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

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RESOURCES

Research News

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.

CSU chemists share in $20 million award for NSF Center for Computer-Assisted Synthesis

Rob Paton in the Department of Chemistry helped establish the center in 2018. His work is in developing new computational approaches that enable data science to be applied to chemical reaction discovery and optimization.

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.