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Chemistry at ESF

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ESF's Department of Chemistry is uniquely organized around the interdisciplinary areas of biochemistry and natural products chemistry, environmental chemistry, and polymer chemistry. The department's 71,000-square-foot Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory is a state-of-the-art facility, fully equipped for modern chemical research and teaching.

Chemistry students gain a strong foundation in the traditional areas of analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, but also in the integration of these areas into specialties aligned with the needs of the 21st century. All students participate in research, gaining familiarity with the actual practice of chemistry.

Why ESF for Chemistry?

Featured Chemistry Paper

"The metabolite dimethylsulfoxonium propionate extends the marine organosulfur cycle"

Dr. David Kieber of the Department of Chemistry and Ph.D. student Liang Chen worked on the project with collaborators from the Friedrich-Schiller University Jena in Germany. Their study was published in the prestigious science journal Nature. Read more

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Upcoming Events

Chemistry Department Seminar Series: Dr. T. Randall Lee, University of Houston
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm | 146 Baker Laboratory
Hydrological System Science Seminar: Restoring stream ecosystems
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm | Moon Library Room 110 | Website
Film Screening: Water Warriors
Friday, March 22, 2019 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm | 110 Moon Library
Carbon Tax and CNY: A Community Forum
Friday, March 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm | 220 Eggers Hall, Syracuse University campus

Contact Us

SUNY-ESF Chemistry Department
121 Edwin C. Jahn Laboratory
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210-2726 USA

(315) 470-6855
(315) 470-6856 (fax)