Chemistry at ESF

The Department of Chemistry at SUNY-ESF is unique in that it is organized around the interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry and natural products chemistry, environmental chemistry and polymer chemistry. It stresses a strong foundation in the traditional areas of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry) plus integration of these areas into its specialties. Thus, students at all levels enjoy the advantages of a chemistry program with specialties aligned with the needs of the 21st century.

The department is committed to maintaining its leading role in extending the state of knowledge in its specialties. The department’s home is the 71,000-square-foot Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory. This state-of-the-art facility for research and teaching is well equipped with instruments needed for modern chemical research. The department involves all of its students in research, giving them familiarity with the actual practice of chemistry.

Chemistry News

Ph.D. Student Appointed to Federal Advisory Panel
Daily Orange: ESF receives grant for a microscope that will be first of its kind in central New York

ESF has received a grant for a new transmission electron microscope that will be the first of its kind in CNY. 1/25/16 READ MORE Climate change in 2015: devastating impacts, optimistic action

Dr. Murphy takes a look at the state of climate change in 2015, and the progress being made in combating it. 1/26/16 READ MORE

TWC Going Green: Analyzing Lakes to Monitor Water Quality

This week's Going Green segment is about ESF efforts to monitor water quality particularly for toxic algae blooms. 1/24/16 READ MORE

NewsLI: SUNY Research Group Works with Community to Protect NY Lakes

With one of the few labs in the country capable of testing for toxic algae, ESF serves the EPA, NOAA, NYS DEC and more in protecting water quality in the Great Lakes and northeast. 1/18/16 READ MORE

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Upcoming Events

Career Development Series: How to Get Hired: An Employer's Perspective
Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm. 148 Baker . Event Website

Dr. Giorgos Mountrakis, SUNY‐ESF Exemplary Researcher Seminar
Thursday, February 11, 2016, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Illick 5.

Last day to drop a class
Friday, February 12, 2016,

Career Development Series: Making Connections: Alumni and Student Networking Event
Tuesday, February 23, 2016, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. Nifkin Lounge.

Chemistry Paper of the Month

Tunneling conductivity in anisotropic nanofiber composites: a percolation-based model

Avik P Chatterjee and Claudio Grimaldi

"We have used ideas from percolation theory to model the conductance in composites containing oriented (or aligned) nanofibers. The degree of alignment in such systems is often quantified by the average (or mean) value of an orientational order parameter. Not surprisingly, the predicted conductance depends upon the composition and average degree of particle alignment. However, our results also predict a possible dependence of the conductance upon the standard deviation of the degree of alignment (or the breadth of the distribution over particle
orientations) for a fixed average value of the orientational order parameter."

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121 Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2726 USA
(315) 470-6855
(315) 470-6856 (fax)


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