Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at the University of New Mexico!

Welcome to the University of New Mexico (UNM)
Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology (CCB)!

UNM is the flagship university for the state of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. We are located in Albuquerque, NM, 5200 feet above sea level between the Rio Grande and the Sandia Mountains. New Mexico is also home to Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate, nationally prominent research facilities with collaborative interactions with UNM and CCB.

Our department offers BA, BS, MS, and PhD degrees, with graduate research focus areas in chemical biology, catalysis and synthesis, and photonic and electronic materials. We award 40-50 bachelor’s degrees and 10-15 graduate degrees per year, and teach chemistry to thousands of students in other science and engineering majors. Our students come from across New Mexico, the western U.S., and the world. Our graduates find careers in medicine, industry and research here and across the U.S.

Chemistry and Chemical Biology currently has 20 tenure-track faculty and 5 lecturers supported by 15 staff members. Recent expansion of the Science and Math Learning Center (2015) has provided our organic chemistry students with state-of-the-art teaching laboratories. Recent renovations of Clark Hall, completed in 2016, have provided modern synthetic labs and improved instrument space for our research groups.

Browse this website to see our undergraduate programs, advanced research facilities, diverse faculty research programs and available financial assistance.

Jeffrey Rack
Professor and Chair

Upcoming Seminars

All Seminars will be held in SMLC 102 at 4:00pm unless otherwise indicated

April 12, 2019

Actinium-225 in the Treatment of Metastatic Cancers

Dr. Benjamin Stein - Los Alamos National Laboratory - Inorganic, Isotope, and Actinide Chemistry Group (C-IIAC), Los Alamos, NM

April 19, 2019

Probing Ultrafast Chemical Dynamics Inspired by the Rhythms of Fireflies

11th Annual Kahn Lecture Presents: Dr. Greg Scholes - William S. Tod Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry - Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

April 26, 2019

Disarming The Virulence Arsenal of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa by Blocking Two-Component System Signaling

Dr. Erin E. Carlson - Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics, University of Minnesota

May 3, 2019

Total Synthesis, Absolute Stereochemistry, and Bioactivity of Cystargolides and Hortonones

Dr. Rodolfo Tello-Aburto - Associate Professor of Chemistry at New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM

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