Department of Chemistry at Illinois State University

Chemistry Research at ISU

Undergraduate ResearchUndergraduate Research

Approximately 80% of undergraduate chemistry majors conduct research alongside our faculty. Recent undergraduate research awards include Outstanding Poster Prize at the Undergraduate Research Conference at St. Ambrose University, and the Best Poster Prize at the 8th International Vanadium Conference.

Graduate ResearchGraduate Research

Graduate students conduct research as part of their Master's of Science requirements. Graduate students have the opportunity to become coauthors on papers published in internationally renowned journals and to travel to national meetings to present research results. Students work on projects funded by NSF, NIH, NIJ, PRF, Research Corporation, and other funding agencies.

Faculty ResearchFaculty Research

Faculty members routinely receive university research awards. The department publishes around 30 papers each year, nearly all with student collaborators. The faculty currently holds close to $3 million in active research and educational grants.