Graduate Students

In our research-focused graduate programs, students work closely with faculty advisors on small research teams. This personalized environment will encourage you to become a foremost expert on the research topic of your choice.

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Undergraduate Students

We offer Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry, Cheminformatics, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Students have access to advanced labs and research equipment.

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An Interactive Education

In the Department of Chemistry at Michigan Tech, we pride ourselves on the top-notch education and valuable guidance we offer to students seeking both undergraduate and graduate degrees. We believe that chemistry is a hands-on science best taught through personal interaction and lab experiences that are both practical and relevant.

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Pushpalatha Murthy

Pushpalatha Murthy

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Contact

906-487-2094
ppmurthy@mtu.edu

Professor, Chemistry

It is well-established that in animal cells phosphoinositides play a central role in signal transduction by undergoing signal-stimulated hydrolysis to generate second messengers. However, the biochemical aspects of phosphoinositides in plant cells is not well-understood. Dr. Murthy's research group is investigating the structure, metabolism and biological role of phosphoinositides in plant . . .

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Shiyue Fang

Shiyue Fang

Postdoctoral, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Contact

906-487-2023
shifang@mtu.edu

Associate Professor, Chemistry

Our research interests are in the area of organic synthesis, which include the synthesis of natural and unnatural useful molecules and development of synthetic methodologies.

Recently, we have developed a new class of chiral ligands based on two common ferrocenyl motifs. These ligands are expected to be useful in asymmetric catalysis to control . . .

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Lynn R. Mazzoleni

Lynn R. Mazzoleni

PhD, University of Nevada, Reno

Contact

906-487-1853
lrmazzol@mtu.edu

Assistant Professor, Chemistry

Atmospheric aerosols and clouds play important roles in determining the Earth’s climate. Trace gases and aerosols, constitute only a tiny fraction of the atmospheric mass, however they interfere with the solar radiative transfer through the atmosphere. Along with molecular scattering and absorption from gases, aerosol particles and clouds determine in part . . .

Graduate Student Positions Available

The Department of Chemistry seeks qualified applicants year-round in all areas of chemistry for GRA and GTA positions. For fall 2013, we especially welcome applications in the following areas:

For more information, please contact the respective faculty member. Interested students are strongly encouraged to apply.