The department of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arkansas strives for excellence in research, teaching and service in chemistry—the central science. We aspire to positions of leadership regarding the discovery of new scientific knowledge, the training of students, and the economic development of the State of Arkansas. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse group of the best faculty, students and staff to address the challenges of the future through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research and education.




Cody Brazel Selected to Receive Doctoral Research Travel Grant and Collis Geren Award

Adjoa Bonsu Selected for SEC Emerging Scholars Program

David Thompson Selected to Receive DOE Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award

Bin Dong and Martin Edwards Selected as 2023 Connor Faculty Fellows

Four Graduate Students Have Been Selected to Participate in the NIH Summer Clinical and Translational Research Course: Congratulations Enayah Alhshim, Nour Fatema, Ugochi Isu, and Motolani Matthew!

Graduating Senior Spencer Hazeslip Has Been Selected as a 2023-24 Fulbright U.S. Student Program Finalist

Graduating Senior Elizabeth Ford Receives 2023 Senior Honor Citation

Three Chemistry Students Place at Undergraduate Research Week Poster Competition


SEP 25 2023 | Terje Dokland, University of Alabama - Birmingham – "Cryo-electron microscopy of staphylococcal bacteriophage host range and its infection machinery"
OCT 2 2023 | Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology (Fry Lecture Series) – "The cation-π interaction: From the gas phase to the human brain"
OCT 9 2023 | Susan Lunte, University of Kansas – "Bioanalytical applications of microchip electrophoresis"
OCT 23 2023 | Johanna Nelson Weker, Stanford University (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
OCT 30 2023 | John Vinson, National Institute of Standards and Technology – "What computational x-ray spectroscopy can tell us about materials properties and theoretical models"
NOV 6 2023 | Michel Dupuis, University at Buffalo
NOV 13 2023 | Jie He, University of Connecticut
DEC 4 2023 | Renã A. S. Robinson, Vanderbilt University
MAR 4 2024 | Daniel Higgins, Kansas State University
MAR 25 2023 | Heather Desaire, The University of Kansas
APR 8 2023 | Joseph S. Francisco, University of Pennsylvania
APR 15 2023 | Justin Sambur, Colorado State University
APR 29 2023 | Joaquín Rodríguez-López, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign