Department News

2020 Departmental Fellowships

Each year, The Department of Chemistry awards fellowships to outstanding students.

Chemistry's roadmap for Fall 2020

The Department of Chemistry has been preparing for a safe return to campus. The department recognizes and places priority on the importance of providing a safe and sanitary place for our students, faculty, and staff who will return to campus. 

UNC-CH Chemistry announces new center CHASE, focus on solar energy

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill leads the CHASE partnership, which will work to develop hybrid photoelectrodes for fuel production that combine semiconductors for light absorption with molecular catalysts for conversion and fuel production.  

UNC-CH Chemistry commemorates Paul Kropp's 46 years of service to the department

Kropp was a very well organized and fastidious individual. His dedication and commitment to teaching was evident.


Genome guardians stop and reel in DNA to correct replication errors

Chemistry Professor, Dorothy Erie, collaborates with researchers to conduct research on how proteins MutL and MutS prevent DNA replication errors by creating an immobile structure that calls more proteins to the site to repair the error

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...

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.