Recent News

Spring '18 Commencement- Friday, May 11, 2018 GRCC Exhibit Hall C

May 11, 2018

VCU Chemistry will hold our Spring 2018 Commencement ceremony Friday, May 11, 2018 at 6 pm in the Greater Richmond Convention Center Exhibit Hall C. Our commencement speaker has been announced, Dr. Keyanna Conner, Secretary of Administration for the Commonwealth of Virginia.

March 22, 2018 John B. Fenn Lecture

February 9, 2018

Please join VCU's Chemistry department in our annual John B. Fenn Lecture series; featuring Richard Smith of the Pacific North National Lab (PNNL). 

Maryanne Collinson receives the 2017 American Chemical Society-VA Section Distinguished Research Award

December 11, 2017

Maryanne Collinson, the John B. Fenn Professor in Chemistry, received the 2017 American Chemical Society-VA Section Distinguished Research Award.

Nick Farrell named University Professor

December 11, 2017

VCU Board of Victors named Professor Nick Farrell a University Professor which recognizes faculty members who teach or conduct research that crosses discipline boundaries and have an established prominence in multiple fields of study, with national or international recognition in at least one field of study. Dr. Farrell’s research crosses the disciplinary boundaries of chemistry, biochemistry, chemical biology and medical sciences, and he has achieved prominence and international recognition in each of those fields.

Samy El-Shall named Commonwealth Professor

December 11, 2017

VCU Board of Victors named Professor Samy El-Shall a Commonwealth University which recognizes faculty members with extraordinary scholarly attainment, educational advancement, or leadership in an academic discipline or field of study, with national or international distinction. Dr. El-Shall’s research couples intrinsic scientific merit in the fields of clusters, nucleation, nanostructured materials and catalysis with significant real-world applications in energy production, conversion and storage as well as for clean environment, including pollution-free air and sustainable clean-water resources.