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Chemistry is the study of matter and the transformations that occur in material things. It is one of the basic sciences, and it is fundamental to the study of all other basic sciences.
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Congratulations to Dr. Mike Leopold on his recent grant from the National Science Foundation.


Smaranda Craciun, '11, was recently awarded a prestigious HHMI international student research fellowship.


First-year students Arjun Jaini and Michael Cevallos are Gates Millennium Scholars; both were researching in Dr. Carol Parish's lab while still in high school.

Faculty Members with External Research Grants
Student Co-authored Publications in The Past 5 Years
Undergraduates Performing Research during 2013-2014 School Year

Faculty Highlights

  • New Article

    Drs. Jonathan Dattelbaum and Michael Leopold, along with students Margot Hilliyer, Alisha Cerel, and Lauren Finch, published "Multi-Technique Quantitative Analysis and Socioeconomic Considerations of Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic in Children's Toys and Toy Jewelry", in the journal Chemosphere.

  • Professor Wins Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award

    The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has presented Dr. Wade Downey with a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, which provides $60,000 over five years to advance research in the chemical sciences.

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Contact the Department

Mailing address:
Chemistry Department
Gottwald Science Center B-100
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8242
Fax: (804) 289-1897

Chair: Michelle Hamm
Administrative coordinator: Amanda Mallory