The hallmarks of Trinity's chemistry program are its innovative and progressive curriculum, student exposure to modern sophisticated instrumentation, and a strong emphasis on undergraduate research, all of which prepare students for advanced degrees and careers at some of the country's best graduate schools, medical schools, and corporations.
Our faculty's expertise spans all the major subdisciplines of chemistry—analytical, biochemical, inorganic, organic, and physical—and our instructors are eager to work closely with students on exciting projects at the frontier of chemical research.
As part of our commitment to undergraduate research, students may begin taking laboratory courses beginning their first year of study and are introduced to instrument technology in a carefully planned sequence. By the end of their junior year, students are familiar with all levels of instrumentation necessary to conduct highly sophisticated research projects.
Working side-by-side with faculty members, students participate in intensive, hands-on research projects, often presenting their findings at conferences and publishing them in leading academic journals.
The department is seeking a person with a distinguished record of research and teaching to fill the Dr. D. R. Semmes Distinguished Professorship in Chemistry. The endowed Professorship (i) augments a well-established and nationally recognized undergraduate program in chemistry, and (ii) contributes significantly to the chemical profession through leadership in research, teaching, and interactions with the university and professional communities. For more information, please visit the human resources website.