Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Chemistry and Biochemistry

CSUN Cares: The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, along with the university, is concerned about the well-being of our students. Please feel free to express those concerns when you obtain advisement this semester. In addition we have compiled a list of key resources here (or you can download our PDF). 

Information about Commencement for 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 graduates

Message from the Department Chair regarding recent events



April 30, 2021: Drs. Andersen, Eller, Kelson and Miao have each been awarded a RSCA minigrant! Each minigrant is worth either 3 units release time or $5,000, to be used during the 2021-2022 academic year. Congratulations to all of you!

February 1, 2021:  Profs. Teprovich and Boulesbaa have received an additional $30,000 in funding through their ongoing contract with DOE’s Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) for a project titled "Nanocomposite Spectroscopy Characterization for Solar Batteries.” Congratulations, Joe and Aziz!

January 10, 2021: Congratulations to Jane Odango, who was awarded the prestigious Crellin Pauling Student Teaching Award at the virtual CSUPERB Symposium! The award, which includes a $2000 scholarship, celebrates her work as a teaching assistant in our lower division Chemistry labs. A story about Jane and her award can be found in CSUN Today. Congratulations, Jane!


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