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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

Dr Michael Emptage: we have just learned of the passing of Dr Michael Emptage on May 5, 2017 in Loveland Colorado. Mike was a physical chemist with a speciality in statistical thermodynamics who was part of a group of young physical chemists who brought a modern rigorous approach to teaching and research to the department in the late 1960's and early 1970's.

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.

No seminar Friday August 25,2017 - Eclipse week

Materials Technology Center Seminar Series