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/ 581-1182, abruce@maine.edu

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Department News

Chemistry Department seniors presented their research to date during the department’s annual undergraduate poster session.  Students present their research and design a poster describing their research to the department in a group setting.  This year’s event was held on December 10th.  Below are a few photos from the event.

Four Chemistry undergraduate students have been awarded CUGR awards this current academic year 2021-22.  A heartfelt congratulations to:  Rebecca Collins, Everett Zuras, Jinyoung Park, and Alex Wilkins.  For the full article, please click here.

Chemistry news archives

Research and Publication Highlights

Chemistry professor Mitchell Bruce and a team of faculty, graduate students and staff recently published a paper in the Journal of Chemical Education, Designing a Remote, Synchronous, Hands-On General Chemistry Lab Course“. The course featured chemistry kits, which provided 800 students the opportunity to conduct hands-on experiments at home or in their dorm room during the pandemic. The journal cover art was designed by one of the co-authors, Ahmad Ahmad, a graduate student in the Chemistry Department.

Seminar Series

Chemistry Department

2021-2022 Graduate Research Seminar Series

Spring 2022 Seminar Series

Chidubem Uchefuna – Gramlich Research Group


All seminars this semester will be in person

in Room 316 Aubert Hall – Tuesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Masks required.