College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Inorganic chemistry is no longer just the chemistry of metallurgy and mineralogy, or even the "everything else except carbon" discipline. The term "inorganic chemistry" is better explained as a loose identity for chemists with research interests that span the periodic table. Modern inorganic chemistry is an exciting undertaking, embracing a range of rapidly evolving interdisciplinary fields. At the University of Iowa, inorganic research interests encompass many interdisciplinary topics including biological, environmental, radiochemistry, materials and catalysis, and organometallics.