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The chemistry department’s research is regularly featured in journals, publications, and news outlets. In addition, our faculty consistently garner awards and recognitions for their work.   For more information, please see our news archive and annual department newsletter

Each semester the department also sponsors numerous events and seminars on chemistry-related topics. View our listing of departmental events and check out our seminar and colloquia schedule for this year’s presentations. These provide opportunities to learn about the latest research projects in chemistry while networking with fellow researchers, faculty, and students.

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Upcoming Speakers

Organic Seminar: "Design of New Catalyst Platforms with Aromatic Ions"

Professor Tristan Lambert

Fri, October 20, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Inorganic Seminar: "Catalysis at Metal-Metal Bonds"

Chris Uyeda

Mon, October 23, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Colloquia: "Chemical Synthesis of Very Large Molecules"

Jeffrey W. Bode

Wed, October 25, 2017 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lander Aud. Hutchison Hall 140

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Physical Seminar: "Single nanowire spectroscopy: Probing directional interactions in ordered assemblies of organic semiconductors"

Professor Mike Barnes

Mon, October 30, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Rothchild Lecture: "Activating Metal Sites for Biological Electron Transfer"

Professor Edward I. Solomon

Mon, November 13, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
473 Hutchison Hall

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Recent News

Robert Boeckman Honored as 50-Year Member at ACS Awards and Recognition Dinner

October 13, 2017

ACS 40, 50, 60 year RecognitionThe local Rochester section of the American Chemical Society honored 50, 60 and 70 year members at their awards and recognition dinner on Wednesday, October 11th.  Prof. Bob Boeckman and his wife, Dr. Mary Delton, were honored as 50-year members of the ACS.  Shown below are each honoree with Dr. Allison Campbell, current president of the ACS and research scientist from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. A big crowd of Rochester chemists came together to celebrate.


Lauren VanGelder Selected as First Prize Winner in the NY-BEST Future Leaders Poster Contest

October 12, 2017

Future Leaders Poster Contest Winner: Lauren VanGelderLauren VanGelder (3rd year graduate student in the Matson Group) was awarded 1st prize in a poster contest at yesterday’s "New York Battery and Energy Storage Technology Consortium (NY-BEST) Energy Storage Conference", for her work on Vanadium-oxide Clusters as electrolytes for Redox Flow Batteries.


Summer research that’s totally (nano)tubular

August 11, 2017

Chemistry major Austin Bailey ’18Austin Bailey '18 (T5) at working in the chemisty lab of professor Todd Krauss. (T5) has been able to carry out specialized research to a rare degree for an undergraduate student. As a participant in the National Science Foundation–funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in summer 2015, he was introduced to the world of carbon nanotubes. He’s been studying them ever since.


Upcoming Departmental Events

Undergraduate Advising Week

Mon, October 30, 2017 • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Hutch - Varied Locations

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Department Gathering & Fall Awards

Thu, November 02, 2017 • 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Douglass Feldman Ballroom (2nd Floor)

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