Interfacial and Bioanalytical Chemistry (IBAC)
Interfacial and Bioanalytical Chemistry at the University of Utah provides a unique focus for graduate education in the Department of Chemistry. Nine research groups combine their state-of-the-art expertise in electroanalytical methods and scanning electrochemical microscopy, surface-plasmon resonance spectroscopy and microscopy, sum-frequency and second-harmonic generation, Raman microscopy, single-molecule fluorescence spectroscopy, and nanoscale self-assembled structures to address important research problems in both fundamental and applied areas of interfacial and bioanalytical chemistry. Courses selected from analytical, physical, and biological chemistry, applied mathematics, and bioengineering provide a foundation for graduate study and research. Biweekly seminars and journal club provide on-going contact with research groups in this area and encourage collaborative research. Informal social activities take advantage of life in Salt Lake City and recreational opportunities in nearby Wasatch and Uinta Mountains.
Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the U’s Center for Synthetic Organic Electrochemistry (CSOE) a $20 million grant to improve the sustainability of synthetic chemistry. The center merges synthetic organic chemistry and electrochemistry to develop safe and sustainable chemical production methods. For more details on the mission and vision of CSOE, see: CSOE Mission and Vision video.