Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry

Departmental Research

At UNCW we pride ourselves in providing cutting edge research opportunities for undergraduates and Masters level graduate students in a variety of different chemical disciplines, and we encourage collaboration both within the department and across the university. Undergraduates may participate in Directed Independent Study (DIS) that involves up to three credit hours (nine hours of laboratory per week) or Departmental Honors Research for six credit hours over two to three semesters. Graduate students, including those involved in our distance education Corporate Graduate Program, must complete a Masters thesis based on research either in the department or at their place of employment. The department boasts state of the art instrumentation, highlighted by significant recent acquisitions including a Bruker 600 MHz NMR Spectrometer, an Agilent 1290 Infinity UHPLC w/Bruker Microtof-Q II High Resolution Mass Spectrometer, an Agilent 1290 Infinity UHPLC w/ Bruker Amazon SL Mass Spectrometer and most recently, a Bruker Scion quadrapole GC/MS. The areas of research interest of the faculty are delineated in the links on the left.