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Welcome to one of the best Departments in Canada for undergraduate and graduate education, and fundamental and applied research in Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Our Department’s accomplishments are enabled through the skills and creativity of 21 faculty and 11 support staff.
At the undergraduate level we offer comprehensive programs in Chemistry, Chemistry and Physics and Biochemistry, all featuring extensive hands-on training in research.
Our graduate programs in Chemistry and Biochemistry benefit from the active and diverse research programs of our faculty.
Research areas include the preparation and characterization of advanced materials, synthetic inorganic and organic chemistry, solid-state chemistry, and medical biochemistry. Our research programs are funded by the national granting councils (NSERC, CIHR), industrial sponsors and private funding agencies (HSFC, CRS, Michael J. Fox Foundation, Seeds4Hope Foundation, etc.). We have two Tier 1 Canada Research Chairs (S.J. Loeb and J.M. Rawson) among our talented contingent of faculty. Our Department is also home to the Center for Catalysis and Materials Research (CCMR) and actively participates in collaborative projects with the Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) and the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research (GLIER).
Our intensive research programs are supported by instrument facilities including NMR (solution and solid-state), X-ray diffraction (single crystal and powder), mass spectrometry (small molecule and protein), surface analysis, microscopy and other assorted instrumentation.
We invite you to join us in our journey to continually strive for excellence in teaching, learning, scientific discovery and transformative knowledge translation.
Bulent Mutus, Ph.D.
Professor and Head, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry