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Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at UK. The department provides a friendly, yet rigorous instructional environment in the forefront areas of chemistry at the undergraduate (B.A. and B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) levels.

A particular strength of our programs is the emphasis on original research, even at the undergraduate level. Chemistry majors garner the knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen professions, whether continuing to graduate school to become research scientists, to industry, or to professional schools.

The faculty of the department have extensive research programs in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Current research facilities include five NMR spectrometers, two X-ray diffractometers, several mass spectrometers, and a myriad of smaller-scale instrumentation.

Let me invite you to browse these web pages for further details about the department, our academic programs, the faculty and their research.

This is an exciting time for our Department, our College, and our University.  You are welcome to be a part of it.

Mark Lovell
Chair, Department of Chemistry