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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Research

Chemistry and Biochemistry

Research in chemistry and biochemistry at DU

The research within the department spans several sub-disciplines and involves a large amount of multidisciplinary work. Driven by changes in the needs of sponsoring organizations and further recognition of the interrelated nature of science, the population of the department continues to evolve. This evolution continues to include faculty with interests at the interfacial regions; between chemistry and biology, between chemistry and physics, between chemistry and engineering, between chemistry and medicine.

We interact with other DU departments through the recently established Integrated Molecular Life Sciences and Biophysics program and the Center for Nanoscience Science and Engineering. Innovations in chemical education are also of importance to our department.

Research thrusts within the Department include atmospheric chemistry, biophysics, EPR and optical spectroscopies and instrument design and development. Organic and biochemistry are also well represented by our talented faculty.