The hard work and positive outlook of our faculty, staff and students drive our department forward. It is our sense of community and cooperation that allows us to collectively excel. 

Each member of our department contributes unique and valuable skills that enhance our work, and we believe in creating space that welcomes voices from diverse perspectives. Only through expanding our perspective can we fully foster creativity, cross-pollination of ideas and groundbreaking research discovery. 

Meet our Faculty

Our faculty is recognized as leaders in their fields and dedicated advisors on campus. With expertise ranging from atmospheric to bio-organic chemistry to spectroscopy, we are breaking new ground every day in the classroom as well as in the laboratory.

Department Faculty

A Message from the Department Chair

"Our department is large enough to encompass exciting areas of modern chemistry, while small enough that faculty and students build strong mentoring relationships."  – Brian Majestic, Associate Professor and Department Chair

Read the full message from the chair

Key team members


Our staff is available to help students, faculty and visiting scholars navigate the department year-round.

Staff Directory

Graduate Students

Chemistry and biochemistry graduate students play important supporting roles in our department as teaching and research assistants.

Graduate Students


Our postdocs work with faculty advisors to move research in innovative new directions each day.

Current Postdocs