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Professor Donald Truhlar

Seven chemistry faculty ranked as Top Scientists in the World, including Professor Donald Truhlar at #14

In the first edition of’s top scientists ranking, seven current Department of Chemistry faculty were included in the disciplines of Chemistry and Materials Science. Professor Donald Truhlar led the way, with a ranking of #14 in the world and #9 in the United States in Chemistry. He is joined by Professors Lawrence Que, Marc Hillmyer, Timothy Lodge, Jiali Gao, Andreas Stein, and Ilja Siepmann.

portrait of Professor Philippe Buhlmann

Phil Buhlmann selected as a CSE Distinguished Professor

Professor Phil Buhlmann has been named a recipient of the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Distinguished Professorship, an award designed to honor exceptional faculty for their efforts in and contributions to teaching and scholarly research and for their genuine commitment to CSE and its activities.

Mahmoud Matar Abed

Mahmoud Matar Abed receives GEM Fellowship sponsored by NASA

Mahmoud Matar Abed, a second-year graduate student in Professor Christy Haynes’ lab, has been awarded a GEM Fellowship from the National GEM Consortium. The GEM Fellowship program promotes the participation of underrepresented groups in post-graduate science and engineering education and the technical workforce.

Professor Lawrence Que in front to elements display

Professor Larry Que elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Larry Que is a Regents and Distinguished University Teaching Professor in the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Department of Chemistry who has made a tremendous impact in the field of bioinorganic chemistry.


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Chemistry Climate, Community & Culture

The Department of Chemistry has unique features that set it apart and help its students, faculty, and staff thrive and succeed. The department fosters a diverse community and works hard to create an environment where involvement, collaboration, caring, and safety are the norm.