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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.
New FacultyCongratulations to Cooper Taylor, winner of the School of Arts and Sciences' David Evans Award for Outstanding Scholarship.
Faculty Members with External Research Grants
Student Co-authored Publications in The Past 5 Years
Undergraduates Performing Research during 2014-2015 School Year
Student Presentations at Regional or National Meetings Last Year

Faculty Highlights

  • Gupton Named ACS Fellow

    Dr. John Gupton was named to the 2017 class of American Chemical Society Fellows, which includes scientists who have demonstrated outstanding accomplishments in chemistry and have made important contributions to ACS, the world’s largest scientific society.

  • Parish Mentoring Award

    Dr. Carol Parish was named the recipient of the 2017 Zaida C. Morales-Martinez Prize for Outstanding Mentoring of American Chemical Society Scholars.

  • Gupton Article

    Dr. John Gupton and collaborators, including several undergraduate students, published “Ortho Group Activation of a Bromopyrrole Ester in Suzuki-Miyaura Cross-coupling Reactions:Application to the Synthesis of New Microtubule Deploymerizing Agents with Potent Cytoxic Activities”, in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry.

  • Pollock Grant

    Dr. Julie Pollock received a grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for her research project, Experimental and Computational Investigations of MEMO1 and its Role in Breast Cancer.

  • Donald Featured in Richmond Magazine

    Dr. Kelling Donald was named one of Richmond Magazine's "People to Watch in 2017."

  • Donald Grant

    Dr. Kelling Donald was named one of seven 2016 Teacher-Scholars by the Dreyfus Foundation; the award recognizes outstanding teaching and scholarship in the chemical sciences and provides research support.

  • Downey Article

    Dr. Wade Downey and his undergraduate researchers recently published articles in the European Journal of Organic Chemistry and the Journal of Organic Chemistry.

  • Parish Receives National Mentorship Award

    Dr. Carol Parish has received the 2016 Goldwater Scholars Faculty Mentor Award.

  • Donald publishes article

    Kelling Donald, along with student researchers John Stewart and Matthew Guarino, published “Structure, bonding, relativistic effects, and dispersion in the group 12 dihalide (MX2)3 clusters, with lessons from the extended solids,” in Structural Chemistry.

  • Article in "Structure"

    Dr. Carol Parish, along with chemistry colleague Bill Miller III, biology colleague Eugene Wu, and Lorena Beese from Duke University, published "The Closing Mechanism of DNA Polymerase I at Atomic Resolution," in the journal Structure.

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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: Christopher Stevenson
Administrative coordinator: Amanda Mallory