Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and 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.
Gregg Fields, Ph.D., executive director of FAU’s Institute for Human Health and Disease Intervention (I-HEALTH) and a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and Roma Stawikowska, laboratory coordinator, Department of Chemistry, are studying an autoimmune disease that affects 0.5 percent of the world’s population - rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Read more.
Funds from the anonymous philanthropist will make a powerful impact on the program’s faculty, students, and facilities. Read more.
Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science recently appointed Shailaja Allani, Ph.D., associate scientist in its Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, as the director of the Center for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (CMBB) and the newly named FAU Biotech Bridge program. Read more.
Ilyas Yildirim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Schmidt College of Science, co-authored a recently featured “breakthrough article” in the prestigious Nucleic Acids Research journal. Read more.
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. Read more.
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. Read more.