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
Dr. Amanda Jones received the The Award for Excellence in Research. This award is presented annually to an outstanding young scholar in the College who is either an assistant professor or is in his or her fourth year or less … Continue reading
Dr. Akbar Salam has recently publish a new book. Non-Relativistic QED Theory of the van der Waals Dispersion Interaction, Akbar Salam, Springer, 2016. http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319456041 … Continue reading
ACS Catalysis just published a manuscript describing work carried out by Dr. Amanda Jones and her research group. “Insights into Alkene Activation by Gold: Nucleophile Activation with Base as a Trigger for Generation of Lewis Acidic Gold” Yuyang Zhu, Wentong Zhou, … Continue reading
Rebecca Alexander was featured in the Wake Forest’s New Frontier section of the Fall 2016 Wake Forest Magazine. “Rebecca Alexander, associate chair of the chemistry department and faculty point person for the project, saw the proposals as relief for crowded … Continue reading
Patricia Dos Santos was featured in the Breakthroughs section of the Fall 2016 Wake Forest Magazine. Diversity of Life “Patricia Dos Santos Associate Professor of Chemistry Patricia Dos Santos is director of graduate studies in the chemistry department. She received … Continue reading