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The research interests of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry​ faculty varies widely. Across the board we are committed to offering a program that gives our students the interdisciplinary training needed to compete in today's job market.

Research areas include:

  • Nanotechnology
  • Dendrimer and polymer studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Experimental and theoretical work
  • Analytical and physical chemistry

Student Research

The department maintains modern facilities and instrumentation for use by undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty researchers. All chemistry majors complete a capstone research project including a written thesis.

Faculty Research

Chemistry faculty members participate in grant-funded advanced materials research in areas such as:

  • Developing novel materials ranging from food packaging to flame retardants
  • Designing anti-tumor agents and biomaterials
  • Characterizing nanoscale materials, thin films, and polymers using specialized techniques

Industrial Partnerships

In addition, the department along with CMU strives to be a state and regional leader in building strong research teams with industrial partners. Technology development comes in all shapes and sizes with numerous partnerships ranging from the budding entrepreneurial company to The Dow Chemical Company.

Research Resources

CMU Research Corporation (CMU-RC). At CMU-RC, they partner with people who want to develop their ideas and grow their businesses—from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 companies. From soup to nanotechnology, they make ideas work.

Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP). ORSP provides the organization and infrastructure to support active grant and contract activity and to facilitate innovation, collaboration and involvement in CMU's research and creative community. ​

CMU, is an AA/EO institution, providing equal opportunity to all persons, including minorities, females, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.
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