School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
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Chemistry and Biochemistry
Fall 2019: Graduate Students
Meet our Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Students and see their photos
Fall 2019: New Graduate
Join us in welcoming our new Graduate Students joining Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Our internationally-recognized researchers in computational mathematics are developing cutting-edge simulation techniques for use in high-performance computing environments. These algorithms serve a wide variety of real-world applications, ranging from medical imaging to petroleum reservoir engineering to national defense. Our faculty also bring expertise from mathematical physics, chaos theory, symbolic computation, celestial mechanics, and graph theory.
We collaborate with researchers at institutions such as the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers R&D Center and the U. S. Naval Research Laboratory and at universities around the world. These collaborations foster opportunities for rewarding careers, both inside and outside of academia, as well as external funding that enables students to focus on their research.
Numerical partial differential equations
Ergodic Theory, Frobenius-Perron Operators
Geometry and Physics
Ordered Sets, Graph Theory
Mathematics Education, Digital Manufacturing
N-body problems, undergraduate research
Other Mathematics faculty who also pursue research and/or direct student research include:
Physics and Astronomy is working to develop broad capabilities in laser and optical physics to enhance its educational and research activities.
- Currently funded research supports the development of optical devices, and optical materials, and the application of lasers for sensitive spectroscopic measurements.
- A collaborative research project with Los Alamos National Laboratory and Mississippi State University focuses on the development of small, portable isotopic analysis devices for environmental and security applications based primarily on the use of diode laser technology for high sensitivity environmental measurements of elements such as uranium and plutonium.
- Physics and Astronomy also participates in the recently funded Response-Driven Polymeric Films Center, an NSF funded Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, to develop holographically formed polymer dispersed liquid crystals for applications such as Bragg gratings, photonic crystals, hyperspectral filters, and etc.
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Speaker Seminar Series
Each fall and spring, chemistry and biochemistry hosts a series of seminars by outside speakers on Friday afternoon at 1:30 p.m., normally in TEC 106.
Graduate Student Seminar Series
Graduate students in chemistry and biochemistry are required to make a public presentation of their research each year on Thursday afternoons at 2:30 p.m., usually in TEC 106. These often include prospectus, thesis, or dissertation defenses. Everyone in the unit is strongly encouraged to attend these seminars to learn about ongoing research and to support the students.
The Department hosts a weekly colloquium on Fridays at 2 p.m., usually in Southern Hall, room 303.
Funded by NSF, this “Sensing and assembly based on non-covalent interactions” program will provide the participating REU students an extensive 10-week summer Chemistry and Biochemistry research experience (May 24 – July 30) at USM.