Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University. Chemistry is often referred to as the central science because of its role in connecting the physical sciences with the life sciences and applied sciences such as medicine and engineering. You will find that to be true here at Wake Forest in our teaching and in our research which highlights connections to biology, engineering, medicine, and physics.
By recognizing the dynamic nature of science, the Chemistry Department aims to lead in undergraduate and graduate education and in research opportunities that extend beyond the traditional boundaries of chemistry. In this pursuit, our faculty, staff and students alike are committed to developing and using their creativity and critical thinking skills to achieve excellence in inquiry, discovery, application, and service. The department’s collegial spirit of respect and cooperation underlies and facilitates the many truly outstanding contributions to education and chemical research that we boast.
If you have questions about our department you can feel free to contact me and I will answer them if I can or point you toward someone who can if I cannot.
Mark E. Welker
Chair, Department of Chemistry
William L. Poteat Professor of Chemistry
“Students can only learn so much out of a book,” said Comstock-Ferguson, an associate professor of chemistry. “You can’t learn science without actually doing it. This is a great way for Wake Forest students to embody the spirit of Pro Humanitate by … Continue reading
The National Science Foundation recently awarded a $680,000 grant to Wake Forest University Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos. In addition to funding research that helps scientists better understand life on earth, the grant also enables her to mentor … Continue reading
The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in Inorganic and/or Materials Chemistry to begin Aug. 2018. While the focus is on applicants at the Assistant Professorship level, outstanding senior candidates will be considered. Applicants must hold … Continue reading
Professor Patricia Dos Santos was recently awarded an NSF grant for her research on “redox reactions in the biosynthesis of thio-cofactors in bacteria”. This project will engage graduate and undergraduate students in the identification physiological reductants participating in the biological synthesis of vitamins and … Continue reading
Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Biological Chemistry The Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University expects to fill a tenure-track position to begin August 2018 at the rank of Assistant Professor, although applications from more senior candidates may be considered. Applicants … Continue reading