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 Central Instrument Facility that provides 24/7 student access to shared instrumentation.
Van Orden Group
Four-week experiment surprises scientists when the inside of a home briefly exceeds the conditions of the world’s most polluted major city after a Thanksgiving dinner is prepared.
Eugene Chen’s lab develops new materials and methods for waste-free, sustainable polymers.
A new study shows what nine different world regions have contributed to climate change since 1900, and what will happen moving forward.
The reaction uses phosphorus to stitch together molecular rings called pyridines.