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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

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

For your Information: Chemistry and Biochemistry Homecoming Dinner, Friday October 21, 6-10pm, Freeberg Hall, Touch of Nature

Join fellow SIU Carbondale alumni for food and camaraderie! This event is free to all alumni and current members of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department. RSVP is required. Please indicate if vegetarian entrée is preferred. Respond by Noon, Friday, October 7, to Tammy Wieseman at 618/453-5721 or email Individuals with disabilities are welcomed. Call 618/453-5721 to request accommodations. Dinner is provided by Abernathy's Original Buffalo Tro. Menu includes: steak or vegetarian (TBD), salad, baked potato, homemade bread, lemonade, tea, and water.

Weekly Seminar

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

Dr Mayandi Sivaguru, Associate Director of Core Facilities, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, UIUC, Friday, September 30, 2016

" Advanced Optical Modalities for Studying Structure and Function "

Although microscopy is over a century old technique to study objects that could not be deciphered by human eye, considerable effort was made in the last two decades. In this talk, you can get a glimpse of the fundamental limits of optical microscopy and how recent techniques try to overcome such limits. In addition, introduction to how advances in optical set up enable us to go beyond conventional diffraction limit, such as Structured Illumination, Airyscan Superresolution, Serial Block Face SEM techniques as well as efficient used of conventional confocal, two photon and light sheet modalities and their application in understanding structure and function of biological systems and beyond.


Materials Technology Center Seminar Series