Welcome to Chemistry

The Central Science. Chemistry is the link that connects problems in the fundamental nature of matter to the most complex problems in the processes of life. Members of our department bring chemistry to life as cutting-edge researchers and as teachers for students across the university.

Undergraduates majoring in chemistry can go on to several professional fields, including medicine and graduate study, and are also in high demand in fields like secondary education.  Our commitment to teaching is also reflected in our desire to build a community environment and provide every opportunity of success for our undergraduates. Toward that end, we  have initiated  a Chemistry Learning Community for our first year and transfer students.

Our Ph.D. program has a history of cutting edge and often interdisciplinary research that will teach you to be an independent scientist, ready for a career in industry or academia. Our goal is to help you learn the most modern research techniques and to think creatively about solutions to major scientific problems.

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The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce new faculty joining us in 2015.


Aaron Rossini

Aaron Rossini, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, received his B.Sc. in 2005 and Ph.D. in 2010 from the University of Windsor where he worked in the group of Prof. Robert W. Schurko on the development and application of solid-state NMR spectroscopy of unreceptive and exotic nuclei. From 2011 to 2014 he worked with Prof. Lyndon Emsley and Dr. Anne Lesage at the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon/CRMN Lyon as a Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow on the development and application of dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) enhanced solid-state NMR spectroscopy. Following postdoctoral work at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne with Prof. Lyndon Emsley he will join the chemistry faculty at Iowa State University in August 2015.