Chemistry

Interested in Chemistry?

Chemistry is the central science linking our understanding at the molecular level to the applied sciences ranging from new materials to new methods of harnessing and storing energy. Chemistry drives our understanding of biology and the environment and provides a basis for the discovery of new drugs and how mankind interacts with earth. The Department of Chemistry at FIT is a dynamic and stimulating environment that will engage you in modern courses and cutting edge undergraduate research, preparing you for career in your field of choice.

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Professor J. Clayton Baum Retires

Professor J. Clayton Baum Retires

Professor J. Clayton Baum retires from our department after more than thirty years of teaching, research and service.

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Awards

NASA funds students studying polymer repair in low gravity

NASA funds students studying polymer repair in low gravity

Dr. Kurt Winkelmann is collaborating with scientists at Vencore Corp. and engineering faculty in a student-led, collaborative project to study polymer repair techniques in space.

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Research Highlights

Light Triggered Molecules for Brain Mapping

Light Triggered Molecules for Brain Mapping

Prof. Nasri Nesnas has been awarded a 3-year $280,000 grant from the NIH to develop his research on photoactive neurotransmitters, which are critical tools for understanding the Brain’s network.

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