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Department of Chemistry

Meet the Faculty

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.

Please see the faculty listing for more details.  Please see this link for Office Hours Spring 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

Congratulations to Dr. Mincey, Chairperson of the YSU Chemistry Department, who retired  on June 30, 2014.  Good luck to Dr. Mincey.Smile


New Equipment in the Chemistry Department

YSU obtains grant for state-of-the-art equipment


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What's Happening in the Chemistry Department

Special Seminar on Thursday, July 31 at 2PM in Ward Beecher Room 6029

"The Influence of Molecular Shape on Crystallization Behavior"

Fall 2014 Internship and CO-OP Expo

Dr. Clovis Linkous was featured in an article from http://www.earthtechling.com

The ACS Student Affliates received an Honorable Mention Award from the American Chemical Society.  Congratulations.

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. 

Chemistry Alumni is YSU Success Story

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Dr. Delbene's Publications

Dr. Janet Del Bene Publishes 250th Paper!

Youngstown State University has been lucky to have some great professors in the past, but few have been as active as Dr. Janet Del Bene. The Youngstown State University College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics would like to congratulate Dr. Del Bene on recently publishing her 250th paper.




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About the Chemistry Department

The Department of Chemistry at YSU includes 15 full time faculty, 7 adjunct instructors, 4 support staff, 60 undergraduate chemistry majors, and 30 graduate students.

The Chemistry Department now has a Facebook Page.

Special Seminar on Thursday, July 31 at 2PM in Ward Beecher Room 6029

"The Influence of Molecular Shape on Crystallization Behavior"

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Contact Us

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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The Mission of the YSU Chemistry Department

The mission of the Department embraces interdependent aspects of education, research, and service.The mission of the Department embraces interdependent aspects of education, research, and service.  In education, the Department seeks to provide a comprehensive education meeting professional guidelines for students majoring in chemistry at both the baccalaureate and masters levels, to provide high quality educational support for majors with a chemistry component in their curriculum, and to educate the general student body about the vitality and relevance of chemistry as a contemporary science.



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Interesting Classes

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.

Careers in Chemistry

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.

  • Agricultural Chemistry
  • Chemical Education
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Consumer Product Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Food and Taste Chemist
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • Materials Scientist
  • Medicine
  • Pharmacy



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