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Welcome to Chemistry!
Welcome to the University of North Dakota's Department of Chemistry. Almost every area of advancing scientific knowledge and technology relies on chemistry including medicine, applied physics, biotechnology, materials science, sustainability, and much more. As the foundation of all molecular sciences, Chemistry examines the physical properties of molecules, chemical bonds between atoms, and molecular interaction between substances.
The study of Chemistry stretches back, deep into antiquity, and in fact, our department was one of the earliest established on the UND campus (in the postcard from 1922, we're in the lower right corner). We are proud to continue this important tradition, and in a changing world, the next generation of chemists will be more important than ever. We are committed to providing the best technical and scientific preparation for students daring enough to challenge themselves in the field.
The Chemistry Department is housed in a specially designed building, Abbott Hall, a 77,000 square foot building built in 1961. It is named after Dr. George Abbott, first professional chemist at the University of North Dakota, who served as first chairman of the Department of Chemistry from 1910 to 1947.
The Chemistry Department has 15 faculty members, all of whom have earned the Ph.D. degree. Since 1985, the department and its faculty have won eleven awards from the University for excellence in research and teaching.
- Dr. Irina Smoliakova awarded The Elmer and Min West Faculty Award from Arts & Sciences.
- UND Chemistry Graduate Students Awarded 2015 Young Investigator Awards.
- Spotlight on Faculty: Associate Professor of Chemistry, Jerome Delhommelle
- UND Chemistry Graduate Student Anastasia Artemyeva has been selected for the 2015 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry program
- UND Chemistry Faculty Dr. Chu, Dr. Kubatova & Dr. Zhao receive promotions.
- Dr. Alena Kubatova awarded The Outstanding Faculty Scholar Award from UND.