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The Department of Chemistry offers a combined degree program, which allows a student to earn both a B.S. (Chemistry) and M.S. (Chemistry) degree in 5 years. As outlined below several courses and multiple credit hours will be applied toward both the B.S. and M.S. program requirements.

Department of Chemistry - Chemical Demonstration Shows

2013-2014  Chemical Demonstration Shows are for Middle School, Junior High and High School Classes. Reservations are required. Professors Emerti Rubin Battino and John J. Fortman have been providing chemistry demonstration shows for middle and high school students for approximately thirty-five years

Chemistry News

Grace Klinger and Amy Willcox

Chemistry Students Recipients of University Leader Awards

Two Chemistry students were recipients of Wright State University's Outstanding Student Leaders Awards, April 17, 2014, at a Student Recognition Reception organized by the Office of Student Activities. Grace Klinger, received the Advanced Student Leader and Outstanding Senior Leader Awards.

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Kevin Dorney

Kevin Dorney awarded Graduate Excellence Award

Kevin Dorney received the Graduate Excellence Award from Dr.Robert E. W. Fyffe, Vice-President of Research and Graduate Studies, on April 16, 2014 in recognition of his achievements in the Chemistry Department's Master's Program.

Congratulations, Kevin!


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Presentations & Publications

Mehmet Tatli, Ryan Selhorst, and Eric Fossum, Department of Chemistry, "Poly(arylene ether)s with Pendent 3-Iodophenyl Sulfonyl Groups: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modification" Macromolecules 2013, 46, 4388–4394.

A. C. Stahler, J. L. Monahan, J. M. Dagher, J. D. Baker, M. M. Markopoulos, D. B. Iragena, B. M. NeJame, R. Slaughter, D. Felker, L. W. Burggraf, L. A. C. Isaac, D. Grossie, Z. E. Gagnon, and I. P. Sizemore, "Evaluating the abnormal ossification in tibiotarsi of developing chick embryos exposed to 1.0 ppm doses of platinum group metals by spectroscopic techniques," Bone, 2013, 53, 421-429. CONTINUE READING

Chair's Corner

Welcome to the Wright State University Chemistry Department website. I am very excited about the recent developments within the department and how this has positioned us for further success. Recently, we have renovated completely the vast majority of our teaching laboratories and all of our research and administrative spaces. The result is a cutting-edge environment for research and teaching. The recent addition of two faculty members and more than fifteen new instruments for teaching and research has bolstered further our capabilities, especially in the nanotechnology and computational arenas. Coupled with our long-standing strengths in applied areas such as macromolecular and environmental chemistries and our strong commitment to the traditional core areas, this provides a unique learning environment.

With 16 faculty, 4 support staff members, 80-100 undergraduate and 30-40 M.S. students annually, the department is sufficiently large to offer a current experience to our students, but small enough to provide an environment where each student is recognized as an individual.

I encourage you explore our website and to visit if you are in the area. I’d be delighted to show you around and tell you more about our programs, faculty and students.

Dr. David Grossie, Department Chair


Congrats from Chemistry

Most Recent Master's Graduates:

  • Juraj Drzic
  • Jeremy M. Lear
  • Kevin Dorney
  • Triet Truong

University Awards to Chemistry Majors:

  • Kristina Burban, Women in Science Giving Circle, $1500 STEMM Scholarship
  • Corrie Spradlin, Women in Science Giving Circle, $1500 STEMM Scholarship
  • Kevin Dorney, WSU Graduate Excellence
  • Grace Klinger, Advanced Student Leader and Outstanding Senior Leader
  • Amy Willcox, Outstanding Senior Leader