Welcome to the Department of Chemistry!!!

The Department of Chemistry is a community of faculty, staff and students dedicated to excellence in education, research, and service. We foster an inclusive environment that enables everyone to thrive and feel valued. We teach from a learner-centered perspective and provide the support and tools students need to succeed and to feel that they belong. We mentor students as they engage with faculty in cutting-edge research that addresses some of the world’s most challenging problems. We support the University, the Charlotte region, and the worldwide scientific community by sharing our knowledge and expertise generously. We also support the local K-12 community--and engage with the scientists of tomorrow--by partnering with the Charlotte Teacher’s Institute, mentoring teachers and high school students in laboratory research, and by participating in many other outreach activities. Our award-winning faculty are widely recognized on campus and beyond through prestigious honors and recognitions received for teaching, research, student mentoring, professional service, and community engagement. Our dedicated, knowledgeable staff are critical to our mission as they provide outstanding support for all aspects of the department’s work.  


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University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Department of Chemistry

Burson 200
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001
Phone: 704‑687‑1300
Fax: 704‑687‑0960

Department Chair

Director, Nanoscale Science Ph.D. Program

Bernadette T. Donovan-Merkert, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair
Burson 200

M.S. Graduate Program Director

Jerry M. Troutman, Ph.D.
Burson 135D

Undergraduate Coordinator (Interim)

Bernadette T. Donovan-Merkert, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Burson 200

Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

Susan Michael, M.S.
Senior Lecturer
Burson 140