Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Departmental Information

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Quick Facts
  • The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry research operation is housed in Wolfe Hall, which opened in 1998.
  • The Chemistry and Biochemistry portion of Bowman-Oddy Laboratories has been renovated to a state-of-the-art chemistry teaching facility.  Major laboratory renovation was completed during Summer 2005.
  • Third largest department on campus based on FTEs taught.
  • 4693 students enrolled in chemistry classes for Fall 2007; an increase of 51% since 1997.
  • The B.S. chemistry curriculum has been certified by the American Chemical Society since 1953.  The M.S. degree has been offered for more than 80 years and the Ph.D. since 1967. 
  • Top producer of Ph.D. scientists on campus; 81 since 1990 (also 86 MS degrees)

Faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • Faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry have received The University of Toledo Outstanding Teaching Award 6 times.
  • Faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry have received The University of Toledo Outstanding Research Award 11 times since 1985.
  • Faculty members in Chemistry and Biochemistry have been named Master Teachers in Arts & Sciences 5 times since 1991.
  • Four year average (2000-2004) of $1.67M per year in external funding to support research, generated by 12-15 faculty during this time.

Recent individual faculty honors include:

  • National Science Foundation Career Award:  Jared Anderson, Terry Bigioni, Tim Mueser, Cora Lind, Joseph Schmidt
  • The University of Toledo Outstanding Research Award: Ron Viola
  • Immediate Past President, Pittsburgh Diffraction Society: Alan Pinkerton
  • President of American Crystallography Association: Alan Pinkerton
  • American Chemical Society Committee on Education: Andy Jorgensen
  • Carnegie Foundation Professor of the Year, UT Nominee for 2005: Andy Jorgensen
  • Board of  Directors of the Society of Electroanalytical Chemistry: Jon Kirchhoff
  • Distinguished University Professors: Alan Pinkerton, Ron Viola, Max Funk
Last Updated: 3/22/15