Department of Chemistry

two women smiling
See the finalists and winners of the Emma W. Locke and Senior of the Year awards, which honor seniors who embody scholarship, character, leadership and devotion to Pitt.
A photograph of Mars
Sanford Asher has spent his career studying UV Raman spectroscopy, which uses ultraviolet light to excite molecules and determine the basic components of matter. Now, he’s using it to look for life on Mars.
Alvin Liu crouching near a body of water, next to shrubbery
In his new book, longtime plant collector and Pitt junior Alvin Liu offers an in-depth look at the wild carnivorous plants that thrive in the New Jersey Pinelands.
An instructor in a purple shirt teaches a lecture to a mostly empty classroom of masked students
Organic chemistry is tough in the best of times, but both students and instructor George Bandik report a successful course so far under Flex@Pitt.
Three seedlings in the soil
The 2020 Pitt Seed Grant winners span departments, Community Engagement Centers and regional campuses in subjects as varied as dependent care, STEM research and National Science Foundation grant preparation. The program, now in its third year, supports projects that align with the six goals in The Plan for Pitt.
Molly Brandenburg holding a large metal decorative piece
Their job was to share their stories of life as students in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences. Read reflections from two social media ambassadors as they prepare to graduate.