Chemistry & Biochemistry

Our outstanding faculty conduct world-class research in biochemistry as well as analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Many of the research topics that are being pursued by our exceptional graduate students are built around interdisciplinary themes in the areas of biomedical research (bioanalytical chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biophotonics, nanomedicine, and molecular/cell biology), and materials science (nanomaterials, liquid crystals, photonic materials, spectroscopy, separations, and surface science). The research of our faculty is funded through grants from federal (e.g., NIH, NSF, NOAA, DOE) as well as state agencies.