Professor Tolbert

Professor Bert Tolbert celebrates his 100th birthday

Feb. 22, 2021

CU Boulder Emeritus Professor of Chemistry Bert Tolbert celebrates his 100th birthday

Professor de Gouw

Professor Joost de Gouw named as 2021 AGU Fellow

Jan. 4, 2021

The AGU Fellows program recognizes members who have attained scientific eminence in the Earth and space sciences for achieving a breakthrough, discovery, or innovation in their field. This is an elite class with less than one tenth of one percent of AGU membership elected in any given year. Their scientific...

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Veronica Bierbaum receives ACS 2021 award

Aug. 19, 2020

Veronica Bierbaum, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Chemistry, has been named recipient of Frank H. Field and Joe L. Franklin Award for Outstanding Achievement in Mass Spectrometry.

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A warm welcome is extended to Andrés Montoya-Castillo

July 10, 2020

The Chemistry Department enthusiastically welcomes Andrés Montoya-Castillo is an Assistant Professor (starting January 2021). His research interests center around developing and applying theory and simulation methods to investigate the dynamics of chemical processes in the condensed phase. Andrés obtained his Ph.D. in Chemical Physics (2011-2016) from Columbia University working with...

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.

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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".