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Department of Chemistry

Meet the Faculty and Staff

The YSU Chemistry Department consists of fifteen tenure track faculty in each of the five disciplines of chemistry including inorganic, organic, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry.  The Department also  includes  7 adjunct instructors, 4 support staff, 60 undergraduate chemistry majors, and 30 graduate students.

Please see the faculty listing for more details. 

Please see this link for Faculty Office Hours Spring 2015

TA Office Hours Spring 2015

Department Awards 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Wagner, incoming Chair of the Department of Chemistry

Welcome to Dr. Doug Genna, Organic Chemistry,  New Faculty for Fall 2014


Graduate Student Success Stories
Quick Facts and Figures
  • 1:19 Faculty:Student ratio
  • New PhD Program in Materials Science and Engineering began Fall 2012
  • Department has a strong regional and national reputation for the quality of  preparation for either graduate school or industry
  • Fully equipped Student Computer Lab
  • Recently remodeled Organic & Inorganic Chemistry & Research Labs


Instrumentation in the YSU Chemistry Department

Chemistry Department 
WBSH 5053 
Youngstown State University 
Youngstown, OH 44555 
Phone:  330-941-3663 
Fax:  330-941-1579 
Email:  chemistry AT ysu DOT edu

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Information for Prospective Undergrads

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Chemistry Department Announcements

    There is always something great happening in the YSU Chemistry Department.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry was approved by the YSU Board of Trustees on March 11th
  • The Annual Chemistry Olympiad will be held Friday, March 13th in Room 4045 Ward Beecher.  Please see this link for more details:  ACS Chemistry Olympiad
  • Josh Weimer and Melanie Welsh presented their research with Dr. Stourman at at ACS Conference CERMACS in Pittsburgh in November 2014."Characterization of substrate specificity of b-​Glucosidase BglX from E. coli".

  • The Chemistry Department officially opened the new X-Ray Diffraction Facility on October 29th
  • Dr. Ruigang Wang has been awarded a research grant from the National Science Foundation.
  • Dr. Wang is also a Co-PI on another NSF Award
  • Chemistry Master's candidate Sreevani Kalapala received an award for the "Best Environmental Science Research Poster" at the annual Student Symposium on the Environment held last Thursday, December 5th, at Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA.
Undergrad Research in the Chem Dept. at YSU
Interesting Classes and Career Opportunities

Learn the basics and dig deeply into chemistry topics that meet your particular interests.  The Chemistry Department at YSU offers a wide variety of electives in addition to the core chemistry courses below. Through small classes and hands-on research, you will develop a deep appreciation for the role chemistry plays in the world and prepare for a successful career.

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

Please see the undergraduate link for more information.

Chemists study matter in its most basic forms—atoms and molecules. By understanding these building blocks, we search for new ways to organize matter into life-saving medicine, space-age materials, and exciting consumer products. Chemistry majors can pursue rewarding careers in research, industry, medicine, education, and much more.

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