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Research Opportunities|UW Chemistry

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Chemistry Department
Department 3838
1000 E. University Avenue
Physical Science Bldg 403
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-4363
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Graduate Research in the Department of Chemistry will give you:

  • Hands-on experience in cutting-edge research

  • Individual interaction with faculty

  • Training in the use of state-of-the-art instrumentation

The range of research conducted by our 16 active research faculty covers all areas of modern chemistry including:

Analytical chemistryUniversity of Wyoming Chemistry research programs

About: Development of methods for the detection of molecules of environmental and medical importance; development of new battery materials.

Faculty: Basile, Carron and Dutta


Biological chemistry

About: Study of protein structure, dynamics, and folding; biomolecular solution and solid state NMR; antifreeze proteins; DNA recognition.  Includes bioinorganic, bioorganic and mass spectrometry.

Faculty: Balaz, Basile, Kubelka, Lehmann and Varga

Inorganic chemistry

About: Design of metal-based anticancer agents; development of catalysts for industrial processes; computational analysis of industrially important processes.

Faculty: Leonard, Parkinson and Roddick


Organic chemistry

About: Ligand design for metal-catalyzed reactions; carbohydrate methodology; drugs for photodynamic therapy; supramolecular chemistry; organic light-harvesting nanoassemblies; DNA synthesis; photochemically induced electron transfer; mechanisms of organic reactions; design of new pharmaceuticals.

Faculty: Balaz, Clennan, Corcoran and Hoberg


Physical chemistry

About: Thermodynamic and kinetic understanding of amorphous solids and supercooled liquids; solid-state NMR spectroscopy; Raman and Brillouin scattering; calorimetry; high-pressure phase transformations; molecular spectroscopy; nonlinear optics; reaction dynamics

Faculty: Anderson, Kubelka, Lehmann and Zhou


University of Wyoming Chemistry research programs

Research Sub-topics


  Faculty: Hoberg, Leonard, Roddick and Zhou


   Faculty: Anderson Balaz, Hoberg, Leonard, Parkinson, Roddick and Zhou


  Faculty: Balaz, Leonard, Parkinson, Varga and Zhou


   Faculty: Balaz, Dutta, Leonard and Parkinson


   Faculty: Hoberg, and Roddick

Photochemistry, photovoltaics and photophysics

  Faculty: Clennan and Parkinson


  Faculty: Anderson, Balaz, Carron, Clennan, Kubelka, Lehmann and Varga

Surface science (scanning microscopy using AFM & STM)

  Faculty: Parkinson and Zhou

Theoretical chemistry

  Faculty: Anderson and Kubelka

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