Professors run externally funded research programs that provide undergraduate chemistry and biochemistry students opportunities to work closely with professors on cutting-edge projects using state-of-the-art research equipment, publish their research in the top journals in our fields, and present their research at major conferences. Faculty members have laboratory space in the Center for the Sciences and Engineering, and many faculty members collaborate with groups at major research institutions and national laboratories. Departmental instructional facilities are also utilized by faculty research groups, particularly during the summer research program.

The chemistry department has seven research-active faculty members representing all of the major disciplines of chemistry: