The Department of Chemistry at The University of Alabama offers
degrees in chemistry at the B.S.,
M.S., and Ph.D.
levels. We are a growing program with 25 faculty and approximately 90
graduate students. Research and teaching are conducted in the
major disciplines of chemistry: analytical, inorganic, organic,
and physical chemistries and biochemistry. In addition, chemistry
faculty actively participate in interdisciplinary
scientific research programs involving synthesis, the chemistry
of materials, biological chemistry, and environmental chemistry.
Applications to the Graduate
Program are now being accepted. For application information
or to arrange a visit to our department contact the
. Also feel free to contact the graduate
ambassadors for chemistry.
we want to hear from you. We are trying
to collect info on our B.S.
and graduate alumni.
Dr. Patrick Frantom has
received an NSF CAREER award in excess of $1 million to support
his research. The CAREER is the premiere award for young faculty
from the National Science Foundation. A&S press release
Chemistry major Sarah McFann is spending the summer doing research
at the University of Hiroshima. Read about her experiences on her
The Department is pleased to welcome the 2013 cohort of REU
NSF-funded REU program supports undergraduate research experiences
with UA Chemistry faculty.
The Department of Chemistry hosted
Diversity Awareness Symposium on April 27th. The symposium
included talks by STEM faculty from underrepresented groups,
panel discussions on underrepresented groups in STEM, and an
undergraduate research and outreach poster session. The symposium
was organized by Dr.
Busenlehner as part of her NSF CAREER award.
Michele Stover took first prize in the Graduate Student Poster
Competition at the annual SETCA (Southeastern Theoretical Chemistry
Association) annual meeting held at Auburn on May 10-11. Michele
is a graduate student in Dr.
David Dixon's group.
Shaughnessy received the College of Arts & Sciences
Jim Salem Chair award presented by Dean Olin.
The Department is pleased to announce that Dr.
Elizabeth Papish will join the faculty as an Associate
Professor in August. Dr. Papish's research interests are focused
on the design and application of bio-inspired metal catalysts
for organic transformations.
Congratulations to the Chemistry students who received awards
at the UA Undergraduate Research and
Creative Activity Conference. Sergei
received 2nd Place in the A&S Natural Sciences and
Mathematics (NSM) Division Oral presentation competition. Karson
Brooks (Pan) placed
third in the A&S NSM poster competition. LIndsey
Cobb (Nikles), Kevin Duque and Nick
Laskay (Shaughnessy), and Shuwen
Yue (Bakker) received honorable mention for their posters.
The UA Student Chapter of the American Chemical Society wasreceived
a Commendable Chapter award at the National ACS meeting.
Congratulations to Chemistry students receiving awards during Honors
Congratulations to Jordyn Johnson who
has been awarded an NSF
Graduate Research Fellowship that will provide up to five years
of support of her graduate studies at UA. Jordyn is a member of
Dr. Patrick Frantom's research
Chemistry major Ronneshia Jackson has named an ACS Scholar. The
ACS Scholars program is a competitive scholarship program to support
students from underrepresented backgrounds pursuing careers in
Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.
Prof. Arduengo's seminal contributions to the field of carbene
chemistry were highlighted in the October 15th issue of Chemical
& Engineering News. Article
Congratulations to Dr. John Vincent who received the Most Outstanding
Faculty award from the UA Academic Honor Council as part of Academic
Integrity week (Oct 8-12).
Congratulations to Dr.
Mike Bowman who has been promoted to full