Professor Rainer Volkamer

2019 AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award Rainer M. Volkamer

Aug. 7, 2019

As a subdiscipline of Geophysics, Atmospheric Chemistry contributes directly to the #2 ranking of CU Boulder worldwide in the Geosciences according to the US News and World Report.

high performance flow batteries

A high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

July 25, 2019

“We’re excited to report some of highest performing battery chemistries ever, beyond previous limits,” said Michael Marshak, senior author of the study and an assistant professor in CU Boulder’s Department of Chemistry. “The materials are low-cost, non-toxic and readily available.”

Dr. Jihye Park

CHEM Pleased to Welcome Dr. Jihye Park to our faculty!

April 8, 2019

It is with great pleasure I announce the hiring of a new faculty member, Dr. Jihye Park, who will be joining the Department of Chemistry as an Assistant Professor in January 2020.

Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma won a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Feb. 19, 2019

The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise. These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. The 2019 Sloan Research Fellows will receive fellowships in the amount of $70,000

Multi drug resistance

Chemical synthesis breakthrough holds promise for future antibiotics

Dec. 21, 2018

CU Boulder chemistry researchers have developed a novel way to synthesize and optimize a naturally-occurring antibiotic compound that could one day be used to fight lethal drug-resistant infections such as Staphylococcus aureus, commonly known as MRSA.

Dr. Daniel Kroupa, Washington Research Foundation Innovation Postdoctoral Fellow in Clean Energy

CU Alum, Daniel Kroupa, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30: Energy for 2019!

Dec. 21, 2018

Dan earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Arthur Nozik here at CU Boulder in 2017 and is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington. "Dr. Kroupa’s research on perovskite thin films could create an efficiency breakthrough for solar photovoltaics when integrated with silicon panels".

Using a new manufacturing technique, MIT researchers fabricated a 3-D transistor less than half the width of today’s slimmest commercial models, which could help cram far more transistors onto a single computer chip. Pictured is a cross-section of one of the researchers’ transistors that measures only 3 nanometers wide.

Using thermal atomic layer etching, Steve George's group collaboration with MIT has fabricated the smallest 3-D transistor to date

Dec. 7, 2018

Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that’s less than half the size of today’s smallest commercial models. To do so, they developed a novel microfabrication technique that modifies semiconductor material atom by atom.

VIDEO: Julia Bakker-Arkema

Video: Instagram provides a connecting point for community of women scientists at CU

Dec. 4, 2018

NMR tubes ready to run

Three Chemistry Faculty earn the prestigious 2018 Highly Cited Researcher Designation

Nov. 28, 2018

Researcher overlooking a glacial lake

Atmospheric Chemistry makes a substantial contribution to the worldwide No. 1 Atmospheric Science ranking of CU

Aug. 14, 2018

CU Boulder's atmospheric science discipline ranked No. 1 overall among world universities in the ShanghaiRanking Consultancy's 2018 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects (GRAS).