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Professors Christine Isborn, Mike Colvin and Hrant Hratchian
Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Theory faculty Isborn, Colvin, Pribram-Jones and Shi model atoms, moles, proteins and materials using quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics and statistical mechanics. 
Professor Anne Kelley
Anne Kelley's Group
uses raman scattering to study the energetics and properties of molecules, materials and nanocrystals. 
Professor Ryan Baxter
Advancing Organic Chemistry Education
Chemistry Professor Ryan Baxter received a CAREER award from NSF to help advance his lab’s work developing new strategies for initiating radical chemical reactions to engineer mild...
Chemistry Professor Patti LiWang
Innovative Delivery System
Patti LiWang's research group had figured out how to make some of the most potent HIV inhibitors even more powerful.

Welcome

Our research programs range from studying how HIV targets cells and the chemical origins of life to visualizing chemical reactions and improving solar cell efficiencies. Our faculty members are committed to excellence in research and instruction, and have won a variety of awards at regional, national and international levels. 

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Featured News

Professor Shahar Sukenik, center, with graduate students Eduardo Flores and Karina Guadalupe, investigate intrinsically disordered proteins.
August 26, 2021

Like many people this summer, Professor Shahar Sukenik has dehydration on his mind. But it’s not the soaring outside temperatures prompting this focus. Dehydration has been a theme of his lab’s...

Professor Mark Sistrom
August 18, 2021

The over the counter, “safe,” organic-compliant insecticides people purchase at home-improvement stores could be causing a problem that goes far beyond the vegetable garden or farm field — antibiotic...

August 4, 2021
Chemistry grad students and faculty met outside of the ACS building for a poster session early on a summer morning.
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Seminars

Chemistry seminars are held on Fridays, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., in COB 267. See the seminar page for a list of past and upcoming seminars.