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PSU Squared is a new portal that connects Chemistry students to degree pathways and career opportunities in the sciences.

Collaborative Life Sciences Building

Collaborative Life Sciences Building
The new Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) is a next-generation health and science education and research facility that combines the resources and brainpower of three Oregon universities under one roof.

Seminar series

Seminar series
Every Friday, we proudly host eminent scholars from throughout the field of chemistry at our weekly seminar series. Seminars start at 3:15 PM in SBI 107 and are free and open to the public.
The Department of Chemistry at Portland State University maintains a teaching program of excellence at the undergraduate level and a graduate program emphasizing cutting-edge research.

Portland State University’s location in downtown Portland, the major urban center of Oregon, provides a dynamic and exciting environment in which to pursue science. The University’s Department of Chemistry boasts esteemed faculty who model innovative pedagogy in the University’s state-of-the-art teaching labs and classrooms and access to unparalleled research and support facilities

Research Highlights

Seminar series

Assistant Professor of Chemistry Dr. Professor David Stuart received funding from the American Chemical Society for research examining Direct Carbon-Carbon Bond Forming Reactions with Hypervalent Iodine Reagents

University of Liverpool Professor of Chemistry, Mathias Brust will present on Gold Nanoparticles as Photo- and Electrochemical Agents at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar on Wednesday, March 25 at 3:15 in room 247 of the Science Research and Teaching Center, 1719 SW 10th Street. Seminars are free and open to the public.

James Pankow

Professors David Peyton and James Pankow just published the results of studies demonstrating the formation of formaldehyde in E-cigarettes when used at higher settings. See the paper in the New England Journal of Medicine

Western Washington University Professor of Chemistry, David L. Patrick will present Nanomaterials and Nanostructures For Light Management in Luminescent Solar Concentrators at the Department of Chemistry's weekly seminar on Friday, April 3 at 3:15 in room 107 of Science Building I, 1025 SW Mill Street. Seminars are free and open to the public.

Dirk Iwata-Reuyl

Professor Dirk Iwata-Reuyl and his collaborators were recently awarded a new 5-year grant from the NIH to expand their studies on RNA modification.


Departmental News

Carl Wamser 

We are pleased to announce the creation of the Carl Wamser Student Summer Research Scholarship, which will enable an undergraduate student to carry out a summer research project by providing a summer stipend. 

Steve Reeichow

We’re happy to announce that Dr. Steve Reichow joined the Department in Fall 2014 as a new tenure-track Assistant Professor. Dr. Reichow comes from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and will be initiating a research program on the structure of membrane protein complexes.

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