Chemistry connects the physical sciences with life sciences and applied sciences. It is at the heart of solving a broad range of critical scientific problems in fields like energy, catalysis, drug design, and materials development and production.


Graduate students in Chemistry work closely with faculty to carry out cutting-edge research that advances current understanding and knowledge in a broad spectrum of chemical problems.


“The chemistry background you need; the flexibility you desire.” The department enables students to customize their academic background for the career they wish to pursue.

Upcoming Events

Dr. Xiaofeng Feng of the University of Central Florida will present: "Reducing Our Reliance on Fossil Fuels by Electrocatalytic Synthesis. Due to the limited reserves of fossil fuels, there is a more and more urgent need to develop renewable...
Dr. Weley Chalifoux of the University of Nevada, Reno will present: "Alkyne annulations for a facile synthesis of soluble polycyclic aromatics and graphene nanoribbons" The development of new methodologies to afford novel polycyclic...
Dr. Elena Jakubikova of the University of North Carolina will present: "Chromophores + TiO2 + light = electricity: Designing better sensitizers with computational chemistry" Wide bandgap semiconductors sensitized with organic or inorganic...