Research is a central component of the chemistry department. Our faculty embraces the teacher-scholar model and is committed to advance chemical and interdisciplinary sciences by engaging students in the discovery process. Research areas in the department range from traditional areas of chemistry (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry) to interdisciplinary pursuits in materials chemistry, medicinal chemistry, and biochemistry and molecular biology. Research programs supported by the chemistry department our housed in two recently renovated and state of the art facilities Salem Hall (Reynolda Campus) and Wake Downtown Campus. Collaborative research spaces and shared instrumentation facilities allow enhanced interactions among research
groups and directed-student training. State-of-the-art instrumentation is one of the hallmarks of the graduate program. Students benefit from direct interaction with three full-time Ph.D. level instrumentation managers, and can be personally trained in the operation of a wide range of instrumentation across both campuses.
The Department of Chemistry is housed in two newly remodeled, state-of-the-art research facilities at Wake Downtown and in Salem Hall. These two buildings allow the department to maintain a strong presence on Reynolda campus while also facilitating collaborations with the Wake Forest Medical School. More about Wake Downtown can be found here.
The departments advanced instrumentation includes two 400 MHz NMR instruments, a high resolution mass spectrometer, a FE-SEM with EDS for materials science, and the Trace Element Center for analytical chemistry. To find out more or become a user see the ‘Equipment and Software‘ page.