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. You can learn more about the department here.




Departmental seminars are held on Mondays from 3-4PM in CHEM 144
JANUARY | Faculty candidate interviews
FEB 19 2024 | Chenguang Fan, University of Arkansas – "Investigating the Role of Isocitrate Dehydrogenase Phosphorylation in Breast Cancer"
FEB 26 2024 | No Seminar – CHEM Graduate Student Town Hall Meeting
MAR 04 2024 | Daniel Higgins, Kansas State University – "Probing Nanoporous Membrane Materials One Molecule at a Time"
MAR 11 2024 | Stephen Lodmell, University of Montana – "Alternative mRNA Splicing Changes the Roles of the Atypical Kinase RIOK3 During Viral Infection"
MAR 18 2024 | No Seminar – Spring Break/ACS
MAR 25 2024 | Heather Desaire, University of Kansas – "Advancing Alzheimer's Disease Diagnostics and Finding Undisclosed Generative AI with Machine Learning and Mass Spectrometry"
APR 01 2024 | Jing Li, University of Mississippi – "Understanding Disease-Associated Mutations in Voltage-Gated Sodium Channels through the Computational Microscope"
APR 15 2024 | Justin Sambur, Colorado State University – "In Situ Spectroscopy and Nanoscale Imaging of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems"
APR 22 2024 | PULAY LECTURE, 12:55PM: Joseph S. Francisco, University of Pennsylvania – "Water in the Atmosphere: The Molecule that Changes Everything"
APR 22 2024 | Honors Day Symposium, 3-4:30PM, CHEM Floors 2 & 3
APR 29 2024 | Joaquín Rodríguez López, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign – "Putting a New Spin on the Measurement of Reactive Oxygen Species at Battery and Electrocatalytic Interfaces"