With dedication to education, research, scholarship and creative endeavors, the North Dakota State University Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry creates and disseminates new knowledge in the molecular sciences for the betterment of the campus, the community and society.
Research in the molecular sciences at NDSU encompasses a broad range of disciplines including synthesis, materials, catalysis, photochemistry, photophysics, polymers, biology, biochemistry, and many more.
The department has 19 tenured/tenure-track faculty, 2 full time lecturers, 5 Ph.D. staff scientists, 6 administrative and support staff members. About 90 undergraduate majors, 45 M.S. and Ph.D. students and 15 postdoctoral researchers are engaged with the department. NDSU Chemistry and Biochemistry houses several research centers and core facilities including; the NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Center for Protease Research, the certified DNA Forensics Facility, a Materials Characterization Laboratory (X-Ray, Mass Spec), an Organic Spectroscopy Laboratory (NMR, IR), a Core Biology Facility, a Core Synthesis Facility and a Molecular Modeling Laboratory.
The department’s research enterprise has grown significantly in the last decade. Annual research expenditures have risen to over $4.5M a year.