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Chemistry and Biochemistry

For over 50 years, the hallmark of our accredited undergraduate program has been a faculty-mentored capstone research program, the only one of its kind among Michigan’s 15 public universities.


Work with chemistry and biochemistry faculty on high impact research where you'll: Design new therapeutic drugs and molecular medicine delivery agents.

  • Improve the performance of lithium ion batteries.
  • Apply sensors and spectroscopy to study the environment.
  • Create innovative chemical tools to fight diseases including tuberculosis.
  • Prepare novel nanomaterials for energy conversion.
  • Enhance the efficiency of waste water treatment to remove toxic metals.

CMU opened many professional doors for me. Since graduation, I've pursued educational and occupational opportunities I once believed were inaccessible.

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