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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. The Department of Chemistry enthusiastically supports the University’s commitment to quality teaching, diversity, and research.

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 2018-2019 School Year
Student Presentations at Regional or National Meetings Last Year

Faculty Highlights

  • Leopold Awarded

    Michael Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, has been named an Outstanding Faculty Award recipient by the State Council of Higher Education.

  • Dattelbaum Awarded Grant

    Jonathan Dattelbaum, professor of chemistry, has been awarded funding from the National Science Foundation for a five-year project that supports biochemistry research for undergraduates involving collaboration among faculty at nine schools. Read more.

     

  • Leopold Published

    Drs. Michael Leopold and Ryan Coppage of the Chemistry Department, along with undergraduate Karthik Lalwani, published an article entitled "Silver and Gold" in the October edition of Ceramics Monthly.

  • Leopold Published

    Michael Leopold, professor of chemistry, along with undergraduate Quang Minh "Harry" Dang, and the assistance of Carol Parish, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, and Jeffrey Simpson, director of NMR and Computational Support, published a paper in the Journal of Physical Chemistry A investigating the optimization of organic structure for halogen bonding.

  • Coppage Published

    Drs. Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold of the Chemistry Department, along with undergraduate Karthik Lalwani, published an article entitled "Silver and Gold" in the October edition of Ceramics Monthly.

     

  • Donald Published

    Kelling Donald, professor of chemistry, and UR students Supreeth Prasad and Kaitlin Wilson published the article "Group 14 Central Atoms and Halogen Bonding in Different Dielectric Environments: How Germanium Outperforms Silicon," in ChemPlusChem. Learn more

  • Donald Published

    Kelling Donald, professor of chemistry, published the article "From Molecules to Solids: A vdW-DF-C09 Case Study of the Mercury Dihalides," in The Journal of Physical Chemistry. Learn more.

  • Coppage Published

    Drs. Ryan Coppage and Michael Leopold of the University of Richmond Chemistry Department published a paper titled "Sintering-Based In-Situ Synthesis and Characterization by TEM of Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Ceramic Glaze Color Control" in the journal Nanomaterials.

  • Leopold Published

    Drs. Michael Leopold and Ryan Coppage of the University of Richmond Chemistry Department published a paper titled "Sintering-Based In-Situ Synthesis and Characterization by TEM of Noble Metal Nanoparticles for Ceramic Glaze Color Control" in the journal Nanomaterials.

  • Leopold Published

    Michael Leopold, Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Professor of Chemistry, and Ryan Coppage, Director of Introductory Laboratories, published an article in Ceramics Monthly titled "Copper Red Nanoparticles."

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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: Liza Williams