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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Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of Gilman Hall and the Department of Chemistry September 11-13, 2014. Reconnect with fellow Chemistry alumni, meet our current faculty and students, tour our facilities and listen to great presentations!

Information, event schedule and registration can be found here: https://www.las.iastate.edu/events/gilman-100/


FACULTY JOB OPPORTUNITIES - APPLY NOW!

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN MESOSCALE THEORY AND COMPUTATION - 140685

As part of a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative (las.iastate.edu/faculty-careers) in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.las.iastate.edu/) at Iowa State University (ISU), a new joint initiative by the Departments of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry aims to foster and enhance capabilities in mesoscale science. Multiple new hires in the field of Mesoscale Science are planned over the next 2-3 years and should expect to benefit from and contribute to the interaction and collaboration among these and other departments. This mesoscale initiative includes synthesis, characterization, and theoretical understanding of novel functional materials with unique properties controlled by their complex, multi-scale heterogeneous structure. It will build on existing strengths in synthesis of functional nanomaterials, experimental condensed matter physics, and theory & simulation within both departments, and related efforts at the USDOE Ames National Laboratory.

The Department of Chemistry at ISU seeks candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in theoretical and computational chemistry. Candidates should have a demonstrated potential for transformative research in the development of large-scale simulation and multi-scale modeling formulations and algorithms, and an interest in their application to describing complex materials and processes at the mesoscale. Candidates with expertise complementing those that already exist in the departments and who are willing to collaborate with both experimental and theoretical/computational groups are strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise graduate and undergraduate students; generate a scholarly publication record; participate in technical committees and outreach activities; and engage in interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR POSITION IN PHYSICAL OR ANALYTICAL - 140702

Department of Chemistry, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011

Iowa State University (ISU) Department of Chemistry invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in analytical or physical chemistry. The Department of Chemistry at Iowa State University (ISU) located in Ames, Iowa, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position in analytical or physical chemistry. We are interested in scientists with outstanding accomplishments, a demonstrated potential for imaginative research. Qualified applicants must have a Ph.D in Chemistry or in a closely related discipline. In addition, for consideration at the rank of associate professor or full professor, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of teaching and research accomplishments commensurate with qualifications for each senior rank at Iowa State University. Candidates whose research focuses on the development of state-of-the-art techniques in solid-state NMR, with an interest in Dynamic Nuclear Polarization, and on applications of these methods to study chemical and physical properties of novel materials are especially encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to teach chemistry courses, particularly analytical and/or physical at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; advise graduate and undergraduate students; generate a scholarly publication record; participate in technical committees and outreach activities; and engage in interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

ISU offers a collaborative research environment, a close partnership with the USDOE Ames National Laboratory, and competitive startup packages.

For further information and to apply online access www.iastatejobs.com and reference either vacancy #140685 for Mesoscale or #140702 for NMR. You will be required to include a cover letter, a CV listing publications, statements of future research plans of teaching philosophy and interests, and 3 references. To be given full consideration, applications must be submitted by October 1, 2014.

Iowa State University is an EO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Vets status.

Iowa State University (www.iastate.edu) is an AAU-member comprehensive, land grant, Carnegie Doctoral/Research Extensive University with an enrollment of over 33,000 students. The university is located in Ames, IA, one of the nation's most highly rated metropolitan areas of its size. ISU is committed to achieving inclusive excellence through a diverse workforce and is dedicated to supporting work-life balance through flexible policies.


The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that two new faculty members will be joining us in 2014 and 2015.

Brett VanVeller

Brett VanVeller comes to us from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Brett received his B.Sc. in chemistry from McMaster University (Canada) in 2006. He began his graduate studies with Professor Timothy M. Swager at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as an NSERC graduate fellow. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2011, he moved to the University of Wisconsin–Madison as a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Postdoctoral Fellow working with Professor Ronald T. Raines. He will join us in the fall of 2014.

 

 

 

Vincenzo Venditti

Vincenzo Venditti is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He received 

his Ph.D. from the University of Siena in 2009 and will join the department in January of 2015.