Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

Chemistry, the central science, is an integral part of modern life and forms the basis for advances in nearly all areas of science and technology.  Students and faculty in Chemistry at the University of Maine work together to answer questions related to major societal issues:  energy, the environment, modern materials, and health and medicine.  We invite you to explore our undergraduate and graduate programs and to learn more about our research.  If you have questions or would like to make arrangements for a tour of our department, please contact Dr. Alice Bruce, Chair, 152/271 Aubert Hall, 581-1168/1182, abruce@maine.edu

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Department News

Graduate student Duwage Charitha Perera from the Rasaiah group attended the 2019 Telluride School of Theoretical Chemistry between July 29-August 2, 2019 and received a certificate of completion.  She also presented her research at the school.

Graduate students Mohsen Farshad, Dylan Suvlu and Professor Jay Rasaiah attended the Gordon Conference on the Chemistry and Physics of Liquids held at the Holderness School in New Hampshire from August 04-09, 2019.  Mohsen Farshad and Dylan Suvlu  presented two posters on their research. 

Chemistry undergraduate student (graduate May 2019), Angus Koller, profiled on UMaine’s website.  Link to story here.

The Chemistry Department was recently awarded a grant from the NSF to purchase 500 MHz Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer to benefit research and education in Maine.  Congratulations to Professor Matthew Brichacek and the rest of the NMR team on a successful proposal!  See NSF’s press release here.

Chemistry Department Graduate Research Seminar Series

Please click on the link below to see the upcoming week’s seminar abstract(s) and presenter(s).  As a reminder, the seminar series meets on Tuesdays in Room 316 Aubert Hall at 11:00 a.m. 

Gearing up for seminar presentations for AY 19-20.  Stay tuned for further details.  Students will meet for the first time on 9/10/19 with Dr. Kienzler and Dr. Bruce.  The Annual Safety presentation will be the following week on 9/17/19.  

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