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

William Research Lab slide

Zadrozny Group

Zadrozny Lab slide

RESOURCES

Research News

Chemists design chemical probe for detecting minute temperature shifts in the body

The Zadrozny Lab designs molecules that allow magnetic resonance imaging to do things that it currently can’t do.

Breathe in, breathe out: Scientists continue probing chemistry of indoor air

Delphine Farmer led a Sloan Foundation-funded indoor air chemistry experiment along with about 40 collaborators across 12 institutions.

Chemistry professor recognized with Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholar’s Award

Finke was selected to receive the Arthur C. Cope Late Career Scholar’s Award for his exceptional and scholarly efforts distinguishing homogeneous from heterogeneous catalysis of organic reactions.

New research center paves way for CSU’s leadership in cannabinoid science

The Panacea Life Sciences Cannabinoid Research Center will serve as a springboard for CSU-based research, new and ongoing, focused on CBD and other naturally occurring compounds in hemp.