Welcome to the Department of Chemistry at Wake Forest University. We are a group of 36 faculty and staff providing dynamic educational opportunities to our 57 undergraduate majors, 100 undergraduate minors and 30 graduate students that extend beyond the classroom to the research lab and the community. Our teaching and research are not limited by traditional definitions and occur both in the newly renovated Salem Hall on the Reynolda campus and at Wake Downtown in the Innovation Quarter. I invite you to come learn, investigate and join the team.

S. Bruce King
Kitchin Chair of Chemistry

Chemistry professor awarded senior fellowship

Dr. Akbar Salam

Professor of Chemistry Akbar Salam has been awarded a Marie S. Curie External Senior Fellowship to be held at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany.

Teacher-Scholar Portraits: Akbar Salam

Dr. Akbar Salam

Akbar Salam is a minimalist when it comes to conducting his Chemistry research, relying on blank sheets of paper over a laboratory equipped with high-tech gear. He tends to work on quantum mechanics at a table either in his house … Continue reading