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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Chemistry Department Graduate Research Seminar Series


The next Chemistry seminar is scheduled for Tuesday, December 3rd in room 316 Aubert Hall at 11:00 a.m. 

We have a guest speaker from UVM joining us, Dr. Matthias Brewer.  His abstract is below.  Please join us!

Brewer Abstract Dec 3 seminar


Department News/Announcements

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.

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. 

Are you a graduate of the UMaine's Chemistry Department? We'd love to hear from you!

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