The Chemistry Department consists of a research-oriented faculty, postdoctoral fellows and over 50 graduate students in residence. It has extensive facilities and supports a wide variety of research, and the graduate program's low student-faculty ratio permits more personal interaction than one finds in larger chemistry departments.
The department's ties with the chemical industry and with government agencies stimulate the generation of new ideas and increase the range of job opportunities open to our graduates. Indeed, our alumni have important positions in academic institutions, industry and government laboratories.
The University's excellent science library is connected to the chemistry building (Science 2). University computing facilities are excellent. There are numerous computer pods around the campus, one being housed in the department. The Chemistry Department has also recently opened up its own computer pod in S2-126, which also serves as a meeting room for students to get help in their chemistry courses.
The department sponsors weekly colloquia in which well known visiting scientists describe their recent research results; these colloquia have become an integral part of life in the department. Periodically, the department also sponsors international symposia on special topics.
Some major departmental instrumentation:
Last Updated: 4/15/10