Chemistry faculty research programs cut across traditional boundaries to solve real-world problems in catalysis, pharmaceuticals, therapeutics, materials, and sustainable energy. Research projects include the development of magnetic materials for biophysical applications; creation of nanoparticle-based reactive oxygen sensors and Surface Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy tracking of nanoshells with Raman-active PEGs; design and synthesis of novel materials for application in chemical sensing, catalysis, energy storage, and biomedical usage; and the design and synthesis of structurally rigid artificial photosynthetic systems to mimic natural photosynthesis.

Chemistry undergraduates and graduates work in tandem with faculty on their research. Not only do you gain valuable lab experience essential to hit the ground running toward career success as an undergraduate student, but you also gain knowledge from graduate students while solving real-world problems in the lab.