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Southern Illinois University



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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

Please Note: Our grateful thanks to Dr and Mrs Victor Garsky who have donated $10,000 to the Department in acknowledgement of the help and guidance given to Dr Garsky by Emeritus Professors Gerard V. Smith and David F. Koster. The gift will be used as financial support for part-time employment of undergraduate students with the expressed goal of giving these students laboratory research experience.

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 below.

 Professor Mark Byrd, Department of Physics, SIUC, Friday, February 15, 2019

" Quantum Computing: A Top View of the Room at the Bottom "


 Materials Technology Center Seminar Series