Perhaps it is no surprise that the Land of 10,000 Lakes is home to a range of environmental and green chemistry research. Many of our faculty members have environment-focused projects and incorporate green chemistry principles and sustainability goals into their research objectives. Particular strengths are in the areas of atmospheric particles, aquatic photochemistry, reactive surfaces, development of new green chemistry curricula and outreach materials, renewable feedstocks, and analytical methods.

As a signer of the Green Chemistry Commitment, our department has incorporated green chemistry laboratory experiments into its courses and developed an upper division green chemistry lecture course in order to educate future chemists about cutting-edge sustainable technologies.

Many of our researchers work closely with the Institute on the Environment to discover solutions to Earth's most pressing environmental problems by conducting transformative research, developing the next generation of global leaders and building world-changing partnerships. This creates a synergistic environment for addressing issues that transcend any single discipline, program or institution by bringing together thought leaders from private and public sectors and the University.

Faculty

  • 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
  • Christopher Cramer
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
  • Christy Haynes
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Chemical Physics
  • Marc Hillmyer
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Thomas Hoye
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
  • Kenneth Leopold
    • Chemical Physics
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry
  • Connie Lu
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Lee Penn
    • Experimental Physical Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
  • Lawrence Que
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • J. Ilja Siepmann
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • Ian Tonks
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
  • Joseph Topczewski
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic & Organometallic Chemistry
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry
    • Chemical Biology
  • Donald Truhlar
    • Chemical Physics
    • Chemical Theory & Computation
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Nanoscience & Materials Chemistry
    • Energy & Catalysis
    • Chemical Biology
  • Jane Wissinger
    • Environmental & Green Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Polymer Chemistry