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Department of Chemistry

Our students can explore many different areas of chemistry, all leading to a solid foundation for successful graduate study and/or a career in chemistry or a chemistry-related field.

Chemistry Department Highlights:
  • A rigorous and well-balanced curriculum
  • Strong and diverse undergraduate research programs
  • $1.3 million in grants to support teaching and research
  • Students acceptance in competitive graduate / professional schools
Logan Running ’17

After transferring to SUNY Potsdam his junior year, Logan Running ’17 quickly found his path working on cutting-edge nanoparticle research in the chemistry department—research with the potential to treat cancer more effectively, and with less harmful side effects.

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Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah

SUNY Potsdam Professor of Chemistry Dr. Fadi Bou-Abdallah has been named a Cottrell Scholar by the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement.

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Gold Nanoparticle Research

Ty Santiago's nanoparticle research was recently featured in a prestigious international science journal, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. The collaboration with Dr. Maria Hepel allowed Santiago to experience graduate level research in his undergraduate curriculum.

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Lindsay Johnson '17

During her time at SUNY Potsdam, Lindsay was active in undergraduate research in chemistry, including organic chemistry, biochemistry and biophysical chemistry.

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