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Research Opportunities

Faculty in the chemistry department are active in research, mentoring students in several projects.

Current Pojects

Extracting and quanitifying the active medicinal components in black cohosh, actea racemosa. Dr. Peggy Biser

Determining whether natural gas can be extracted from Marcellus Shale using supercritical CO2. Dr. Robert Larivee

Searching for new green solvents for organic reactions using low melting mixtures of nontoxic biorenewable compounds. Dr. Ben Norris

Searching for stable mixed metal oxides that will photolyze water and produce hydrogen. Dr. Jerry Simon in collaboration with the Solar Hydrogen Activity Research Kit (SHArK) Project.