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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

Congratulations to Dr. Christa Colyer

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Dr. Christa Colyer was selected to the Robert & Debra Lee Faculty Fellowship. This fellowship has a three-year term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30. The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship Program is a program of financial support designed … Continue reading

Congratulations to Dr. Al Rives

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Dr. Al Rives was selected to receive the Gale Family Faculty Fellowship. This fellowship has a three-year term beginning July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2018. The Wake Forest Faculty Fellowship Program is a program of financial support designed … Continue reading