William E. Acree Jr.,Professor and Department Chair; Ph.D., Missouri University of Science and Technology. Analytical and physical application of gas-liquid chromatography; solubility in complex systems; thermodynamics of organic functional groups in aqueous and nonaqueous solutions; spectroscopic properties of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons; lyotropic liquid crystals.
Weston Thatcher Borden, Distinguished University Research Professor and Welch Chair; Ph.D., Harvard University. Application of quantitative electronic structure calculations and qualitative molecular orbital theory to the understanding and prediction of the structures and reactivities of organic and organometallic compounds.
Oliver Chyan, Professor and Director of the Interfacial Electrochemistry and Materials Research Laboratory; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Interfacial electrochemistry; electroanalytical chemistry; kinetics and thermodynamics of the electron transfer processes; Plasma assist functional thin-film materials; semiconductor photoelectrochemistry.
Thomas Cundari, Regents Professor and Co-director of the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; Ph.D., University of Florida. Computational chemistry; inorganic chemistry; organometallic chemistry; computer-aided catalyst design; modeling of metal-containing enzymes and advanced materials; catalyst and biological informatics.
Francis DíSouza, Professor; Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science (India). Chemistry and supramolecular chemistry of metal macrocycles and carbon nanomaterials; photoelectrochemistry and photovoltaics; electrochemical and photochemical sensors and catalysts; fluorescent chemosensors and biosensors.
Teresa D. Golden, Associate Professor; Ph.D., New Mexico State University. Materials and bioanalytical chemistry; electrodeposition of nanomaterials; chromatography; corrosion protection coatings; forensic investigations.
Jeffry A. Kelber, Regents Professor and Director of the Center for Electronic Materials Processing and Integration; Ph.D., University of Illinois. Deposition and electronic properties of carbon-based and boron-carbide-based electronic materials; plasma/surface interactions; chemical vapor deposition of thin films; free radical interactions with surfaces.
Paul Marshall, Regents Professor; Ph.D., University of Cambridge. Physical/computational chemistry; gas-phase kinetics of atoms and small molecules; atmospheric and combustion chemistry.
Mohammad A. Omary, Professor; Ph.D., University of Maine. Luminescent materials; molecular electronics including phosphorescent light-emitting diodes, solid-state photovoltaics and transistors; metal-organic frameworks for clean energy storage; biological imaging and sensing; toxin-free noble metal nanoparticles for photothermal therapy and drug delivery.
Michael G. Richmond, Professor; Ph.D., University of Alabama. Ligand substitution processes in metal clusters, inorganic photochemistry and photocatalysis; redox catalysis; inorganic reaction mechanisms; thermal catalysis using CO, CO2, SO2 and alkanes as chemical feedstocks.
Robby Petros, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Columbia University. Impact of nano-topography and surface chemistry at the biotic/abiotic interface.
LeGrande Slaughter, Associate Professor; Ph.D., Cornell University. Inorganic and organometallic synthesis applied to the design of catalysts and novel materials; homogeneous catalysis of organic reactions of medicinal or industrial importance; nanostructured organometallic catalysts.
Guido Verbeck, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., Texas A&M University. Development of novel applications and portable instrumentation to elucidate new materials, characterize illicit chemistries and further gas phase interaction chemistry.
Angela K. Wilson, Regents Professor and Co-director of the Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling; Ph.D., University of Minnesota. Computational/physical chemistry; development of methodology and the use of this methodology in numerous areas including transition metal chemistry and atmospheric chemistry.
W. Justin Youngblood, Assistant Professor; Ph.D., North Carolina State University. Organic chemistry; materials chemistry.
The Department of Chemistry at the University of North Texas offers you an opportunity to change the world.
Cutting-edge course work leading to a Master of Science degree in Chemistry or a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemistry makes UNT an ideal place to pursue your research endeavors. From designing new pharmaceuticals and materials to reducing emissions of toxic substances or producing higher-value products from natural gas, our combination of internationally recognized faculty members and state-of-the-art facilities will provide you the tools you need to thrive.
Our faculty members are committed to excellence and your success. They have been recognized in their fields by winning major awards, serving as editors or on editorial boards of major journals, and receiving extensive citations for their research endeavors.
The masterís degree program includes concentrations in analytical, industrial, inorganic, organic or physical chemistry, and chemistry education. You may conduct a thesis or dissertation research in any concentration except industrial chemistry.
We recognize that new frontiers in chemistry often incorporate two or more traditional areas. Your advisors can assist you in designing unique interdisciplinary study opportunities. You may choose from a wide variety of research programs including:
Research interests of the faculty members span analytical, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry, and chemistry education. Our chemistry education and industrial chemistry specializations are targeted to teachers and industrial employees. Classroom-based and online programs are offered in both areas, and many evening classes are available
Department research to solve many of chemistryís complex issues is supported by the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Departments of Energy and Education, the U.S. Air Force, the Semiconductor Research Corp., the Welch Foundation, the American Chemical Societyís Petroleum Research Fund, and many other federal and industrial sources.
Research laboratories are housed in the Chemistry Building and the Science Research Building. Our department possesses more than $6.3 million of equipment and maintains a wide range of instrumentation to facilitate graduate research in:
The department houses the U.S. Department of Education-supported Center for Advanced Scientific Computing and Modeling (CASCaM), which is one of the nationís most comprehensive computational chemistry programs. The computers are used for extensive quantum chemistry and molecular modeling applications. The department also maintains many other state-of-the-art facilities and resources including:
You must meet the admission requirements for the Toulouse Graduate School and the programís specific requirements.The program requirements are:
Because program admission is competitive, achieving minimum scores does not guarantee admission. Generally, higher scores are required for financial assistance.
International students are required to take the TOEFL exam and score at least 550 (paper-based exam) or 213 (computer-based exam). UNT also accepts the IELTS exam.
U.S. applicants may apply directly to the Toulouse Graduate School. International applicants should apply to the Office of International Admissions. To speed up the application process, you are encouraged to send a copy of your application materials to the chair of the chemistry departmentís Graduate Affairs Committee.
You will plan your program with an advisory professor and the advisory committee. You must finish 30 semester hours and maintain a B average in all formal chemistry course work. The program requires completion of three of the four core courses, one of which must be in your research area. You also will write a thesis describing the research and defend the thesis at an oral examination administered by the advisory committee.
This program is designed for pre-service or in-service education professionals. With the aid of your advisor, you will choose a 30-semester-hour program with thesis or a 36-semester-hour program without thesis. A minimum of 18 semester hours of formal course work in chemistry is required. Teaching certification is required before obtaining the degree. For those not certified, the required certification courses can apply toward the 18 semester hours needed for the degree.
This concentration is available if you have a specific interest in a selected area of applied chemistry. Degree requirements are determined in consultation with the Graduate Affairs Committee. The program leads to a nonthesis degree requiring 36 semester hours of formal course work, including at least 18 semester hours in chemistry. At least 12 semester hours of nonchemistry courses must be included and approved by your committee. You also are required to hold an industrial position to receive on-the-job training, which fulfills 3 to 6 semester hours.
You are required to complete core courses in three of the four traditional areas of chemistry, including your research area. You must also complete three additional advanced courses. Research culminates in a written dissertation of demonstrable scientific merit. The department requires that at least one paper from your Ph.D. work be accepted or submitted to a refereed journal by the time of the oral defense. Also, you must fulfill a foreign language or computer science requirement.
You may apply for teaching assistantships and research fellowships. Teaching assistants receive a monthly stipend and a health insurance package. In some cases, health insurance is provided to research assistants. The department also employs graduate students as preppers, graders and personnel in the Chemistry Resource Center or Computational Chemistry Instructional Lab. All students employed in these positions pay in-state tuition. You may be considered for a graduate school competitive fellowship. New graduate students who have participated in Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate programs are eligible for McNair Fellowships.