Chair's Message

Welcome to the Department of Chemistry!

Year 2020 is one that all of us will remember! However, despite these global issues, our Department of Chemistry successfully continues its research and educational activities. We are very proud that our Chemistry Department is still one of the world leading research centers!

All activities in the Department stopped for almost 3 months in the Spring-Summer 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Eventually, we slowly restarted our research and teaching for Fall 2020 is well under way. Sadly, Prof. Lon Wilson retired on July 1, 2020. His contributions to the Department are countless. We will miss Lon, but we wish him happy retirement and we will always be happy to see him in the Department!

On the bright side, we are happy to announce that a new Assistant Professor, Dr. Anna-Karin Gustavsson, an extraordinary talented researcher in the field of experimental physical chemistry and biophysics, has joined our Department from August 1, 2020. We look forward to more exciting news and research accomplishments from the Department of Chemistry!

Anatoly Kolomeisky, Ph.D.
Department Chair