Fall 2023 Applications for the PhD and MS in Chemistry programs are now open!

Review of both PhD and MS applications will begin on December 1, 2022, and will continue until the class is full. Early applications are thus encouraged! Applicants may submit a request for an application fee waiver through our Google form. Fee waivers are available for both MS and PhD applicants. Request more information about the PhD and MS in Chemistry programs here.


First Year Chemistry PhD Student Wins GSSCE Grant

Lucia Yuan, a 1st-year PhD student from Karayilan Research Lab, received The Graduate Council of Arts and Sciences (GCAS) Graduate Student Scholarship and Creative Endeavors (GSSCE) Grant. Lucia's proposal on the synthesis of a new type of viscoelastics for ocular research is funded by GCAS. She will present the...

Emeritus Professor Malcolm E. Kenney Dies At 94

We are sad to announce that Hinman B. Hurlburt Professor of Chemistry Malcolm E. Kenney passed away peacefully at home on November 28, 2022 at the age of 94. Dr. Kenney first began his academic career at the Case Institute of Technology in 1956 and became Professor of Chemistry...

Congratulations to Dr. Shane Parker!

Dr. Shane Parker received the NSF CAREER award to develop computational methods to study photochemical reactions. The NSF considers the CAREER its most prestigious early career program that is awarded to faculty "who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education." In this project,...

Bagels and Coffee with Chemists Held on October 26

The Department of Chemistry held its Bagels and Coffee with Chemists event on October 26 from 10 AM to 1 PM in the Hovorka Atrium. Prospective Chemistry majors had the opportunity to mingle with the Undergraduate Recruiting Committee, learn about current departmental research from graduate students, and enjoy some...

PhD Program Virtual Information Session 2022

Interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Chemistry? The Department of Chemistry will host two virtual information sessions regarding our PhD program and Fall 2023 admissions! Prospective applicants will have the chance to speak with current faculty and graduate students, learn about the department's current research, and ask questions. Sessions...

Chemistry PhD Student Chris Acquah Wins Two-Minute Pitch Award

Chemistry PhD student Chris Acquah of the Crespo lab was recently awarded one of ten awards at the Two-Minute Pitch Your Poster Contest during Innovation Week. Congratulations, Chris!  


Crespo Group paper selected as one of the top in P&P

The recent paper, “The Triplet State of 6-thio-2′-deoxyguanosine: Intrinsic Properties and Reactivity Toward Molecular Oxygen” by Crespo Group members, Marvin Pollum and Luis Ortiz-Rodriguez was selected as one of the top papers published in Photochemistry and Photobiology for P&P’s virtual issue celebrating the publications 55th anniversary.