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Research Areas

The department's research spans all of the traditional areas of Chemistry and Biochemistry.  The five divisional areas are Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry.

Analytical Chemistry

Major topics in analytical chemistry research include analytical spectroscopy, electrochemistry, mass spectrometry, and separation science.


Biochemistry research in the department spans chemical biology, enzymology, molecular biology, molecular biophysics, and structural biology.

Chemistry Education

Chemistry education research includes equity- and justice-based research, identity research, and participatory action research.

Inorganic Chemistry

Inorganic chemistry research includes bioinorganic chemistry, inorganic materials, physical inorganic chemistry, and synthetic inorganic chemistry.

Organic Chemistry

Research in organic chemistry includes chemical biology, organic materials, organic synthesis, and physical organic chemistry.

Physical Chemistry

Physical chemistry research topics encompass atmospheric and environmental chemistry, computational chemistry, molecular biophysics and structural biology, NMR spectroscopy, theoretical chemistry, ultrafast laser spectroscopy, and other experimental physical chemistry.


Faculty By Primary Research Interest

Analytical Spectroscopy & Electrochemistry

Bioinorganic Chemistry

Chemical Biology

Chemistry Education


Experimental Physical Chemistry & Spectroscopy

Inorganic Materials

Inorganic Synthesis

Mass Spectrometry & Separation Science

Molecular Biology

Molecular Biophysics & Structural Biology

Organic Materials

Organic Synthesis

Physical Inorganic Chemistry

Physical Organic Chemistry

Theory & Computation