Interested in Chemistry?

Are you interested in studying chemistry as a graduate student or undergraduate chemistry major? If so, please contact Dr. Joel Olson by email or phone (321-674-7350) to find out more about our undergraduate program. Future graduate students should contact Dr. Mary Sohn by email or phone (321-674-8046). We look forward to talking with you.

Also check out our faculty webpages, research facilities and information for prospective students.



Scholarships and Awards for Students

Our alumni and friends have been very generous to the Chemistry Department.  This is illustrated by the numerous endowments that provide scholarships and awards to our excellent students.   Awards recognize the accomplishments and potential of all our students, from freshmen to graduate students.  Students should inquire to Dr. Mary Sohn about their eligibility for the following awards and scholarships:

Jonathan B. Zung Family Scholarship Endowment – available to entering freshmen in the Chemistry Department

Dr. J. Clayton Baum Scholarship Endowment – available to undergraduates in chemistry (click on the image to the right for more details)

Martin Zung Memorial Chemistry Award – available to an outstanding junior or senior majoring in Chemistry

Alan Edwin Paltzik Fellowship Endowment – available to graduate students in the department of chemistry

San Ram Sharma Endowment Award – to support student research in the Chemistry department


Open Position: Physical Sciences Instrument Technician

Florida Institute of Technology College of Science is seeking an instrument technician to maintain and provide training on research instruments in the chemistry and physics/space science departments. Good electronic troubleshooting skills are necessary. Experience with a wide range of instruments is a plus, including but not limited to NMR and mass spectroscopy; machining skill is also a plus. E-mail your resume to Dr. M. Sohn at Florida Tech is an AA-EEO employer.


A Special Welcome to Our Alumni 

Thank to all our alumni for your continued support.  You can keep up with old friends and network with other chemistry alumni at our Facebook Group.  You can also read our current and previous Alumni Newsletters to find our what's going on in our department.

Thanks to our generous alumni, Florida Tech's 50th anniversary capital campaign was a huge sucess, surpassing our $50 million goal by almost $10 million.  We hope that our alumni continue to support chemistry excellence at Florida Tech.  Please contact Michelle Verkooy (321-674-6852), Office of Advancement, to learn more about supporting our growing department.


Department News

Photography Exhibit at Evans Library Opens June 13


Florida Tech Grad Student Trains His Camera on Variety of Subjects MELBOURNE, FLA. — A photographer for more than a decade, Florida Institute of Technology graduate student Efram Goldberg has never quite settled on one particular subject for his photography.

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Community Foundation of Brevard Grants $21,640 to Florida Tech Alzheimers Disease Research


MELBOURNE, FLA.—A grant of $21,640 has been awarded to Florida Institute of Technology from the Community Foundation of Brevard’s Kenneth R. Finken and Dorothy Hallam Finken Endowment Fund for research into the cause and cure of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Florida Tech Chosen for NASA Small Business Technology Transfer Program Award for Foam Project


MELBOURNE, FLA.—Florida Institute of Technology and the firm, Gordon Nelson and Associates, have been chosen as one of just 14 recipients of a NASA Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program contract award. The award, valued at just under $700,000 for two years, is for phase II research and development of a new, flexible polyurethane insulation foam, created through a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly composite approach.

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