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.

Chemistry Graduate Fellowship Awards

Initiated by alumnus Ted Brown (CHEM ’50), the Chemistry Graduate Fellowship awards recognize teaching dedication and creative scientific inquiry. Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 fellowships:

  • Teaching Assistant Fellowship: Thi Hong Ha (Ella) Nguyen ($5000)
  • Research Assistant Fellowship: Elwin Clutter, Forough Jahanbazi, and Artur Suzanowicz ($5000, shared)


College of Science Summer Scholar Program

Summer Scholar Program

The Department of Chemistry at Illinois Tech is pleased to announce the start of our Summer Scholar Program.

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