Chemistry at Louisville continues to build on its strong traditions. The members of our faculty are accomplished teacher-scholars who maintain exciting research programs in the myriad arenas that comprise the modern chemical sciences. This site will introduce you to our faculty and staff, our facilities, the courses we offer, as well as interdepartmental resources centered in this department, IMD3 and CREAM.

Undergraduate Studies

Our undergraduate curriculum has been revised to reflect more "real-world" approaches to the science of chemistry. Dr. Bill Richmond maintains the instrumentation in our teaching labs.

Graduate Studies

Our graduate program offers research opportunities in organic and inorganic synthesis, in theoretical and computational chemistry, in analytical chemistry including the development of micro- and nanoscale sensors, chemical catalysis, natural products research drug discovery and delivery, metabolomics, informatics, chemical biology and chemical physics.

Research Facilities

The Chemistry Department occupies the three-story Chemistry Building, which houses faculty offices and laboratories as well as the undergraduate teaching laboratories. Recent growth in the department has led us to locate several research laboratories in the new Belknap Research Building. We have extensive research interactions with the Brown Cancer Center, particularly in structural biology and metabolomics.

Student Organizations

An annual highlight of the Chemistry Graduate Student Association is the Distinguished Lecture Series (known informally as the Derby Lectures). For this event, an outstanding chemist (many times a Nobel Laureate) is invited to the department. These lectures have acquired some cachet in the Chemistry community and contribute to departmental esprit de corps.