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Instrumentation Specialist Position

The Department of Chemistry ( at Eastern Kentucky University is seeking applicants for an Instrumentation Specialist with appointment to begin August 15, 2020.

New Classes for Fall 2020!

This Fall, we will be offering several new courses including: CHE 501E (Computational Chemistry) and CHE 895 (Chemistry Independent Research). In addition, we are also offering several recently added courses, CHE 250 and CHE 502/CHE 702 (Polymers and Particles).  FMT 140 (Introduction to Fermentation) will also be returning.

College of Science Video


The newly formed EKU College of Science has prepared the following video to highlight the different departments and resources available to students. 

New EKU Astrochemistry Research Published

A project under the direction of Dr. Donghui Quan was recently published in The Astrophysical Journal. The isomers of ethanimine (CH3CHNH) were recently detected toward the star-forming region Sagittarius (Sgr) B2(N) using the Green Bank Telescope PRIMOS cm-wave spectral data, and imaged by the Australia Telescope Compact Array.

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.

New classes for Fall 2019!

This Fall, we will be offering several new courses including: CHE 250 (Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry), CHE 501/701 (Polymer Chemistry) and the accompanying lab (CHE 501L/701L) as well as FMT 140 (Introduction to Fermentation). FMT 140 will fulfill the science general education requirement for element 4. Please read the course desciptions below for more information: 

A Patent for Cancer a Targeting Treatment

Ndinguri and Calderon

Dr. Margaret Ndinguri (Chemistry) in collaboration with Dr. Lindsay Calderon (Biology) have received a patent from the United States Patent Office for a chemical compound that selectively targets cancer cells. Read more here.

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