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



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!

January 2021: Dr Eller has been awarded a research grant from the Semiconductor Research Corporation!  The grant, worth $83,500, is to support his proposal, titled "Nano-projectile SIMS for evaluating molecular homogeneity in ultra-small domains".  Congratulations, Dr Eller! 

December 11, 2020: This semester four of our graduate students successfully presented their thesis research and completed their degrees.  Jonathon Benson and Misael Sanchez earned MS Biochemistry, and Matthew Ledesma and Parijat Sharma earned MS Chemistry degrees.  Congratulations to all of you! 


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