Faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Applied Biological Sciences conduct basic and applied research in diverse areas of chemistry and applied biological sciences. Participation in research is strongly encouraged at the undergraduate level. An independent publishable research project is expected for a research-based MS or PhD. 

Current research programs include:

Chemistry | More Information  

  • Organic synthesis, polymer chemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • inorganic chemistry; physical chemistry; materials science; electrochemistry 
  • Nanomaterials for chemical and biological sensors 
  • Electrospun polymer, ceramic, metallic, carbon/graphite nanofibers and their applications

Applied Biological Sciences | More Information  

  • Human Telomere Biology and Cancer
  • Genomic instability and neurodegenerative disease
  • DNA structure and Function
  • Environmental planning and management
  • Aquatic ecology
  • Extremophilic bioprocessing
  • Uranium biotransformation