Welcome to Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, centrally located on the beautiful Boulder Campus of the University of Colorado, is recognized internationally for its outstanding record in research, graduate education, and classroom teaching.

The faculty, staff, and students are dedicated to ensuring its continuing vitality and scientific leadership.

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Graduation Pictures - Spring 2015

May 18th,2015

Graduation Pictures - Spring 2015

Congratulations to our Spring 2015 Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduating Class! We sincerely hope our graduates and their guests enjoyed the afternoon and that many memories were created. Thank you to all who attended and participated in this milestone celebration. As promised, we are happy to provide pictures of this wonderful event!

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New Biochemistry B.A. Requirements!

February 5th,2015

New Biochemistry B.A. Requirements!

  The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has revitalized and modernized its biochemistry curriculum. Check it out under the Undergraduate -> Degree Requirements tab, and feel free to schedule and appointment with one of our advisors if you have any questions!  

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Graduation Pictures - Fall 2014

December 29th,2014

Graduation Pictures - Fall 2014

Congratulations to our Fall 2014 Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduating Class! We sincerely hope our graduates and their guests enjoyed the afternoon and that many memories were created. Thank you to all who attended and participated in this milestone celebration. As promised, we are happy to provide pictures of this wonderful event!

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The Middle Ekeley Project is Complete!

September 9th,2014

The Middle Ekeley Project is Complete!

It is with much enthusiasm that we announce the completion of the Organic & General Chemistry Teaching Lab Renovation after 18 months of renovation!   Since the start of the Fall 2014 semester and a successful Open House, students and faculty have been enjoying the newly renovated space.     On behalf of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, we’d like to recognize...

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ChemStores Wants to be Your Research Partner

August 20th,2014

ChemStores Wants to be Your Research Partner

ChemStores and ChemStoresEast want to do what it takes to help take your research to the next level. Conviently located in Cristol and JSCBB we carry products you need right now and at the right price. Don't see something that you think should be carried? Is our price not competitive? Let us know on our website here: http://chem.colorado.edu/purchasing/index.php/chemstores . We can leverage our...

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Conference Travel - What you Need to Know

July 10th,2014

Conference Travel - What you Need to Know

We've received several questions lately about departmental travel procedures so we've updated the website with info to better serve your travel needs. Check out our Purchasing & ChemStores website under Questions for the details for what you need to know. The Top 3 Questions/Answers:   Do I need a Travel Authorization?Yes, you need to complete a SPA Travel Authorization Form for ALL of your...

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5 Chemistry and Biochemistry Members among 2014's list of Highly Cited Researchers

June 19th,2014

5 Chemistry and Biochemistry Members among 2014's list of Highly Cited Researchers

Four faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry are listed among Thomson Reuters 2014 Highly Cited Researchers, ranking among the top 1% in citations in their respective fields. They include: Jose-Luis Jimenez Professor / CIRES Fellow Ekeley M329 303-492-3557 Jose.Jimenez@colorado.edu Jimenez Research Group Page     Rob Knight Professor / BioFrontiers JSCBB A418 303-492-1984 rob@spot.colorado.edu Knight Research Group Page     Arthur Nozik Research Professor Ekeley W145A 303-384-6603 Arthur.nozik@colorado.edu Nozik Research Group Page     Rainer Volkamer Associate Professor / CIRES Fellow Ekeley M325 303-492-1843 Rainer.Volkamer@colorado.edu Volkamer Research Group...

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Congratulations Tad Koch & Cort Pierpont on Your Retirement! Event Pictures now posted…

May 7th,2014

Congratulations Tad Koch & Cort Pierpont on Your Retirement! Event Pictures now posted!

A Blast into the Past  Left: Tad Koch, Right: Cort Pierpont The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry would like to congratulate Tad Koch and Cort Pierpont on their coming retirement!  Thank you for your combined 86 years of service.  Their internationally recognized educational and research contributions over the years have served to foster innovation, collaboration, and will continue to make an impact...

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Jacquie Richardson awarded 2014 Campus Sustainability Award

May 5th,2014

Jacquie Richardson awarded 2014 Campus Sustainability Award

Jacquie Richardson has been awarded a Individual Achievement Award for Campus Sustainability for her efforts in making the Organic Chemistry labs more environmentally friendly. Jacquie took on the  responsibility of redistilling acetone, collected from many labs in the Chemistry Department.Reuse is  estimated to have saved the Chemistry Department $1500 in acetone purchases. She also has been  working to replace toxics used in...

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Wei Zhang sees great future in (malleable) plastics

April 24th,2014

Wei Zhang sees great future in (malleable) plastics

Researchers at CU-Boulder have discovered a new kind of plastic that can be reshaped or recycled either by heating or soaking in water. Wei Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at CU-Boulder Wei Zhang, assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, led an interdisciplinary team of resear Zhang’s research group collaborated with a team led by H. Jerry Qi, a University of Colorado Boulder professor...

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Two Faculty Openings!

 

Assistant Professor in Physical Organic Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor in organic chemistry to begin in the Fall of 2016. The position is in the area of physical organic chemistry and the successful candidate is expected to teach organic chemistry at the graduate and undergraduate level, and develop an active research program in this field with interests in research areas such as renewable energy, mechanistic chemistry, photochemistry, or other central or emerging areas in physical organic chemistry. A doctorate in Chemistry or a related field is required. To ensure full consideration, complete applications including letters of reference should be received by October 5, 2015. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.   Applications will only be accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting F02784.

Assistant Professor in Theoretical Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado Boulder seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 15, 2016. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a prominent research program in theoretical chemistry and to teach theoretical, physical, and general chemistry courses.  A doctorate in Chemistry or a related field is required. The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin.  Applications are accepted electronically at https://www.jobsatcu.com, posting #F02790.  To ensure full consideration, complete applications (including letters of reference solicited only after the rest of the application is complete) should be received by November 1, 2015. Review of applications will begin on November 2, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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