We trace our ancestral roots back to one of the founding fathers of modern analytical chemistry, Izaak Maurits "Piet" Kolthoff, whose outstanding contributions to the discipline laid the groundwork for a truly scientific approach to chemical analysis. Faculty direct interdisciplinary research projects that overlap with other chemical foci in the Chemistry Department, interconnect other departments and institutes on campus, and collaborate with local and national industrial partners. Researchers have access to state-of-the-art characterization equipment within their research groups and at a number of user facilities on campus. As a result, our graduates are well prepared for careers that expect both an expertise in analytical and bioanalytical chemistry and a fundamental, well-rounded knowledge of related disciplines.

Research Topics

  • heterogeneous catalysis
  • surface science, with an emphasis on catalytic and electrocatalytic phenomena
  • theory and development of modern separation techniques
  • polymer dynamics and characterization
  • design, synthesis, and crystal growth of molecular and supramolecular solids

Faculty

  • Edgar Arriaga
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
  • Michael Bowser
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
  • Philippe Buhlmann
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
  • Erin Carlson
    • Chemical Biology
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
  • Peter Carr
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
  • Renee Frontiera
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Christy Haynes
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
  • Steven Kass
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
  • Alon McCormick
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
  • Valerie C. Pierre
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Organic Chemistry
  • William Pomerantz
    • Chemical Biology
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • J. Ilja Siepmann
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry