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  • Mike Summers voted best academic by the Baltimore Sun

    The Baltimore Sun has honored Mike Summers as the “Best Academic” in the region for 2017. Summers, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Robert E. Meyerhoff Chair for...
    Posted: May 31, 2017 4:54 PM
  • Joel Liebman honored for 50 years of membership to the ACS

    And Counting
    Dr. Joel Liebman was honored on Friday May 26th, at Matthews 1600 in Catonsville as a 50 years of member of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The featured speaker was Dr. Thomas Connelly, the...
    Posted: May 26, 2017 8:04 PM
  • Site clearing for the ILSB

    Demolition all but complete
    The Registrars office / Theater building has been all but razed, ready for the construction of the ILSB. Much work on the site remains, but this is the first of many milestones to completion of...
    Posted: May 22, 2017 2:49 PM
  • Twitter account

    Seminars meeting and other special events
    Hi all, We have a new twitter feed for the Department for announcements and other information. Please follow us at
    Posted: April 25, 2017 11:31 AM
  • Room 351 beta testing wireless collaborative software

    This is the future!
    Room 351 is one of several facilities on UMBC's campus beta testing Mersive Solstice collaborative software. This software allows wireless collaboration amongst multiple users and is as easy as...
    Posted: February 22, 2017 3:56 PM
  • Dr. Sherrie McFarland

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UNC, Greensboro
    Adventures in Photomedicine: Using Light-Mediated Processes to Improve Health and Treat Disease Photomedicine is an interdisciplinary field where chemistry and light meet to fight disease....
    Posted: February 21, 2017 12:33 PM
  • Dr. Seley-Radtke featured on UMBC website

    UMBC has featured Dr. Katherine Seley-Radtke on the university's home page for her recognition by the Chesapeake chapter of the American Chemical Society as "Maryland Chemist of the Year". Dr....
    Posted: January 25, 2017 2:02 PM
  • Mike Summers spotlighted in Nature

    Science Can Be for Everyone
    A recent article in Nature asked, “Is science only for the rich?” In the United States, writer Jane J. Lee concluded, there are steep challenges for students from lower-income backgrounds who want...
    Posted: October 18, 2016 8:06 PM
  • Chris Geddes awarded innovation grant

    From the Maryland Innovation Initiative
     Chris Geddes, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of the Institute of Fluorescence, won a phase III award in this round for Lyse-it, a company that produces a low-cost portable...
    Posted: October 3, 2016 12:48 PM
  • UMBC 50th anniversary Celebration

    A weekend full of reconnection
    Hi all,  UMBC's 50th anniversary celebration is scheduled for September 17th. The entire university will be involved in the festivities. If you and your family is interested in attending,...
    Posted: August 19, 2016 10:08 AM