College of Science and Technology

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry undergraduate and graduate students will study and live in a teaching and research environment that is collegial and contributes to life-long learning. This is possible because the Department of Chemistry has excellent student-professor relationships, outstanding course offerings and excellent instructional and laboratory facilities.

The department offers undergraduate degree programs in chemistry, secondary chemistry education and teaching in chemistry education. The department also offers a Master of Science in chemistry.

Graduates of the program enjoy successful careers in industry, academia and the government. Many of our graduates go on to pursue advanced degree programs at prestigious graduate, dental and medical schools across the country.

Chemistry Department Contacts

Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Marion Franks, (, Room 345, New Science Building, Tel: 336-285-2230. Please click Chemistry Override Form for the override requests.

Graduate Studies,  Dr. Divi Venkateswarlu, (, Room NSB 341, New Science Building, 336-285-2236

Department Chair, Dr. Zerihun Assefa, (, Room 348, New Science Building, Tel: 336-285-2255

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1, Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

The Department of Chemistry at North Carolina A&T State University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position in the field of Biochemistry, starting in August 2022. The appointment is expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. Please refer to the link for more details to submit your applications.

2, Postdoctoral Scholar

a. We have immediate openings for two postdoctoral researchers to participate in the Department of Defense-sponsored Center of Excellence in Biotechnology (CoEB) at North Carolina A&T State University (NC A&T) and Wake Forest University. This is a non-faculty professional research position. Please refer to the link for more details to submit your applications.

b. A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Chemistry, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. The project funded by DOE-BES will involve fundamental research, in collaboration with Caltech (California Institute of Technology), on direct air capture and conversion of CO2 to value-added chemicals. Please refer to the link for more details to submit your applications.

3, Graduate Student Research Assistants

The Department of Chemistry is actively looking for graduate research assistants. Various fundings are available to support graduate students. Please refer here for more details.