Daryle Busch (1928-2021)

It is with great sadness that the Department of Chemistry reports the passing of Emeritus Distinguished Professor Daryle H. Busch who died May 19th at the age of 93.  Professor Busch has been a prominent leader in the field of transition metal coordination chemistry and one of the founding fathers of synthetic macrocyclic chemistry. 

Welcome Dr. Aaron Teator 
Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry
Starting Fall 2021

Aaron received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin under the co-mentorship of Christopher Bielawski and Jennifer Brodbelt. He is currently a Cottrell Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Frank Leibfarth at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Aaron's research interests reside at the interface of organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and materials science, and he will seek to develop new polymerization mechanisms, design new classes of functional monomers, and explore new polymer functionalization strategies in order to address current limitations in diverse fields, including engineering, medicine, and biotechnology.

2020 KU Chemistry Newsletter

2020 Chemistry Newsletter

Our 2020 Chemistry newsletter is now available to view.  

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The Department of Chemistry at KU provides excellent and diverse opportunities for students and faculty interested in cutting-edge education and research. Diversity in our research and a strong culture of collegial interaction among the faculty, staff and students has always set us apart.  We also put a strong premium on interdisciplinary research and the vast majority of our faculty have research collaborations that involve other departments at KU, around the country and abroad.  Our committment to innovative teaching and multidisciplinary research is showcased in our newest building - the Integrated Science Building - which opened May 2018.








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