Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Discover chemical and biochemical phenomena through scientific inquiry.

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science at FAU. The Department offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, including the ACS-certified B.S. degree in chemistry, the B.S. degree with a Biochemistry concentration, the Honors Program in Chemistry, and the Doctoral and Master's graduate degrees in Chemistry. Research conducted by faculty in the Department contributes to most major fields of chemistry, such as organic chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry, as well as cross-disciplinary research areas that include chemical biology and medicinal chemistry, biophysical chemistry, materials chemistry, natural products chemistry, and environmental chemistry. Diversity is a fundamental value of FAU and our Department. We are devoted to fostering an inclusive environment that embraces and celebrates diversity, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation and unique differences among our students and faculty. In our view, diversity encourages creativity and innovation and helps to attract and retain top talent in science. We invite you to explore and consider our variety of programs for undergraduate and graduate student research, which can lead you to a fulfilling career as a chemist in academia or industry.

Spotlights

Chemistry Graduate Ivan Riveros

Chemistry Graduate Ivan Riveros, ’22, ’21, Awarded Prestigious NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

Alumnus Ivan Riveros’s remarkable achievements were recognized by the National Science Foundation (NSF) when he was selected as an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, a highly prestigious grant awarded to annually to approximately 2,000 current or prospective STEM Ph.D. or master’s students.

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FAU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Awarded ASBMB Accreditation

FAU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Awarded ASBMB Accreditation

Congratulations to the Schmidt College of Science’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry on receiving a provisional accreditation from the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB)! ASBMB is a national, independent organization that recognizes excellence in biochemistry and molecular biology education for undergraduate students.

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Patent Approved for Novel Intranasal Drug Delivery Platform

Patent Approved for Novel Intranasal Drug Delivery Platform

Congratulations to Predrag Cudic, Ph.D., professor and associate dean for research in the Schmidt College of Science’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, who had a novel intranasal drug delivery platform approved by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The newly patented method promises to aid in the treatment of brain and central nervous system diseases.

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Schmidt College of Science and Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Receive Grant to Study Neurodegeneration

Schmidt College of Science and Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Receive Grant to Study Neurodegeneration

Thanks to a recent $435,000 grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, researchers from Florida Atlantic University’s Schmidt College of Science and FAU’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute hope to better understand how these intricate, subcellular cholesterol transport pathways work and how they contribute to neurodegeneration.

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Maria S. Altieri, M.S., M.D.

FAU Chemistry Alumna Named Sectional Chief of Surgery

Last summer, Charles E. Schmidt College of Science alumna Maria S. Altieri, M.S., M.D., became Section Chief of Gastrointestinal Surgery at Pennsylvania Hospital, University of Pennsylvania.

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FAU Lands U.S. Department of Defense Grant for Powerful Imaging Tool

FAU Lands U.S. Department of Defense Grant for Powerful Imaging Tool

Florida Atlantic University has received a $599,503 grant from the United States Department of Defense for a powerful high resolution imaging technique that can reveal nanoscale structures.

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