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2014 Beckman Scholars Program
The UO Chemistry Department will be awarding prestigious Beckman Research Scholarships to qualifying undergraduate research students. 2014 Beckman Scholars Information

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2013 Chemistry Newsletter
The Department of Chemistry Newsletter is now available.
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Study Abroad TASSEP (TransAtlantic Science Student Exchange Program) is ideal for UO under-graduate science majors who wish to experience a year of studying and living in Europe.
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Surfaces & Interfaces

Some of the most important chemical and physical processes on our planet occur at a surface or interface. The surface of a medium whether it be a liquid or a solid has very special properties which are often quite distinct from the bulk substance. For example, the surface of water has a very high surface tension, allowing more dense objects to float on top of it. The surface of a semiconductor can have very different electronic properties than the bulk due to the molecular orbitals of the surface atoms which are left "dangling" as the bulk lattice is terminated. In the biochemical area, most drugs act by interaction with substances at cell surfaces and surface chemistry plays an important role in the events that govern such processes. Several research groups are involved in studies of surfaces and interfaces at the University of Oregon that examine a range of environmentally, biologically and technologically important surfaces and interfaces using a wide range of methods and techniques.

Shannon Boettcher
James E. Hutchison
David C. Johnson
Mark C. Lonergan
Mark C. Lonergan
George Nazin
Geraldine L. Richmond

Biochemistry/Molecular BiologyBioorganic/Medicinal Chemistry BiophysicsEnvironmental Chemistry
Inorganic/Organometallic ChemistryMaterials ChemistryOptics & SpectroscopyOrganic Synthesis
Physical ChemistryPolymer ChemistrySolid-State ChemistryStatistical Mechanics of Liquids and Complex Fluids
Surfaces & InterfacesTheoretical Chemical Physics