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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Faculty Job Opportunities - Apply Now! 

The Department of Chemistry is accepting applications for three faculty positions: Assistant Professor in Mesoscale Theory and Computation, Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Physical or Analytical Chemistry and Assistant Professor in Analytical Chemistry. Please click here to view the job descriptions and details on how to apply.

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.