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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire.  We are dedicated to chemistry research and education at all levels.  We have a long, proud tradition of providing a challenging and nurturing environment for our students.

 


 

Hello Chemistry Alumni & Friends!!!

We are crushing it in this year’s 603 Challenge because of all the wonderful alumni and department support that we have…..BUT….we need 17 more donors to reach our goal of 50 donors and unlock the $25,000 in bonus funds. Please reach out to your friends to encourage them to join in the fun. The donations help students, encourage outreach and more!!! 

Donate now

The challenges today and tomorrow allow you to get more bang for your buck:

  • Thursday 4/11 – NH Numbers Day: the first 1,500 donors who have not already made a donation to the challenge that make a gift containing the numbers 6, 0, and 3 will generate an extra $50 on top of their gift to the area that they chose!

  • Friday 4/12 – Grand Finale Bonus Challenge: $75,000 in bonus funds are up for grabs! Anyone who has not already given during the challenge and makes a gift on Friday will get an equal portion of the $75,000 added to their gift.

Thank you and GO Chemistry!!!


 

Our students are turning sunlight into clean fuel! CJ Wilson is a Ph.D. student studying here in the Chemistry Department. His research includes combating climate change with hybrid photocatalytic systems and electrocatalytic systems that turn elements such as sunlight or CO2 into clean fuel.


    

Tim Murphy speaks about his favorite parts of being a chemistry student at UNH!


 

Chemistry Spotlight on...

  • Congratulations to UNH Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Oldenhuis on his National Science Foundation CAREER Award! His research project is entitled "Sustainable DNA Hydrogel Production via Bioreactor-Derived Plasmid DNA". Read on for a description of the project. 
    Congratulations to UNH Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Oldenhuis on his National Science Foundation CAREER Award! His research project is entitled "Sustainable DNA Hydrogel Production via Bioreactor-Derived Plasmid DNA". Read on for a description of the project. 
  • Chemistry graduate student Ian Ferraro (Anyin Li Group) working with collaborators Nancy Fernandes and Roger Connolly from Lonza Biologics on the analysis of therapeutic proteins using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.
    Chemistry graduate student Ian Ferraro (Anyin Li Group) working with collaborators Nancy Fernandes and Roger Connolly from Lonza Biologics on the analysis of therapeutic proteins using electrospray ionization mass spectrometry.
  • Chemistry Professor Chris Bauer is the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Professor Award! His dedication to serving chemistry and education extends well beyond UNH, and has been especially impactful here in New Hampshire. After more than four decades of service at the University of New Hampshire...
    Chemistry Professor Chris Bauer is the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Professor Award! His dedication to serving chemistry and education extends well beyond UNH, and has been especially impactful here in New Hampshire. After more than four decades of service at the University of New Hampshire...
  • In January the Chemistry Department hosted some wonderful middle schoolers from Nottingham School! They visited us to learn about chemistry and what we do in the department. We are so happy to be able to reach out to young students in our community. Who knows, maybe they'll be studying with us in a...
    In January the Chemistry Department hosted some wonderful middle schoolers from Nottingham School! They visited us to learn about chemistry and what we do in the department. We are so happy to be able to reach out to young students in our community. Who knows, maybe they'll be studying with us in a...
  • We are so proud of Dr. Yuan Chen for successfully defending his dissertation! His dissertation is entitled: Ratiometric Fluorescent Sensors Based on Non-covalent Crosslinked Molecular Imprinted Polymers. 
    We are so proud of Dr. Yuan Chen for successfully defending his dissertation! His dissertation is entitled: Ratiometric Fluorescent Sensors Based on Non-covalent Crosslinked Molecular Imprinted Polymers. 

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