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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 Published Julie Pollock and two undergraduate researchers published "Synthesis and characterization of hydrogen peroxide activated estrogen receptor beta ligands" in Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry and the graphical abstract is featured on the cover.
  • Donald and Parish Labs Highlighted University's research included in The Journal of Physical Chemistry special issue.
  • Phosphorus Julie Pollock, assistant professor of chemistry, uses Phosphorus, Element 15, in her research related to preventing, detecting, and understanding cancer. Check out her piece with The Conversation, "The deadly, life-giving and transient elements that make up group 15 of the periodic table."
  • The Halogens

    Kelling Donald, associate professor of chemistry, works with elements across the Periodic Table. He can speak in particular to a group of elements known as The Halogens. Check out his piece with The Conversation, "The politics of the periodic table - who gets the credit and why."

  • Leopold and Parish Publish with Students

    Professors Michael Leopold and Carol Parish along with University of Richmond  students have published "Halogen Bonding Interactions for Aromatic and Nonaromatic Explosive Detection" in the journal ACS Sensors.

     
  • Leopold and Parish Publish with Students

    Professors Michael Leopold and Carol Parish along with University of Richmond  students have published "Halogen Bonding Interactions for Aromatic and Nonaromatic Explosive Detection" in the journal ACS Sensors.

     
  • Gupton Article

    Chemistry professor John Gupton and collaborators published, "Application of Vinylogous Carbamates and Vinylogous Aminonitriles to the Regiospecific Synthesis of Uniquely Functionalized Pyrroles and Quinolones," in Tetrahedron.

  • Coppage and Leopold Article

    Chemistry Professors Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold, with undergraduate co-authors published, "A Multi-Size Study of Gold Nanoparticle Degradation and Reformation in Ceramic Glazes" in the journal Gold Bulletin.

  • Leopold and Coppage Article

    Chemistry professors Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold, with an undergraduate co-author, published a study entitled, "Sintering-Induced Nucleation and Growth of Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Plasmonic Resonance Ceramic Color," in the Journal of Inorganic and Organometallic Polymers and Materials.

  • Leopold and Pollock Article

    Chemistry professors Mike Leopold and Julie Pollock in collaboration with Prof. Will Case of Converse College, postdoctoral research Dr. Mulugeta Wayu, and undergraduate students have published "Functionalized carbon nanotube adsorption interfaces for electron transfer studies of galactose oxidase," in Bioelectrochemistry.

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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