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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

American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry Olympiad :

Saturday March 24, 2018 Neckers Room 440

Chemistry Olympiad Flyer                 Chemistry Olympiad Registration Form

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.

 Dr Michael Pugia, Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, Friday, March 02, 2018

" Rare Cell Analyzer for the next Generation Diagnostics Platform "

Cosponsered by the Materials Technology Center and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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 Materials Technology Center Seminar Series