Lab slide

RESOURCES

Research News

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

Ravishankara named a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy

University Distinguished Professor recognized for achievements in science spanning four-decade-long career.

Revising climate models with new CSU field data

Aerosol particles play a large role in how much heat is absorbed or deflected by the atmosphere. Understanding how long they stay aloft can improve both human health and global climate modeling.