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

There is no Seminar the week of 10.14.19 due to Fall break.

The next regular Seminar is 10.29.19. 

As a note, on 10.22.19, there is a meeting for graduate students with Dr. Gramlich.  Students – please plan to attend.

Department News/Announcements

The Department is pleased to welcome a new lecturer!  Dr. Ana Chatenever has joined the Chemistry Department as a lecturer for General Chemistry.  Dr. Chatenever has recently relocated from Santa Cruz, CA to join the department.  Ana and her husband, Simon, are settling into their new jobs and the area.  Welcome Ana & Simon!

Three new graduate students have joined the Department of Chemistry this year — Ayan Dutta, Lauren Babb and Andrew Boucher.  Please join us in welcoming the new PhD students!

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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