The chemistry program is centered on a core curriculum of coursework and laboratory experiences, including fundamental chemistry research. The entire full-time chemistry faculty has PhD degrees in the field of Chemistry. Active chemistry research activities center around natural products chemistry, analytical chemistry (e.g. water quality, electrochemical measurements), chemical education research, theoretical spectroscopy (primarily peptides), and inorganic chemistry (e.g. design of selective binding ligands for actinides and lanthanides, and organometallic catalysis). The chemistry program and facilities are well equipped to do almost any chemical measurement or analysis. Equipment, that is directly available for use by our students, includes: Low-field (60 MHz H-1 and 15 MHz C-13) FT-NMR, a Varian 660 FTIR, a Varian Liquid Chromatograph with a photo-diode array detector, a Cary-One UV-Vis spectrophotometer equipped with a temperature controlled Peltier Cell, a Varian Liquid Chromatograph and a Varian Gas Chromatograph, both equipped with ion-trap mass spectrometer detectors, a Varian Fluorescence spectrophotometer, a Varian ICP-MS, a Braun inert atmosphere drybox equipped the a low temperature freezer and external input jacks for doing electrochemical measurements, a Metrohm ion chromatograph, and a Metrohm voltammetric analyzer.
|Dean||Sandra Romano, PhD|
|Department Chair||Stanley Latesky, PhD|