Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


The department is celebrating its centennial this year. Click here for more details.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Toledo offers both undergraduate and graduate programs for students with a passion for understanding the chemistry of the world around them. These programs include Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry as well as Masters and Doctoral programs.

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Departmental News


Celine Schreidah, sophomore biochemistry major and undergraduate researcher with Prof. Don Ronning, was recently featured in UTNews and the Blade.  The full story and video can be viewed by clicking here.

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The deadline for submission of Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships has been extended to Monday March 21, 2016.


Dr. Jianglong Zhu's paper describing the stereoselective synthesis of beta-mannopyranosides was published in Angewandte Chemie.


The long awaited addition of the historical (hysterical?) Chemistry and Biochemistry Slideshow has finally arrived. It can be viewed by clicking this link.


Gold nanoparticle research performed by Dr. Kirschbaum and graduate student Kelly Lambright is published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.


Dr. Jon Kirchhoff's work was highlighted in separations NOW. Excellent work!


Application materials are now available for Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry Scholarships. More information can be found here.


It is once again time to vote for your favorite Chemistry Teaching Assistant! Information is available here and the voting form can be downloaded here.


The perennial Saturday Morning Science program will be starting again in February. Please check out the schedule to see what interests you.


The department has initiated a search to hire a new tenure-track faculty member with a focus on Green Chemistry. The ad can be found here.


Dr. Steve Sucheck has been elected Secretary of the American Chemical Society Division of Carbohydrate Chemistry. Congratulations!


Starting in Summer 2016 the department will be offering courses leading to the Masters' in Education-Chemistry degree in partnership with colleagues in education, biology and English. The program has been funded by a $769,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Higher Education.  Chemistry faculty include Drs. Beres, Cohen, Giolando, Jorgensen, Mason and Mock. 


The department has initiated a search to hire a new tenure-track Analytical Chemist. The ad can be found here.


Dr. Pinkerton was awarded a 3-year $450,000 grant from the Office of Naval Research.

Last Updated: 7/15/16