Department of Chemistry

  1. February 12, 2024

    Obituary — Daniel T. Longone

    Daniel (Dan) T. Longone, professor emeritus of chemistry and well known culinary and wine historian, died peacefully Jan. 28 in Ann Arbor at the age of 91.

  2. July 25, 2022

    Obituary — Christer E. Nordman

    Christer E. Nordman, professor emeritus of chemistry, died peacefully at home July 6, 2022, at the age of 97. In 1955, he joined the chemistry faculty at U-M, becoming a full professor of chemistry in 1964.

  3. April 18, 2022

    Chemistry lab’s focus on plastics inspires Earth Day cleanup

    The McNeil lab’s twice-a-year Huron River Watershed cleanups, which pick up trash from Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti metroparks, is an extension of the lab’s focus on chemical recycling and upcycling of plastics.

  4. October 25, 2021

    Obituary — Thomas Mellanby Dunn

    A memorial service is planned Nov. 13 for Thomas Mellanby Dunn, professor emeritus of chemistry, who died Nov. 6, 2020, at the Summit Hills Nursing Home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

  5. March 25, 2019

    Professor builds network of underrepresented chemists in Diversify Chemistry

    When Anne McNeil attended an American Chemical Society conference a couple years ago, she was surprised to find a symposium in her field with no invited women speakers. That prompted her to launch Diversify Chemistry to help people find individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds in chemistry. 

  6. May 12, 2017

    A cheaper, greener way to grow key components for electronics

    U-M chemists have developed a greener, cheaper way to make single-crystalline semiconductor films, components at the heart of all of our electric gadgetry.

  7. April 6, 2016

    Chemistry professor receives statewide teaching honor

    Brian Coppola, a chemistry professor who pioneered what’s known as a “do real work, not homework” course design, has been recognized as a Michigan Distinguished Professor of the Year.

  8. October 19, 2015

    Chemistry, Sweetland get $1M from NSF to aid S.T.E.M. learning

    The Sweetland Writing Center and Department of Chemistry are partnering on a $1 million grant to implement writing-to-learn strategies for students in S.T.E.M. disciplines.