Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Kent State University. We invite you to browse these pages that describe our instructional and research community. Here you will find award-winning teachers, internationally recognized scholars, excellent research facilities, and active researchers creating new materials and new knowledge. Read about our course and degree offerings, and explore our photo and video galleries.

Our graduates can be found in local industry as well as Fortune 500 firms across the United States. Many of our undergraduate students pursue graduate education in chemistry or biochemistry; others complete professional training in medicine, dentistry, or pharmacy. Our Ph.D. alumni are researching and teaching at prestigious companies, colleges, and universities around the world. Have you been part of the Kent State Chemistry and Biochemistry community? If you're an alumnus of our Department, please take a moment to let us know what you are doing now.

Our alumni do great things every day - we invite YOU to become part of our success story!

The KSU Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS) Chapter is a group for students interested in all disciplines related to and including chemistry. Planned activities are geared towards social and professional networking and development as well as community outreach for both chemistry promotion and service to help better our local community.

Recent events include hosting seminar speakers and a poster session; arranging local professional development seminars; professional networking; acting as Peer Advisors to incoming chemistry students, and various community se

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  • The Summer 2023 REU program will run from June 5-August 11, 2023.

    From 2001-2015, 2017-2019, and in 2022, we hosted participants from across the country who spent ten weeks in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Liquid Crystal Institute research laboratories. Students in our program work closely with the faculty and other researchers on exciting projects in the areas of liquid crystals, materials (biomaterials & nanomaterials) and biological membranes.

    In addition to working in the lab, participants of the REU program are also given the opportunity to

  • Students may pursue a Pre-Medical program (Pre-medicine, Pre-Osteopathy, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Veterinary Medicine) at Kent State University. They must also complete all the requirements for a primary major or field of concentration.

    Students often choose to pursue the primary major in the biological sciences, chemistry, or psychology; they may, however, pursue any major in the college along with the premedical program.

    Note the BS Chemistry degree with a concentration in Biological Chemistry includes all the courses required for the Pre-Medical program

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Departmental Colloquium

Departmental Colloquium

Fall 2023 Colloquia

Colloquia are scheduled Thursdays in room 111 Williams Hall from 4:00-5:00PM unless otherwise noted.

Thursday, September 21: Dr. Sriloy Dey (OSU)

Thursday, October 5: Fall Break

Thursday, October 12: Kara Barnett, Safety Meeting (KSU)

Thursday, October 19: Dr. Rajib Paul (KSU)

Thursday, October 26: Dr. Xiong Gong (UA)

Thursday, November 16: Dr. Diana Gonçalves Schmidt (KSU)

Thursday, November 23: Thanksgiving Break

Thursday, November 30: Dr. Arkaprabha Konar (KSU)