Department of Chemistry

Why chemistry?

Find your niche in chemistry and make your own discoveries.


11 U students awarded prestigious NSF fellowships

This is the second-largest U cohort to date.


A laboratory, the camera looking down from above. A long beam bisects the center of the photograph, with a lab bench on either side. On the right is Angus Wu, an asian student in a lab coat, face covering, and gloves. On the left is Andrew Pendergrast, a white man wearing a blue lab coat, face covering and gloves.

Catalyst for safety

The College of Science and Office of Environmental Health and Safety have enacted creative solutions to rebuild a culture of lab safety—and it has paid dividends in implementing safeguards for COVID-19.


Humans of the U: Ming Hammond

“As a professor, I think back sometimes to how impactful my experiences were as a freshman, getting that chance just because I asked. The first person you ask isn’t necessarily the first person to say yes, who will give you that shot. But we all started out as that nervous freshman, eager to try new things.”