We conduct research in all areas of chemistry, leading to several fundamental discoveries. Our research program is one of the strongest in the school, which provides exceptional training in state-of-the-art chemistry to graduate and undergraduate students leading to successful careers in the industry and academia. Faculty and students share our research locally, across the United States, and worldwide at conferences and workshops. Current faculty bring in several million external funding and have extensive collaborations with other academic institutions and industries. For a detailed summary of research projects, please review the divisional navigations below.
Research projects span a wide range of topics including metabolomics, lipidomics, proteomics, instrumental development, in vivo and in vitro electrochemical sensing, and surface analysis.
Biochemistry research includes developing molecular photo-responsive tools for understanding the brain, designing photo-active molecules to study vision, and quantum biology-based projects.
Inorganic chemists are interested in a broad spectrum of research areas, including catalysis, organometallic and main group chemistry, nanoscale and layered materials, biodefense, and green chemistry.
Organic research covers a broad range of topics, from discovering new reaction mechanisms and photochemical processes to synthesizing novel compounds ranging from small probes to large molecules.
Physical chemistry research includes theoretical and computational chemistry, molecular modeling, deep learning, and experimental biophysical chemistry.