Wayne State University

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College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Department of Chemistry
A Tradition of Excellence in Research and Teaching.

2013 Pittcon Achievement Award

Congratulations to Professor Sarah Trimpin for receiving the 2013 Pittcon Achievement Award.

Sopuruchi (Victor) Chukwueke

Congress' action puts Victor closer to medical school dream. Click on image for more.

AAAS Fellows

Dr. Stephanie Brock and Dr. Arthur Suits, have been named Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

New Lumigen Director

Dr. Judy Westrick has joined the Lumigen Instrument Center as the new Director.

Congratulations to Professor Wen Li for receiving a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). This is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers. Click Image for more


Professor Schlegel was honored with a special symposium at the 2013 National ACS Meeting in Philadelphia

2013 ACS Award

Congratulations to Professor Schlegel for his 2013 ACS Award for Computers in Chemical & Pharmaceutical Research

Congratulations to the Wayne State chapter of the American Chemical Society Student Affiliates for earning an Honorable Mention Chapter Award for 2011-2012. The award will be presented at the 245th ACS National Meeting in New Orleans in 2013. For more information about the chapter, see http://chem.wayne.edu/acs-sa/Home.html

Distinguished Professor

Congratulations to Professor Schlegel for being named a distinguished professor

2013 Masao Horiba Awardee

Congratulations to Professor Parastoo Hashemi, recipient of a 2013 Masao Horiba Award for her group's research in "Fast-scan Cyclic Voltammetry for Continuous, Ultra-Fast Measurements of Trace Metals in Natural Water Systems"

2013/14 CLAS Excellence in Teaching Award

Congratulations to Professor Sarah Trimpin for receiving the 2013/14 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Excellence in Teaching Award.

The Lumigen Instrument Center has purchased and upgraded several instruments. (Click image for more)

Fri Apr 18
Biochemistry Seminar - Thilini Poramba Liyanage
Thu May 01
Inorganic Seminar - Habib Baydoun
Fri May 02
Biochemistry Seminar - T.T.Tchen Lecture: Richard J. Roberts
Mon May 05
Inorganic Seminar - Brittany Venglarcik
Thu May 15
Inorganic Seminar - Ryan Hollingsworth

With a research pedigree dating to well before the 1944 establishment of the Ph.D. program by Neil E. Gordon, and a teaching mission embracing diversity and modern methodology, the department of Chemistry provides a supportive yet competitive atmosphere for faculty and students alike. We have over 150 graduate students and 30 postdoctoral fellow researchers in the Department. In the last three years nearly 60 Ph.D.s and 150 Bachelor's degrees in Chemistry have been awarded.

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