Department News

Chemistry Ph.D. candidate Pedro DeJesúsCruz wins NIH Fellowship

From the Johnson Group, Ph.D. candidate, Pedro DeJesúsCruz is the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein Predoctoral Fellowship from NIH.

The Department of Chemistry announces 2020 Departmental Undergraduate Awards

Each May, the Department of Chemistry distributes awards in recognition of outstanding students.

Congratulation Class of 2020!

Congratulations graduates! Here's a message from The Department of Chemistry to the Class of 2020! 

Eleven Chemistry students earn NSF graduate research fellowships

11 UNC Chemistry students have earned graduate research fellowships from the NSF. The fellowship program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines.


Engineered eReader

In an article selected for the anniversary issue cover of ACS Chemical Biology, members of the Waters Group describe engineered chromodomains...

Nitric Oxide Delivery

Nitric oxide, NO, is a broad-spectrum antibacterial agent, making it an attractive alternative to traditional antibiotics for treating infections. To date...

Bacterial Virulence

The Pseudomonas virulence factor, pvf biosynthetic operon has been implicated in bacterial virulence and signaling. Gina Morgan in the Li Lab, led a team...

Ammonium Synthesis

The direct scission of the triple bond of dinitrogen, N2, by a metal complex is an alluring entry point into the transformation of N2 to ammonia, NH3, in molecular catalysis...

Faculty Spotlights

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.

Student Spotlights

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.