$198,326 NSF COVID-19 RAPID grant awarded

The Frick lab joined a team from the College of Engineering and Applied Science to study how superhydrophobic and photocatalytic antimicrobial (SPA) coatings might be used to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The four Co-PIs received a $198,326 NSF COVID-19… Read More

COVID-19 related research in highlighted in INFOCUS and

COVID-19 research in Frick, Silvaggi & Tysoe labs was highlighted in this month’s L&S INFOCUS newsletter.  Chemistry students conducting this important research include Biochemistry majors  Garrett Breit, Hayden Aristizabal, and Matt McCarty, and graduate students Raj Virdi, Nemanja Vuksanovic, Robert… Read More

A one-time-only non-secure ACS exam has been adopted by nearly 500 chemistry departments

Chemical education professor and ACS exams director Kristen Murphy was interviewed by C&EN news about this year’s non-secure testing option for ACS exams. Professors had been worried that the ACS exams would become another yearly tradition canceled by COVID-19. The usual… Read More

Update on Tutoring and CSI for the remainder of the Spring 2020 Semester

Tutoring and CSI will continue to be offered for students enrolled in the following courses: 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 221, 343, 344, 345, 561, and 584. Tutoring and CSI will now take place online and the schedule has… Read More

Minimizing Coronavirus Exposure and Infection in the Chemistry Building

Update on the Department’s preparations

On behalf of the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, I want to let you know what to expect in your Chemistry course in the coming weeks. I assure you that regardless of how the course is delivered (“on-line” or “in-person”),… Read More

First steps towards a PharmD/PhD degree in collaboration with Concordia University School of Pharmacy

An agreement has been reached with Concordia University that will allow PharmD students to continue their education at UWM and receive an additional PhD degree. UWM offers all of the prerequisite coursework necessary for students to apply to professional pharmacy… Read More

Distinguished Professor David Petering receives a $270,000 NIH Award

Distinguished Professor David Petering receives $270,000 for the 5th year of funding of his Science Education Partnership Award Program (SEPA) grant, Empowering Pre-service Teachers and Students With Environmental Health Research. The grant is funded through the National Institutes of Health… Read More

Chemistry Excursion to MilliporeSigma in Sheboygan, WI

On December 17th, a group of graduate students was invited to MilliporeSigma in Sheboygan Wisconsin. We had a great time and were able to see how chemicals are made safely on a large scale. We toured the production building directed… Read More

Commencement Fall 2019

Our department continued to graduate a record number of graduate students this year. Eight students received their PhD degree and were hooded during the commencement ceremony that took place in the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena on December 15th. From left to… Read More