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.
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.
Departmental Seminars are held in the Van Lente Auditorium (Neckers 240) at 4:00 pm unless otherwise indicated.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Professor Dipanjan Mazumdar, Department of Physics, SIUC
" Growth and Physical Properties of novel electronic and spintronic materials "
Friday, February 02, 2018
Professor Daniel Strongin, Department of Chemistry, Temple University
Friday, February 09, 2018
To be determined
Friday, February 16, 2018
Dr Igor Koptyug, International Tomography Center, Magnetic Resonance Microimaging Group, Russia
“ Enhancing signals in NMR and MRI: Catalytic Hydrogenation with Parahydrogen and beyond ”
Materials Technology Center Seminar Series