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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.
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

  • 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.”

  • Donald Article Chemistry associate professor Kelling Donald and two undergraduate coauthors published, "Coordination and Insertion: Competitive Channels for Borylene Reactions” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry.
  • Parish Article

    Dr. Carol Parish, with collaborators from Middlebury College and the University of Colorado, published "Modeling Oil Shale Pyrolysis: High-Temperature Unimolecular Decomposition Pathways for Thiophene," in the Journal of Physical Chemistry.

  • Parish Named Distinguished Educator

    Dr. Carol Parish received the 2017 University of Richmond Distinguished Educator Award at this year's Colloquy.

Spider Talks: Dr. Julie Pollock

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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: Christopher Stevenson
Administrative coordinator: Tanya Wagner