Chemistry and Biochemistry Department

  • New science center
  • studnt using IR spectrometer
  • MIlligan with research students
  • Marletta grand opening  Fredonia Science center
  • Award ceremony  Fall 2017
  • Dr. Fountain with students
  • Brianne W. poster ACS
  • research students 2017

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is located in the $60 million Fredonia Science Center. We have a wonderful department whose strengths include outstanding teaching and mentoring, as well as excellent undergraduate research opportunites.   

Recent News

Allan Cardenas and the CHEM 481 Advanced Experimental Chemistry Lab students submit manuscript  to the Journal of Molecular Structure for their characterization of merocyanine.

Dr. Cardenas' students chemically synthesized merocyanine and characterized two distinct crystalline forms of the compound.  The article is titled "Brooker's Merocyanine: Comparison of single crystal structures" 

The following students contributed to the publication.  Kathleen L. Hayes, Emily M. Lasher, Jack M. Choczynski, Ralph R. Crisci, Calvin Y. Wong, Joseph Dragonette, Joshua Deschner and Allan Jay. P. Cardenas


Dr. Milligan publishes article in one of the top journals in environmental chemistry.

Milligan's article with collaborators from SUNY Oswego, Water Science and Technology Directorate of Canada, and Clarkson University titled "Age-Corrected Trends and Toxic Equivalence of PCDD/F and CP-PCBs in Lake Trout and Walleye from the Great Lakes" was recently published in Environmental  Science and  Technology.  This journal  is one of highest rated environmental chemistry journals in the country. His work focuses on the quantification of trace amounts of pollutants using gas chromatography and mass spectroscopy. 

graphic from Milligan's EST article

Figure showing the decrease in the total concentrations of polychlorinated dibenzo-p-
dioxins (PCDDs) in fish from 1975-2017.

Video highlighting  Dr. Milligan's research grant.

Fall 2017 Award Ceremony

The Chemistry and Biochemistry department held their Fall 2017 Award Ceremony on December 7, 2017. The Department distributed over $55,000 in student awards and scholarships. These include awards for outstanding performance in courses, research and for student recruitment.

Front row: Jessica Schimek, Claudia White, Kathleen Hayes, Kathryn Fink, and Angela Nichols. Back Row: Cordelia Beck-Horton, Kaycie Malyk, Emily Lasher, Alain Moffett, Ashley Wertz, Brianne Weichbrodt, Bradly Brown, Spencer Higbee, and Jonathan DeMaria


Fall 2017 Research Student Lab Coat Ceremony.