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.
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Chemists design new molecule, with oxygen as the star of the show
From drug discovery to materials engineering, the new oxonium could open up a whole new chapter in chemistry by design.
Jean Chung receives NSF CAREER award to study proteins on cell membranes
The award will support Chung’s investigation of molecular interactions on the surfaces of cells, where many critical life processes take place.
Water in, clean energy and water out: DOE funds renewable hydrogen fuel research
Using sunlight to split water, or H2O, into hydrogen and oxygen represents what Justin Sambur, associate professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University, calls “a holy grail in energy science.”
Indoor air quality experiments show exposure risks while cooking, cleaning
When you’re cooking or cleaning inside your home, what chemicals are you breathing, and are they potentially harmful? CSU chemists have given us a solid start on the answer.