News & Events


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. See our news archive for past stories.

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: New Reactivity Using Amphoteric Molecules and Temporary Itramolecularity

Professor André M. Beauchemin

Fri, February 24, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Inorganic Seminar: Photosynthetic-Inspired Systems for Solar Hydrogen Production

Dr. Lisa M. Utschig

Mon, February 27, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Organic Seminar: Novel Crop Protection Solutions: The Discovery and Synthesis

Dr. Joshua Roth

Fri, March 03, 2017 • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Physical Seminar: Synthesizing Nanoparticles for Green Energy: New chemistry from the surface to the core

Professor Janet MacDonald

Mon, March 06, 2017 • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 473

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Organic Semiar: The power of chemoselectivity: Functional protein-conjugates for proteomic and pharmaceutical research

Professor Christian Hackenberger

Wed, March 08, 2017 • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Hutchison Hall 140

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Recent News

Building a better microbial fuel cell, using paper

February 8, 2017

The concept behind microbial fuel cells, which rely on bacteria to generate an electrical current, is more than a century old. But turning that concept into a usable tool has been a long process. Microbial fuel cells, or MFCs, are more promising today than ever, but before their adoption can become widespread, they need to be both cheaper and more efficient.


Austin Bailey wins Research Initiative Award

December 19, 2016


Congratulations to Prof. Weix, our new AAAS Fellow!

November 28, 2016


AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science​ Council elected 391 members as Fellows of the association, in recognition of their contributions to innovation, education, and scientific leadership. Prof. Weix will receive his award on February 18 at a Fellows Forum at the AAAS Annual Meeting in Boston.


Upcoming Departmental Events

Senior Thesis Poster Session 2017

Fri, May 05, 2017 • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Robert B. Goergen Hall, Munnerlyn Atrium

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Chemistry Department Diploma Ceremony 2017

Sun, May 21, 2017 • 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
May Room, Wilson Commons

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