News and Events:
Master of Science
June 11, 2013
Fadwa Constandinidis – "Synthetic Routes to Halogenated Poly(arylene ether)s,"
1:30 PM, 449 Oelman Hall
Jacqueline Bracco – Awarded a GSA Professional Development Grant for travel to attend the 245th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition in New Orleans. The value of the travel award is $400. Advisor – Dr. Steven R. Higgins
Recent Chemistry Publications:
Ryan Selhorst and Eric Fossum, Department of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435, USA, Utilization of N,N-diethyl-3,5-difluorobenzene sulfonamide to prepare functionalized poly(arylene ether)s, Polymer, 54 (2013) pp. 530–535.
Man Xua, Katie Sullivana, Garrett VanNessa, Kevin G. Knaussb, and Steven R. Higginsa, aDepartment of Chemistry, Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, Ohio 45435, United States,
bEarth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California 94720, United States, Dissolution Kinetics and Mechanisms at Dolomite–Water Interfaces: Effects of Electrolyte Specific Ionic Strength, Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, 47 (1), pp 110–118.
C.B. Anders, J. D. Baker, A. C. Stahler, A. Williams, J. N. Sisco, J. C. Trefry, D. P. Wooley, and I. E. Pavel Sizemore, Tangential Flow Ultrafiltration: A “Green” Method for the Size Selection and Concentration of Colloidal Silver Nanoparticles, Journal of Visualized Experiment, e4167, 2012, 1-9.
Most Recent Master's Graduates:
Thesis are now available for viewing online:
Chemistry Graduate Thesis Page
Welcome to the Department of Chemistry
Welcome Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Wright State University Chemistry Department website. I am very excited about the recent developments within the department and how this has positioned us for further success. Recently, we have renovated completely the vast majority of our teaching laboratories and all of our research and administrative spaces. The result is a cutting-edge environment for research and teaching. The recent addition of two faculty members and more than fifteen new instruments for teaching and research has bolstered further our capabilities, especially in the nanotechnology and computational arenas. Coupled with our long-standing strengths in applied areas such as macromolecular and environmental chemistries and our strong commitment to the traditional core areas, this provides a unique learning environment.
With 16 faculty, 4 support staff members, 80-100 undergraduate and 30-40 M.S. students annually, the department is sufficiently large to offer a current experience to our students, but small enough to provide an environment where each student is recognized as an individual.
I encourage you explore our website and to visit if you are in the area. I’d be delighted to show you around and tell you more about our programs, faculty and students.
Dr. David Grossie, Department Chair
Wright State University
About Wright State University and Surroundings
Wright State University is located on a 557-acre wooded campus 10 miles northeast of Dayton, Ohio, and approximately 20 miles from the Dayton International Airport. The university has nearly 20,000 students in more than 100 undergraduate and 76 Graduate, Master's, Doctoral, and Professional degree programs. Although the vast majority of students originate within the state of Ohio, other students arrive from 44 other states and 64 foreign countries. Dayton, Ohio is a mid-sized city within a metropolitan area that includes close to one million residents, and offers a rich assortment of cultural, historical, and recreational attractions and seasonal festivals. Nearby state and local parks offer perfect locales for hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.
Beyond the Chemistry Department
If you are interested in pursuing chemistry beyond a Bachelor of Science (BS) or a Master of Science (MS) degree, consider Wright State's Environmental Science' s Ph.D. Program or Biomedical Sciences (BMS) Ph.D.Program. Both programs are highly innovative ( the Environmental Science' s Ph.D. Program is the only on of its kind in Ohio), and draw from faculty in numerous disciplines besides chemistry. Further information about the programs can be found at Environmental Sciences Ph.D. Program or Biomedical Sciences Ph.D. Program