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Chemistry is all around us

It impacts everything we can see, touch, smell and taste. The programs of the Department will prepare you to understand,investigate and apply the principles of chemistry to a wide variety of careers from the study of the environment, to solving criminal cases, to working in a chemically related business, to using chemistry to understand biological systems and processes, to preparing for a career as a research chemist.

For those wishing to prepare for advanced study in chemistry we offer both Master's and Doctoral Programs in all major fields of Chemistry.

Our faculty provide teaching and research expertise in all major areas of Chemistry

College of Science Excellence Awardees 2017: Robert Baer, Physics,:Staff; Dr Gary Kinsel, Chemistry and Biochemistry: TT Teaching; Dr Qingfeng Ge, Chemistry and Biochemistry: Scholar; Dr Derek Fisher, Microbiology: Early Career; Interim Dean, Scott Ishman

Donation: Dr Bob Gower has donated $800,000 from his foundation to the SIU Foundation designated for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. These funds will be used to partially support a Professor Chair position ($600,000) and to provide faculty startup funds ($200,000). The Department is highly appreciative of Dr Gower's generosity and this indication of his support for the Department's efforts in teaching and research.

The Department offers weekly seminars by faculty from departments throughout the United States and beyond describing the latest advances in their fields.

Weekly Seminar

Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.

Friday, February 02, 2018

Professor Daniel Strongin, Department of Chemistry, Temple University

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Friday, February 09, 2018

To be determined

Friday, February 16, 2018

 To be determined



Materials Technology Center Seminar Series