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Wellness Website

The Department of Chemistry's Student and Postdoc Wellness, SWELL, committee is excited to announce the launch of their website...

Meyers - Hoffman Awardee

Jon Meyers, a graduate student in the Cahoon Group, has been awarded the prestigious Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award by AVS. Congratulations...

Sugar Deoxygenation

Published in ACS Catalysis, the Gagné Group reports an approach to enhancing the number of valuable compounds one can synthesize...

Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutic

Colonization of the lungs by biofilm-forming pathogens is a major cause of mortality in cystic fibrosis, CF. In CF patients, these pathogens are difficult...

Talented Twelve

Earlier this semester, Carolina Chemistry's Frank Leibfarth was selected as a 2019 Chemical & Engineering News's "Talented Twelve..."

Proton Irradiated Water

Understanding the role of core-electron excitations in water under proton irradiation has become important due to the growing use of proton beams...

Measuring Nitric Oxide

Nitric oxide, NO, is a molecule of vast physiological significance, but much remains unknown about the in vivo concentration dependence of its activity...

Jeromy Rech

Jeromy Rech, a Carolina Chemistry doctoral student, recognizes how influential teaching and mentorship can be in making major life decisions...

Promising Gingivitis Treatment

Researchers in the Schoenfisch Group, in collaboration with colleagues from the UNC School of Dentistry's Periodontal, and Oral and Craniofacial departments...

Better Solar Cells

With efficiencies of polymer solar cells reaching new heights, finding further methods to increase performance is very important. A typical approach to...

Alcohol Control

The advancement of living polymerization methodologies has permitted facile generation of complex macromolecular architectures. Living cationic polymerization is...

Our Faculty

Faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina, help define solutions to the pressing scientific problems of the day. A significant, and key, component of our department’s strategic plan is to cultivate the next generation of scientific leadership. Faculty, from our assistant professors to our most senior and distinguished colleagues, are international

leaders in their subfields, garnering local, national, and international recognition and accolades commensurate with their excellence in research and teaching.

Below is a sampling of our fantastic faculty colleagues. Please navigate to the menu above for the complete roster

Sergei Sheiko

Sheiko

Gary Glish

Glish

Erik Alexanian

Alexanian

James Cahoon

Cahoon

Anna Curtis

Curtis

Gary Pielak

Pielak

Jillian Dempsey

Dempsey

Michel Gagne

Gagne

Matthew Redinbo

Redinbo

Marcey Waters

Waters

Zhiyue Lu

Lu

Joseph DeSimone

DeSimone

Our Graduate Students

Our graduate students form the next generation of scientific leaders. As a department, we seek to recruit and mentor a diverse cohort of students dedicated to excellence in the classroom and research laboratory.

The creativity, drive, collegiality, and accomplishments of our graduate students in tackling difficult scientific problems are significant reasons why UNC is an international leader in chemical research.

Evan

Tayliz

Alex

Anthony

Lauren

Jon

Brianna

Christina

Megan

Samantha

Michael

Anna