Welcome to KU Chemistry!

At the University of Kansas, we believe that our program provides excellent and diverse opportunities for students and faculty interested in cutting-edge education and research.  Among many distinguishing characteristics, there are three that stand out.

  1. Research Diversity - the Department's research programs and faculty place KU Chemistry at the leading edge of scientific research in a broad range of areas ranging from the highly biologically end of the spectrum (such as our well regarded program in bioanalytical chemistry, or other efforts in proteomics and drug design), to materials research (both experiment and theory), to "green" chemistry (e.g. environmentally benign catalysis), to state-of-the-art molecular simulation and theory, and to the development of new strategies and paradigms in chemical education.
  2. Commitment and Support of Interdisciplinary Research and Training - the Chemistry Department and university put a strong premium on interdisciplinary research and the vast majority of our faculty have research collaborations that strongly involve other departments at KU, around the country, or abroad. All such projects involve significant graduate student participation. Active collaborations exist with Departments of Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Chemical Engineering, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, to name only a few. The department is also a major participant in several interdisciplinary training grant programs at KU.
  3. Collegiality - the University of Kansas has a strong culture of collegial interaction among the faculty, staff and students. The department recognizes that effective scientific interaction and development is best achieved within an atmosphere of mutual respect and professionalism and takes an active role in fostering and maintaining such an environment.
We think that if you will take time to learn more about KU Chemistry,
you will agree!

Chemistry department receives more than $6 million in research grants annually
14 chemistry faculty members have NSF CAREER Awards
Longest-running chemistry Research Experience for Undergraduates in the nation
The Chemistry Department is deeply saddened by the recent, sudden passing of Professor Craig Lunte on Monday, April 13. Craig was an outstanding scientist, a pillar of the department, and a valued colleague and friend. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family in this difficult time. Please see the following link for more details about Prof. Lunte's services and memorial:http://obituaries.ljworld.com/obituaries/ljworld/obituary.aspx?n=craig-edward-lunte&pid=174644179
Craig Edward Lunte Ph.D.'s Obituary on Lawrence Journal-World
Read the Obituary and view the Guest Book, leave condolences or send flowers. | Craig Edward Lunte, Ph.D. Memorial services for Craig Edward Lunte, Ph.D., 57, Lawrence, will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 17 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Professor Lunte died Monday, April 13,

Congrats to @KUChemClub on another successful Carnival of Chemistry!