Research is a fundamental element of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Our faculty members are active scholars in a wide variety of chemical and biochemical disciplines, regularly presenting their work at professional conferences and publishing their findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The department is deeply committed to sustaining a vigorous and diverse range of collaborative student-faculty research, and the majority of our majors engage in a meaningful research experience prior to graduation.
Students are active participants in research, leading to co-authorship on presentations and publications. Student researchers also have the opportunity to present their work at regional and national professional scientific conferences, such as the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Descriptions of faculty research can be found on the Faculty Research Interests page, while ways in which students can become involved in research are described below.