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

Department News

Chemistry undergraduate student (senior), Angus Koller, recently 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.

Assistant Professor Will Gramlich and graduate student Michael Flanders published a paper in a special themed issue of Polymer Chemistry that highlights the work of emerging investigators in polymer chemistry.

“Reversible-addition fragmentation chain transfer (RAFT) mediated depolymerization of brush polymers,” Michael J. Flanders and William M. Gramlich.  Polymer Chemistry (2018), Ahead of Print. Publisher: (Royal Society of Chemistry)  

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.

Abstract Kessler