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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.
Department NewsCongratulations to Grace Conway, who received the A&S David Evans Award for Outstanding Achievement in 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

  • Pollock Article

    Chemistry professor Julie Pollock, along with colleague Carol Parish and several UR undergraduates, has published "Analysis of MEMO1 Binding Specificity for ErbB2 Using Fluorescence Polarization and Molecular Dynamics Simulations," in Biochemistry.

  • Parish Grant

    Chemistry professor Carol Parish received a grant from the National Science Foundation for her project, "RUI: Characterizing Pyrolysis and Combustion Pathways for Asphaltene Model Compounds."

  • Johnson Grant

    Chemistry professor Miles Johnson has received a grant from the Jeffress Memorial Trust for his research project, “An Integrated Synthetic-Computational Approach to Developing a Quantitative Model for Proazaphosphatrane-Enabled Cross-Coupling.”

  • Nolin Article

    Chemistry professor Kristine Nolin, along with undergraduate co-authors, published "Friedel-Crafts alkylation of benzo[b]furan with activated cyclopropanes catalyzed by a calcium(II) complex" in the journal Tetrahedron Letters.

  • Parish Articles

    Chemistry professor Carol Parish, along with student collaborators and colleagues from other universities published three recent articles in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

  • Leopold Article

    Chemistry professors Mike Leopold along colleague Julie Pollock and several student researchers, published “Versatile sarcosine and creatinine biosensing schemes utilizing layer-by-layer construction of carbon nanotube-chitosan composite films,” in the Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry.

  • Gupton Article

    Chemistry professor John Gupton, along with biology professors Omar Quintero and Krista Stenger and several student collaborators, published “Effects of a Novel Microtubule-depolymerizer on Pro-inflammatory Signaling in RAW264.7 Macrophages”, in Chemico-Biological Interactions.

  • Donald Named CUR Councilor

    Dr. Kelling Donald has been voted to serve a three year term as a Councilor for the Council on Undergraduate Research. 

  • Parish Recognized by SCHEV

    Dr. Carol Parish was recognized with SCHEV's 2018 Outstanding Faculty Award

  • Downey Grant

    Dr. Wade Downey has been awarded a grant for summer research from Organic Syntheses, Inc. for his project, “Rapid Construction of Furans from 3-Silylated Propargyl Carboxylates.”

Spider Talks: Dr. Julie Pollock

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Contact the Department

Mailing address:
Chemistry Department
Gottwald Science Center B-100
138 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Chair: Christopher Stevenson
Administrative coordinator: Tanya Wagner