Research in Chemistry and Biochemistry
UAF brings in almost 90 percent of the research dollars for the entire University of Alaska system. This means that there are tons of funding opportunities to get a running start towards your research project goals. The Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry participates and coordinates in a multitude of exciting and innovative research projects that seek to solve some of our world's most pressing problems.Learn more about research at UAF
- Faculty members receive more than two million dollars every year in grants and contracts
- Our funding comes from:
- The National Science Foundation (NSF)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- National Aeronauticsand Space Administration (NASA)
- National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
- Department of Defense (DOD)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Other federal and private sources
- Many of our graduate students are supported through research assistanships which are funded by these grants
- We produce more than two peer-reviewed publications per faculty member per year
- Our research projects provide excellent opportunities for both graduate and undergradusate
Our department also operates and maintains the University's Molecular Imaging Faciltiy which boasts two NMR spectrometers and an MRI machine.
- Graduate level students are involved in abroad array of research including laboratory, field, and international studies and collaboration.
- Our Biochemistry & Neuroscience and Environmental Chemistry PhD programs provide excellent, unique, and world changing research opportunities that equate to enhanced employability after graduation
- Our M.S. Chemistry program provides excellent training and career opportunities
- Both of our graduate programs produce degrees that are in high demand in industry, academia, and government.
The small class sizes at UAF and the close interaction between students and faculty provide a type of environment often missing in larger universities. Students are encouraged to visit faculty and to become involved in research as early as possible. Most of the upper division chemistry majors work in the teaching or research program. We have had numerous undergraduates co-publish their research results with faculty in the refereed scientific literature. This type of interaction, combined with a rigorous academic program, is responsible for the success of our students after graduation.
Reaching out to a faculty member is the best way to gain more insight and explore the possibilities of doing research at UAF. They can answer your questions, get you connected to resources, and help you make an informed decision about your future goals.