February 22, 2021
Steel beams for the building will be delivered next week. The project at the site of the Franklin Street Gym will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanties and Sciences.
December 2, 2020
In 2019, 67 women graduated from VCU with bachelor's degrees in chemistry, the fifth-most in the nation.
August 18, 2020
P. Srirama Rao and Everett Carpenter inventors on 15 U.S. patents between them, are recognized for their innovative work through being elected as NAI senior members.
July 20, 2020
Five recent graduates from VCU have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships for 2020-21.
July 15, 2020
The study led by VCU researchers addresses an important area for medicine, industry and science: Understanding how liquids - mainly water - interact with surfaces.
June 1, 2020
While the rest of the university went remote, these employees continued showing up to keep things running during the coronavirus pandemic.
August 5, 2020
Now a successful alumna, Jalynn remembers the confidence earning a scholarship instilled in her and has made a gift in support of the very funds that she benefitted from as a student.
May 18, 2020
Sally Hunnicutt will be the interim associate dean for faculty affairs for the College of Humanities and Sciences effective May 10, 2020. Sally is currently associate chair and professor in the Department of Chemistry.
April 2, 2020
Departments in the College of Humanities and Sciences are donating personal protective equipment to VCU Health in an effort to combat the spread of the of the coronavirus.
October 30, 2019
LaChelle Waller, Ph.D. is one of the six recipients of the 2019 BRAVO! Awards, recognizing outstanding and professional community achievements of Chesterfield County Public Schools' alumni.
March 5, 2019
Professor Luzar, who joined the VCU Chemistry Department in 2004, passed away March 5th, 2019. Dr. Luzar taught Physical Chemistry Graduate and Undergraduate courses at VCU. She will be missed by her students and colleagues at VCU.
October 9, 2019
Heather R. Lucas, Ph.D., received a $1.65 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of brain metals such as iron and copper on a protein implicated in Parkinson's Disease.
August 1, 2019
We enthusiastically welcome Brian Fuglestad, Ph.D., Ka Un Lao, Ph.D., and Xuewei Wang, Ph.D, to the Department of Chemistry.
July 12, 2019
Katharine Tibbetts, Ph.D., is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their independent research careers and who show exceptional promise for leadership in science and technology.
September 19, 2019
September 12, 2019
Annual John Fenn Lecture
June 11, 2019
As part of a new celebratory 30th anniversary edition, Chemistry of Materials interviewed contributors from its first issue. Charlene Crawley, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry, was one such contributor.
March 2, 2017
Luisa De Cola has been Professor Exceptionnelle at the University of Strasbourg (ISIS) as chair of Supramolecular and Bio-Material Chemistry since September 2013, and part time scientist at the INT-KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany. She has also been Professor at the Institut Universitaire de France (IUF) since 2016.
January 8, 2019
National Science Foundation – Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Program
A summer research experience for undergraduates in chemistry and chemical engineering
"Practices and Perspectives in Nanoscience and Chemical Biology"
The Department of Chemistry at Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for participation in the Research Experience for Undergraduates for the summer of 2019. This program is being funded by the National Science Foundation-Division of Chemistry. The "Practices and Perspectives in Nanoscience and Chemical Biology " program is designed to provide an experience that combines practical training in specific research techniques (practices) with activities designed to put the research into the context of larger goals of modern science and technology (perspectives) specifically in the field of nanoscience and chemical biology. The program will also provide career planning and management components through collaboration with local industry. The research projects offered involve experience in chemical synthesis, data analysis and/or computer modeling.
April 11, 2019
Join VCU Chemistry for our annual Mary E. Kapp Lecture with guest speaker Dr. Terrence J. Collins
October 25, 2018
June 22, 2018
February 9, 2018
Please join VCU's Chemistry department in our annual John B. Fenn Lecture series; featuring Richard Smith of the Pacific North National Lab (PNNL).
May 11, 2018
VCU Chemistry will hold our Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6 pm in the Greater Richmond Convention Center Exhibit Hall C. Our commencement speaker has been announced, Dr. Keyanna Conner, Secretary of Administration for the Commonwealth of Virginia.
March 6, 2018
December 11, 2017
VCU Board of Victors named Professor Nick Farrell a University Professor which recognizes faculty members who teach or conduct research that crosses discipline boundaries and have an established prominence in multiple fields of study, with national or international recognition in at least one field of study. Dr. Farrell’s research crosses the disciplinary boundaries of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology and medical sciences, and he has achieved prominence and international recognition in each of those fields.
December 11, 2017
VCU Board of Victors named Professor Samy El-Shall a Commonwealth University which recognizes faculty members with extraordinary scholarly attainment, educational advancement, or leadership in an academic discipline or field of study, with national or international distinction. Dr. El-Shall’s research couples intrinsic scientific merit in the fields of clusters, nucleation, nanostructured materials and catalysis with significant real-world applications in energy production, conversion and storage as well as for clean environment, including pollution-free air and sustainable clean-water resources.
December 11, 2017
Maryanne Collinson, the John B. Fenn Professor in Chemistry, received the 2017 American Chemical Society-VA Section Distinguished Research Award.
September 27, 2017
Dr. Charlene D Crawley will be honored by Minority Access Inc. as a National Role Model for her exemplary work as a mentor, advisor, and advocate for students pursuing a variety of careers in the natural and health sciences.
September 18, 2017
Dr. Lachelle Waller was honored by the Office of the Provost with their Excellence in Advising/Advising Innovator Award.
April 13, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Charlene Crawley on being the recipient of the 2017 Presidential Awards for Community Multicultural Enrichment (PACME) faculty award.
April 11, 2017
Indika Arachchige received the 2017 College of Humanities and Sciences Excellence in Scholarship Award.
July 31, 2017
Scott Gronert received the 2016 American Chemical Society-VA Section Distinguished Research Award.
April 11, 2017
VCU Health Sciences Academy and the Chemistry Department hosted a group of students from Richmond Public Schools to explore health science careers last week!
April 5, 2017
We are honored to have Dr. Amy Rose, a surgeon with Surgical Associates of Richmond on Richmond’s southside and a Chemistry alumni speak at graduation. Amy T. Rose, MD, is an advanced minimally invasive surgeon with Surgical Associates of Richmond on Richmond’s southside. She was a 1990 graduate of VCU with a degree in Chemistry, having worked closely with Dr. Lidia Vallarino during her undergraduate years, after growing up in Spotsylvania County. She was a participant in the young Honor’s Program and one of the first participants in the Early Acceptance Program to the medical college of VCU.
March 25, 2017
The STEAM Day 2017 event held at Marguerite Christian Elementary School, on March, 6, 2017, was a HUGE success! The event was student driven and led by our very own Chemistry@VCU ACS student affiliates. We had over 30 volunteers (undergraduate students, faculty graduate students, and community partners)!!!
January 31, 2017
Nick Farrell receives Chemical Communications cover for Issue 1 of 2017. Article Link
November 1, 2016
Alenka Luzar was appointed by Elsevier as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Molecular Liquids (MOLLIQ) starting October 1, 2016.
July 31, 2017
VCU Chemistry’s Sally and Mike Hunnicutt have been named Volunteers of the Year for their work with the Blue Sky Fund. Blue Sky Fund is a local organization that looks to transfer the lives of urban youth through outdoor education. For more information please visit: blueskyfund.org
July 31, 2017
”It is my distinct honor to congratulate two of our distinguished faculty members: Dr. M. Samy El Shall, who has been appointed by the President and the Board of Visitors as the Mary Eugenia Kapp Chair in Chemistry, and Dr. Maryann Collinson, who has been appointed as the John B. Fenn Professor in Chemistry effective June 23, 2017. These appointments recognize Samy and Maryann’s exemplary contributions to teaching, research and public service.