hallmark of the Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry is a dedication to innovation in research
and education. In the last ten years, the department has hired 10 of
its 18 faculty members, completely renovated the Ph.D. and M.S.
programs, and increased extramural research support more than ten fold.
The department is currently composed of a dynamic group of 14 research
active faculty, and approximately 35 graduate students and support
staff. Faculty research interests span all areas of chemistry
(analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical) with
particular emphasis placed on multidisciplinary approaches to solving
cutting-edge research problems in all areas of science. The research
interests of the faculty who maintain active research programs are
described on separate