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Organic Chemist position open!

The Chemistry Department at Eastern Kentucky University seeks applicants for a tenure track position in organic chemistry and at the Assistant Professor level with appointment to begin August 15, 2023. Teaching responsibilities for the candidate will include introductory and upper division disciplinary courses to fulfill ACS degree requirements in their discipline.

Undergraduate Lab assitant positions available

The Deaprtment of Chemistry is now undergraduate lab assistants for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 semesters in our chemistry and forensic science lab classes. More information can be found on the EKU Jobs website here.

Welcome to the Department

We are excited to welcome Drs. Anuradha Akmeemana (Forensic Science) and Benjamin Wicker (Chemistry) to the department. There research intersts can be found here. Additionally, we woudl like to welcome Krista Riggins (Laboratory Coordinator) and Tracy Gastineau-Stevens. Welcome!

We have a Goldwater Scholar!

It is my distinction honor to inform you that our major, Mr. Drew Elliott has been named as a Goldwater Scholar. Drew has been working in the Ndinguri lab for two years. He is the first Goldwater Scholar for the Department of Chemistry and we could not be more proud!

Zyzak research featured in ACS media briefing and other news outlets!

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The Department is proud to annouce that Dr. Zyzak's research on the aroma profile of plant based burgers has been featured in a press release from the American Chemical Society in anticipation of her presentation at the Fall 2021 ACS meeting in August.

CHE research student wins UK Regional Poster Competition

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Mr. Nathan Britt won 1st place at the annual regional poster competition held by the University of Kentucky.  His topic was "Comparison of the plant protein analog "beyond meat" hamburger to a traditional meat based hamburger". Nathan has been conducting research in the department with Dr. Lili Zyzak for the past year. The department is proud and could not be happier.

Biochemistry tracks accredited by the ASBMB

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The department's two Biochemistry concentrations (ACS track and non ACS track) have received full accreditation by the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The ASBMB is a premier international educational and scientific organization and one of the largest societies focused on molecular life sciecnces in the world.

Joanna Marling wins Trow scholarship!

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Congratulations go out to Joanna Marling, forensic science (forensic biology) major, who recently won the Jo Anne J. Trow scholarship! She is one of only 50 students nationwide selected to receive this prestigious award from Alpha Lambda Delta, a national honor society.

Alumunus wins 2020 EKU Professional Achievement Alumni Award

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Dr. Adam Lanzarotta (B.S. Forensic Science, Class of 2005) was recently awarded the 2020 Professional Achievement award from EKU's International Alumni Association. Dr. Lanzarotta currently serves as a Chemist in the Trace Examination Section of the Food and Drug Administration in Cincinnati, OH.

Chemistry Research Video Series

EKU Chemistry Research

The EKU Department of Chemistry has started to develop a video series about the research opportunities done in the laboratories of various faculty members.  Learn more about the research done in Dr. Judy Jenkin's lab in the EKU Chemistry Department. These opportunities are available to students at the undergraduate and graduate level.

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