Dr. Bilin Tsai
Office: 246 Chem
Dr. Elizabeth Minor
Office: 110 Chem, 211 RLB
Ms. Dawna Carlberg
Office: 246 Chem
Welcome to the Department of
Chemistry and Biochemistry
The Department offers Baccalaureate degrees in both Chemistry and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to undergraduate students. At the graduate level, the Department offers Master's (MS) degrees in Chemistry. Upon graduation, our students are equipped with the knowledge, expertise and personal skills to make a significant and positive impact in the field and benefit their communities at the state, regional, and national levels.
The department is also committed to promoting the professional development of its faculty through active research, scholarship, networking opportunities, and mentoring. The expertise of our faculty spans a wide range of disciplines such as analytical, environmental, inorganic and organic chemistry, physical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, geochemistry and other specialties of study.
News and Events
Thursday 1, May 2014; 3:00 p.m.; SMed 130
Dr. Martin Gruebele
James R. Eiszner Professor of Chemistry, Professor of Biophysics and Computational Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
“Protein Stability and Folding Kinetics in Living Cell”
Refreshments will be served. Please join us.
Links to Dr. Gruebele’s website:
Computational Chemistry Position Announcement:
Tenure Track Position at Assistant or Associate Professor Level
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of Minnesota Duluth
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Minnesota Duluth has a tenure track position at Assistant or Associate Professor level available beginning August 25, 2014. Duties: Teaching, Research and Service. Required quals. for Assistant Professor are Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry or rel. field, post-doc experience, good written communication skills, develop independent research program in computational chemistry, teaching experience. Required quals. for Associate Professor are Ph.D. in chemistry or biochemistry or rel. field, good written communication skills, evidence of independent research program in computational chemistry, evidence of teaching and service at the college level. Complete job description and instructions for applying online are at http://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=114909. Complete applications will be reviewed beginning November 18, 2013 until the position is filled.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
2013 Transitions Newsletter
The latest Transitions newsletter is available for download here (pdf). Read about faculty and staff updates, scholarship updates, new courses, spotlighted students, graduates, student awards, and more.
Response to External Review
At the end of 2011, three faculty members from other campuses visited our department to evaluate our programs. We are grateful for their comprehensive review. We would like to share some of the outcomes of our efforts to respond to their recommendations. First, we completed a departmental strategic plan which will guide our priorities and actions for the next five years (Strategic Plan PDF). Secondly, we are developing a case for a new building to address (1) our need for more research and advanced teaching laboratories including laboratory support space and active learning classrooms, (2) a new initiative in materials science and engineering, and (3) an academic/industrial center. Third, we redesigned our graduate student orientation program in August 2012 and will continue to make improvements for this fall. Fourth, our proposals to add a new BA-Biochemistry and a Polymer Chemistry course were approved; these will expand program options for our students and provide coursework in an important area of chemistry. Finally, an ad hoc committee on mentoring was formed to identify ways to better support our faculty.