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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

Physical Seminar: Professor Kevin Kittilstved

Mon, May 14, 2018 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
473 Hutchison Hall

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Colloquia: Professor Cherie Kagan

Wed, May 16, 2018 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lander Auditorium, 140 Hutchison Hall

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Colloquia: Dr. Carlos J. Bustamante

Wed, May 23, 2018 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lander Auditorium, 140 Hutchison Hall

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Recent News

Graduate Students Receive ACS Travel Awards

May 10, 2018

ACS 2018 New OrleansViktoria Steck, a fourth-year graduate student in Prof. Fasan’s research group, was awarded an American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Inorganic Chemistry Travel award. With support from this award, Viktoria attended the 255th ACS Meeting in New Orleans, LA, where she presented a talk on her research entitled: “Mechanism-guided design of efficient P450 catalysts for C-H amination via nitrene transfer“.


Merjema Purak Wins Best Talk at Western NY ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium

May 1, 2018

ACS Western NY SymposiumMerjema Purak, undergradute student in the Matson Group, was awarded best talk at the 2018 ACS Western New York Undergraduate Rsearch Symposium. Merjema presented her research on "Kumada Coupling of Halogenated N-Heterocycles Using a Manganese Salt."


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Awarded to Hayden Carder & Chemistry Alumni Receives Honorable Mention

April 27, 2018

Hayden CarderHayden Carder, who graduates this year with a B.S. in Chemistry, has been selected as an awardee for the NSF Graduate Fellowship Award.


Upcoming Departmental Events

Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2018

The Diploma Ceremony for Chemistry BS and BA majors will be on Sunday, May 20th, 2018, at 3:30 p.m., in Douglass Feldman Ballroom.  There will be a reception immediately afterwards in the adjoining section of the Douglass Feldman Ballroom.

Come help us celebrate our graduating Class of 2018!

Sun, May 20, 2018 • 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Douglass Feldman Ballroom (2nd Floor)

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