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.

Steve Cabaniss
Professor and Chair

Upcoming Seminars

March 9, 2018

New Chemically Driven Strategies for Understanding and Controlling Epigenetic Processes in Mammalian Cells

Dr. Nate Hathaway from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

March 23, 2018

Tailoring Biomolecular Interactions of Core-shell Nanoparticles and their Potential Application to Magnetoresponsive Drug Delivery Vehicles

Dr. Erik Reimhult from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

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Chem TV

Use of polymers to extract oil from water

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Current News

Congratulations to Professor Guo and Dr. Xie!

Posted: Thu Mar 01 2018 14:09:33

Congratulations to the Kirk Group

Posted: Mon Feb 12 2018 15:09:53