Home to several former Marshall and Goldwater Scholarships recipients, the Department of Chemistry prides itself on faculty directed undergraduate research projects, allowing students the necessary hands-on experiences that help them successfully compete for industrial positions as well as graduate and professional programs.

Faculty members focus on student success through innovative approaches and interventions in the classroom in introductory as well as advanced courses. The chemistry workshop program has been recognized by the Peer-Led Team Learning International Society as exemplary of the PLTL model.

 

Dr. Martin McPhail, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, receives a $55,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

ACS Grant for McPhail

 Congratulations to Dr. Martin McPhail, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, for receiving a $55,000 grant from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund in 2017. Dr. McPhail's research aims to understand mechanisms of charge transport in lead sulfide quantum dot arrays in order to use solar energy to convert crude petroleum naphtha into fuel and synthetic feedstocks. Great work, Dr. McPhail!