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 Office Hours Fall 2014
Congratulations to Dr. Timothy Wagner, incoming Chair of the Department of Chemistry
Welcome to Dr. Doug Genna, Organic Chemistry, New Faculty for Fall 2014
- 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
- Mass Spectroscopy Facility
Youngstown State Chemistry Faculty are continuously (and successfully!) struggling to provide our students with the best research environment possible. Within the last ten years we have attracted well over $ 9 Million in External Grants from NSF, NIH, OBoR, DOE, DOD, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, Bruker Nonius, and many others.
Chemistry Department Donors
Visit our complete external grants list.
Dr. Timothy Wagner, Chair
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH 44555
Email: chemistry AT ysu DOT edu
Congratulations to our Spring and Summer Graduates 2014.
Cook, Patrick M.
Hale, Aubrey M.
Homan, John E.
Horvath, Stephanie N.
Jones, Trevor M.
Kennehan, Eric R.
Korir, Aron K.
Mihaly, Joseph J.
Mymo, Alethea C.
Pekar, Jennifer C.
Ramunno, Monica V.
Rouzzo, Thomas J.
Silvestri, Dominic G.
Thomas, Christian M.
Whinery, Ryan N.
Williamson, Jennifer L.
There is always something great happening in the YSU Chemistry Department.
- 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.
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.
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.