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Investing in Innovative Learning, Academic Research

Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

With a Chemistry Degree...

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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Building a New Home

As Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and students make research headlines around the world, work on a new state-of-the-art chemistry building at Ohio University moves forward.

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Biological and forensic analysis, nanomedicine, nanobiotechnology, biological mass spectrometry

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Probing the mysteries of living organisms by studying the collective behavior of atoms, molecules and cells

Foreground: Room temperature electronic absorption (left, orange) and steady-state


Pursuing innovative main group and transition metal chemistry toward applications in biology, catalysis and materials

Organic Research Division


Design of novel medicinal agents, development of new synthetic methods, design of smart supramolecular architectures

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Materials science including nanoscience and solid-state, surface, synthetic and polymer chemistry.

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Innovative teaching, undergraduate research with renowned faculty, accredited chemistry and forensic programs