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Current Construction

Ordean Court

 Perspective of Ordean Court

Construction camera view of Ordean Court.

Recent Construction 

Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building

The Heikkila Chemistry and Advanced Materials Science Building serves students from across disciplines, houses the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the new Advanced Material Center. The Master of Applied Materials Science program, along with the undergraduate minor in materials science, will make UMD's Swenson College of Science and Engineering a leader in this dynamic field. 

The HCAMS Building was recently completed in January 2019 by McGough Construction, with a constructed cost of $44 million. Classes were first held in the HCAMS Building in the fall of 2019.

The core group of UMD faculty and staff that contributed to the design phase include:

  • Elizabeth Austin-Minor, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, SCSE
  • Steve Berry, Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, SCSE
  • Robert Carlson, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry, SCSE
  • Josh Hamilton, Dean, Swenson College of Science and Engineering
  • Paul Kiprof, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Chemistry and Biochemistry, SCSE
  • John Rashid,  Director, Facilities Management
  • Bilin Tsai, Professor Chemistry and Biochemistry, SCSE
  • Neil Weberg, Sr. Lab Services Coordinator, SCSE

drawing of a new science building        drawing of a new chemistry building

HCAMS Building

HCAMS building as seen from parking lot