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 are very generous to the Chemistry Department.  This is illustrated by the numerous donations that provide scholarships and awards to our excellent students.   Awards recognize the accomplishments and potential of all our students, from freshmen to graduate students.  See our Awards and Scholarships page for more information about qualifications for each award.



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

Chemistry Graduate Student Wins Orlando ACS Award

Mahmoud Saleh, a graduate student working in the lab of Dr. Rudi Wehmschulte, received the Outstanding Graduate Student Award from the Orlando section of the American Chemical Society.  Mr. Saleh has excelled at his research and teaching general chemistry lab.  Faculty, staff and students of the Chemistry Department congratulate Mahmoud for his well-earned award!

  • Nobel Laureate in Chemistry to Speak at Florida Tech Feb. 19
    Martin Chalfie, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2008, will deliver a lecture on the topic that won him the prestigious honor – green fluorescent protein – from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19 in room 130 at the Olin Life Sciences Building on the Melbourne campus of Florida Institute of Technology.
  • 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. Viewers will be the beneficiary of his wandering eye as Goldberg, enrolled in Florida Tech’s […]
  • 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. The grant will support the work of Joshua Rokach, professor of chemistry in the College of Science. […]