The synthesis, characterization, and utilization of novel materials occupy a central role in modern science and technology. Materials chemistry is a highly interdisciplinary endeavor, which is exemplified by the diversity of our faculty conducting research in the field.
Our program offers 4 bachelors degrees: a BS in Chemistry (ACS accredited), a BS in Chemistry with Forensics Science certificate, a BA in Chemistry, and a BA in Chemistry with Teaching Certificate. Read More
Summer 2013 program runs June 3 - August 9, 2013
A 10-week program that includes hands-on research experience, tours to local companies, and leadership seminars led by former executives of major international chemical companies. Read more about the NSF-REU program
Dr. Marie Laury (Wilson) defended her dissertation “Accurate and Reliable Prediction of Energetic and Spectroscopic Properties Via Electronic Structure Methods” on Wednesday, May 1.
Dr. Frank Pasquale (Kelber) defended his dissertation "Development of Novel Semi-Conducting Ortho-Carborane Based Polymer Films: Enhanced Electronic and Chemical Properties" on Thursday, April 18, 2013.
Dr. Cong Liu (Wilson) defended her dissertation "Transition Metal Medicated C-O Bond Activation” on Monday, March 25, 2013.
Dr. Travis Figg (Cundari) defended his dissertation “Modeling Transition Metal Catalysts for Small Molecule Activation and Functionalization” on Wednesday, January 16, 2013.
Dr. Heidi Conrad (Golden) defended her dissertation “Electrochemically Deposited Metal Alloy-Silicate Nanocomposite Corrosion Resistant Materials” on Monday, December 3, 2012.
VIRGINIA H. AND NORMAN E. WEST SCHOLARSHIP-outstanding incoming undergraduate chemistry major. CO-WINNERS: SARAH VOGEL from Denison High School, Denison, TX and ASHTEN YARBERRY from Conway High School, Conway, AR. Both will be starting UNT in Fall 2013.
OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN AWARD-outstanding freshman chemistry student. WINNER: SIVABALAN MANIVASAGAM TAMS student from Plano, TX.
HERMAN AND CLOTA VAUGHAN AWARD-outstanding sophomore chemistry major. WINNER: ADAN TURRUBIARTEZ from Denton, TX.
W.N. MASTERS AWARD-outstanding junior or senior major in the natural sciences. WINNER: CALVIN MIKLER junior from Denton, TX.
J.L. CARRICO AWARD-outstanding performance by a senior chemistry major. WINNER: JENNIFER LEVEILLE senior from Atlanta, GA.
VIRGIL AND CATHERINE A. ROGERS SCHOLARSHIP-outstanding research achievement by an undergraduate chemistry major. WINNER: BRIAN HEINE (D'Souza) senior from Colleyville, TX.
DEPARTMENT SERVICE AWARD:
ROBERT WADE BROWN AWARD-outstanding undergraduate or graduate student who has most helped the chemistry department through his or her service activities. CO- WINNERS: TIMOTHY STEPHENS (Acree) and JD FOX (Verbeck)
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GEORGE VAUGHAN MEMORIAL AWARD‑outstanding first or second year graduate student. WINNER: DALE PAHLS (Cundari).
JAMES J. AND RUTH I. SPURLOCK SCHOLARSHIP AWARD‑outstanding research achievement. WINNER: CONG LIU (Wilson)
ED AND JULIA HODGES MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP-outstanding academic endeavors with a focus on research accomplishments. WINNER: ANDREW MAHLER (Wilson)
R.B. ESCUE CHEMISTRY ENDOWMENT-outstanding scholarship in Chemistry Education. 2012 AWARD WINNER: ROBYN FORD who is a pre-AP Chemistry and AP Physics teacher at Denton High School.
OUTSTANDING TA AWARDS:
OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN LEVEL TA AWARD: WINNER: JOHN PEARSON - TA in Gen. Chem. for Eng. majors.
OUTSTANDING FRESHMAN UPPER LEVEL TA AWARD: WINNER KATE KERR - TA in Physical Chemistry labs.
Congratulations to the following students who placed in the Toulouse Graduate School 2013 Graduate Exhibition held on Sunday, March 3, 2013:
Physical and Mathematical Sciences Category:
1st Roy McDougald (Omary)
2nd Duong Nguyen (Petros)
3rd Tamal Mukherjee (Chyan)
3rd Keith Haynes (Youngblood)
The full list of winners can be found at: http://tsgs.unt.edu/exhibition/2013_winnersRead more »
December 2012: Dr. Angela Wilson was named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
October 2012: Ph.D. student Cong Liu was recognized at the 2012 Southwest Theoretical Chemistry Conference with an outstanding presentation award.
September 2012: An article about Dr. Angela Wilson's research was included in the September 2012 issue of International Innovation. The issue was entitled "Trailblazers of North American Research"Read more »
Congratulations to our chemistry majors who graduated in December 2012:
BA chemistry majors: Richard Gapfizi, Jenna Molina and Fabrice Mpolesha
M.Sc student Jason Halbert (Omary)
Ph.D. students: Bhaskar Chilukuri (Cundari), Jim Davis (Golden), Vallerie DeLeon (Golden), Billy Hoffmann (Verbeck), Hector Gonzalez (Cundari), Kameron Jorgensen (Wilson) and Nisa Satumtira (Omary)Read more »
Congratulations to Dr. Guido Verbeck, IV who won a Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) award. Check out their website: http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/ and details of Dr. Verbeck's research in cancer prevention and his award: http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/files/funded-grants/RP130597.pdfRead more »
Fall 2013 New Graduate Student Orientation Schedule - a tentative copy of the New Graduate Student Orientation Schedule is now available (pdf). The final version will be available in mid-Summer. Please checkback for updates (updated 4/30/13).
The Chemistry Resource Center (CRC) is a free tutoring lab available for students enrolled in chemistry classes. Spring 2013 schedule. (updated 1/22/13).
The Computational Chemistry Instructional Laboratory (CCIL) provides computer access to all undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in UNT chemistry courses: http://chemistry.unt.edu/undergraduate-program/instructional-resources. 2013 CCIL Schedule (pdf) (updated 2/11/13)
Alpha Chi Sigma (AXΣ) - professional chemistry fraternity