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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A reunion of ISU Chemistry alumni was organized by Professor Kwang-Hwa Lii, on the occasion of a visit to Taiwan by Professor Pat Thiel. The reunion was celebrated with a dinner in Taipei. Pat was very impressed and proud of the success that these alumni have achieved, and continue to achieve, in their careers.

Persons seated left to right are:

•Huang-Tsung Chang, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University (PhD with Edward Yeung)
•Chi-Shen Lee, Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chia-Tung University (PhD with Gordon Miller)
•Kwang-Hwa Lii, Department Chemistry, National Central University (PhD with Robert McCarley)
•Sue-Lein Wang, Department of Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University (PhD with Robert Jacobson)
•Pat Thiel, Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University
•Shian-Jy Wang, MegaPro Biomedical Co. (PhD with Robert Angelici)
•Wei-Ming Hung, Lanyang Technology (PhD with John Corbett)
•Wen-Bih Tzeng, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica (PhD with Cheuk-Yiu Ng)
•Ta-Chau Chang, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Science, Academia Sinica (PhD with Gerald Small)