Welcome to the website for the Department of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. We are a historically strong department positioning ourselves for even greater achievements in the 21st century. As a Carnegie Foundation-designated Doctoral/ Research-Extensive Institution, our department strives for excellence in both the undergraduate and graduate education experiences. We are a medium-sized department providing the amenities and resources typically found only in much larger departments, while retaining the closeness and faculty-student interactions characteristic of smaller departments. Our world-class faculty are recipients of numerous regional, national and international awards and provide leadership in scholarship and research in a variety of areas such as drug design & delivery, green chemistry, chemical and biochemical sensors and biophysical methods, to name but a representative few.
As the "central science," chemistry at UC provides diverse opportunities for collaborative studies with colleagues at the UC Genome Research Institute, UC College of Medicine, Children's Hospital, UC College of Engineering and within departments in our home college, the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences. Procter & Gamble along with several federal research labs including the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health all have a significant presence in Cincinnati. Undergraduate and graduate students alike have numerous opportunities for internships, co-ops, and collaborative study with our industrial and federal research partners.
The Department of Chemistry is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Laura Sagle as Assistant Professor of Chemistry beginning Aug. 15, 2012. Dr. Sagle, currently a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, specializes in biophysical chemistry. She plans to initiate a research program with three focal areas: (1) single molecule protein folding using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS), (2) biosensing with protein-nanoparticle 2-D arrays, and (3) soft lithography using proteins as templates. Dr. Sagle will also interact with our theoretical biophysical chemistry group. We look forward to her arrival soon.
We are pleased to announce that Dr. Vladislav Litosh will be joining our Department in August as our newest Faculty member. Dr. Litosh is currently an Assistant Research Professor at the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His current research interest is focused on synthesizing novel cancer chemotherapeutic agents, developing nanocarriers for drug delivery, and designing novel cysteine protease inhibitors with increased selectivity and enhanced efficiency. Welcome to the Chemistry Department at UC Vlad!
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Anne Vonderheide as an Educator Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Dr. Vonderheide received her Ph.D. degree from the Department in 2003 and then gained additional experience in the Department of Biological Sciences and then at the Environmental Protection Agency. Dr. Vonderheide has extensive teaching experience at the University of Cincinnati and she will contribute to the undergraduate teaching mission of the Department at all levels. We are delighted that she is joining our faculty.