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/Announcements

Chemistry undergraduate students enrolled in CHY 498/499 had their Annual Poster Session on Friday, December 13.  Several students presented their research to date via the annual poster session.  Faculty, staff, graduate students and other undergrads also attended the session.  Below are just a few photos taken at the session.


Moshen Farshad, Dylan Suvlu and Jayendran C. Rasaiah published, “Ligand Mediated Nanocluster Formation with Classical and Autocatalytic Growth” in the Journal of Physical Chemistry C (2019) 

Graduate student Dylan Suvlu recently attended an NSF sponsored workshop in College Park, MD.  He presented a poster about his research with the Rasaiah research group.  

Congratulations to seniors Chris Soper, Chelsea Sainsbury, Emma Lueders, and Ryan Bray who have been selected to receive CLAS undergraduate fellowships.  Students were notified via email from Associate Dean Timothy Cole on 11/20/2019.

CUGR Award Winners announced.  Senior Megan Arsenault announced as winner of $1,100 fellowship.  See UMaine News link here.

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.