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Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

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Chemistry & Biochemistry

Students explore yesterday, today and tomorrow, searching for solutions to today's problems and imagining what they can build in a future of nano-devices and smart supramolecular architectures. They even probe the mysteries nature embedded long ago in cell walls and RNA.

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Outreach and Public Engagement

The Chemistry & Biochemistry Department is committed to engagement with the local community as well as the scholarly community.

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Giving Opportunities

Gifts by alumni and friends help support faculty and students in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department.

Recent Chemistry News:

Chemistry student among five winning awards in Three Minute Thesis® competition

The 2021 3MT winnersFrom Ohio University News Five students won awards at the Ohio University Three Minute Thesis® Competition finals hosted by the Graduate College on Dec. 2. The Three Minute Thesis® Competition was founded by the University of Queensland in 2008, with competitions now held at more than 900 institutions in 80 […]

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Posted on 01/13/2022

University Mourns Chemistry Professor Emeritus Gary Pfeiffer

Gary Pfeiffer,p;ortraitThe Ohio University community mourns the loss of Dr. Gary Pfeiffer, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Pfeiffer, 81, passed away peacefully at his home in Athens, according to his obituary. He is survived by Barbara, his wife of 51 years; his daughter, Amy and her wife Gina; and his […]

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Posted on 12/08/2021

University Mourns Chemistry Professor Emeritus John Blazyk

John Blazyk, portraitThe Ohio University community mourns the loss of Dr. John F. Blazyk, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry & Biochemistry. Known to his friends and family as Jack, he passed away at his home in Boise, Idaho, at the age of 73 from complications associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to […]

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Posted on 12/08/2021

Advising News | Applying to medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, physician assistant or physical therapy programs?

Ann LaComb advising a studentTake a 1-Credit Course on the application process By Ann LaComb Pre-Health Advisor Juniors and seniors, is this is your year to apply to medical, dental, veterinary, optometry, physician assistant, or physical therapy programs? I invite you to register for UC 1500 Student Transition Seminar – Pre-Medicine Strengthen your application […]

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Posted on 12/03/2021

Advising News | Helpful insights for students in the application process for professional programs

Research, Tanda Labs, Life Sciences BuildingBy Ann LaComb Pre-Health Advisor Are you currently in the application process for professional programs? It’s an anxious time as you wait to hear back from programs such as medical schools, dentistry schools, etc. that you have already applied to. Are you starting to wonder how to make certain your favorite […]

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Posted on 12/03/2021

Provost Undergraduate Research Fund offers awards to 28 OHIO students

Mallory Stowe and Caleb Sunderhaus, two awardees from the Painting + Drawing program in the School of Art + Design.From Ohio University News The Ohio University Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) awards program has provided 28 students with a total of $34,764 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this fall. The Provost Undergraduate Research Fund awards are administered by the Research Division. The program received 52 proposals […]

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Posted on 11/23/2021

Alumni News | 60 years later, Bobcats reflect on OHIO learning, living and ‘the best years of our life’

Joy and Bernard Kokenge, PHD ’66, visit Ohio University’s new Chemistry Building in July—60 years after the couple moved to Athens, where they started their family and Dr. Kokenge earned a doctoral degree in chemistry.Excerpted from Ohio University News For Dr. Bernard Kokenge, PHD ’66, Ohio University isn’t just the place where he earned a doctoral degree he never intended to get. It’s the community where he and his wife started their family and continue to make memories. And it’s where some sage advice […]

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Posted on 08/05/2021

Take a New Chemistry Building Virtual Tour on May 20

new chemistry buildingJoin a virtual tour of Ohio University’s new Chemistry Building on Thursday, May 20, from 3-4 p.m. RSVP for the tour and get viewing details. The OHIO@home series shares what our faculty, students, and colleges are doing to stay current in their field, follow their interests through studies, and share […]

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Posted on 05/11/2021

Dewald Honored for Service in Provost’s Office, Returns to Roots in Chemistry

Howard Dewald, portraitFrom Ohio University News After 35 years of service at Ohio University, Dr. Howard Dewald has announced his intention to return to his roots as a professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the College of Arts and Science. Dr. Dewald, who is a tenured faculty member in the chemistry department […]

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Posted on 05/10/2021

Class of 2021 | Madi Moore is First OHIO Honors Program Graduate

Madi Moore, portraitExcerpted from Ohio University News Before Madi Moore set foot on Ohio University’s campus as a biochemistry major in the first full cohort of the OHIO Honors Program in fall 2019, she had earned two associate’s degrees. That previous coursework, completed during her last two years of high school through […]

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Posted on 04/28/2021