You are invited to explore the wealth of information here on our website in order to get a better idea of the wealth of opportunities and accomplishments that define the Chemistry Department at Wake Forest. We have a strong tradition of intensive teaching and wide-ranging research in the fundamentals of the field.

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. In the words of Primo Levi,

“We are chemists… We are here for this – to make mistakes and to correct ourselves, to stand the blows and hand them out. We must never feel disarmed: nature is immense and complex, but it is not impermeable to the intelligence; we must circle around it, pierce and probe it, look for the opening or make it.” (Levi, The Periodic Table, p.75).

The Chemistry Department at Wake Forest  welcomes you and will help you to “circle around nature” and to find or make your own openings. Opportunity awaits….

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Kathryn Riley

Kathryn Riley Receives National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Kathryn Riley was recently awarded a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship for a research proposal entitled “Electrochemical Investigation of ZnO Nanoparticles at the Nano, Molecular, and Biomolecular Scale”. The proposed work aims to use a variety of analytical techniques to evaluate the potential toxicity of ZnO nanoparticles, which are commonly used in cosmetic products like sunscreens. The research will be conducted in the Material Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology under the advisement of Dr. William MacCrehan.

Upcoming Chemistry Events and Seminars

October 29, 2014 Seminar - Tom Hollis
Starts: 4:00 pm, Ends:5:00 pm
Location: Salem Hall, Room 10
November 5, 2014 Seminar - Simon Meek
Starts: 4:00 pm, Ends:5:00 pm
Location: Salem Hall, Room 10
November 12, 2014 Seminar - Younes Messaddeq
Starts: 4:00 pm, Ends:5:00 pm
Location: Salem Hall, Room 10
November 19, 2014 Seminar - Scott Geyer
Starts: 4:00 pm, Ends:5:00 pm
Location: Salem Hall, Room 10
December 3, 2014 Seminar - Graduate Students
Starts: 4:00 pm, Ends:5:00 pm
Location: Salem Hall, Room 10

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