carry out research on a wide range of chemical topics, which encompass
the traditional areas of chemistry--analytical, biological, inorganic,
organic, and physical--as well as a variety of interdisciplinary
research areas. Department faculty are involved in a variety of
centers, such as the Center for Materials and Information Technology
(MINT), Center for Green Manufacturing (CGM), Center for Advanced
Vehicle Technology (CAVT), and the Center for Biomolecular Products
The department is well equipped for modern research with a variety
The department has excellent facilities for NMR,
and surface analysis.
The department also houses one of the best equipped EPR
facilities in the country. The research effort is supported
by dedicated staff.
PhD level scientists who operate the NMR, EPR, and mass spectrometry
facilities. In addition, the department employs a full time master
glass blower, electronics technician. The college machine shop is
available to department researchers to fabricate and repair instruments
and other devices.
Undergraduate students play an active role in the Department's
research effort. All chemistry majors and other students interested
in chemistry are encouraged to become involved in an undergraduate
research project. The department also offers a summer
research program for students from colleges and universities
from around the country.