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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.

Invitation:Chemistry & Biochemistry Alumni Homecoming Dinner, Friday October 19, 2018

Please Note: we wish to note the passing on Thursday, September 27, 2018 of Emeritus Professor Conrad C. Hinckley. Dr Hinckley joined the Department in 1966, retiring in 1998. Dr Hinckley was recognized as the discoverer of "Lanthanide Shift Reagents"and was awarded the Kaplan Sigma Xi Research Award. He was chosen for the College of Science Outstanding Research Award in 1994. Our sincere condolences go to his wife Nelda and his family.

We also note the passing of Emeritus Professor John "Jack" Crelling of the Department of Geology, also on Thursday, September 27, 2018.

Weekly Seminar

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


Homecoming: Adjunct Professor James House, Illinois Wesleyan University and Emeritus Professor Illinois State University, Friday, October 19, 2018

" Of Solids and Sehnsucht "

 Materials Technology Center Seminar Series