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Apply Now - The Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Award


It's that time for chemistry students to submit their applications for the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Award. The deadline for submission is March 6, 2017. Please click above for more details.

Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima receives a NSF CAREER Award


We have just been notified that our own professor Francisco Fernandez-Lima has been awarded a NSF Career Award. The project is entitled: "CAREER: Development of Gas-phase, Post-ionization Structural Tools for the Study of DNA-protein Complexes," This is indeed an achievement. Congratulations to Professor Fernandez-Lima

Robert Bergman wins Wolf Prize in Chemistry


Organometallic chemist honored for his efforts to activate carbon-hydrogen bonds. Robert Bergman has won the 2017 Wolf Prize in Chemistry. Bergman is the Gerald E.K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley. The prize is given out by the Israel-based Wolf Foundation to honor achievements in medicine, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and the arts. Professor Bergman was also the Ph.D. mentor of our own Konstantinos Kavallieratos.

Upcoming Events

Graduate Seminar on Friday, March 31 at 11am

03/31/2017 11:00 AM

Dr. Sourav Saha, of Clemson University, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Stimuli-Responsive Functional Materials"

Graduate Seminar on Friday, April 7 at 11am

04/07/2017 11:00 AM

Dr. Slava Bryanstev, of ORNL, will visit FIU to present a seminar entitled, "Using theory to guide ligand design for chemical separations of f-block metal ions: Extraction of uranium from seawater, partitioning of minor actinides from high-level waste, and separation of adjacent lanthanides."

Graduate Seminar on Friday, April 14th at 11am

04/14/2017 11:00 AM

Dr. Catherine Costello, of Boston University, will visit FIU to present a seminar to graduate students enrolled in CHM6935. Title: TBA

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Three Permanent Faculty Positions Open.......

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida International University invites applications to fill three full-time, permanent positions starting in August 2017.

Instructor: General Chemistry. Full-time, permanent instructor position in General Chemistry starting in August 2017. The position requires a Ph.D. degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate field of specialization. Experience teaching undergraduates is preferred.

Assistant Professor - Organic Chemistry with Nuclear/Radiochemistry Focus. Tenure Track, Assistant Professor position in Organic Chemistry to begin in August 2017. A Ph.D. in Chemistry or a related field and research plans in organic or organic materials chemistry with potential applications in nuclear chemistry or radiochemistry is expected. Click here for more information and to apply

Instructor Forensic /Analytical Chemistry. This position requires a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry or Forensic Chemistry and experience teaching undergraduate students. Applicants are expected to demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching. Click here for more information and to apply.