Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


  • The College of Arts & Sciences Welcomes Professor Graham Moran

    Professor Graham Moran recently joined Loyola Chemistry and Biochemistry, as the first Carl Moore Research Chair in Chemistry & Biochemistry.
  • Biochemistry faculty receives 2018 Sujack Award

    The Chemistry Department is proud to congratulate Biochemistry Associate Professor, Dr. Miguel Ballicora, for receiving the 2018 Master Researcher Award.
  • Organic chemistry professor receives NIH grant

    Dr. Jim Devery, Assistant Professor of organic chemistry, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for $404,000
  • Dr. Brazdil Receives Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen

    Congratulations to Dr. Linda Brazdil on being named the winner of The Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching Freshmen for Fall 2017.
  • Three minute thesis' competition

    Daniel Catlin takes 2nd place at the Graduate School's Three Minute Thesis' Competition.
  • Faculty

    Dr. Willetta Greene-Johnson: Where Science and Award-Winning Music Meet

    Receiving a PhD is a difficult feat. So is receiving a Grammy. But Loyola Professor Willetta Greene-Johnson can say she has achieved not just one, but both in her lifetime.
  • The fight against fentanyl abuse

    Loyola’s James DeFrancesco is helping to create international regulations on the chemicals behind opioid epidemic
  • Organic chemistry professor receives NIH grant

    Dr. Hee Yeon Cho, Assistant Professor of organic chemistry, has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for $429,000
  • Life after Loyola: Hansol Lee (Chemistry ’15)

    One of the possible destinations of graduates from the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry is continuing studies in Graduate School. After Graduating from Loyola in 2015 with a BA in Chemistry, Hansol Lee entered the Chemistry PhD program at The University of Iowa, where he is currently a 4th year Ph.D. graduate student. Learn more about his successes.
  • Graduate Student Feature: Marie Turano's Conference Experience

    First year graduate student— Marie Turano —takes us through the trip and experience of attending an international conference, and describes the research that led her there.
  • Graduate Student Daniel Catlin Receives Prestigious Award

    Daniel Catlin, a fifth year PhD student in Professor Dali Liu’s research group, received an Arthur J. Schmitt Foundation Fellowship for 2018-19. Funding from the Fellowship provides Catlin vital support to conduct research while preparing him to be a leader in his field.
  • Chemistry faculty inspire future scientists

    In 1968, the American Chemical Society (ACS) developed Project SEED, a program geared toward economically disadvantaged, high-achieving high school students by providing them with an opportunity to work directly with professional chemists and university professors for a summer.
  • Chemistry professors will use NSF grant to research sustainable energy sources

    The conducted research will investigate the ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase and its evolution, which has great potential to be used in the future to improve crops or algae for biofuel production.
  • Rachael Farber Awarded for Outstanding Graduate Research

    Recently profiled doctoral student Rachael Farber received the 2018 Anna Louise Hoffman Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Research through IOTA SIGMA PI, a national honor society for women in chemistry.
  • New freshman science research project prepares students for careers

    Loyola students studying science or math will get a chance to start their research earlier than ever. The University’s new First-Year Research Experience allows undergraduate students pursuing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) degrees a chance to perform exciting research with faculty members as first-year students.
  • Chemistry Professor Awarded for Sustainability Work

    Chemistry Professor Patrick L. Daubenmire has been recognized for his work in bringing sustainability into chemistry classrooms. Dr. Daubenmire is one of four recipients of the 2015 Award for Incorporation of Sustainability into Chemistry Education, a prestigious award from the American Chemical Society and its Committee on Environmental Improvement.
  • Recognizing Outstanding Faculty

    Congratulations to Dr. Linda Brazdil on being named a 2015 Fellow by the American Chemical Society (ACS) for her distinguished service to the field of chemistry.
  • Carl Moore Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Loyola University Chicago

    The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry invites applications for the Carl Moore Endowed Chair beginning fall 2015. Preference is for an appointment at the rank of Professor, although advanced Associate Professors will also be considered for the position.
  • Dr. Daubenmire 2015 recipient of the ACS-CEI Award

    Dr. Patrick Daubenmire's work "Using the chemistry curriculum as the starting point for engaging students and their families in pro-environmental behaviors" has been selected as one of the 2015 ACS-CEI Award winners for Incorporating Sustainability into Chemistry Education sponsored by the American Chemical Society Committee on Environmental Improvement (CEI). The award program seeks to recognize those individuals and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to the incorporation of sustainability into chemical education.