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
Michael Gross recieves Wake Forest Teaching Innovation Award Michael completely redesigned CHM 361L: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, moving from a traditional format, where students conducted a series of experiments and then produced lab reports, to a team-based format. In the … Continue reading
Alex Krall, a chemistry major, was awarded All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team Honors (see the links bellow). http://www.wakeforestsports.com/sports/m-track/spec-rel/042915aaa.html http://www.theacc.com/news/2015-all-acc-academic-men-indoor-track-field-team-announced-04-29-2015 … Continue reading
Congratulations to Dr. Al Rives for his appointment to Johnson Hall as their Senior Faculty Fellow. 2015-16 Faculty Fellows Announced … Continue reading
CRADLE, CLASS OF 2015-2017 ORSP’s CRADLE program provides one-on-one and group training to sustain a lifetime of grant supported projects. This year’s cohort includes Mary K. Good, Anthropology; Chanchal Dalani, Art; Scott Geyer and Michael Gross, Chemistry; Ted Gellar-Goad, Classical … Continue reading
Congratulations to Lindsay Comstock-Ferguson, who received a promotion to the rank of Associate Professor. This promotion recognizes Lindsay’s strong commitment to teaching, research, and student engagement at Wake Forest University. … Continue reading