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Our department boasts an active and engaged undergraduate research program. Students work side by side with faculty members as they learn their way around our newly designed facilities- stocked with instruments you'd typically find at a larger institution.

Students gain invaluable experience planning and implementing experiments, analyzing data and presenting their findings. The skills acquired through research lead to successful graduate and professional careers in chemical research, and in other post-graduate schooling, such as pharmacy, dentistry, medical school, PhD, and employment opportunities where critical thinking, analytical skills, and the application of theory to practice are necessary.

Faculty research

Our faculty's expertise in analytical/instrumental, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and biochemistry ensures that our curriculum and equipment reflect the latest advances in the field. Our faculty have various specialized research interests and continuously push the boundaries within their discipline. Visit our Faculty directory page to view the research interests of each faculty member. Some faculty specialty areas include: 

  • exploring the effects of metals on human health
  • developing analytical approaches for applications in toxicology, drug analysis, arson detection and chemical analysis of latent fingerprints
  • investigations of plants used to treat diabetes in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • monitoring chemical pollutants, which negatively affect public health and the environment

Faculty and Staff Directory

Research labs and other facilities

Our newly designed research labs are equipped with state-of-the art tools used in multiple research projects. We have six dedicated research labs and also share the Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Center and the Environmental Research Center with other departments.

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Some examples of our outstanding research labs include:

An empty chemistry laboratory with equipment and supplies on the benches.

Organic and Polymer Synthesis Lab

 A well-equipped, unoccupied chemistry research laboratory.

Inorganic and Solids Research Lab

A modern, organized biochemical research laboratory with shelving and lab benches.

 Biochemistry Research Lab

A modern biochemistry research lab with various supplies and equipment on the counters.

Forensics and Environmental Research Lab


Chemistry Department

296 Shineman


Phone: 315.312.3048

Email: [email protected]