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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Chemistry

Introduction

Welcome to the Washington State University Department of Chemistry Graduate Program Visitation Day! While this venue cannot replace our usual method of bringing in students for face-to-face visitation, we will do our best to give you as much of a Coug experience as we can.

Below you will find a list of the professors who are hoping to recruit you into their group. Each professor has a link to their faculty profile, a video explaining their research, a zoom link with times available to chat, and a zoom link for a research poster that will be presented by either the professor, their group, or both. Please stop by and chat, ask about their research, and get a feel for what it might be like to be in their group. Even if it isn’t a professor you had previously considered, oftentimes you can find that their research might be of interest to you.

We are here to answer any questions you may have about our program. Please feel free to drop into the zoom links for Dr. Kirk Peterson, Chair of the Department of Chemistry, Dr. Pete Reilly, Associate Chair of the Graduate Program, or Lori Bruce, Administrative Coordinator for the Chemistry Graduate Program at the following times 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

  • Kirk Peterson: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Zoom Link)
  • Pete Reilly: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Zoom Link)
  • Lori Bruce: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Zoom Link)

Please visit the other links and videos meant to provide you with information that would normally be provided during a regular visitation weekend.

Thank you and we are so glad to see you here!

Schedule

Time (all Pacific Standard Time)DescriptionZoom Link
10:00 AM to 11:00 AMMeet & Greet with Department Chair, Staff, & GCS Officers Zoom Link
11:00 AM to 1:00 PMOpen Zoom meetings with professors
See below for individual Zoom meeting links
1:00 PM to 1:30 PMTour of Nuclear Science Center (approval/form required)Zoom Link
1:30 PM to 2:30 PMQ&A with current graduate students Zoom Link
2:30 PM to 3:30 PMOpen Zoom meetings with professors See below for individual Zoom meeting links
3:30 PM to 5:00 PMPoster Session
See below for individual Zoom meeting links

Faculty Research Profiles

Below are the links to faculty profile pages as well as Poster and Zoom links. In addition, the 2021 Faculty Visitation Bookley summarizes research in WSU’s Department of Chemistry.

  • Laura Bartley

    • Faculty Profile
    • Open Zoom Hours – 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, and 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM (Launch Zoom)
  • Jeff Bell

  • Jim Boncella

  • Jim Brozik

  • Aurora Clark

  • Brian Clowers

  • Xiaofeng Guo

  • Kerry Hipps / Ursula Mazur

  • ChulHee Kang

  • Alex Li

    • Faculty profile
    • Open Zoom Hours – Saturday, March 6, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Launch Zoom)
    • Poster Link and Zoom Poster Session – Saturday, March 6, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Launch Zoom)
  • Liane Moreau

  • John Peters

    • Faculty profile
    • Open Zoom Hours – Saturday, March 6, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Launch Zoom)
    • Poster Link and Zoom Poster Session – Saturday, March 6, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Launch Zoom)
  • Pete Reilly

  • Choong-Shik Yoo

    • Faculty profile
    • Open Zoom Hours – Saturday, March 6, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM (Launch Zoom)
    • Poster Link and Zoom Poster Session – Saturday, March 6, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Launch Zoom)
  • Jack Zhang


Chemistry Teaching Assistantships

For those of you who choose to attend graduate school at WSU, the first year requires that you perform the duties of a teaching assistant in our first-year general chemistry classes. The following links will help describe the expectations surrounding being a TA


Research Facilities at WSU


Fall 2021 Course Listing

Catalog Link

Chem 501 Advanced Inorganic Chemistry (co with 401)
Chem 503 Topics: Inorganic Chemistry/Kinetics
Chem 514 Mass Spectroscopy
Chem 518 Electrochemistry
Chem 528 Data Analytics for Chemistry
Chem 531 Advanced Physical Chemistry I
Chem 532 Advanced Physical Chemistry II
Chem 542 Advanced Organic Chemistry
Chem 546 Spectroscopic Identification of Organic Compounds
Chem 590 Introduction to Research Topics
Chem 591 Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry
Chem 592 Seminar in Analytical Chemistry (combined with 591, AER assignment)
Chem 593 Seminar in Physical Chemistry
Chem 594 Seminar in Organic Chemistry

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