Receive first-hand experience working as part of a team to solve complex scientific problems.

The chemistry program at the University of Iowa is characterized by an interdisciplinary group of researchers with established collaborations within the department, as well as within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, across different colleges on campus, and outside the University of Iowa. 

These interdisciplinary activities broaden the impact of the department’s research and teaching missions while establishing excellent educational opportunities for our students.

Research areas

Chemistry Stores

University of Iowa faculty, staff, and students with an active Master File Key (MFK) may purchase stock from Chemistry Stores.

Interdepartmental groups and centers

Research and creative production in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

As part of a top-tier, AAU-accredited public research university, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences holds scholarly, scientific, and artistic discovery at the heart of our mission.

Throughout our departments and programs, our professors are at the forefront of their disciplines. They bring their world-class research and artistry into their classrooms, studios, and labs, giving students the unparalleled opportunity to learn right from the source of the latest innovations in knowledge and practice.

Graduate students and many undergraduates work side-by-side with faculty members, conducting breakthrough research and creative production that advances humanity’s understanding of ourselves and the complex, ever-changing world in which we live.

The creation of knowledge and understanding is an exhilarating and never-ending mission—and is at the core of every University of Iowa liberal arts and sciences education.